Okay.  It’s been a while but I have not forgotten.  Here is a quick list/opinions of songs currently offered for free on iTunes.  Try them out, explore and compare; prove me wrong if you dare.

First up is a 40 song in total sampler.  One from Urban Outfitters, which looks pretty good.  It’s international music, which can sometimes hold diamonds amongst all that coal.  I haven’t listened to all the songs yet but so far I’m not terribly disappointed. 

The second part of the first set is 15 songs from Facebook through the iTunes fan page.  (Editor’s Note: You must “Like” the itunes page in order to take advantage of this deal).  I myself am a fan, but Latin music (eh) is not that great shakes in my opinion, so I am still juggling as to whether or not I want this taking up space on my hard drive.

Another collection of songs, this time from American Songwriter, looks to be (again) mostly country.  Is it just me or is Country and International the only two genres that willingly give away their music and talent in order to become known / maintain their popularity?  I’m not complaining but I thought it worth mentioning.  Is it that other genres are “too good” to give away free music on a regular basis, or have they just not caught on to this “getting out among the public” marketing gimmick…

Onto the singles.

Colores Colores Colores by Cancion de la Semana was not mind blowing in any sense of the word.  In fact, it felt a bit like it was missing something.  Say, a passable beat.  but I’m sure the song has great sentiment.  I got the song simply to practice my language skills.  If it does not serve its purpose I’m deleting it.

OW! OW! OW! The song "Catch Me If You Can” by Outasight was painful to the nth degree.  I couldn’t pin it down to any one thing.  Maybe it was the pathetic lyrics, or the nails-on-a-chalkboard vocals, or the beat from hell, or the accompaniment of the damned.  Either way this song must be avoided at all costs, simply for the sake of Mankind to continue on its path to enlightenment.

Next up we have The Expendables and their song “Well.”  Perhaps the name of this band speaks for itself.  Their music, albeit not as devastatingly painful as Outasight, is still nothing for which to bother wasting your memory space.  It’s bland, the lyrics are nothing clever and the overall feel is blah.  Something to fall asleep to while you pretend to be deep and full of sentiment.

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