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On the Scene: Bristol

On the Scene: Bristol

Oct 6, 2011 1:50 PM by Will Durkin

Portishead, Tricky and Massive Attack all came to define Bristol in the 90’s, turning a British city once known for being a slavery port into a thriving centre of underground culture.

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Staff Playlist: Chill Out With Vacationer, Olafur Arnalds, Balam Acab, and more

Staff Playlist: Chill Out With Vacationer, Olafur Arnalds, Balam Acab, and more

Oct 6, 2011 6:00 AM by Phil Tortoroli

Thursday is the most peculiar day of the week for me. The stress of work, life, and existential pondering weighs heavier than on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, those super-charged business days when the week ahead seems so easy, and  Friday, when the hours tend to crawl at the exact pace needed to ensure your weekend will be a precious 48 hours. The best way to handle Thursdays is not to take a weekly sick day, but to start your morning off with a healthy dose of Instant-Relaxo Beats, courtesy of MP3.com.

Chill out, chillwave, chill hop, chill rock.

 
Spotlight On Country Music Month: Merle Haggard Releases “Working In Tennessee”

Spotlight On Country Music Month: Merle Haggard Releases “Working In Tennessee”

Oct 6, 2011 6:00 AM by Will Durkin

One of the original honky-tonk artists, Merle Haggard is a living legend who has just released his 76th studio album. As we celebrate Country Music Month, how could we leave out Hag?

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Spotlight On Country Music Month: Bluegrass

Spotlight On Country Music Month: Bluegrass

Oct 5, 2011 6:00 AM by Michael Verity

According to Wikipedia, "bluegrass music has mixed roots in Scottish, English, Welsh and Irish traditional music, was inspired by the music of immigrants residing in Appalachia and...influenced by the music of African-Americans." We like to think of bluegrass as the child of a handsome sailing man, a singer of sea shanties and bawdy drinking tunes, who comes home to the rolling hills of West Virginia to marry his one true love, a winsome natural born woman, a singer of folk tunes and lullabyes.

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Weekly Playlist: Staff Picks (The Euro Edition)

Weekly Playlist: Staff Picks (The Euro Edition)

Oct 4, 2011 10:57 AM by Will Durkin

For Day 2 of our Staff Picks Playlist, we bring you a set of songs that's a bit more diverse than the first time around. By chance, it is a European heavy selection, with a few tracks from Sweden and one from Berlin.

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Barn Owl, Mekons, The Gourds, And More Wild Sounds In Today’s Staff Playlist

Barn Owl, Mekons, The Gourds, And More Wild Sounds In Today’s Staff Playlist

Oct 4, 2011 6:00 AM by Kurt Wolff

Curious what we listen to at home? Some of the free MP3s we've downloaded ourselves and have in heavy rotation? Each day this week, the members of the MP3.com staff are sharing some of our favorite tracks from the site.

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Spotlight on Country Music Month: Outlaw Country

Spotlight on Country Music Month: Outlaw Country

Oct 4, 2011 6:00 AM by Will Durkin

October, in addition to being the month of Halloween, the start of fall and playoff baseball, is also Country Music Month.  This week, we are shining the Spotlight on some of our favorite country music to get you in the mood.  We're kicking things off with classic alt-county figurehead Steve Earle.

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Weekly Playlist: Staff Picks

Weekly Playlist: Staff Picks

Oct 3, 2011 9:40 AM by Will Durkin

For this week's playlist, we asked each of our staff to pick five of their favorite tracks from the MP3.com music database.

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Spotlight On Country Music Month

Spotlight On Country Music Month

Oct 3, 2011 6:00 AM by Kurt Wolff

Did you know that October is Country Music Month? It was first designated back in 1964 by the Country Music Association to celebrate the heritage of the music, the Grand Ole Opry, and the annual CMA awards, which--guess what--also traditionally happen in October or November (this year it's Nov. 9). A not-so-strange coincidence, perhaps--but whatever the origin, it's a good excuse to dig deep into the world of country music, including surfacing some great free country music downloads on MP3.com.

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On the Scene: Los Angeles

On the Scene: Los Angeles

Sep 29, 2011 6:00 AM by Will Durkin

Scandals, celebrity, grime and glamour all mould together when it comes to Los Angeles. For decades it’s been filled with the kind of parties your mother told you to avoid, but still it pull in generation after generation of the young  and impressionable.

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