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We Are Hunted revamps, adds music discovery and social sections

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I covered We Are Hunted about a month ago, but they’ve just undergone a fairly major overhaul. In a nutshell, We Are Hunted trawls Twitter, Facebook, P2P networks, and a whole bunch of other sources in order to figure out what music is hot and interesting right now. It looks nice — and it works.

And now, they’ve added a new music discovery option, which feels just as slick as the rest of the website. You basically go through a bunch of songs and rate them. Rating is easy; it’s “thumbs up/thumbs down” style (not a point system). The tracks are full-length, but as soon as you rate a track, the site skips to the next one.

Once you’re done rating (or even if you just stop in the middle, like I did), the site makes a custom playlist that features some of the music you said you liked and music similar to it. The interface looks and feels just like the rest of the site and there’s a large, stylish thumbnail for each song.

They’ve also debuted a new Community feature that lets you listen to other users’ charts, and they’ve added an apps section that ties the site into other services like Grooveshark, Tumblr, Spotify, Boxee, etc.

Another noteworthy section of the site, which might have been there before but I’ve only just noticed, is the Research branch. You can download incredibly detailed PDF reports about quite a few artists; I downloaded one about Jason Mraz, and I was blown away by 48 pages of extensive data and charts that documented everything We Are Hunted could find about Mraz’s online popularity. It was intense.

It all feels a bit hipster-oriented, but the recommendations are nice, it’s clean, and it works. It’s definitely worth a spin; I should’ve mentioned it in my roundup of free ways to find music online.

We Are Hunted revamps, adds music discovery and social sections originally appeared on Download Squad on Wed, 16 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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