I am about one quarter of the way done listening to the SXSW samples for this year. The ones I like best so far can be found here. It is a real mix of genres, with a lot of Rock, some Hip-Hop, some Electronic, and a fair bit of Folk. Folk and Country are at a disadvantage and will pick up more later as I often don’t warm to slower songs on the first listen. I seem to have missed marking up some of the Jazz I liked so far, but I won’t double back until I am done. So far a little less than one in ten has caught my ear. My favorite so far is Josiah Wordworth’s Witch Hunt, but there is some very good stuff among the samples.