Friend sites

The Marconium - wonderful reference emporium of playlists and all those who made them. Originally inspired by Readers Recommend on the Guardian, now linking with

The 'Spill - superlatively friendly and informative site devoted to all things musical, with features such as earworms and best of songs and albums of the year

Tincanland - where the music plays all day and it only rains at night

Magicmenagerie's blog - brilliant autobiographical site written through the prism of music by one of Britain's best actors, now residing in New York