Coming back to AP, I had no idea who No Trigger was. I wanted to see what all the hype was about so I downloaded their new album, ended up listening to it the most on the drive back from NY to PA (I usually keep it on when I'm driving too) As for Ex Lives, fell in love from track 1. I haven't listened to Enter Shikari for the longest time, I can't even remember what song I first heard by them don't know if they've changed for the better or the worst just ended up not really being my style. Of course I wasn't as open with music as I am today so maybe I'll give it a listen.
To be honest when i joined AP in '09, I didn't really know much about the scene at all. I've come a long way since then. I'm not just a guy who listened to heavy metal and held a cynical view of other genres, but my mind became open to everything.
I just go through the AP review page once in a while and if it's a high rating and a great review, I'll give it a listen.
I don't bother with magazines either as there's only one source I need and it's right here, haha.