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"In college and in my early twenties, music forums and blogs run by individual critics proliferated. [..] it was through them that I heard new music, formed my tastes, and learned how to listen [..] the blogs [..] were surrounded by an even larger network of mp3 blogs, sites that simply made albums available for download, so that I could listen to everything I was reading about.

When people talk about the lost promise of the internet, I think about this little music blogger ecosystem. "

@cblgh "[album name] blogspot download" was my go-to search term for getting music in that era. the blogs are still there but many of the download links are defunct now

@cblgh I remember this- The Sirens Sound was where I learned about all the post* stuff that shaped my own output as an artist

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