If you have a library card and your local library uses Freegal, you can download every track of Adele’s entire 25 album (including her hit “Hello”) as a free, 100% legal mp3 at Freegal Music. Locals: simply login with your Kanawha County Public Library card number.
Now this is an album. You see, once upon a time, instead of auto-tuned pop puppets churning out vapid radio singles, there were artists who took years, sometimes decades, to conceive, create, collaborate and masterfully hone their music-making craft before even stepping one tiptoe into a studio to record an album. That is why and how there is a Kind of Blue, a Tapestry, a Zoso, a Purple Rain, a Ten, The Archandroid and, now, a Black Messiah. D’Angelo has gifted the world with a work of Shakespearan proportions in an era of penny dreadfuls.
in a world where we all circle the fiery sun,
with a need for love, what have we become?
tragedy flows unbound and there’s no place to run
Not many of Jamendo’s free albums have survived on my permanent playlist, but Youssouf Karembe’s Toguna is a wonderfully evocative collection world music – starting with the exhilarating djembe-driven “Odimiyasin.”
Every Katie Herzig album and single, along with some bonus songs, to date is available as one big, free, 81-track album download called Retrospective at Noisetrade. Just click the download button on that page and enter your email address and zip code, then the download link will be emailed to you.