Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Tuesday, 29 April 2008
Of course I did 'check them out' and their ecommerce credentials are impeccable - unfortunately a google search suggested that they were good boys, subsequent searches have shown me that they're acually a russian outfit mostly posting stuff they've scraped from torrents or elsewhere (hence the variety of bitrates etc). So once my current balance is out I'll not be using them as clearly they do not in any way support artists/labels (I thought the latter since it seemed back-catalogue stuff to me) and they basically just recycle stuff you can get for free anyway.
As for tagging stuff as available from them - I shall carry on as my intention here is to find the best source of mp3s on the web and if it happens to be a site in Russia (that is legal under Russian law) well that says more about the record industry's failure to get stuff out there and create mp3 portals where you get can just about anything you ever want. I mean if I was a seller I'd take requests (I mean once burnt you can resell ad infinitum and data on what's being requested would informa marketing decisions add infinitum).
My big debate now is whether I should make a concerted effort of tagging torrents (where available) and iTunes (which I just plain don't like) to see how good as sources they are too.
Please feel free to comment on this one...
Monday, 28 April 2008
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Thursday, 24 April 2008
My best summer ever was the summer in Brixton where the whole of South London was flooded with the sunshine tunes of M J Cole's Sincere. And heres the follow up album that I think was largely ignored - not as groundbreaking and elegant as his debut but nonetheless a listen that will help you understand why dubstep producers are in so much mourning for 2 step - only the good die young.
Purchase: plong, mp3fiesta
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Wednesday, 23 April 2008
Saturday, 12 April 2008
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Thursday, 10 April 2008
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Mp3 purchase: 7digital, itunes
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
Mp3 Purchase: Plong itunes
Mp3 purchase: juno, emusic
mp3 purchase: 7digital
Mp3 Purchase: emusic mp3fiesta itunes
Freeloaders: megaupload 9ISJRK8H
Since he's got a new album out this year (Back To Cat) I've decided to revisit a favourite artist of mine from days of yore (the nineties). Barry Adamson is a talent, probably not underscovered as an artist, though since this album is listed as Experimental Indie everywhere and is over a decade old I figure it probably qualifies. Great atmospheric jazz with beats the real doozer here is "Something Wicked This Way Comes" which does what it says on the tin. Don't miss the vocals from Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker and Billy Mackenzie either - this guy is well-heeled.
mp3 purchase: amazon, plong, 7digital, itunes
Freeloaders: Mininova Barry Adamson
Freeloaders: Full Album at Megaerotic 6FWNSD99