I've been subscribing to emusic for a long time, and I've found it provides me with a steady trickle of new songs along with the motivation to go discover new bands. Knowing that I have 30 songs a month to use, and that emusic only has the more obscure artists/albums, you have to do some creative searching. I'm mostly using last.fm for discovery, and then I check with emusic before going to amazon. I've also got high hopes that emusic's a new recommendation engine will make my life a bit easier.
All that was to make the point that its sometimes tough to find music you want on emusic. Fred, a bloggin VC and big time music fan, just posted his top 10 albums of the year and most of these can be found on emusic!
- Bon Iver
- Okkervil River
- MGMT (not that specific album)
- Jason Collet
- She & Him
- Little Joy
- Vampire Weekend
- Sigur Ros (not that specific album)
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If you want to try it out, I can invite you via email from my emusic account (you can always sign up on your own), and you get 50 free songs.