IT IS FINISHED!
Here is the last album I purchased with Emusic’s $500.
I don’t normally buy single songs, but along the way I let myself indulge a little. I’m more of an album man myself. When it came down to album 91 I saw how I cheated myself of grabbing one last full album. Album 91 is mostly the album, I still have to go back and pick up a few of the songs. Here is how I spent my last few dollars (actually 4.36 out of 500) at Emusic:
91. Five Iron Frenzy’s Engine of a Million Plots, ‘13 - I was able to pick up tracks 1-5, 7-8, 10 and 12 before my money ran out (I did have one free song from the album to be fair). This left me with .44 cents, not enough to grab another track. Why did I buy this album? This is, after all, that is the question I’ve been trying to capture. It started almost a year ago… FIF launched a Kickstarter and within two hours reached their goal. I watched it escalate over the next few days and the story got picked up on blogs around the internet. I would have liked to have participated but a couple things happen to me with Kickstarter that keep me from supporting. First, if I’m sure they are going to reach their goal, then I don’t feel like paying ten or more bucks for a album download. I’ll just wait for it to come out on Emusic. Second, if I feel like the prizes are slightly overvalued then it seems like a turn off. There have been several Kickstarters that have wanted a lot of money for little return (like $15 for a download of an EP). I don’t remember exactly, but I think it was just the first reason alone that kept me away from backing FIF. I think they were looking for around thirty grand and ended up getting 150 grand or so.
This was my last album purchased even though the release date was a couple months back because Emusic silently snuck it up on their site. The day the album was to go live I was there ready to click purchase, but it wasn’t. I repeatedly checked back (with credits in hand) but it didn’t show up. Then as a last ditch effort I checked one last time before I ran out of store credit and was able to capture the majority of the album. I’m leaving the .44 cents as a tip back to Emusic for everything they’ve done for me.
And here is the list of the occasional song download that I grabbed along the way. As you can see only three are original songs, the rest are cover songs. I told you I’m a sucker for cover songs.
1. Sleeping At Last’s I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
2. Sleeping At Last’s Masquerade
3. He Is We’s Replay
4. Shad’s Stylin
5. Ross Christopher’s Zombie
6. This Beautiful Mess’ Lovesong
7. Glorybox’s I think We’re Alone Now
8. Moby’s Almost Home (f/ Damien Jurado)
Now that we are all done. I’m going to widdle the album list down to the one that was worth it all! The $500 album! I’ll start by cutting the 91 albums down in half (almost half you know) and then half again and so on and so forth till we have a winner. That is what is next. Once that happens I’ll give you my top 10 list of 2014. Stay tuned.