music

August 30

FREE The Sound of Yo-Yo Ma Album @ Google Play Store

Posted by on August 30, 2015 at 3:00 PM

FREE The Sound of Yo Yo Ma Album @ Google Play Store

I like cheap music, but FREE music is even better. Currently, The Sound of Yo-Yo Ma (Google Play Exclusive) Album is FREE to download. You receive eight songs from one of the most incredible cellists around. The cello is my favourite instrument, therefore I am eager to experience what Yo-Yo Ma has to offer.

This is a Google Exclusive album, which means you cannot buy it anywhere else. However, there is little need for price comparing as a FREE album is always substantially cheaper than any album you would pay for. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 22

90% Off – Blue Rodeo Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Album Only 99¢ @ Google Play

Posted by on August 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM

90% Off   Blue Rodeo Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Album Only 99¢ @ Google Play

We are back with another album of the week for just 99¢. This week you can purchase the entire Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Album from Blue Rodeo for just $0.99.

I know Blue Rodeo from my childhood. Their love ballad ‘Try’ was probably played to death on every radio station there was in my youth. I remember hearing it over the speakers on my local small-town mall. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 19

Amazon Canada: Buy 4 Audio CDs & Save An Extra $9 & Get Free Shipping

Posted by on August 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Amazon Canada: Buy 4 Audio CDs & Save An Extra $9 & Get Free Shipping

While many of download our tunes, there are still some who love the feeling of a new CD for their music. Amazon Canada has a great deal on with a buy more, save more on Sony Music CDs. If you buy two, you’ll save $3, if you buy three, you’ll save $6 and if you buy four, you’ll save $9. The prices are already really low, so you’ll get some good music for a really low price.

There are 124 selections for this promotion and many look like greatest hits offers. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 16

FREE Jamie Lawson Album Pre-Order @ Google Play

Posted by on August 16, 2015 at 2:00 PM

FREE Jamie Lawson Album Pre Order @ Google Play

The only thing better than really cheap music is free music! Right now you can pre-order the complete Jamie Lawson self-titled album for free. The album will be released on the 9th of October, 2015 and you will be first in line to receive the new album at no expense to yourself.

You will not be able to sample this artist’s music through Google Play as the album has not been released yet. However, you can head over to YouTube and find some samples on there to determine if this artist is one you want to add to your collection. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 15

Ed Sheeran ‘X’ Album Only 99¢ @ Google Play

Posted by on August 15, 2015 at 5:30 PM

Ed Sheeran X Album Only 99¢ @ Google Play

This week, Google Play is offering the Ed Sheeran ‘X’ Album as their album of the week for just 99¢.

This album is super popular and we saw it go on sale earlier this year from $9.99 down to $5.99 at iTunes. This time, you can pay just 99¢ for the album, which is less than the cost of one of the songs on the album. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 8

Google Play Store: Elle King Love Stuff Album for 99¢

Posted by on August 8, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Google Play Store: Elle King Love Stuff Album for 99¢

The new Google album of the week is out. This week, purchase Love Stuff by artist Elle King for just 99¢. This album was just released in February of 2015; therefore you are getting your hands on a new album for less than the cost of a cup of Timmy’s coffee.

Love Stuff is the debut studio album by Elle King, an American recording artist. You may have heard her voice before because – last September – she released her hit single “Ex’s & Oh’s”, which ranked well on rock billboards. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 6

Play Country Hits Album Only $0.99 @ Google Play Store

Posted by on August 6, 2015 at 9:49 AM

Play Country Hits Album Only $0.99 @ Google Play Store

Country fans, head this way. There is a fantastic deal at The Google Play Store this week featuring a mix of ten great new country tunes. Valued at $12.30, this album has currently dropped to only $.99!

Country music always screams sunshine to me. If you want to hold on to the last few weeks of summer, buy this album and play it while you sip lemonade. Maybe include a hammock or a swimming pool, and you have some summer memories that will hold you all winter. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 3

Hozier Debut Album just 99¢ @ Google Play

Posted by on August 3, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Hozier Debut Album just 99¢ @ Google Play

Hozier is a new artist with a BIG following due to his hit single “Take Me to The Church.” If you are a fan and want to wet your teeth on more Hozier, then pick up his entire debut album for just 99¢. The debut album is self-titled Hozier. 

iTunes Canada only has the bonus track version (two extra songs), which retails for $6.99. Just the regular album like Google Play is selling costs $7.99 if you were to buy a physical copy of of Amazon Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 25

Google Play Store: 1000 Forms Of Fear by Sia – Only 99¢

Posted by on July 25, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Google Play Store: 1000 Forms Of Fear by Sia   Only 99¢

The Google Play Store has refreshed their album deal of the week to feature a gorgeous artist with an amazing voice: Sia. Sia’s album 1000 Forms Of Fear is on sale this week for just 99¢.

You must download this album if for no other reason than her song Chandelier. That song is amazingly powerful and, ever since I first heard it, has stuck in my head like few others. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 18

Only 99¢ – Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone Album @ Google Play

Posted by on July 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Only 99¢   Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone Album @ Google Play

Music warms my soul and makes work (seem) to go a lot faster! There is nothing like a new album for less than the price of a song. Pick up Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone Album (various artists) for only 99¢ from Google Play. This album is their album of the week.

Unlike most albums of the week, this is a composite album featuring several different artists all in tribute to the legendary jazz singer Nina Simone. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 12

Google Play Album of the Week: Sonic Highways by Foo Fighters – 99¢

Posted by on July 12, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Google Play Album of the Week: Sonic Highways by Foo Fighters   99¢

Google Play has a new album of the week steeply discounted! This week, you can purchase Sonic Highways by the Foo Fighters for just 99¢.

