bestof2009 :: The Year In Free Albums

While I’ve already revealed my favorite album of 2009 (which includes Pollination’s free IO EP), I thought I might share some of the better albums released by artists and labels free of charge.

This is the Year in Free Albums.

1. Surface by RENMINBI
Listen: Portland (mp3)

Surface

2. Mixtape by The Years
Listen: Dewjuice (mp3)

Mixtape

3. Fear! by Shark?
Listen: I’ve Got Friends (mp3)

Fear

4. New Raytheonport by Gary War
Listen: Clouds Went That Way (mp3)
NOTE: This album came out in 2008, but the FMA started giving it away in 2009.

New Raytheonport

5. Texas Compilation from Exponential Records
Listen: Upon the 49th Day (mp3) by Ernest Gonzales

Texas Compilation

6. Thanks But No Thanks by Phaseone
Listen: Temp Tags / Starfox (mp3)
NOTE: Phaseone and Frank Heat put out a free remix album entitled White Collar Crime. It is available at The Forkcast or Banter Media.

Thanks But No Thanks

7. West Coast by Junk Culture
Listen: Carmel Valley Girls (mp3)
NOTE: This album is actually pay-what-you-want which includes the price of free.

West Coast

8. Mixtape Volume Four by The Hood Internet
Listen: The Hood Internet – Good Ol’ Fashion Rump Shaker (Beastie Boys x Matt & Kim) (soundcloud)

Hood Mixtape Four

9. Lefse Records Compilation
Listen: Open Water (mp3) by A Grave With No Name

Lefse Records Compilation

10. WRAP BOOTY by PROFESSOR CALCULUS
Listen: STAB ALLEY (mp3)
props to FMLY

Booty Wrap

11. See Mystery Lights Instrumentals by Y△CHT
Listen: Summer Song (Instrumental) (mp3)

See Mystery Lights Instrumentals

12. ATL RMX from Adult Swim & Rockstar Games
Listen: Sideways (SALEM Drag Chop remix) (mp3) by Playboy Tre

ATL RMX

13. Cybersex Digital Sampler from Sub Pop
Listen: Son of a Gun (mp3) by The Vaselines

Sub Pop CS Sampler

If you want to download all the individual tracks in this post, you should think about installing the DownThemAll! Firefox extension.

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