March 23, 2009

Choice Downloads - February

Many of my posts last year came in the form of the Tunes at Work series. During the workday, I'd listen to my +130 GB music collection on shuffle and track the songs I liked the best. At the end of the week, I'd post links to my favorites in the iTunes store. I want to resurrect the series but I'm going to change the format a bit.

Starting last month, I've been downloading music like a fiend, most of it free and nearly all of it unprotected. By the end of February, I'd collected 103 songs or nearly 800 MB of music. As I've listened to the music, I've ranked the songs using iTunes' five-star system. What follows are direct links to the 4- and 5-star music I think will be worth your while. I should point out that most of this music is relatively new but you'll also find several are older tunes that have only recently arrived on my computer.

The tunes will be hosted on, an awesome site for hosting content of all varieties; if you don't know about it, you should check it out. There's a broad range of genres represented, everything from folk to house to metal. In future posts, I may do a little background on the individual bands and why I like the songs but for now, just enjoy the tunes (links to the music are after the jump).


Nick said...

That drop thing is pretty epic.
I had no idea.

Alan Maginn said...

yeah, the 100MB limit can be a little annoying from time to time, but overall, it's an awesome site.

do you think i should zip all of these files together for my next post or did you like being able to download them individually?

Nick said...

What would happen if you zipped them?
Would I just be able to press play on the site?

You gotta speak my language (dumb).

Alan Maginn said...

if i zipped them, you wouldn't be able to listen to them from that site but you could download them all at once.

i forgot you could play music from that site. that's a nice feature. i guess i'll keep things as they are.