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    By Confusion & Constant Gardner

    We got tired of getting music recommendations from computers. Maybe one day, computers will be able to understand music and automate music discovery better than human beings. But so far, there hasn't been a music discovery app that has gotten it right. No algorithm, social networking service, or customizable radio station has been able to nail it down. There's still nothing quite as effective as a friend saying, "You like so-and-so? Check this out."

    That's why we started our recommendations series. It has all been in an attempt to help, but it's funny because it's probably one of the more controversial things we do. Every time we say, "If you like [insert artist name], then check out [insert artist name]" we are met with opposition. "STOP COMPARING ARTISTS TO OTHER ARTISTS," shouted dozens of angry tweeters and Facebook commenters. It's not about that. If you're looking to discover new music, the fastest way to do it is to dig in based on what you already know you like. If that idea bothers you, skip this one, because we've gathered a year's worth of recommendations and put them into this post.

    Hope you find something you like.

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