There's an unbelievable amount of fantastic music out there just waiting for you to hit "play," but it can be tough to find. We bet you're probably already familiar with Spotify, a service that streams music from online and shares music on Facebook. But Spotify's sweet spot is playing music from artists you already know -- there is no "recommendation" feature, so it's not as helpful when you want to discover new music.
We rounded up a list of our ten favorite music services designed with variety in mind: They play music you already know and love, but recommend new songs, too. For example, 8tracks is good for listening to playlists categorized by genre or mood, CitySounds lets you experience the music scene in cities around the globe, and Turntable puts you in the DJ booth. Check them out in the below slideshow.
Any sites we're missing? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @HuffPostTeen!
Think of <a href="www.8tracks.com " target="_hplink">8tracks</a> like your a customizable radio station DJed by your coolest friend. Users can upload playlists with eight songs or more to fit a certain genre or mood, but what makes 8tracks such an awesome find is that every single mix is amazing. If you find a playlist you love, you can follow that user's mixes to stay updated when they create new playlists.
YouTube is probably one of your go-to sites for music, but have you ever used <a href="http://www.youtube.com/disco" target="_hplink">YouTube Disco</a>? It's a cool feature that takes the hassle out of listening to music continuously. Just type in an artist or song and the site creates a playlist for you.
<a href="http://grooveshark.com/" target="_hplink">Grooveshark</a> has one of the largest music libraries online, so you won't have trouble playing even the most obscure music. Feeling stuck in a rut? Hit the Explore tab and discover new albums and artists by genre.
When you know you're in the mood for soulful ballads à la Adele or old school rap, put on <a href="http://www.pandora.com/" target="_hplink">Pandora</a>. The service recommends and streams songs based on music you already like; as you rate and skip songs, it adjusts to fit your tastes. The only downside is the occasional ad -- otherwise, this site is one of our favorites!
Name up to three artists or genres to pinpoint your tastes, and let <a href="http://www.last.fm/" target="_hplink">Last.fm</a> do the rest of the work. It generates radio stations, provides helpful information about each artist as you listen, and recommends similar artists you might also enjoy.
When you're sick of everything on the radio, head over to <a href="http://soundcloud.com/ " target="_hplink">SoundCloud</a>. Most tracks are uploaded by independent artists, so you'll typically find music you've never heard before. If you're a budding artist, get your start by uploading your own music here.
<a href="http://turntable.fm/" target="_hplink">Turntable</a> is one of the most innovative music sites out there -- with tons of streaming music but no playlists, you join a "room" with other users and take turns DJing songs in real-time. Cool, huh? It's interactive, too, so you can chat with other listeners and vote on the stream of music.
If electronic music is your thing, look no further than <a href="http://mugasha.com/" target="_hplink">Mugasha</a>. The playlist service features exclusively user-made, site-approved playlists of the best electronic music. The mobile app means you'll never be without your favorite songs.
Maybe you'd like to hear country music in Nashville, or the latest K-pop in Seoul? Scope out any city's music scene (including your own!) with <a href="http://citysounds.fm/" target="_hplink">CitySounds</a>, which curates music from <a href=" http://soundcloud.com/" target="_hplink">SoundCloud</a> and organizes it geographically.
Audio snob? <a href=" https://mog.com/" target="_hplink">MOG</a> streams music at 320kbps, which makes it one of the highest quality music services around. When quality counts, MOG has you covered.