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Jun 16

Glastonbury 2010


Here’s an album from 2010, featuring acts from that year’s Glastonbury festival. Yes, OK, this was a while ago – but it’s still worth bringing to your attention, as it features such luminaries as Florence And The Machine, Crystal Castles and Marina and the Diamonds. It was published by the UK’s NME magazine – you’ll …

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Nov 11

The Weeknd

TheWeeknd - Thursday (cover)

We’ve featured a good few albums on this blog before, and they tend to fall into two distinct categories. Either they are from established artists – such as Nine Inch Nails, or Coldplay – as a “thank you” to the fans. But just as often – as here – the people giving their music away …

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Sep 02

Mystified – Waste As Fuel

Waste As Fuel - cover

The hyper-active Mystified (real name Thomas Park) seems to release an album a month, and most of them are uploaded for free to The Internet Archive. This one is just over half an hour, and it’s an ever-shifting soundscape. The title is apposite, as the atmospheric industrial rumblings that begin the piece remind me of …

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Aug 31

Left Right Left Right Left

Left Right Left Right Left - cover

Did you see Coldplay at Glastonbury? If you didn’t, it’s perhaps amazing you managed to avoid it, given it sems to have been shown live on the BBC and then again and again for days. Which means you probably did it on purpose, so if I were you, I’d move on to the next post. …

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Dec 27

Gorillaz – The Fall

The Fall

On Christmas Day 2010, Damon Albarn’s “Gorillaz” project released a new album – “The Fall”. Recorded on the 2010 American tour, it was given away to fans as a “Christmas Present” from the band.

Dec 11

Product Music

"Product Music" cover

A very quick post, this – just a little extra something to add to your music collection… should you want to:)

Dec 02

The Social Network

The Social Network CD cover

If you haven’t seen the movie about Facebook – “The Social Network” – as yet, here’s a reminder that there’s a free 5-track sampler of the soundtrack, scored by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, available from the official Nine Inch Nails website. To get it, simply register with your email address, and they will send …

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Nov 30



Blip.fm is a kind of community radio station; every user is a DJ. Blip doesn’t host the music itself, but aggregates it from various sources, including YouTube, although you can filter out videos to save bandwidth.

Nov 19

Girl Talk – All Day


The DJ Girl Talk is giving out his new album “All Day” as a free download. Not just that, but it’s licensed under Creative Commons, which is also pretty cool as it means you’re even free to create your own remixes.

Nov 02

Grateful Dead Live at West High, June 1980

The Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead were perhaps the classic example of the “counter-culture” band, allowing fans to tape their concerts and swap the recordings, playing free gigs, while simulatenously using marketing savvy and word of mouth to earn a living playing some great, mellow tunes. This concert, recorded in June 1980 is now available…

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