Saturday, July 3, 2010

10 Great Music Documentaries Streaming on Netflix

In the heyday of Blockbuster, music documentaries and concert videos were tough to find unless you were willing to settle for musty oldies like the Three Tenors or musty newbies like Britney Spears. But the rise of video-streaming technology - and in particular, Netflix's Watch Instantly streaming service - has made music-video content of all types easier to access.

Whether you Watch Instantly through a computer; through Netflix-compatible Blu-ray Disc players, TV sets, videogame consoles, and streaming boxes; or even on an iPad, there's a ton of amazing stuff you can be watching in a matter of seconds at no additional cost beyond your monthly Netflix subscription fee. Picture quality ranges from decent to good and the sound is plain old stereo but the content is compelling enough that I doubt you'll be disappointed.

Here's 10 of the best music programs available through Netflix streaming. Don't wait forever to watch them, though. I couldn't list one of my top picks - New York Doll, a touching documentary about New York Dolls bassist Arthur "Killer" Kane - because it recently disappeared from the Watch Instantly listings, although it's still available on DVD.

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