Web Spy: We Are Hunted

[There are over 100 million sites on the Internet. 100 million! You might think you know about all the important ones (CollegeCandy, Gmail, Google, Facebook…), but there are thousands of other sweet sites out there (like Sparked, Spreezio and Teach Parents Tech) and more showing up every day! We get it – it’s not easy or fun sifting through the crap and porn to find those gems, so we’re gonna bring the gems to you. Just sit back, kick up those feet and allow us to introduce you to the diamonds in the internet rough.]

I think I have some sort of music ADD. When I first discover a new band or singer I like or get a new album, I’ll listen to it nonstop until I eventually get burned out by it. That’s why I’m always looking for new music, either through what I hear on the radio, recommendations from friends, or of course, the Internet. Most people I know, myself included, use Pandora on a regular basis to listen to and discover new music, but it has its downfalls (one being the inability to play specific songs). We Are Hunted is an alternative music-discovery site that introduces you to new and emerging artists.

Simply put, We Are Hunted is an online chart that ranks the top 99 most popular emerging songs. However, rather than ranking them by album sales or digital purchases (which we all know doesn’t account for all the music downloaded, listened to, or otherwise shared on a daily basis), We Are Hunted researches blogs, message boards and forums, Twitter and social networks like Facebook and Myspace to compile their list of the most talked-about songs and artists.

Browse the chart of emerging songs to discover new songs and artists you love, then click on the artist’s name to hear more songs, find out where they can be downloaded, and learn more about them. You can also search by keyword or genre, and unlike Pandora, choose specific songs to play or create playlists of your favorites.

We Are Hunted also lists the most popular mainstream songs and remixes by the same formula, so you can add “Firework” and “Like a G6” to your playlist right alongside all your new discoveries.

But the all time, numero uno best thing about We Are Hunted? Discovering awesome new artists before everyone else does… so you can brag about liking them before they made it big or be the cool girl who introduces her friends to awesome music!

There’s plenty more web where that came from. Check out the other sites that are on Laura’s web radar!

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