Free Album Download::The Charlatans 'You Cross My Path'

Seems bands are starting to take the cue from Radiohead and releasing Digital Versions of their albums for FREE! They're pretty much reitirating what alot of people have been saying. Most young kids nowadays are getting their music for Free on the Internet and for every CD sold they're being copied 9 times over. Might as well release the albums for Free. Increase your exposure and make money at the concerts and through merchandising. Seems to be the way of the future. Eventually CD's will become like fancy business cards. The more bands keep doing this the more it'll become the norm.

The Charlatans aren't a run of the mill band either, they've had a few #1 albums in the U.K. and I've been a fan for years. Even going on memorable group trips to see them perform in Orlando.

This is their 10th studio album and so far it's being compared to New Order. The Charlatans do a New Order type album. I've been listening to it and it's pretty good stuff. Downlaod it for Free on the Famous British Radio Station XFM who's hosting.

Thanks to Joaquin who sent me a message/link for this on Myspace.

Below is their latest video for the title track 'You Cross My Path' and the links for the Download are here....

P.S. Seems Nine Inch Nails/Trent Reznor has kinda gone to a similar route as Charlatans/Radiohead with the release of their latest album Ghosts I-IV. It was released through their website this past Sunday. It's 36 Instrumental Tracks that they completed in 10 weeks. You can get the first 9 tracks for Free on their site or buy the whole album/36 tracks for just $5! They also have various special collectors edition CD's etc you can purchase if you prefer. Do I smell a trend here?? Here's some stuff he wrote about the release on his site...

Trent Reznor explains, "I've been considering and wanting to make this kind of record for years, but by its very nature it wouldn't have made sense until this point. This collection of music is the result of working from a very visual perspective - dressing imagined locations and scenarios with sound and texture; a soundtrack for daydreams. I'm very pleased with the result and the ability to present it directly to you without interference. I hope you enjoy the first four volumes of Ghosts."

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