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March 23, 2010 10:39 PM   Subscribe

Not enough time to dig up the most interesting new music yourself? The MP3 blog for busy people is here to help, with once to twice weekly compilations of the best new tracks in a variety of genres, downloadable in .zip format. [via mefi projects]
posted by Rinku (20 comments total) 60 users marked this as a favorite

 
Okay, this is exactly the kind of thing I've been looking for recently, so thank you. Going to take me quite awhile to dive in and really check things out.
posted by Stunt at 12:00 AM on March 24, 2010


Oh, good! I'll check it out - that way I can pretend that I follow new music, while I'm really just caught up in the daily grind.

(But seriously, good concept!)
posted by Harald74 at 12:30 AM on March 24, 2010


Wonderful stuff, thanks for the post.
posted by benzenedream at 1:31 AM on March 24, 2010


so, erm, silly question ... but ... are all these songs public domain (or distributed under an appropriate licence) ... or is this a little like copyright infringement?
posted by jannw at 1:36 AM on March 24, 2010


Awesome, I've spent the last week composing an AskMe about this in my head. Thanks!

If your tastes run to dance-pop, Mindset's Cut The Crap is a great monthly "best-of" compilation available over BitTorrent.

If anyone has similar links to occassional mp3 compilations, I'd love to see them. Maybe this is the thread where we drown out the RIAA Youth League...
posted by Ian A.T. at 6:25 AM on March 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


Tragically, the current 4 top posts on the blog aren't even the normal MP3 blog, but they return to their normal density after that point.
posted by Theta States at 6:49 AM on March 24, 2010


Thank you thank you thank you!
posted by zpousman at 7:16 AM on March 24, 2010


"electro, house, hiphop, downtempo, IDM, party jams, minimal, ambient and experimental."

Does this pretty much mean music made on a computer? I'm in the market for new music most days, but I have found I have a hard time, personally, getting behind entirely computer-generated music in most cases. (If this is the thing to finally prove me ignorant as to good computer music, then yay -- I'm just asking before I go pillage a crap-ton of bandwidth and disk space)
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:22 AM on March 24, 2010


"electro, house, hiphop, downtempo, IDM, party jams, minimal, ambient and experimental."

Does this pretty much mean music made on a computer?


Those are mostly just the DJed genres.
The MP3 blog is probably 50% pop/rock/folk. You can just filter out the files tagged "Beats" or "Dance", and only sift through the rest.
posted by Theta States at 7:38 AM on March 24, 2010


Thanks for the link. Looks very interesting. I hope she doesn't get shut down.
posted by immlass at 8:19 AM on March 24, 2010


Seems blatantly illegal - that gal's asking for trouble...
posted by twsf at 9:09 AM on March 24, 2010


The MP3 blog is probably 50% pop/rock/folk.

Thanks! Gird your bandwidth for the downloadening.
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:39 AM on March 24, 2010


Thanks! Gird your bandwidth for the downloadening.

For the time being, I would only download from the current entries, back as far as 200904**. The ID3 tag system was only implemented in 2010, and the prior entries are slowly being udpated to that format, working backwards.



Seems blatantly illegal - that gal's asking for trouble...

Hopefully it will continue to just sail under the radar. The blogs that are offering entire albums for download are probably of a higher priority to the RIAA. And the fare here is more underground, which helps too. A number of artists and label reps have sent mp3s to be included on the blog, so at least some of them think it's a good idea.
posted by Theta States at 10:56 AM on March 24, 2010


Fun fact: holding Alt (on Windows) and clicking links starts it downloading to your 'save as' location.
posted by acro at 5:37 PM on March 24, 2010


The DJ mixes on CPI's other site are also excellent.
posted by Emanuel at 5:55 PM on March 25, 2010


In a similar vein is NPR's excellent All Songs Considered show/podcast.
posted by devnall at 8:56 PM on March 27, 2010


This is like an Eminem prequel, right?
posted by Theta States at 6:25 AM on April 3, 2010


haha, oops wrong thread.
posted by Theta States at 5:32 PM on April 3, 2010


Okay, I'm finally digging in to this stuff. Imagine my surprise when I recognized a sample used by Aesop Rock on Citronella to be from Snakefinger's Smelly Tongues. Awesomeness.

Smelly Tongues was the "bonus song" on the Xalape├▒o Charlie's (I was a lunch line cook at this esteemed Austin establishment) jukebox -- which meant that after x hours of no one playing anything on it at all, it would automatically crank up said bonus song. Pretty much every afternoon around 3. That lick is drilled into my lizard brain.
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:52 AM on April 8, 2010


If you check the write-up for that entry, you'll note that the usage of that lick was most excitedly noted. :)
posted by Theta States at 1:31 PM on April 8, 2010


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