One of the main reasons for doing this site is to hopefully introduce people to interesting music, whether it be brand spanking new or thirty years old. I’ve personally found (and then bought) loads of music via blogs, and nothing would make me happier than introducing someone to Durutti Column, or Geneva, or American Music Club, or whoever. MP3’s are a great way for people to get a taster of a particular artist, so they then go out and buy more of the artist’s music, or watch them live (if they still can).
However if you are the owner of one of the MP3’s I’ve posted and you would rather I didn’t post it, please let me know via email (it’s loftandlost and it’s a googlemail.com account) and I will remove it. After all, it is yours.
I’ve also added, from March 2009 and wherever possible, links to buy the tracks or albums I talk about, whether they are new releases, best of’s, or single tracks (as MP3 downloads). For some of these, especially in the Pitchfork 500, this may not be possible. Also please note these are all for the UK Amazon.com site; I will change this to Amazon US if enough people tell me to!