Listen Up, Slackers! Win 1 of 5 Slacker Radio Plus Subscriptions [CONTEST]

[UPDATE] View the winners here!

As you may have seen if you follow the site, for the past week I have been reviewing a different streaming music app for Android every day. Today I am taking a break from the reviews to present to you the exciting chance to win ONE of FIVE Slacker Radio Plus subscriptions in conjunction with my review series.

You may not realize it, but each of these reviews involves me listening to hours of streaming music as I evaluate these applications, and my library of artists to choose from is running short. So I am leaving it up to you, oh loyal readers, to help me find new artists and bands to check out as I run these streaming music services through their paces.


For your chance to win, simply comment on this article with the name of one artist or group I should check out. Make sure you don’t post the same artist as a previous commenter, as I will only give credit to the first person. I am looking for artists that are original, unique, and talented to help test the music-matching capabilities of these services. It couldn’t hurt if you name a group that I may personally enjoy, and you can probably get some ideas as to the kind of music that will win me over by reading my previous reviews of Pandora and

Up for grabs are:

  • (2) one-year subscriptions to Slacker Radio Plus
  • (3) three-month subscriptions to Slacker Radio Plus

Slacker Radio plus gives Slacker Radio users access to song lyrics, ad-free music streaming, unlimited song requests and skips, and song caching on your Android device for offline streaming.

You must sign up for a free Slacker Radio account to be eligible to redeem your prize, and please include your e-mail when commenting so I can get in touch with you. Submissions will close in 24 hours (April 15th at 4:00 PM EST) and winners will be announced Friday, April 16th along with my Slacker Radio review.

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  • Adam


    Reign of Kindo.

    adamaarts at gmail

  • Mark

    Max Stalling

  • Rajeev

    Bryan Adams
    Bon Jovi

    jeeves5454 at gmail

  • Min

    Supercell. Used to be an indie group that only had 1 actual musician who made all the music via computer programs as he couldn’t afford actual performers or singers. Now that they’re signed by Sony, they have an actual singer.

  • William

    Kevin Devine

  • Black Kristos

    New Pornographers

  • Dave

    The Avett Brothers
    odledm09 at gmail

  • Ariel


  • Jason


  • Ariel


  • jacob

    tiger army
    freelance whales

  • Matt P.

    Jack’s Mannequin

  • peter

    Daniel Lee
    Martin Sexton

  • Derek S


  • Douglas Lin


  • DJ Lionel Vinyl

    Paul van Dyk

  • DC

    Boo-Yaa Tribe

  • http://donthaveone Jason

    Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Grey Cell Green

  • Anthony

    Manchester Orchestra

  • Gerg


    Brit group similar to Muse(but also quite different from what I’ve listened)

  • Jason Taylor

    Isles & Glaciers

  • DiGs

    Citizen Cope

  • Sturatt

    Them Crooked Vultures

  • Ivan

    I second New Pornographers

  • Gwynn

    Vampire Weekend

  • jason

    neds atomic dustbin, grey cell green

  • jimbobk

    Cobra starship

  • adam

    She and Him

  • jimbobk

    Cobra starship… I’m really liking them right now you should check them out

  • Ryan

    Shinedown. They are a great band that has some awesome tunes. I second the suggestion of Skillet as well.

  • Tiffany

    Depeche Mode!

  • Jason

    Coheed and Cambria

  • kyle


  • Jeffery Davis

    The Birthday Massacre
    Boards Of Canada

  • Jarrod Brittain


  • Matt


  • Leo

    Queens of the Stone Age

  • Brian

    The Grouch & Eligh

  • Sirgranitehead

    try Gaelic Storm, I know people of any musical taste that like them. And a few that don’t. Depends on your particulars I guess.

  • Carson

    Porcupine Tree. Great progressive rock band hailing from the UK.

  • karl

    Bang Camaro!

  • Anthony

    Manchester Orchestra

  • tapier

    BIFFY CLYRO, love these guys and their new album is amazing!

