What to Listen To Next?

Let our librarians help you decide. Fill in this form and we'll put our wide-ranging musical knowledge together and give you some ideas! The more information provided, the more specific our recommendations can be.

We must restrict this services to Western Massachusetts library cardholders, so please provide your library card barcode number in the box below. Please allow up to a week for a response, as we want to give you the benefit of several people's expertise.

Note: All playlists will be archived at the Staff Picks blog. We will not post or share any of your personal information.


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Are you looking for an essential listening list from a particular music genre or time period? If yes, please indicate the area you are interested in. If not, skip this question.



Please name three or more recording artists or composers that you already enjoy.







Please describe what you find interesting, exciting and enjoyable about these artists.
Some factors that can help to think about are mood, lyrics, fast/slow, acoustic/electric, sparse/richly orchestrated, vocal/instrumental, emotional/abstract, etc.



Please check the types of music you like. Check as many as you want:
Rock
Pop
Hip Hop/Rap
Alternative
Jazz
Blues
New Age
Musicals/Show Tunes
International/World
Folk
Country
Bluegrass
Americana
Gospel
Classical
Baroque
Medieval/Renaissance
Children's
Fusion/Combined Genres - please describe:

Other - please describe:


Are there particular time periods you like? Check as many as you want:
2000s
1990s
1980s
1970s
1960s
1950s
1940s
1930s
1920s
1900-1920
20th-21st century classical
19th century
18th century
17th century
16th century
15th century and earlier

Are there any types of music that you DO NOT like at all?


Please tell us anything else you want us to know about your musical preferences.


All questions are confidential.