ijigg, which fancies itself as an eventual competitor to MySpace and Purevolume, is an attempt to transfer the Digg model to online music discovery–users can post their own songs and vote on tracks posted by others, with the highest vote-getters making their way to the homepage. But so far, its bare-bones interface and lack of downloadable MP3s make it a pain to navigate. For example, even though Erin Anderson’s breakbeaty “No Answers” sounds like it could be a slightly moodier Robyn song a little tweaking and a vocal track, the only way you can listen to it is by visiting the site, and finding out any information about her without resorting to Google is fruitless. What’s the point of a music-discovery site that locks users into its interface, then offers hardly any information about the artists it’s supposedly trying to help?
New Music-Discovery Site Isn’t Exactly Making Us Want To Jigg
January 18th, 2007 // 2 Comments