Thursday, November 11, 2010

150 Free Albums from Samplers from Sub Pop, Merge, and Yep Rock; EPs; & Much More announced the other day on Twitter that it's now offering 150 MP3 albums for free download. Naturally there are some obscure ethnic albums among the batch and artists you've never heard of, but there are a number good offerings as well.

There are samplers from record labels, full albums and EPs from respected artists, and more, including a lot of music for the upcoming holiday season. Here's a selection of free albums from that I found particularly of interest:
* "Saddle Creek Records Sampler, 2008-2009" - various artists including Land of Talk, Tokyo Police Club, and Sebastien Grainger (there's also a March 2010 Saddle Creek sampler with Rural Alberta Advantage, The Mynabirds, Land of Talk, and more)
* "Robots Vs. Indie Queens" EP (three songs) - by Dan Mangan
* "Americana Music Awards Sampler" - with tunes by the Avett Brothers, Buddy and Julie Miller, John Hiatt, Delbert McClinton, and more
* "Digital Bang: The 2010 Sub Pop Sampler" - with songs by Wolf Parade, Dum Dum Girls, Beach House, Avi Buffalo, Blitzen Trapper, and more
* "Merge Records 2010 Digital Sampler" - with tracks by Spoon, Shout Out Louds, Superchunk, She & Him, and Caribou
* "Songs From Hotel Carolina 2010" - I downloaded this collection of singer-songwriter tunes a few months ago when it was available free, and have really enjoyed it. I'd definitely recommending downloading it.
* samplers from CMJ, Merge Records, Yep Rock, and more
* and full albums, EPs, and songs by artists including Bruce Springsteen, Ike Reilly, Ziggy Marley, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Jeff Beck, and more

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