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The sudden burnout of obscure music download blogs

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Bootlegged cassette tapes
Bootlegged cassette tapes

Torrents may be the weapon of choice for those looking to illicitly expand their music collections, but rarer gems could only be found using obscure music download blogs. The AWL interviewed a handful of curators for sites like 8 Days in April and Mutant Romance, asking how they started, if the turbulent histories of Rapidshare and Megaupload contributed to their decline, and whether the internet’s obsession with rare music will ever end. It may become even more difficult to find obscure albums as time passes, but as one interviewee points out, "there is always another rock to be overturned."