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Thursday, February 16, 2006

(fre)emusic is good

So after a friend insisted that I try emusic's free 50 download trial thing, I finally gave in last night and checked it out. I'm of the belief that nothing is really free, that there are always strings attached, but in this case, I was wrong. You can register, legally download your 50 free songs, and get out, without paying a dime. I realize that this post is, in effect, an ad for emusic, but I wouldn't endorse something on my blog that I didn't think was great.

Here is a small sampling of some of the full albums I downloaded last night, for free:



This track comes from Detroit's own late, great J Dilla. His final album, Donuts, was released only a week before his untimely death on February 10th. Pitchfork called the record "pure postmodern art", and this song illustrates the genius of Jay's production. Donuts will surely end up as one of the best hip hop records of '06.

A while back, a reader (thanks Alana) suggested I check out Stars frontman Torquil Campbell's other band, Memphis. I love Stars, so I immediately attempted to find an mp3, with no luck. Luckily emusic hooked me up. This song, built around a gentle rainstorm, could potentially induce a lucid dream-like state...Recommended for fans of The Postal Service and, um...Stars.




I kept seeing Konono No. 1's Congotronics on 2005 "Best of" lists, but I never got around to checking it out, until now. I'm not a huge "world music" fan, in general, so this record is not only unlike anything I usually listen to, this shit is altogether unlike anything I've ever heard. Recorded on "hand-made microphones built from magnets salvaged from old car parts, and plugged into amplifiers"...there's also "a rhythm section which uses traditional as well as makeshift percussion (pans, pots and car parts), three singers, three dancers and a sound system featuring megaphones." Just insane, and awesome.

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22 comments:

Blogger Satisfied '75 said...

man, I 100% endorse eMusic. Besides the fact they are an advertiser on my blog. iTunes neeeds to get on board and lose the wonky m4a file format.

1:39 PM  
Blogger cbotwell said...

Yeah i just got my 50 these last few weeks and if i could not have to subscribe per month i woul dbe all over that service.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Reid said...

I was one of the people that the emusic marketing thing worked on. I love that they're just plain ol' mp3s. I don't mind the m4a file format too much, and I don't even mind having to log in to listen to them, but I hate the machine limit on iTunes. The emusic selection isn't the greatest, but I always look there first.

And I don't mind the subscription part of it. I thought it was a stupid idea at first, but it ends up being MUCH cheaper, I find that I'm a lot quicker to download something since I've already paid for it, and their "upgrade" plan is a great deal.

Anyway, enough shilling for emusic.

2:16 PM  
Anonymous brian said...

omg chris

konono no. 1 is the best thing i've ever heard!! wowowow thanks i totally want more now

3:22 PM  
Blogger Cameron said...

damn, sucks for you guys... when i did it last month the deal was a 100 free mp3s. i picked up some sweet editions to my collection...konono,immortal technique, mf,iron and wine,decemberists, and some classical stuff

if you're an mf doom fan, make sure you pick up live from planet x. It's a whole 40 minute concert but it's not split up so it only counts as one download :)

4:07 PM  
Anonymous jim said...

emusic rocks. it has totally revitalized my music-buying habits. after grabbing 50 free, i bit the bullet and signed up for an annual 90/mo sub. works out to about 16 cents a song. now the 12th of every month i go nuts. fun!

5:50 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

I dont have a credit card,what do i do for the free trial?

6:29 PM  
Anonymous schlarb said...

oh yes! eMusic is the jam! i've been a subscriber for almost 2 years! and Konono No.1 was EASILY one of the best records of all of last year. the follow up, Congotronics 2 has some good stuff but Konono is on some other ish. for sure.

oh! and pick up the Liz Janes & Create (!) album on eMusic while you're at it. heheh.

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love emusic and don't mind the subscription, though I did wrangle 3 100 frees and 1 50 free trials before I gave in. Another good choice is Audio Lunchbox, which allows ou to buy without a subscription if you wish. Since both specialize in indies they overlap a lot in selection, but sometimes I will find a song in one that is not in the other.

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of you bitches just taking the free shit from emusic and then bailing will eventually bring about their demise.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Trevor Jackson said...

That free 50-song trial is an effective loss leader, I think. I stuck around for the $20 = 90 downloads/month. It's an awesome deal.

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Blogger itstoolong said...

I like that J Dilla track.Reminds me a little bit of Beastie Boys' "Hello Nasty" period.

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Anonymous Andrew said...

Emusic is the best download site, maybe not completely for the selection, but that has been improving. I've used it on and off for the past 8 months or so, I found despite saving so much per song that I was actually spending more on there than anywhere else because I thought it was so cheap. Got some great stuff from there in the past, just keep finding myself cancelling the subscription at the end of the download limit and going back the next month and getting the biggest package again.

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emusic may attract some of you, and I hope you have a good experience with it. Those of us who subscribed several years ago worked with a different business model. We paid a certain amount per month (I forget now--was it $9.98, $12.98, or what?), and then could download all we wanted. That's what the website told us, and that;s what we paid our money for: download all you want.

Now, as some fans of Emusic will be quick to point out, people who actually took the service up on its offer tended to overstuff themselves (the analogy was always to an all-you-can-eat buffet) and thereby put Emusic into a fix. How Emusic dealt with its customers was, to be blunt, shameful. It cut people off without allowing them any legal recourse (You don't like being limited in your "all-you-can-download contract? Great. Your subscription is terminated") and eventually shut down its customer fora while it switched over to the corporate model you're so happy about. For days and days, those of us who had paid for "all-you-can-eat" were left at an empty trough, wondering where our feeders had run off to.

So, while I admit that the service offers a really terrific list of indie, blues, country, and jazz, I can't endorse it. The rotten customer service and the bait&switch tactics have soured it for me.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been using eMusic for two years now and have downloaded about 400 songs. Its great, because I love indie music - if I liked 50 Cent, I'd be out of luck. Much of the time when I'm interested in a band, they're there.

I re-start every few months, then cancel after a month or two. The quality is good, no nasty DRM, and they play on anything.

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