Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Music › Official Free FLAC File Music Sharing Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Official Free FLAC File Music Sharing Thread

post #1 of 300
Thread Starter 

Alright, folks, here is the purpose of this thread:

 

It is for sharing links to FREE FLAC music files.

 

The rules are very simple. Please share your links to legal downloads of FREE FLAC music files.

 

1. Any type of music is fine, but it must be in FLAC format.

2. The downloads must be legal and they must be free.

 

I'll start it off. My first selection is a three-song EP by TV Torso called 'Clear Lake Strangler.'

 

Here is the link where you can download all three songs for free in FLAC format:

 

http://tvtorso.bandcamp.com/album/clear-lake-strangler

post #2 of 300

If I rip some of my CDs in flac, then put it in some server, then let you download the whole albums for free, would that be legal?

post #3 of 300
Quote:
Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

If I rip some of my CDs in flac, then put it in some server, then let you download the whole albums for free, would that be legal?

I don't believe so.

post #4 of 300
Thread Starter 

No. Not if it is copyrighted commercial music. 

post #5 of 300
Thread Starter 

Let me provide another example of a free and legal FLAC download.

 

Here is a link:

http://archive.org/details/cj2009-10-05.ku100_at37

 

At that link, you will find an entire concert by The Cowboy Junkies. The recording is a binaural recording intended especially for headphone use. It is available in multiple formats on that page, including FLAC. If you want to download the entire concert in FLAC, the easiest way is to use the "Lossless zip" link located on the left side of the page where it says, "Play / Download."

 

I can't say whether you'll like The Cowboy Junkies or not, but it is an excellent live recording intended for headphone users.

 

Enjoy.

post #6 of 300

That's a very good recording, uncompressed. Pretty good band too, Cowboy Junkies.

 

Many thanks StratMan


Edited by wuwhere - 1/5/13 at 2:16pm
post #7 of 300
Thread Starter 

I'm glad you had a chance to try it, wuwhere.

 

Okay, here is some more free FLAC format music. This time it is (mostly) classical music.

 

These are high resolution 24bit FLAC files. Some folks may not be able to play this type of file, so I'm sharing this link for people who know that they are able to play these files.

 

Once again, enjoy...

 

http://www.2l.no/hires/index.html


Edited by StratocasterMan - 1/5/13 at 10:35pm
post #8 of 300
Thread Starter 

There doesn't seem to be a lot of interest in free FLAC files around here. I'm not sure why that is. Maybe it's because you don't have to flip 'em over when the needle gets to the end?  confused.gif

 

Anyway, I'll try a few more.

 

I really like everything I've heard by a band called Black Books so far. According to the tags on Bandcamp, they're working in "alternative dream pop experimental indie rock psychedelic shoegaze southern dream pop austin tx Austin." They keep playing live around Austin, Texas, so I'm waiting for MorbidToaster to do a review of one of their live shows.

 

Here's where you can find three of their songs in FLAC for free:

 

http://blackbooks.bandcamp.com/album/like-you-best-b-w-shipwrecked

http://blackbooks.bandcamp.com/track/lovefool

 

post #9 of 300
Quote:
Originally Posted by StratocasterMan View Post

Let me provide another example of a free and legal FLAC download.

 

Here is a link:

http://archive.org/details/cj2009-10-05.ku100_at37

 

At that link, you will find an entire concert by The Cowboy Junkies. The recording is a binaural recording intended especially for headphone use. It is available in multiple formats on that page, including FLAC. If you want to download the entire concert in FLAC, the easiest way is to use the "Lossless zip" link located on the left side of the page where it says, "Play / Download."

 

I can't say whether you'll like The Cowboy Junkies or not, but it is an excellent live recording intended for headphone users.

 

Enjoy.

 

Thanks for the link! Love the live recording!

post #10 of 300
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by anodize View Post

 

Thanks for the link! Love the live recording!

 

I'm glad you enjoyed it.

post #11 of 300
Thread Starter 

 

Here is a link to some downtempo electronica off of the upcoming album above.

 

The song is "Minor Cause" by Emancipator and it is available in free 44.1 / 24 FLAC here:

 

http://locirecords.bandcamp.com/track/minor-cause

post #12 of 300
You'll like this one stratocasterman, some seriously shredding instrumental

http://mendelian.bandcamp.com/album/subliminal-colors
post #13 of 300
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ferday View Post

You'll like this one stratocasterman, some seriously shredding instrumental

http://mendelian.bandcamp.com/album/subliminal-colors

 

Thanks, ferday! That is exactly what I was hoping for in this thread. smile.gif Some people sharing links to free FLAC files!

 

I just downloaded it... k701smile.gif

post #14 of 300
Thread Starter 

Alright, time for more cool free FLACs!

 

Here is a live concert by Ryan Adams recorded October 17, 2006 at Ludwigshafen, Germany.

 

Click on the "Lossless zip" link on the left side of the page under "Play / Download" to get the entire show in FLAC.

 

http://archive.org/details/ryanadams2006-10-17.sbd.flac16

post #15 of 300
Quote:
There doesn't seem to be a lot of interest in free FLAC files around here. I'm not sure why that is.

 

StratocasterMan, this is a great thread, I'm lovin' it!

 

Besides being free, I'm getting introduced to some new music that I'll probably eventually end up buying.

 

Don't know of any links to free FLAC files myself, but if I find any I'll post them here.

 

Thanks for starting this thread!!

 

Edit: HDtracks has a free sampler that you can download in FLAC


Edited by ejmcgee - 1/13/13 at 7:44am
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Music
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Music › Official Free FLAC File Music Sharing Thread