The best thing about working in MIR research is that it’s part of the job to spend lots of time listening to music. Which makes me realize that I've been working very hard this weekend ;-)
I spent the last hours listening to music listening I found playing around with a recommender. It's one of those recommenders which takes one of my favorite tracks as input and returns a list of similar tracks. Seeing how amazing some of the recommendations are makes me wonder if I’ll ever again bother to browse lists of similar artists to find new music.