Similar Artists To: Esben and the Witch
Over the past couple of days I have been perfecting a way to generating a 10 album playlist which explores other bands similar to a band I like or interested in listening to. The procedure goes something like this:
1. Pick a band.
2. Enter the band at www.last.fm and go to the band’s page.
3. Click on the Similar Artists ‘tab’ and make a note of the first 9 bands on the list.
4. Take this list, including the original band you picked, and for each band in turn use www.allmusic.com to find the first release that has the highest score on their album reviews.
5. This will give you a final list of 10 albums, one from each band, which you can track down and enjoy.
So here is the one I constructed starting with Esben and the Witch.
- Esben and the Witch – 33 EP
- worriedaboutsatan – Arrivals
- Three Trapped Tigers – Three Trapped Tigers EP
- Bear in Heaven – Red Bloom of the Boom
- Sian Alice Group – 59.59
- Delphic – Acolyte
- Errors – It’s Not Something, But It Is Like Whatever
- Lift To Experience – The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads
- Gold Panda – Miyamae EP
- Holy Fuck – LP
Remember, particularly with new bands, a different day may yield quite different results, as last.fm’s lists are generated based on constantly updating user data.