Get help snagging the music that fits your tastes with We Are Hunted

Aug 24, 2011

It can be difficult keeping up with what kids these days are listening to. We Are Hunted does its best to do the hard part for you. The music-discovery app knows who and what the hipsters are talking about, and then charts and streams the top songs online every day.

The app scours the various popular social networks (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc.), blogs, message boards and peer-to-peer sharing networks and forums, and “listens” to the buzz to find out what songs and bands people are getting excited about.

Then, you just load up your app, and start streaming music. It’s ridiculously simple. Using the drop-down menu on the right side of the screen, select what kind of music you’re into: rock, alternative, pop, electronic, punk, metal, hip-hop or remix.

Users can also create their own playlists at the app’s mother site, and then search for it through the app. Or, you can check out what your friends are listening to. Just go to the “User Created Chart” option.

Thankfully, We Are Hunted plays the entire song, and you don’t even have to sit through ads between tracks. Audio quality is crystal clear, and there don’t seem to be any songs that play at especially high or low volumes. All songs that stream through the app sound like they could have been bought directly from iTunes.

As great as it sounds, the app’s design is where it really shines. We Are Hunted looks a lot like a spread in a magazine. High-res photos pop off the screen, and the bright pink text adds just the right amount of color to the plain slate background.

The app puts four album covers on your screen at a time, in order of their popularity. Users can swipe through the app horizontally to see more songs. When you see something that catches your eye, just tap on an album cover to hear it. Controls are as easy as play, pause and skip ahead or back. Finding your way around We Are Hunted is as intuitive as it could possibly be.

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This app is an excellent way to ensure that you don’t get left behind in terms of who’s popular in the music industry.

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Caitlin M. Foyt

Caitlin M. Foyt is another young journalist chasing after her dreams. She wishes it was physically possible to document everything she saw, heard, felt or thought -- kind of like a more neurotic Harriet the Spy.

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