Originally Posted by BloodoftheKings
Not really, unless you're aimlessly listening to a bunch of random artist it's pretty easy to find good ones in just about any genre. When looking for music of a specific genre I usually just check the rym charts or look for an essentials list.
'Quality' is not that easy to come by, at least for me. Maybe for solidified artists with a solid following, different story. They have presence and can be found more often. But relatively unknown artists? Much more likely to find a needle in a haystack, the haystack being the majority of crap found in most genres. Statistically speaking, the average time I spend looking for new bands, I get about 1 out of 15-20. That's a pretty bad percentage. But I'm totally fine with that, because if I have the will to instantly get the discography of a band I have listened to for a cumulative 3 minutes, there's definite quality in there. But that's me.