The readers of my site will probably know that I’m a fan of the “Humble Indie Bundle“, which is an initiative that sells for a specified time (usually 14 days) a collection (bundle) of games or music for a price determined by the purchaser. In the past I have done several reviews of the games offered and purchased 3 Bundle, so today I’m happy to introduce a small variation on the theme: a music bundle, please welcome the Humble Music Bundle!
The Humble Music Bundle offers DRM-free versions, in either MP3 or FLAC formats, of five albums, on the official website you can see for every artist the track list and hear the preview of the first 30/40 seconds of each song. These are the artists and the Albums in the bundle:
1) Favoritism by MC Frontalot
A digital box set of Frontalot’s choicest cuts, curated by the MC himself. Thrill along to top hits and unearthed treasures! Devour 6,000 words of wildly revelatory and/or self-indulgent liner notes! Spanning seven years and five albums, Favoritism is the first true document of the risen era of nerdcore hip-hop.
2) Album Raises New and Troubling Questions by They Might Be Giants
A rarities collection of songs recorded during the band’s sessions for their most recent full length album Join Us.
3) Jonathan Coulton’s Greatest Hit (Plus 13 Other Songs) by Jonathan Coulton
It’s hard to pick the 14 best songs from Jonathan Coulton’s catalog because, really, they are all the best. But this collection has many of the favorites you know, along with a few you probably don’t, including tracks from his latest album, Artificial Heart, and three brand new live tracks from his recent Artificial Heart tour. Which is his greatest hit? Only you can decide!
The bundles includes some notable selections from the game soundtracks Valkyria Chronicles by Hitoshi Sakimoto and Calling All Dawns by Christopher Tin, which features the Grammy award-winning Civilization IV theme song. The bundle is compatible with Linux and is available from now until August 10 in both MP3 and FLAC formats.
Paying more than the average price, which is currently sitting at $8.20, will also net you a copy of OK Go’s Twelve Remixes of Four Songs.