The Courage of Others

February 1st, 2010

It probably isn’t appropriate to blow your album of the week on a Monday.

What if a better one comes out tomorrow? What if a better one came out today and I just didn’t notice it? That’s entirely possible, I’ve only heard one album today and that’s the one I’m going for.

So I heartily recommend The Courage of Others by Midlake.

Midlake are the band I always think of that best demonstrate how copying music is really good for bands. I’d never heard of them until someone gave me a copied CD of  The Trial of Van Occupanther. As a result of that I ended up buying myself a copy and have bought it numerous times as Birthday presents for people as well as buying everything else Midlake have ever done. One copied CD has actually sold them many CDs.

In contrast in the same time I’ve bought no Metallica CDs. Though that is more as a result of them being shit than anything to do with copying CDs or their fruitless fight against piracy. I just raise it as an issue. A rather abstract issue.

So if you want to explore The Courage of Others you can listen to it here.

Or you can watch this. Which isn’t on The Courage of Others  but I really like it.


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One Response to “The Courage of Others”

  1. Reverse Osmosis Says:

    when i was a kid, i love to receive an assortment of birthday presents like teddy bears and mechanical toys ,.;

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