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Bandcamp’s Best of the Week 9/17

by OSnapple on September 17, 2010

I want to start out by saying there has been quite a few changes in the bandcamp platform over the last couple of days. As some of you may have heard, Bandcamp is putting a “Free Download” limit on all artists currently using the bandcamp site.

When this announcement happened a few days ago there was an imposed limit of 500 free downloads for existing members and 200 free downloads for artists who sign up after that date.  Well I really have to credit bandcamp in their stellar ability to listen to the users and fans.   Due to the fan and artist response to this change, bandcamp has actually took the 200 free downloads and allowed them to reset every month.  This means 200 free downloads per account per month.  Once again, Bandcamp Delivers.  Read the full article HERE

Now on to the Music.

legitmaterawWell this weeks number one slot should be familiar to everyone due to Trav posting it on Monday which you can find HERE.  Legitimate Raw by Alternate Reality has a full scale old school sound and is even being released on Vinyl.  With about 300 copies being pressed this is sure to sell out quick. Legitimate Raw contains all new music, unreleased remixes and a grip of features.

My pick off the album:

Cop the album HERE

commoners and kingsIn the number 2 slot today we have a group out of long beach called Commoners and Kings.  Their album Until Tomorrow mixes spoken word with hip-hop beats and in my opinion has a little something for everyone.  What really caught my ear about this album is how they don’t conform to a specific sound.  Each track brings something different.  Flow styles and tempos are switched up repeatedly on this album.

My pick off the album:

Cop the album HERE

Head in the cloudsThird on the list Track Masta Tom with Head In The Clouds.  Now this may not be a favorite for everyone but I enjoyed it.   The sound reminds me  of Ugly Duckling, Typical Cats or The Goats but with very different beats.  From what I can tell on their bandcamp page they seem to be from Springfield but seeing how there is a Springfield in almost every state that doesn’t really tell us anything.

My pick off the album:

Cop it HERE

I would like to thank everyone who submits bandcamp links and encourage them to continue to do so. If you, your postal worker, your barber/hair dresses, or anyone else you know has a bandcamp page please feel free to submit them to us using the contact form HERE. All bandcamp pages received in our inbox are immediately considered for Bandcamp’s Best of the Week.

Enjoy the weekend! ~ Snaps

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elmattic September 17, 2010 at 5:28 am

Great series–it’s hard to dig through Bandcamp itself and you’re definitely picking some choice cuts.

OSnapple September 17, 2010 at 8:35 am

Elmattic, i appreciate the kind words.
After reading your comment it got me thinking… i think this is why bandcamp will be around for longer than myspace because its a place for artists to put their music, and not a popularity contest that can get bombarded with spammers!!

OSnapple September 17, 2010 at 10:24 am

No sweat Tom, shit was dope, and it would make sense that that is my favorite one LOL i tend to go towards more off the cuff music!!

Trak Masta Tom September 17, 2010 at 10:20 am

Thanks for posting my record. It’s funny to me that you picked that track, since it was just the three of us freestyling/dicking around in the studio.

Oh, and I’m from Springfield, Missouri.

Thanks again,

socal September 25, 2010 at 7:11 pm

If that limit is true, could you post the albums up with a different, for example mediafire, host?

OSnapple September 26, 2010 at 1:48 pm

I could but it would not benefit the artists who are trying to gain fans for their mailing lists etc… but if any artist would like me to i would be more than happy to

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