  • Matthew Palmer

    MC Frontalot

  • metaphrog

    Fleet Foxes

  • sjohn

    classified, an underground hip-hop group from Canada

  • Michael Webb

    Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

  • XX

    Try Parkway Drive.

  • jamie chestnut

    kings of convenience

  • Grant A.

    Ottis Taylor “Ten Thousand Slaves” and cover of “Hey Joe”

  • BrianR

    Justin Nozuka. Pretty good guy, I like his voice.

  • Jackson

    Drive-By Truckers

    jackson (dot) barber (at) gmail

  • Hugh Wellman

    Broken Bells

    Singer from the The Shins with Gnarls Barkley producer Danger Mouse

  • Alex Pagan

    Jack Johnson

  • nathan

    Cake. They rock.

  • Jason A (momoceio)

    Joanna Newsom – She is very different but very good. Lots of nuances in her music…plus she’s cute :)

  • Mat

    Matt Pond PA

  • Mike


  • Brendan Murphy

    Three Days Grace
    Hollywood Undead
    Dead by Sunrise

  • nathan hinn


  • MrS

    The Carps

  • andrew

    the Airborne Toxic Event. Indie/Alternative rock group from Los Angeles.

  • Mabo

    Ian Moore (Fantastic artist from Austin. Highly recommend Muddy Jesus or Kangaroo Lake tracks)

    The Superjesus is a great band, also.

  • Covert

    3 Doors Down
    Def Leppard
    Finger Eleven

    ENJOY :)

  • Tom

    some artists I discovered because of Slacker:

    Theater of Tragedy
    Lacuna Coil
    Within Temptation
    Lady Gaga (I’m not kidding… first place I heard a Gaga song was on Slacker)

  • Jason

    Boyce Avenue
    All-American Rejects

  • Gerry Borger

    You should check out the Black Keys.

  • Covert

    BTW my forum name is Covert_Death, contact me that way

  • Patlex

    Coheed & Cambria
    Fleetwood Mac the Peter Green years – just as good as the years with Stevie Nicks
    Mars Volta

  • yuska

    Say Anything

    chrisyuska (at) gmail

  • Phatty


  • james s

    Groove Armada

  • alex

    Local Natives (I knew them in high school and am happy for their new success.)

  • J.R.

    Grizzly Bear
    Bon Iver
    Mates of State

  • kg


  • Brian

    Ben Kenney
    The Smyrk

  • jfherring

    listen to System Of A Down

  • blair

    Widespread panic


  • John Geiser

    Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears

  • Dan

    Definitely check out:

    Bloc Party


    The Faint

  • Mark

    Minus The Bear


  • tray562

    The cool kids

  • mark

    Brett dennen

  • Aldo Junior

    Immortal Technique

  • Brian

    Strung Out…. but more your style try The Hush Sound

  • Kendal

    Civil Twilight
    The Lighthouse and the Whaler
    Florence and the Machine
    E.S. Posthumus

  • michael

    Something Corporate

  • lathorus

    Phillip Roebuck
    Hammers of Misfortune
    Slough Feg

  • lathorus

    Phillip Roebuck
    Hammers of Misfortune
    Slough Feg

    Lathorus at gmail

  • Ryan

    gogol bordello
    great big sea

  • Jonathan B

    Frightened Rabbit

    Thank you.

  • Bara

    DJ Tiesto

  • Casey

    They Might Be Giants

  • Teamyzerman

    Helio Sequence
    Deer Tick
    The Thirds
    The Heavy (Kia Commercial)..the whole album is awesome

  • adravan

    The Be Good Tanyas – Different, very good.

  • ernest leitch

    The Engineers
    Surfer Blood
    A Place to Bury Strangers

  • Jason


  • Dan

    Ubiquitous synergy seeker (USS)

  • Patrick

    Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights

  • Jason

    Pink Floyd

  • jeffeynboo

    Michael Buble

  • Ben Netty

    Here are two I enjoy:
    What Made Milwaukee Famous
    Mingo Fishtrap

    (original names too!)

