In this edition of 10 Great…, we will bring you some of our favourite free albums and EP’s for you to download RIGHT NOW. Without further ado, here’s number 1.
1. Clipping – Midcity
This a noise-hop album that was released earlier this year in February. I have returned to this album several times and is such an original take on the overused sounds in hip hop. Be wary, this is not for the weak hearted and has a very harsh and chaotic sound. Download it here.
2. Yalls – The Voice
Yalls is a producer from California that makes glitchy, glittering songs. This EP is his most recent collection and showcases 7 of his tracks. He experiments with lots of different techniques here and is definitely worth a listen. Download it here.
3. The Oh Hellos – Through the Deep, Dark Valley
The Oh Hellos are a folk band from Texas that released an EP in 2011 and an album in 2012 that were both superb. With great lyrics and musicianship, this album is an album that can be listened to time and time again. Download it here.
4. Shark Week – EP
Shark Week are a surf rock/garage rock band that are based in Washington DC. They released this EP in the summer of 2012 and is a great listen. My favourite track is the second one, If You Want Me To Stay (For A While). Download it here.
5. Big K.R.I.T. – King Remembered In Time
Big K.R.I.T. released this mixtape earlier this week and it is so good. Big K.R.I.T. is very consistent and this is no exception. The track with James Blake sampled is a highlight. Download it here.
6. Shakey Graves – Roll the Bones
Shakey Graves is a folk artist that has released an EP and an album, which is the subject of this post, Roll the Bones. The album has 10 tracks on and is not as weird as the cover art…promise. Download it here.
Now technically this isn’t an album or an EP. Worship are a band from the UK that have several tracks up for free download on soundcloud. The three best are House Of Glass, Leviathan and Collateral. Download here.
8. Conner Youngblood – Sketches Pt.1
Conner Youngblood is an Australian singer-songwriter and has released a brilliant EP. There is so much variety in these tracks with synths, guitars, percussion and more being used to create a unique sound. Download it here.
9. Hip Hatchet – Coward’s Luck EP
Hip Hatchet is the stage name of Philippe Bronchtein. He makes folk music and has a traditional style with regards to the music itself and also his voice. He has also released an album, Joy and Better Days. Download the EP here.
10. Adventure Club
Again, this is not an album or an EP but a dubstep duo from Montreal. They have released around 20 tracks and most of them are available to download. They’re mostly remixes, with some originals, and all are great songs. Download them here.