The Hype Machine has long been one of the best music discovery services out there, featuring the most talked about tracks from popular music blogs around the net. Hypegram is a compact desktop player that grabs tracks from the Hype Machine.
Those of you that use the Hype Machine have probably noticed that the site now nags you to register after listening to a few tracks, which is annoying. If you'd rather not register, Hypegram is the perfect way to get around those nags. Just fire it up and start listening to the popular feed, the latest music featured on the Hype Machine, or even search for a specific genre or tag.
If you do have a Hype Machine account, you can also listen to your loved tracks and subscribed blogs, plus you can love tracks right from the interface. It's great for discovering new music without having to cultivate a radio station or do any other kind of work -- just listen through the infinite stream and click the heart button if you like a track.
Hypegram is a free download for Windows only.