Keeping up with music can be a major chore. For one, most new albums and songs, frankly, suck. What’s more, the recommendation engines on services like Pandora and Spotify generally feed you stuff you already know and like—boring.
So we enlisted some living, breathing, real-life humans to round up eight up-and-coming artists that are actually worth your time and attention. Then, to make your life even easier, we devised a surefire music-discovery formula for each.