  • Jeffery
  • mjohnson4580

    something old school like redman and method man or limp bizkit

  • Wil

    Check out:
    A Dark Halo (amazing progressive rock band from Arizona)
    Howlin’ Wolf (amazing blues – revisit music’s roots!)
    I second the recommendation of Coheed and Cambria even though I get no credit for it!
    Shiny Toy Guns (the songs you don’t know now are the ones you’ll love!)
    The Crystal Method (hardcore electronica)

    Great thread choice, by the way!

  • Abbie Rosario

    Blue October
    Landon Pigg

  • Zachary Gabet

    White Rabbits

    I would be interested in seeing what these music services pick as “similar” for a sextet that includes 2 drummers and a piano player.

    They call their music “honky-tonk calypso”. Not kidding.

  • Meghan

    Chris Young :-)

  • Doug W.

    Christopher Parkening

  • sean

    Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine (aka Carter USM)
    Matt and Kim

  • Grant

    Pendulum has a new album coming out next month and they are AWESOME! They do range from Drum ‘n’ Bass to alternative techno rock… You just gotta listen to them.

  • Robert

    Great 80’s hard rock/metal

  • hattrick

    Pink Martini

  • Matt

    Senses Fail
    Escape the Fate

    …my two and only suggestions…

  • Tika

    Sea and cake

  • Scouter

    Justin Townes Earle
    Pink Martini
    Stolen Sweets

  • Will Hayward

    The Hellacopters

  • Kirk

    Mondo Cane
    Faith No More

  • Sean A

    I would recommend:

    Dave Matthews Band

  • inaety

    Mos Def, for his flow, lyrics, and beautiful singing. The best hiphop gets, none of this young jeezy crap

  • Almie

    Dilated Peoples
    Junior MAFIA

  • john

    Breaking Benjamin
    Rise Against
    Three Days Grace

  • Jeremy

    Eric Johnson
    Dave Matthews




  • Kevin


    indieaperture at

  • Daniel Rouleau

    Blitzen Trapper

  • buddha00man

    The Bloody Hollies

  • Miles Beck

    Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers

  • julian


  • Kevin McCann

    Hot chip

  • Cassidy James

    Kimya Dawson
    The Doors

    …all make decent seeds for music streaming apps.

    cassidy dot james dot blaede at gmail

  • Dave A.

    Band of Horses

  • Diego

    Don’t think I’ve seen anyone mention them yet,
    Silversun Pickups! Another awesome Los Angeles band.

  • varun

    great big sea
    tegan and sara
    agent 51
    bloodhound gang

  • Justin

    The Blue Van

  • Anthony


  • cameron

    Alice In Chains

  • kim


  • Phydeaux

    Big wup. Not the band, I’m just sayin’.

  • Hopkins3030

    Stroke 9
    They’re not new… about a decade old now, but you’ve gotta love ‘Kick Some ASS’… good work-out music

  • Kim

    White stripes

  • Tobias

    Two for you –

    I really like- Kings of Leon

    but looking over your music you might want to check out – Cute is what we aim for

  • Uwei

    Girls’ Generation

  • rob’s brother

    Washed Out

    Hey people, follow some blogs! (my 2 cents)

  • Jon


  • DroidFan

    Five Finger Death Punch
    Guru Josh Project

  • heatwave16

    The Clarks ….awesome!!!


  • Chris

    For a band that combines roots rock with some funk and south of the border sizzle: Calexico

  • carlo hernandez

    Big Rasc .
    Check him out on youtube . Search big rasc

  • Les Zaldor

    How about ‘Pop Will Eat Itself’ !

    Zaldor AT Gmail DOT com

  • Jon


  • Jay Blaze
  • pat

    I’m with Les PWEI, but will also push for Ned’s atomic dustbin also. 90’s alt rules! really odd to see 2 of my favorites already listed.

  • Michael

    Deep Forest or Enigma
    mw 4 coup AT G mail dot you know what :-)

  • Scott

    Cowboy Mouth

  • Anthony Loya

    How about the highly unique artists:
    Zero 7.

  • Mike

    iglu & hartley. I didn’t like them at first but they are pretty unique and they grow on you.

