Gigantic Music Sampler

April 21, 2009 | Format: MP3

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Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity Prime  
30
1
4:02
30
2
2:43
30
3
2:43
30
4
3:08
30
5
4:47
30
6
2:18
30
7
2:57
30
8
4:03

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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 (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4 Free in Albums (See Top 100 Free in Albums)

Customer Reviews

This just wasn't my type of music.
Amazon Customer
GIGANTIC is a fun and pleasantly quirky album with a diverse collection of musicians providing a handful of quality music.
SaturnAlien
Pretty bad - at least for my ears.
JTXan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

66 of 73 people found the following review helpful By SaturnAlien on May 6, 2009
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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
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33 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Mary K. Parker on 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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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By marzh on January 16, 2013
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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 By Searcher on 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 By Dr. Dave on 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rider of Brohan on November 27, 2012
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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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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Colin McGinn on April 21, 2009
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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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