For this first round, I’m checking two items:
- Can I just load it and shuffle all my music
- Can I quickly play internet music (radio or jamendo/magnatune/last.fm/etc without an account)
gogglesmm – no radio presets, I’m not sure what it adds over rhythmbox (it looks very similar)
exaile – no radio presets, took 25 minutes to import. Exaile had been the default on Xubuntu, and it still has a lot of potential, a nice ‘old Amarok’ like interface. But the polish just isn’t what it used to be, likely because no one is running the show. Review from 2009.
listen – almost has internet music support, but just last.fm with an account.
decibel – no internet music support. just for playing your local music. has a library as a plugin.
juk – no internet music support.
These might be perfect for you, but I want easy access to Internet music radio as well. If you want to try one of them from my brief time I suggest Exaile or Decibel.
Should be out – why I’m keeping it.
- audacious – no internet music options. Survives because it’s the default on Lubuntu.
- gmusicbrowser – no internet music options. Survives because it’s the default on Xubuntu.
- musique – no internet music options. Survives because it caught my interest.