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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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  1. Skillet.

    Reign of Kindo.

    adamaarts at gmail

  2. Max Stalling

  3. Bryan Adams
    Bon Jovi

    jeeves5454 at gmail

  4. 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.

  5. Kevin Devine

  6. New Pornographers

  7. The Avett Brothers
    odledm09 at gmail

  8. Bond,

  9. Phoenix

  10. Bond,

  11. tiger army
    freelance whales

  12. Jack’s Mannequin

  13. Daniel Lee
    Martin Sexton

  14. Atmosphere

  15. Plumb
    Paul van Dyk

  16. Boo-Yaa Tribe

  17. Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Grey Cell Green

  18. Manchester Orchestra

  19. Keane

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

  20. Isles & Glaciers

  21. Citizen Cope

  22. Them Crooked Vultures

  23. I second New Pornographers

  24. Vampire Weekend

  25. neds atomic dustbin, grey cell green

  26. Cobra starship

  27. She and Him

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

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

  30. Depeche Mode!

  31. Coheed and Cambria

  32. B.O.B

  33. The Birthday Massacre
    Boards Of Canada

  34. Modwheelmood!

  35. Blacastan

  36. Clutch
    Queens of the Stone Age

  37. The Grouch & Eligh

  38. 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.

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

  40. Bang Camaro!

  41. Manchester Orchestra

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

  43. Fleet Foxes

  44. classified, an underground hip-hop group from Canada

  45. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

  46. Try Parkway Drive.

  47. kings of convenience

    [email protected]

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

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

  50. Drive-By Truckers

    jackson (dot) barber (at) gmail

  51. Broken Bells

    Singer from the The Shins with Gnarls Barkley producer Danger Mouse

  52. Jack Johnson

  53. Cake. They rock.

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

  55. Matt Pond PA

  56. Mogwai

  57. Three Days Grace
    Hollywood Undead
    Dead by Sunrise

  58. puscifer

  59. The Carps

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

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

    The Superjesus is a great band, also.

  62. 3 Doors Down
    Def Leppard
    Finger Eleven

    ENJOY :)

  63. 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)

  64. Boyce Avenue
    All-American Rejects

    [email protected]

  65. You should check out the Black Keys.

  66. BTW my forum name is Covert_Death, contact me that way

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

  68. Say Anything

    chrisyuska (at) gmail

  69. 311

  70. Groove Armada

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

  72. Grizzly Bear
    Bon Iver
    Mates of State

  73. Citay

  74. Puggy
    Ben Kenney
    The Smyrk

  75. listen to System Of A Down

  76. Widespread panic


  77. Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears

  78. Definitely check out:

    Bloc Party


    The Faint

  79. Minus The Bear


  80. The cool kids

    [email protected]

  81. Brett dennen

  82. Immortal Technique

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

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

  85. Something Corporate

  86. Phillip Roebuck
    Hammers of Misfortune
    Slough Feg

  87. Phillip Roebuck
    Hammers of Misfortune
    Slough Feg

    Lathorus at gmail

  88. gogol bordello
    great big sea

    [email protected]

  89. Frightened Rabbit

    Thank you.

  90. DJ Tiesto

  91. They Might Be Giants

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

  93. The Be Good Tanyas – Different, very good.

  94. The Engineers
    Surfer Blood
    A Place to Bury Strangers

  95. Halestorm

  96. Ubiquitous synergy seeker (USS)

  97. Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights

  98. Pink Floyd

  99. Michael Buble

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

    (original names too!)

  101. something old school like redman and method man or limp bizkit

  102. 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!

  103. Blue October
    Landon Pigg

  104. 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.

  105. Chris Young :-)

  106. Christopher Parkening

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

  108. 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.

  109. TESLA
    Great 80’s hard rock/metal

  110. Pink Martini

  111. Senses Fail
    Escape the Fate

    …my two and only suggestions…

  112. Sea and cake

  113. Justin Townes Earle
    Pink Martini
    Stolen Sweets

  114. The Hellacopters

  115. Mondo Cane
    Faith No More

  116. I would recommend:

    Dave Matthews Band

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

  118. Dilated Peoples
    Junior MAFIA

  119. Disturbed
    Breaking Benjamin
    Rise Against
    Three Days Grace

  120. Eric Johnson
    Dave Matthews

  121. Sublime


  122. justice

    indieaperture at

  123. The Bloody Hollies

  124. Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers

  125. Filter

  126. Kimya Dawson
    The Doors

    …all make decent seeds for music streaming apps.

    cassidy dot james dot blaede at gmail

  127. Band of Horses

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

    [email protected]

  129. great big sea
    tegan and sara
    agent 51
    bloodhound gang

  130. The Blue Van

  131. Emery

  132. Alice In Chains

  133. Ministry

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

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

  136. White stripes

  137. 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

  138. BoA
    Girls’ Generation

  139. Japandroids
    Washed Out

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

  140. Metric

  141. Five Finger Death Punch
    Guru Josh Project

  142. The Clarks ….awesome!!!


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

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

    [email protected]

  145. How about ‘Pop Will Eat Itself’ !

    Zaldor AT Gmail DOT com

  146. Interpol

  147. 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.

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

  149. Cowboy Mouth

  150. How about the highly unique artists:
    Zero 7.

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

  152. Pet Shop Boys

  153. Kansas

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

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

  156. Amadou&Mariam
    Caravan (album: In the Land of Grey and Pink)

  157. 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

  158. Reel Big Fish
    Suburban Legends

  159. The Dream

  160. Passion Pit, MGMT, Fleet Foxes

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

  162. dom kennedy

  163. cruxshadows
    five finger death punch

  164. Jawbreaker
    Jets to Brazil – First album only.

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

  166. Queens of stone age
    White Stripes
    Gnarls Barkley

  167. Ghettobilly.

    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.

  168. Chris Cornell

  169. Mumford and sons

  170. Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies

  171. del tha funkee homosapien
    dan the automator

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

  173. Neutral Milk Hotel

  174. The Exies

  175. Carbon Leaf

  176. Better Than Ezra

  177. The Police

    The Cars

    The Who

    elliotfranco at gmail Dot Com

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

  179. Explosions in the Sky

  180. The Raconteurs
    Jimmy Eat World
    Relient K
    The Strokes

  181. Taj Mahal

  182. 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!

  183. Local h
    Immortal technique
    Rascal flatts
    Totally different genres but all pretty good
    [email protected]

  184. 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

  185. 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.

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

  187. 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…

  188. colin hay
    overkill is one of his greats
    wltnkyl @ gmail

  189. Lucinda Williams

    All the other names mentioned are children.

  190. Enigma
    Jesse Cook
    Allman Brothers
    Third Day
    justreboot at gmail

  191. 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!!!


  192. LTD Ambulance

    [email protected]

  193. RA
    ^I love these guys

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