Gigantic Music Sampler
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Gigantic Music Sampler

April 21, 2009

  Song Title Artist
Four Provinces The Walkmen
Cold Water Frances
No Soul The Rumble Strips
Cold Shoulder Kevin Ayers
Anna Mae Dragons Of Zynth
Best of Seven Aa
Remember the Orphans Boggs
Strictly Game Harlem Shakes

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 21, 2009
  • Label: Gigantic Music LLC
  • Copyright: (c) 2009 Gigantic Music LLC
  • Total Length: 26:41
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00265UBM4
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14 Free in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Free in MP3 Albums)

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63 of 69 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eclectic, diverse, interesting, intriquing, etc. May 6, 2009
Format:MP3 Music
GIGANTIC is a fun and pleasantly quirky album with a diverse collection of musicians providing a handful of quality music. At least one previous reviewer seems to get this right, most of the rest too easily toss off the quality here, which is not surprising, considering the multitude of spoiled children in this country with every advantage and an excess of complaints about the quality. That's a pity because Amazon deserves credit for providing plenty of diverse music on this site -- free for the taking.

The Walkmen's sound is reminiscent of The Waterboys The Whole of the Moon: The Music of the Waterboys & Mike Scott more than Dylan -- fresh and somehow retro. Frances walks a fine line between Human Sexual Response Fig. 15 and early Talking Heads Talking Heads: 77. The Rumble Strips remind me of The Smiths Hatful of Hollow with horns! Kevin Ayers' voice is downright dreamy, like Brad Roberts of Crashtest Dummies I Don't Care That You Don't Mind but a bit less tongue in cheek. Dragons of Zynth is a cool blend of easy listening and a bit of white noise. Add Aa's "Best of Seven" with their Afro-Ambient percussion fest, the Boggs recalling of the Troggs The Singles A's & B's, and Harlem Shakes' balance between driving rhythm and catchy, charming lyrics and verses, then I challenge anyone to find a more diverse album that would get toes tapping and put some smiles on the faces of those who appreciate authentic creativity. Cheers!
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31 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is alternative music---NOT rock---and is good April 22, 2009
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It's unfair to classify this album as rock as it definitely misses that genre---it's more eclectic than that and would better fit into the alternative section. My favorite on this album is Kevin Ayers' "Cold Shoulder" which features a mix of stringed instruments and a mellow voice with a melancholy view of the world---"nothing left to dream on." My next favorite is Harlem Shakes which doesn't have a promising start, but driving percussion gradually works itself out to hope "this will be a better year."

"Remember the Orphans" by The Boggs has a derivative punk feel to it and "No Soul" sounds like an Elvis Costello wannabe, and I enjoyed them considering they were free. I didn't care for the songs others chose: Aa and Dragons of Zynth featured percussion only and did not appeal to me at all. The remainders were unremarkable.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gives you a chance to check out a wide variety of music February 27, 2013
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This has been very interesting to see what all the different music types are and if you really like that music type.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's nice February 1, 2013
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I usually go for faster music but this mp3 album has a nice kind of mix and flavor you will enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Haters Go Away! January 16, 2013
By marzh
Format:MP3 Music
PLEASE--- if you write a review, write a reasonable review of the content. This is a free, eclectic alt mix of a bunch of pretty cool offerings from "unknowns" on a small label. I appreciate what's on the table, and while not all songs strike my particular fancy, about half of them (1, 2, 4, and 8) definitely do. And this is by and large an alternative sampler. If you hate alt music and only listen to other styles, then it's not for you, and to give it one star because "I never heard of any of any of these songs or the artist" is a disservice to amazon, the artists, and people who read reviews to get some useful information before taking the plunge. If you have rational comments to make if you decide something is worthless, then that's fine. But some of the so-called reviews here are not reviews, and have nothing to do with this album.

For people looking for something a bit different in the alt genre (well, genres, because there's quite an array of music on display here), give it a try. It's free (thank you, amazon!) and it's definitely worth a listen. Keep what you want, delete if it doesn't grab you, but it really is much better than the cumulative stars would have you believe. (Try a little love instead of hate and the world may start being a better place!)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really solid if it's what you're looking for November 27, 2012
Format:MP3 Music
I noticed that this sampler got quite a bit of really poor reviews and I'm not sure why. I can only assume that it is because they did not expect it to be what it is: mostly indie rock. If you are just looking to find some new stuff then this is a great sampler. To me only the opening track was something that I'll come back to and listen to often, but for a free set of songs you could do a lot worse. Worth the download if you want some alternative or indie stuff.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice Sampler January 7, 2013
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As the name implies, it is a sampler and lives up to that title. Some I like, some I didn't.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some really great tracks here ... April 21, 2009
Format:MP3 Music
I completely disagree with the previous reviews. The tracks are very interesting and varied. The Walkmen is one of my favorite bands, so if for nothing else, download this for the song "Four Provinces". The Harlem Shakes and The Rumble Strips songs are also very good. It is clear that many of the reviewers simply listened to the samples without actually giving the songs a full listen before writing such scathing remarks. In fact, that must be the case, because some of the comments don't even seem to apply. They must not be a fan of this particular type of music, in which case, one should read the reviews (mine included) with a grain of salt. I can't thank Amazon enough for giving another great sampler. I will be looking to pick up some more tracks by many of the artists featured on this sampler.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars gigantic music sampler
some really good music for free too. all songs are good, Cold Shoulder is so true and has lyrics! Yea!!! Read more
Published 2 days ago by Deborah
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Variety
Nice selection of artists and songs. Some tunes were familiar, others not so much. But still gives me a lot of options.
Published 10 days ago by Mimi2theWorld
5.0 out of 5 stars No mp3 downloads down under
I cannot rate this because we are not able to access Amazon's mp3 downloads in Australia. I wish they were available.
Published 5 months ago by Tilly
5.0 out of 5 stars Unfair ratings! Great variety of indie rock for FREE
These people have no idea what they're talking about!! No, this isn't Top 40 pap, so if that's your thing this probably isn't for you. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Caroline Hiatt
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrible
It came with my kindle and unlike other selections, I could never find a way to delete it from my device.
Published 7 months ago by moe725
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
I wanted to hear some new music. I went over the songs and artist and decided to listen to the music one day.
Published 9 months ago by Morgan Anthony Richardson
3.0 out of 5 stars Music sampler
Well...this album had quite a wide variety of music on it and it was nice to listen to. I did enjoy it.
Published 10 months ago by Jeanette Namingha
4.0 out of 5 stars Great free music for use on my cell or tablet devices!
I have the AmazonMP3 Premium Cloud app and this was easily found just by searching for FREE and it is very good!
Published 10 months ago by UPCAMAN
3.0 out of 5 stars So, So
Wasn't what I expected. I actually downloaded this by mistake and have since deleted it. Not worth keeping. There's better stuff out there.
Published 11 months ago by wizardintacoma
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
I love music samplers. you get a mix of old and new music which is great for Ipod listening...and it introduces you to different kinds of music
Published 12 months ago by Karen Best
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