Monday, July 18, 2005

Plagiarist Free Music Picks

There are a number of music/mp3 blogs that I check out. You already know I really dig Stereogum. I also like Coolfer for insightful discussion on all topics of music, from concert and album reviews to industry commentary. I also download mp3s from a number of mp3 blogs, such as Fingertips, Borrowed Tunes, and Said The Gramophone (I like their descriptions more than the songs, actually). Lately, I've also been taking advantage of iTunes' new Podcast feature to download podcasts from Accident Hash.

There are so many free and legal mp3s out there; the sources I've listed above are the tip of the iceberg. I really don't give many a chance to grow on me; I download, I play, and if I'm not grabbed by something within the first 90 seconds, it goes in the trash. Occasionally I'll recognize that one has a particular quality that I'd like to revisit at some point, but not often. Maybe it's unfair, but I just don't have enough time or energy to give them repeated listens. If the selected song grabs me, then I'll give others from the same album a chance to grow. But it has to hit me from the start.

That being said, here are just a few of the better mp3s I've downloaded over the past few weeks/months. Grab 'em now if you're interested, as the links could go at any moment.

"Call It Clear" - Halloween, Alaska from Fingertips, July 3- July 9
"Mumble Mumble" - Get Him Eat Him from Fingertips, July 10 - July 16
"Space They Cannot Touch" - Kate Miller-Heidke from Fingertips, July 10 - July 16
"Attagirl" - Bettie Serveert from Fingertips, January 23-29
"Walter Reed" - Michael Penn from Fingertips, April 24-30
Sufjan Stevens - "The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts" from Stereogum
Sufjan Stevens - "Casimir Pulaski Day" from Borrowed Tunes

Be sure to read the Sufjan Stevens review from Borrowed Tunes, linked just above. This will probably be my next purchase, along with Rabbit Songs. (I keep watching with amusement as Amazon changes the price of Rabbit Songs from $13.99 to $14.99 to $15.98 on a daily basis, with very little rhyme or reason.)


At 7/21/2005 8:57 AM, Anonymous C.C. said...

Glad you've been checking out the show and hopefully finding some new cool music.


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