Music downloads for free!!! But wait…Billiam doesn’t condone piracy. What you’ll find here are samplers. He supports the artists and encourages other music lovers to do it as well.
Visual Aesthetics – 8
Very plain template. Nice enough header. Lots of album art.
User Friendliness – 8
Positives: Fast loading time. Highly readable text. Distinct links. No-nonsense posts. Clean look. Easy enough navigation. Downloading can be a hassle especially when the download slots are all taken. Negatives: Too long archives. Suggestion: Use labels instead and put albums of the same artist(s) under one label. No comments but since there is a chatbox it really doesn’t matter much.
Reading Enjoyment – 8
Nothing to really enjoy here in terms of literary value. Once you’ve downloaded what you need you can then enjoy listening to your music of choice. Note though that Billiam uploads compressed files only so that you will need to buy the real album if you want to listen to it at its best quality. This blog stays true to its goal so it still deserves a pretty good score for reading enjoyment.
Useful Info – 10
Very very useful blog. Each entry is a goldmine with the: 1. album art; 2. song list; 3. Download link; 4. Link to the Wikipedia entry on the artist(s).
Overall Experience – 8
A unique blog that promotes and shares music without trampling on anyone’s interest (except for super greedy artists who wouldn’t want you to listen even to crappy quality music without playing). Hard rock and heavy metal lovers should consider this as a regular stopover.
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