SPIN Presents Newermind A Tribute Album (Free Release!)

Back in 1991 “Nevermind” was an unpredicted revolution. Sold over 30 million copies worldwide, “Nevermind” was responsible for bringing alternative rock to a large mainstream audience, and critics subsequently regarded it as one of the best rock albums of all time. Kurt Cobain on April 5, 1994 decided to join “27 Club” (Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and more recently Amy Winehouse) and this was the premature end of Nirvana.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote: following the release of “Nevermind” “nothing was ever quite the same, for better and for worse” – and this is in few words exactly the essence of Nirvana.
SPIN Magazine pays tribute to the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s “Nevermind”, and as part of their package, tapped some of their favorite contemporary artists to cover the influential album’s 13 songs, in their original order and the tribute album is a gift – free download – at their web page.
From Meat Puppets to Titus Andronicus and from Amanda Palmer to The Vaselines this is an exciting and colourful trip to take. Read more SPIN Presents Newermind A Tribute Album (Free Release!)

ATO Records Free Summer Sampler

A total of 12 tracks, one by each artist: Mariachi El Bronx, Ben Ottewell, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, My Morning Jacket, Bobby Long, Drive-By Truckers, Alberta Cross, Gomez, Vusi Mahlasela, 311, Dawes and John Butler Trio, it’s the free summer sample offered by ATO Records if you’re willing to gave up your e-mail address – confirmation required. Get your copy from the label’s official site.
I believe it’s just perfect for your car stereo or iPod and it’s a nice opportunity to listen some artist, get a batter taste of them.
Some – Gomez, 331, My Morning Jacket, etc – are quite familiar ones, I wrote about their recent albums, others might be fresh acquaintances, anyway, nothing’s better than a free ride, isn’t it? Read more ATO Records Free Summer Sampler