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Enter Sound Sunday to preview the new Foo Fighters album and explore free music from a wide range of genres.

This week is heavy on the rock and electronic side of things, with a bit of metal and jazz to light things up.

Thank to to everyone who completed the survey last week. Everyone who missed it, you can still make your opinion heard here. As always, you’re most welcome to post your feedback in the comments or shoot me an Email [tina at makeuseof dot com].

Free album stream: Foo Fighters – Wasting Light

Genre: alternative, rock, post-grunge

Before you get excited, NO, the new Foo Fighters album is not a free download. However, you can preview Wasting Light for free, a service provided through SoundCloud.


Free album stream: Radiohead – King of Limbs

Genre: alternative, indie, rock, electronic

Sorry to disappoint you, but Radiohead’s latest album is not a free download, either. I hope you enjoy listening nevertheless! King of Limbs is a free preview at tbd records.

The Outbreaks – Places

Genre: alternative, indie, rock

free mp3 download The Outbreaks is a 5 piece alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois. They have recently released the 5 track EP Places. The song below, however, is from their previous selftitled EP and provides a good introduction to the band’s music.

Places is available from The Outbreaks’ Blogspot page.

Netlabelism – Compilation 03/11

Genre: electronic, broken beats, dub, compilation

free mp3 download The Netlabelism compilation album features the 10 best tracks of the month’s reviews. It is published under a Creative Commons license. From the project’s about page: “Netlabelism is a loose bunch of music-addicted people who love to share the most valuable tunes to be found on the internet for free. We pick up quality music on the web and try to give you an overview of the vast range of netaudio (music).

Compilation 03/11 is a free download from Netlabelism.

Cut Music – Cut Volume 1

Genre: electronic, drum & bass, techno, dubstep, compilation

From the project’s about page: “Started in January 2011 by DFRNT, Cut is a netlabel providing free music with an emphasis on quality. Our aim is to show you that free music can be as valued and highly regarded as any other.

Cut Volume 1 is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

Electrosound – Thirty X

Genre: electronic, ambient, idm, dubstep, techno, sampler

Electrosound is a non-profit project with all materials published under a Creative Commons license. It features mostly Russian artists who publish their music in the form of network releases, available for free download.

Thirty X is a free download from the Electrosound homepage. Or click this link.

The Jupiter Sea – Ghosts

Genre: alternative, indie, rock

While The Jupiter Sea from Massachusetts finish recording their upcoming full length album, you get to enjoy their 2010 debut EP Ghosts for free. The record starts out quietly with the melancholic title track Ghosts, followed by the emotional rock song Minnesota.

Ghosts is a free download from Bandcamp.

KRAZ – The Funky President

Genre: jazz, soul, hip hop, mixtape

For his first mixtape, KRAZ, aka Eric Krasno from Royal Family Records, mixed and remixed a broad range of artists and styles, including James Brown, Jay Z, The Black Keys, rare soul cuts, and some exclusive tracks from Fyre Dept and Lettuce. The resulting ‘soundtrack’ is a wild ride.

The Funky President is a free download from Bandcamp.

the Muted Pitch – the First 13

Genre: death metal

From their Facebook Bio: “Jason Freake and Bob Mills had their first jam on Oct of 2007. Since we both have a huge overlap in music interests, we decided to keep going. Jason is a guitarist that also plays drums and Bob is a drummer that also plays guitar. This allows us to both contribute to the overall sound and shape of the Muted Pitch.

Download the First 13 from the Muted Pitch‘s homepage.

Emnity – Murderabilia

Genre: metal, progressive, rock

From their Facebook Bio: “The scene slumbers in mediocrity, drenched in repetition and starving for the new. From beneath this carpet, a scream tears out. It howls with fervor and raw passion that hasn’t been seen on these shores for a long, long while. At the core of this scream – Enmity stands firm, a band of musical gunslingers, dealing not only in uncompromised heaviness of lead, but also in the natural beauty of death, filth and the human condition.

Murderabilia is a free download from Enmity‘s homepage.

The Future Kings – We Are

Genre: indie, pop

From their Facebook Bio: “The Future Kings sound runs the gamut between artful indie pop and odd meter rockers. Regardless melody and harmony are always at the forefront of this Midwest quartet. Along with sonique advisor and musical contributor Brandon Chavez they craft their indie wonderland with an expansive and relentless curiosity that’s as diverse as it is enchanting.

We Are is a free download from NoiseTrade.

The Damnwells – NoiseTrade Sampler

Genre: alternative, rock, sampler

From their Facebook Bio: “Singer Alex Dezen and bassist Ted Hudson met in college, played in a few bands, drank, and moved to Brooklyn.” As a collective, they have been making music since the turn of the century. Sometimes, a little is all you need to know.

The NoiseTrade Sampler is a free download from – you guessed it – NoiseTrade.

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  1. Theoutbreaks22
    May 15, 2011 at 3:59 am

    The OutBreaks brand new 7-song EP has just been released FOR FREE. Head over to to download it now!

  2. Theoutbreaks22
    May 15, 2011 at 1:59 am

    The OutBreaks brand new 7-song EP has just been released FOR FREE. Head over to to download it now!

  3. Brent Adonis
    April 13, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    My comment will be... Anything free should really be appreciated. Thanks for the free albums however, the genre isn't my taste. :-)

  4. vet
    April 10, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Try VA - chill.04 from chill-label, great compilation donload free

  5. vet
    April 10, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Try VA - chill.04 from chill-label, great compilation donload free

    • Tina
      April 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you for sharing, vet!

  6. Christopher Hirthe
    April 10, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    I really like this section. I really do. But the title says "10 Free MP3 Albums To Download". FREE! To DOWNLOAD! So, I think nearly 99 people out of 100 knows about the Foo Fighters and their new stuff. Same with Radiohead. So, please only post FREE albums to DOWNLOAD. I really like new stuff for my ears like The Outbreaks. Thanks for that!

    • Tina
      April 10, 2011 at 9:41 pm

      Christopher, Miriam, and anyone else who liked the previous comment,

      it does say 10 free albums to download in the title and you should note that the article does contain 10 free albums to download! In addition to those 10 free to download albums, it also contains 2 free album streams from major bands that I thought would be interesting to people following Sound Sunday.

      It does of course say that these two extra albums are not free downloads. I think I made it very clear by adding the 'free album stream' tag to their header. However, since they are just an extra on top of the 10 free albums you can download (please go ahead and count!), I don't understand why anyone would complain.

      The way I see it, I put in extra work for this and if anything, I would have expected a little recognition.

      Do you still stand by your critique? Or can you acknowledge that it's an extra service that some people might actually appreciate?