I've made a playlist of the 1st song of the 100 most recently released albums on Magnatune.
This makes it easy to listen to what's new, since you can quickly scan a bunch of music to see what you like.
The player is on the "new releases" page, which you can find by clicking the "newest albums" link on the home page:
which takes you to this page:
and the 100-recent-releases player looks like this:
Note that put the GENRE: a the beginning of each track name, so you can skip the types of music you don't like.
This week, I'm also going to try including this "new releases" player in the new-releases announcement email, so people can listen to the new releases inside their email program. We'll see if people like that or find it annoying.