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Sound Sunday: 10 Free MP3 Albums To Download [March 6th Edition]

Tina Sieber 06-03-2011

Sound Sunday is a weekly series featuring legal and free mp3 album downloads. Please share the music you enjoy with your friends and consider donating a few dollars to the artist/s. Suggestions and feedback are very welcome. Feel free to post in the comments or send me an eMail [tina at makeuseof dot com].


Noah And The Whale are currently streaming their new concept album Last Night On Earth free from their homepage. Great record, check it out!

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Mike Dignam – Live Acoustic Covers

Genre: acoustic, lyrical, pop

free mp3 Mike Dignam recorded his debut album World Of Our Own at the age of 18. He writes about his Live Acoustic Covers: “I first had the idea to do this live acoustic covers album when I was busking and playing in bars around London last year. I’ve always wanted to capture the live aspect of what I do, because, for me, playing live is what being a musician is all about. I set up two mics, one for my guitar and the other for my vocals, and then hit record!

Click here for the Mike Dignam music player, which will let you preview the album. Live Acoustic Covers can be downloaded for free from Mike Dignam’s Homepage along with his debut album and an Acoustic EP.

Tocarra Hamilton and DJ Gutta – Slow Seduction

Genre: rhythm & blues, hip hop, pop, mixtape


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From her homepage: “Tocarra Hamilton’s sweet and sexy voice is ushering in the next generation of soulful R&B with a touch of hip-hop influence. Her songs are both new and familiar all at once. Tocarra pours her heart and soul into her music. Laced with relevant lyrics, she has a style of her own.

Slow Seduction and many free songs are available from Tocarra’s Homepage.



Mayon – So High / So Low

Genre: pop, rock

With the exception of three songs Mayon wrote the music for this album with Yayas from Yaya Herman Dune. She also covered One Too Many Mornings and It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue from Bob Dylan. The Fall was written by Lisa Li Lund. Little else is known about Mayon.

So High / So Low is available for free from Bandcamp.

Yaya Herman Dune Twitter.


Exploding In Sound – Battery Acid Audio

Genre: alternative, grunge, post-hardcore, post-punk, rock

Exploding In Sound is a web project managed by Daniel Goldin. They present album reviews, interviews, news, videos, mp3 downloads, and a free compilation series of which Battery Acid Audio is the latest one. The ninth installation of the series contains 26 tracks and features songs from Crystal Antlers, Hawk Eyes, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, and many more.

Battery Acid Audio is a free download from Bandcamp. Should Bandcamp surpass the magic number, you can also download the album from File Dropper.



Titus Jones – Culture Shock

Genre: pop, rock, dance, electro, mashup

Culture Shock is a massive 50 minutes mashup of popular music from the 80s to today.

Culture Shock is available free from Nashville, Tennessee artist Titus Jones’ homepage.


Loser’s Way Home – Can I Let You Just Go?

Genre: alternative, indie, folk, rock

Loser’s Way Home originally formed by Randall Downs and Matt Cureton in 2008. The band from Memphis, Tennessee quickly grew to five members. Recordings for Can I Let You Just Go? began in late 2009.

Can I Let You Just Go? is a free download from NoiseTrade.



Marksmen – Sister of Mine

Genre: indie, alternative, folk, rock

Tampa, Florida indie rockers Marksmen have this sound that instantly catches the ear. Their ReverbNation Bio perfectly captures in words the impression the songs left with me: “If the world is a place longing for love, Marksmen strike the perfect note at the perfect time, letting the listener believe that maybe our grand aspirations and hopes can overcome all of life’s burdens, if just for a moment, if just until the end of this song…

Download Sister of Mine free from NoiseTrade.


Chris Allure – RadioActive

Genre: electro, pop, rhythm & blues

From his TweetMySong profile: “Christian “Chris Allure” Batista (…) began writing music at the age of 19 creating a fusion between different genres. With the ability to write music in both english and spanish he’s been able to cross between cultures to write music for a larger audience.

The RadioActive EP is a free download from TweetMySong.


Mind Petrol – Bet Your Soul

Genre: rock, metal

Mind Petrol is a ‘Stand Out Rock’ band from Louisville, Kentucky and they believe they are different from other rock music out there. The recipe is revealed on their homepage: “4 cups Nickelback, 3 cups Staind, 5 cups Shinedown, 51/2 cups Alter Bridge, 1 cup Led Zepplin. Mix lightly in studio. Add determination, practice, and love of music. Bake under pressure and stage lights for years. Distribute widely.

Bet Your Soul is a free download from TweetMySong.


Smashing Pumpkins – Teargarden By Kaleidyscope 2: The Solstice Bare

Genre: rock, alternative

Back in 2009 Billy Corgan, the only remaining founding member of the Smashing Pumpkins, announced that the band’s upcoming album would be available for free and one song at a time from the band’s homepage. Fast forward into 2011 and eight tracks of the anticipated 44 track album have been released. The Solstice Bare represents the second installation of the Teargarden By Kaleidyscope epos.

You can download The Solstice Bare and all other songs from the Teargarden By Kaleidyscope project free from the Smashing Pumpkins Homepage.


New to Sound Sunday? Past editions of Sound Sunday are available here.

Feel free to get in touch with me [tina at makeuseof dot com] to share free material, suggestions, and feedback or simply add your comments below.

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  1. Jerry Saunders20
    March 8, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Speaking of the Marksmen album, I have downloaded it in iTunes and used my student discount privilege.

  2. Cbrickman72
    March 6, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Thank you very much to whomever runs this site. Really. Thank you. - Chris from Marksmen.

    • Tina
      March 6, 2011 at 11:00 pm


      I was impressed by the Marksmen album. It was a pleasure sharing it!

  3. Tina
    March 7, 2011 at 12:00 am


    I was impressed by the Marksmen album. It was a pleasure sharing it!

  4. Eric
    March 6, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    This is a cool weekly feature I hadn't noticed before! For anyone who likes stuff a little more experimental, I found a free album of some kind of crazed dance (?) music recently called "The Tleilaxu Music Machine" ... Dune reference??

  5. Tina
    March 6, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    It looks like I accidentally picked two TweetMySong mixtapes that are listen only or maybe they changed from listen / download to listen only. Here are two backups: Valour - Sky High and Hold Your Fire! - Ink Ribbon.