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Best Of MP3.com 2011: Vol. 5

Dec 16, 2011 6:00 AM by Anngie
Best Of MP3.com 2011: Vol. 5

Ah, music. It’s what gets us up in the morning and keeps us going all year long.  Since our last Spotlight on holiday music we’ve added some new songs to the site, a handful of which our entire staff has highlighted in their “best-of” features. And, to fuel our lists even further, I’ve assembled my own favorite of–what else–free MP3s.

From the dark atmospherics of HTRK to the electronic-pop stylings of Little Dragon, here are my top favorite songs on Mp3.com.

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Soundtrack Your Stroll To The Park, There’s An App For That

Dec 12, 2011 7:25 PM by Anngie
Soundtrack Your Stroll To The Park, There’s An App For That

Thinking of going for a stroll through let’s say, New York’s Central Park, but don’t have any nature-sounding music? Well, there’s an app for that!

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Free 10-Song Holiday Playlist Spiced With Pop, Soul And Rock

Dec 9, 2011 6:00 AM by Anngie
Free 10-Song Holiday Playlist Spiced With Pop, Soul And Rock

Looking for holiday gift ideas? Well, nothing says “I love you” like a DIY mixtape-style playlist.

From Modern Holiday Songs to Classics Reimagined, in today’s Spotlight we bring you the greatest gift of all: a free playlist featuring MP3.com’s best holiday music all wrapped together and ready for download! Plus, we also throw in a head-banging rendition of “White Christmas” from a former NIN member. Can you guess who?

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Making (Pop) Music Merry

Dec 7, 2011 6:00 AM by Anngie
Making (Pop) Music Merry

For anyone planning to open presents this December 25th, we’ve assembled some pop tunes to keep moods merry, to get hips shaking, and to keep Aunt Peggy from slipping in her mix of spiritual music–or any other kind of yawn-inducing songs, for that matter.

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Roll Out The Red Carpet, It’s GRAMMY Nomination Time

Nov 28, 2011 6:00 AM by Anngie
Roll Out The Red Carpet, It’s GRAMMY Nomination Time

Whether you agree with the Recording Academy or not, the GRAMMY Awards do give closure to the past year in music. And, anytime an indie-name star gets a nod, we can’t help but cheer.

In preparation for the GRAMMY Nominations Concert on Nov. 30th 2011 (10pm ET/9pm CT on CBS), this whole week we’re highlighting GRAMMY Award-winning artists as well our friends who are still GRAMMY-less,  plus a few other cool surprises. Did we mention all come with a Free MP3?

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Label of the Week: Ninja Tune

Nov 15, 2011 6:00 AM by Anngie
Label of the Week: Ninja Tune

Its artists may be wildly eclectic, but the London-based label Ninja Tune has forged a singular identity, mixing jazz, hip-hop, and electronic music into something fresh and innovative.

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Label of the Week: Ghostly International

Nov 8, 2011 12:00 AM by Anngie
Label of the Week: Ghostly International

Founded by Sam Valenti IV in ’99, Ghostly International boasts a broad range of electronic sounds ready to expand your musical boundaries.

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Guest Playlist: Reuben Wu Of Ladytron Shares Fave Electronic Songs

Sep 27, 2011 6:00 AM by Anngie
Guest Playlist: Reuben Wu Of Ladytron Shares Fave Electronic Songs

Comprised of two dudes (Daniel Hunt-L and Reuben Wu-R) on instruments and two ice-princess frontwomen (Mira Aroyo and Helena Marnie), Liverpool-based Ladytron is quite simply one of the most awesome bands to ever rise up out of electronic music’s ashes. In this week’s Spotlight, we caught up with Reuben Wu before this Thursday’s Seattle gig at the Decibel Festival to tell us which electronic artists are rocking his dance world.

Check out his list, and then grab a free download of a Ladytron song!

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Spotlight On Electronic Influences And Beyond (Plus Free Moby MP3)

Sep 26, 2011 6:00 AM by Anngie
Spotlight On Electronic Influences And Beyond (Plus Free Moby MP3)

First it made its home at places like Studio 54, and then — thanks to synthesizers — it had the entire ’80s decade to call home. In the’90s, it spent most of its time at raves and now in the ’00s, electronic music might as well be considered pop. There are a lot of artists who’ve had a hand in that (from David Bowie, Radiohead to Madonna and Britney Spears) so we thank them for taking a chance on our beloved beats.

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Label of the Week: Sub Pop Records

Sep 23, 2011 1:35 PM by Anngie
Label of the Week: Sub Pop Records

Sub Pop was the small, independent, Seattle record label that kick-started Nirvana‘s career, along with the careers of Mudhoney, the Afghan Whigs, Soundgarden and many others.

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