  • Peter

    Pet Shop Boys

  • Creg Hansen


  • Cody

    Dave Barnes
    Jason Reeves
    Matt Wertz
    The Friday Night Boys
    Waking Ashland
    cody.dussinger at gmail

  • John

    Stanley Jordan. Veeery talented Jazz guitarist/pianist. He CAN- and does- play both at the same time very well.

  • todoulakis

    Caravan (album: In the Land of Grey and Pink)

  • ecko

    Rammstein-awesome german industrial
    Linkin park- pretty good original band (sometimes lol)
    girl talk- crazy good mash-ups of various musical genres
    Notorious BIG
    Lil wayne
    Drake- 3 hip hop recommendations, just cuz
    And metallica for good measure

  • Justyn

    Reel Big Fish
    Suburban Legends

  • Tamara
  • fayiz

    The Dream

  • Jeremy G.

    Passion Pit, MGMT, Fleet Foxes

  • mike D.

    “Silversun Pickups” I feel this artist will influence other artists and music. Thank you.

  • Gabriel solis

    dom kennedy

  • steve

    five finger death punch

  • Sean Wright

    Jets to Brazil – First album only.

  • Terry

    Checkout Group 1 Crew, KJ-52, Flame, Gritts, Cross Movement

  • Terry G

    Queens of stone age
    White Stripes
    Gnarls Barkley

  • seanlee85


    Also, idk if it’s on here of if you have listened to them in their entirety but Kings of Leon…not just the new radio stuff, all of it. Awesome.

  • Bryan

    Chris Cornell

  • Yale

    Mumford and sons

  • Savajio

    Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies

  • brad

    del tha funkee homosapien
    dan the automator


    Hope a double-post is okay. I also wanted to mention Ghostland Observatory.

  • Tim

    Neutral Milk Hotel

  • Anthony

    The Exies

  • Janet Trammell

    Carbon Leaf

  • Jeremy

    Better Than Ezra

  • Elliot Franco

    The Police

    The Cars

    The Who

    elliotfranco at gmail Dot Com

  • Todd

    Project 86
    Family Force 5
    Etta James
    Alison Krauss & Union Station

  • Colleen

    Explosions in the Sky

  • Gunner

    The Raconteurs
    Jimmy Eat World
    Relient K
    The Strokes

  • brian

    Taj Mahal

  • Wil

    My second post. A friend sent me a link to , which is a slick infographic site that allows you to enter a band you like and then branches out to find related music. Think of it as a visual version of Slacker or Pandora. Not related to the contest, but it almost certainly can help you choose a seed artist or two to refine your Slacker stations better!

    P.S. – It also does movies!

  • Oreo

    Local h
    Immortal technique
    Rascal flatts
    Totally different genres but all pretty good

  • Amitab

    Not new, but fantastic ambient/electronic albums that you will enjoy listening to as you write:

    The Irresistible Force – It’s Tommorrow Already
    Global Communication – 76:14
    downLOAD – III
    The Orb – UFOrb

  • Josh

    Portugal The Man, their album ‘American Ghetto’ is pretty great.

    Also just had Stephen Brodsky’s Octave Museum recommended to me and enjoy it quite a bit.

  • Immix

    Iron maiden
    Black Crowes
    Black Sabbath
    collective Soul
    Deep purple
    Fatboy Slim
    Joe Satriani
    Led Zeppelin
    The Police
    Third Eye Blind
    Van Halen

  • Scott

    A lot of good bands before my comment, but this is the winner for the sound, for the influence, and for the variety of great bands this band will lead you to…

  • Kyle

    colin hay
    overkill is one of his greats
    wltnkyl @ gmail

  • Marc

    Lucinda Williams

    All the other names mentioned are children.

  • JustReboot

    Jesse Cook
    Allman Brothers
    Third Day
    justreboot at gmail

  • ::M::A::Y::A::

    I’m not into new music these days, but I have to say Janelle Monáe has got me all ears. She’s the got the whole package. check out her video…

    Her upcoming album is appropriately titled “the Arch Android”… Hope you like it… and hope I win!!!


  • Jonathan

    LTD Ambulance

  • Ryan

    ^I love these guys

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