Top 20 Albums Downloaded from eMusic

I spend a LOT of time on eMusic scouring around for the hidden treasures. Until their recent site relaunch (which is still far from perfect), it was quite the laborious task to find the good content. I attributed this to a business model that only survives if users fail to download all their allotted tracks each month.

Nevertheless, I have been on the service since December 2005 and have found many, many great records. If you're an eMusic subscriber, or perhaps given the economy, you're looking for a cheaper way to find some good records, here are my 20 favorites (in no order):

Rachel's - Music For Egon Schiele
Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
The Kinks - Misfits
Jens Lekman - Oh You're So Silent Jens
Richard Buckner - Meadow
Tom Waits - The Early Years, Vol 2
Grizzly Bear - Horns of Plenty
Jason Isbell - Sirens of the Ditch
Thao - We Brave Bee Stings and All
The Drams - Jubilee Dive
Roy Orbison - In Dreams, Greatest Hits
Panda Bear - Person Pitch
Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
Deerhoof - The Runners Four
The National - Alligator
Teenage Fanclub - Four Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty
Josh Ritter - Hello Starling
Cat Power - The Greatest
Mekons - Fear and Whiskey
Tim Easton - Ammunition


Rob said...


You knew this was coming: