September 04, 2005

eMusic Finds: September 4

I've been spending time on eMusic again and I've downloaded some good stuff... here is some of what I got and a few I've filed away for another day. Okay, I better clarify that I downloaded a track or two from some of these discs, I didn't download all these albums!! Not yet.

Of Montreal - 7 albums including the last two releases.
Beulah - 3 albums
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Interpol - Both releases.
Tindersticks - 3 releases on Beggars.
The Black Keys - All four albums.
Ryan Ferguson (No Knife) - solo debut.
Chet Baker - 15 or more releases.
Charlie Parker - 15 or more releases.
Johnny Cash - The Complete Sun Singles, Vol. 1 and 2
Lewis Black - Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center Blues
Thievery Corporation - The Cosmic Game
The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday and Almost Killed Me.
The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree and three more albums
Belle & Sebastian - 7 albums
Elliott Smith - From A Basement on a Hill, Either/Or and S/T.
American Music Club - Love Songs For Patriots and two others.
Dinosaur Jr - 3 releases including the latest, Bug.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Abbatoir Blues, The Lyre of Orpheus, and Nocturama.
Pavement - Crooked Rain Crooked Rain: L.A.'s Desert Origins (Discs 1 & 2), Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe And Redux (Discs 1 & 2), Shady Lane, Terror Twilight, Brighten The Corners, Wowee Zowee, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, and Slanted & Enchanted, plus eight singles.

eMusic is the only digital download service I have been a member of and the only one I need. It only gets bigger and better with additions like Merge Records and Matador, try the 50 Free Downloads trial right here.


  1. i was pimping emusic at a bbq last night.

  2. An especially cool thing about eMusic is all the out-of-the-ordinary stuff stashed away there. I found that great weird Indian song from the "Ghost World" soundtrack there, for instance. And there's a huge, huge repertoire of music from Bollywood films, if you ever get into that.

    But my favorite example is that for a book I'm planning, I was looking for something in the (possibly imaginary) microgenre of Gloomy Balkan Cabaret. After a bit of searching, sure enough, there is some cat named Boric Kovac with a little orchestra and a couple of albums called "The Last Balkan Tango" and "Ballads at the End of the World."

    I love Emusic, but I'm trying to hold the line at a minimum 40-song / $9.99 per month membership. It's tough.