Multiday music festivals have long served as means of discovery—a way of uncovering the Next Big Things in pre-Internet days, now of bridging the gap between your computer screen and real-life findings. The problem is that everyone defaults to seeing the same dozen or so bands that enter the festival already supported by significant press, leaving little to the happy accident of stumbling upon an unknown band and falling in love. In the spirit of discovery, we randomly selected a batch of bands from the 1,400 set to play the 33rd CMJ Music Marathon (October 15-19). Then we judged them. Go forth! Listen, see and judge!