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Indie music web zines
and some other music review sites

Indie web zines and review sites

There are thousands of artists selling their music, and there will be a lot more. Review sites, music blogs and zines do the same job for indies that the mainstream media does for the Majors. Here are a few good ones. Some of these sites combine news, forums, reviews, downloads, indies and even some big label tracks. There’s some overlap between them—some of the zines sell tracks and some of the communities carry reviews. Blog aggregators like The Hype Machine provide a convenient round-up of the action on music blogs.

Zines etc.Brief description
Aural InnovationsPsychedelic mail order, web radio and web zine
BarcodeElectronic music and various other multimedia, including DVD, Soundtrack & Film.
BrainwashedMassachusetts weekly digest from staff and contributors of brainwashed.
Drowned In SoundUK indie news, reviews, gigs, downloads and forum.
Empire Underground MagazineWe interview bands, write album reviews, shoot underground show footage & more.
God Is In The TVThe Independent music and culture webzine.
Milk FactoryUK contemporary music for contemporary people.
MyDadRocksNever stop enjoying good new music; indie for all ages.
MusicmenMainstream news, reviews and radio.
PastepunkPunk, hardcore, emo, indie, and metal reviews, and compilation CDs.
Perfect Sound ForeverManhattan online music magazine with warped perspectives.
PitchforkChicago daily independent music.
PlayLouderUK news, reviews, features and everything else.
PopMattersInternational magazine of cultural criticism (not as heavy as it sounds).
Ptolemaic TerrascopeZine, forum, and so much more, sponsors of the awesome event that is Terrastock
ShakenstirUK reviews - some mainstream, some indie.
Stylus MagazineUS/UK wide range of reviews, articles and interviews (closed in 2007).
UnpeeledThe small, but perfectly deformed publication for the kind of music played by John Peel.

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