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ManofWar55
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:54 pm 
 

What do you think about them? Good or bad?


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Misainzig
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:54 pm 
 

ManofWar55 wrote:
What metal blogspots do you like to use? Which do you think has the best albums?

MA generally discourages public swapping of stuff like that, I believe.
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ManofWar55
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:58 pm 
 

Read it again. Haha

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MorbidAtheist
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Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 11:20 pm
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:33 pm 
 

It's the way I acquire music. Well, besides CD's. I swear by 'em
rarely something I can't find.

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OzzyApu
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:37 pm 
 

MorbidAtheist wrote:
It's the way I acquire music. Well, besides CD's. I swear by 'em
rarely something I can't find.

For me their the #1 way I get my music, with soulseek as back-up. I download full albums, so it's easy to just find a blog with and get the whole thing. My record was around 86 albums downloaded in one day, thanks to mediafire, megaupload, and... err rapidshare, and other uploading sites through blogs.
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iAm
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:45 pm 
 

Blogspots are some of the best way to find music and discover bands you've never heard of before. I'm buying cds again, and because of blogspot, slsk, etc I know what's good or not so I don't waste my money on lame albums.

I hate downloading music but it's been the only way I could actually build a decent music collection.
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Nolan_B
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:04 pm 
 

Blogspots are the absolute best way download music. I only use them when something unacquirable or I'm broke, though.

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Alocer7138r
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:06 pm 
 

I used to use soulseek for everything until i found out about blog spots, too bad Google deleted a lot of them.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:20 pm 
 

OzzyApu wrote:
My record was around 86 albums downloaded in one day, thanks to mediafire, megaupload, and... err rapidshare, and other uploading sites through blogs.


Goddamn, now I don't feel so guilty about my own downloading.
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Nordic_Warhammer
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:26 pm 
 

I like to use them to hunt down demos, bootlegs and other rare shit. I keep my downloading of full lengths and such to a minimum.
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Satanic_Shoe
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:31 pm 
 

I use blogspot quite frequently for music downloads. You can find tons of really good and obscure stuff floating around.

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BardInTheForest
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:33 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
OzzyApu wrote:
My record was around 86 albums downloaded in one day, thanks to mediafire, megaupload, and... err rapidshare, and other uploading sites through blogs.


Goddamn, now I don't feel so guilty about my own downloading.


Haha, it's pretty much about the only way I get music now so don't feel bad. I have to save my money (going overseas and am planning on buying a car and/or motorcycle) and I don't have a regular job. Every once in a while I might get an actual CD, usually as a gift or if I find a really good deal I might buy one.

but I do plan on having tons and tons of money eventually and then buying everything I've downloaded. We'll see how that works out.

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overkill666
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:14 am 
 

blogspots are handy. i have a blogspot going, really fun to put together, and it's cool when people use it.
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AvengerofTruth
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:20 am 
 

I recently started using them, and they're fantastic. Finding some bands that I would never have discovered if it weren't for blogspots. Love it!

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mentalselfmutilation
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:04 am 
 

In some ways they have their uses, however they only act as a secondary source for things like if I want to download an entire discography. Otherwise I very rarely find stuff I can't already find elsewhere and there are at least a couple dozen things that I cannot find through blog searching.
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Adriankat
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:29 am 
 

They're my main source of getting music.

I seriously want to build a physical music collection, but I'm young and jobless. I promise myself that I'll build one that's bigger than my blogspot collection, which is only 1163 songs at the moment.
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hippiedrow
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:54 am 
 

I have been managing my own download blog (see sig) since November. I really like how it enables people the get great music quickly, and for free.
I use other peoples blogs a lot as well. There is some really great stuff floating around out there.

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bucfan5252
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:59 am 
 

Yeah I use them a lot. It is pretty much the only way I obtain music other than buying the cd.

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wigglygore
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Location: Australia
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:04 am 
 

I use them on occasion, they have stopped me from buying a lot of shit i would have made an uneducated guess/buy on in the past based on coverart/tracktitles/label/logo, when i previously had heard of the band, but not their music.

They have also opened up my musical tastes a lot and gotten me into bands i previously wouldn't have paid any thought to. The stuff i d/l and don't like, i end up deleting pretty quickly, and the stuff i like, i end up buying about 90% of it.

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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:46 am 
 

i use soulseek as primary download tool and blogspots to find the stuff i really want.

I only buy albums i already tried.


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differer
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Location: Finland
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:53 am 
 

Convenient for finding bands I'm not familiar with. I download pretty much anything I can find that could possibly interest me. But still, nothing beats a physical album. If I like it, I'll buy it.
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Axel_Sikth
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:01 am 
 

Blogpots and torrents are my two methods for getting new music. Since I have a pretty fast, my torrent downloads usually go pretty fast. But then, it's harder to find obscure stuff, so I use blogspots primarily. Most blogspots just contain the album cover and the tracklist, and little descriptive information, beyond a subgenre so I usually turn to other sources when I'm actually looking for new music. However, if I stumble across an interesting band on say, Braindead, enjoy their Myspace tracks, then I will go to blogspots to search for something,

Grind & Punishment is a pretty good blog that provides album reviews and the occasional interview. Other than that one, I don't really stick to one blog, save for maybe Invisible Oranges. I just google the stuff I want.

I've got my own blogspot, but I've yet to upload anything. I'm not planning on doing daily updates with no reviews and just the album cover, track listing, and a download link. So far, I'm thinking of basing the blog on grindcore, but seeing as my knowledge of grindcore nor grindcore are too expansive, I might need to get some help to keep the blog going. I'm confident in my writing ability, but I would like some other voices as well. I don't want my blog to become my private church for worshipping for Insect Warfare. If anyone's interested, then PM me.

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Denovan
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Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:07 pm
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:39 pm 
 

Blogspots are a great way to discover new music, I use them pretty often.
That's what i do, if i find a band that caught my interest or someone recommend me to check one, i get some of the albums via blogs and if liked them enough i purchase the album online.

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I Am the Law
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:27 pm 
 

Blogs are easier to find stuff on and also a lot faster to download from than Soulseek or any p2p program.

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lowendmayhem
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:46 am 
 

I've been completely oblivious to this until now. I'm going to have to check this out. Also being young and jobless, I use torrents, but I'm slowly starting to buy back some stuff and make a physical collection.
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BastardHead
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:00 am 
 

BardInTheForest wrote:
but I do plan on having tons and tons of money eventually and then buying everything I've downloaded. We'll see how that works out.


I had that same idea. According to iTunes, I've got 718 albums, but according to my CD shelves, I've got a little over 200. So I've got a waaaays to go (although some of those are legitimate releases acquired through the internet that I just don't have in hard copy).
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