Originally Posted by dkzzzz
Honestly, there are probably 50 good songs and 50 good classical pieces. The rest is utter forgettable garbage. The sheer volume of music downloads available online is an evidence of indiscriminate tastes of the masses and inherited inability to distinguish shit from chocolate.
Huh? Are you talking about eMusic? The service contains a plethora of great albums. Here's some of the stuff I've downloaded since I started subscribing:
A Sunny Day In Glasgow: Scribble Mural Comic Journal
The Books: The Lemon of Pink
The Books: Thought For Food
Gregor Samsa: 55:12
Jens Lekman: Oh You're So Silent Jens
Keith Fullerton Whitman: Multiples
Keith Fullerton Whitman: Playthroughs
Max Richter: Songs From Before
Panda Bear: Person Pitch
R. Keenan Lawler: Music for Bluegrass States
Rhys Catham: A Crimson Grail (For 400 Electric Guitars)
Scott Walker: The Drift
Soft Circle: Full Bloom
Stars of the Lid: And Their Refinement of The Decline
The Microphones: The Glow Pt 2
Tim Hecker: Harmony in Ultraviolet
The Twilight Sad: Fourteen Autumns, Fifteen Winters
And that's about a fifth of what I've downloaded. Certainly nothing bad on that list (subjectivity aside; if you don't like it, you don't like it) and I'm definitely not a member of the indescriminate masses.
And to those that do subscribe, what plan do you have? I recently dowgraded to the lowest tier because I get most of my stuff for free (a lot of the albums above are actually re-purchases for one reason or another) and I just felt like, with 90 songs, I was downloading a lot of stuff I normally wouldn't listen to.