I am completely unfamiliar with this album. Although I know of the band (hasn’t everyone heard of them) I have never really listened to their music. The album has 8 songs on it. Your purchase price works out to just over 12¢ per song! Songs on Goggle Play Store retail for $1.29 each as you can see. If you were to buy these songs separately, then you would pay more for one song than you would for the entire album.

I price compared this album with both other digital and physical copies. iTunes Canada sells the same album for $6.99 and a physical copy at Amazon Canada would cost you $10. Even compared to the digital copy, Google Play’s price is far superior.

Your new album features the following eight songs:

  1. Something From Nothing
  2. The Feast and The Famine
  3. Congregation
  4. What Did I Do?/God As My Witness
  5. Outside
  6. In The Clear
  7. Subterranean
  8. I Am A River

The album has overwhelmingly good reviews with a 4.6/5 star rating on Google Play with over 4000 reviews. One reviewer said:

Pure class again How the foo’s keep delivering more and better just defies belief. Dave didn’t just pop in the studio and presto another album of more the same, its a masterpiece of musical depth inspired from his road trip for the American Rock …

I listened to a few songs including the popular Something From Nothing but they are just not my cup of rock. However, if they are your cup of rock, then this is a fantastic deal you will not want to miss out on. You can preview each and every song before purchasing the album if you want to get a feel for their music. I do have to say that these Google Play album deals are super sweet and I cannot wait to see what they offer next.

Hey Moosers, do you like Foo Fighters? If so, what is your favourite song?

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Moose Rating (3 votes)
July 5

60-Day Free Trial of Google Play Music

Posted by on July 5, 2015 at 6:30 PM

60 Day Free Trial of Google Play Music

As if in response to Apple Music finally moving to Canada, Google Play Music has doubled their 30 day trial to a 60 day trial. Receive two months of free music streaming and more from Google Play.

There are two different versions of Google Play Music. First is the ‘free’ version and the second is the ‘unlimited’ version. If I understand correctly, this promotion is for a 60-day free trial of Google Play Music Unlimited, which includes many lucrative features.

First, Google play Music allows you to store up to 50,000 of your iTunes songs and listen to them on any device: tablet, smart phone, or computer. You will also receive recommendations based upon your taste.

Secondly, Google unlimited offers you on-demand access to over 30 million songs for your listening pleasure. You can download songs to play when you are not connected to the internet. These songs will play add-free. Enjoy your own curated radio station with unlimited skipping songs. Receive recommendations based upon your specific music tastes as well. here is a quick info-graph on the difference between the free Google Play app you download and a Google Play Music Unlimited subscription:

60 Day Free Trial of Google Play Music

Now, your free trial lasts for 60-days at which point it will cost $9.99 per month to continue your subscription.

I think of Google Play Music Unlimited as sort of a cross between Apple Match ($27.99/yr) and Apple Music ($9.99/m)… I do think this promo is directly in response to Apple Canada’s recent offer for three months free trial of their music subscription service.

I think this offer is ideal for Android phone users as Apple has not yet created an iTunes for Android, yet! This is a great way to get music off the iTunes on your computer and playable on all your devices. With support for up to 50,000 songs plus plenty of access to online (and offline) streaming, you really cannot go wrong with a deal like this from Google Play.

If you have the Google Play Music Unlimited account, then let us know what you think of it! We are always eager to hear user views on tech and software.

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Moose Rating (2 votes)
July 1

Google Play: Walk Off The Earth “Sing It All Away” Album Now 99 Cents

Posted by on July 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Google Play: Walk Off The Earth “Sing It All Away” Album Now 99 Cents

We have seen a lot of great music from Google Play lately, but this is the first time I have seen a Canadian band’s album at a steal of a price. Check out the band Walk Off The Earth’s album Sing It All The Way. This album is normally $9.99, but you can grab it right now for only 99 cents at Google Play.

At first, I was excited to check out this band’s music because it is a Canadian band. Not only do I love supporting music that is regional, it also means I have a much better chance of seeing them live in concert! In all seriousness, when I started clicking around on the tracks of the album, I realized I knew the song Rule The World from the either the radio or one of my free streaming programs and the song is awesome! If you need a peppy and empowering song, this is it. While I can sing along to this song on the radio or while I am working out, I also think I would turn on this song when I am trying to focus or motivate myself. This song has a peppy undertone that reminds me of bands such as Foster and The People or Florence and The Machine

Itunes is selling this album for $9.99 and is also selling each individual track for $1.29. You are much better off just purchasing the entire album on Google Play.

Reviews are looking amazing on Google play for this album. Many people are digging this band’s sound. Here is one happy music listener.

Stuck in my head seriously blown away by this album. Great work. Songs will be stuck in my head for a long time. Cheers

Another happy listener mentions that this band does some awesome covers. You can listen to their covers yourself on YouTube, such as this peppy cover of Grenade by Bruno Mars. They are quite fantastic!

If you are in Brampton Ontario, this fantastic band is performing for Canada Day free at Ching Park. They will be headlining at 8:30 pm, and there are many free activities scheduled weather permitting. There is also one other chance to pick up tickets to catch them in concert in September in BC before they head out for a tour across Europe. Fans are saying this band is even better in concert and it seems like they do a great show.  I would try to catch them live if I lived close enough, I love their sound. If you are like me and too far away, make sure to pick up the album so you can dance to it in your own backyard instead. Check out this music video the band made with the song Rule the World.

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June 25

Google Play: Just The Hits 19 Track Album Only 99 Cents!

Posted by on June 25, 2015 at 8:27 AM

Google Play: Just The Hits 19 Track Album Only 99 Cents!

Embrace some of the best songs of last year by taking them with you on your own device. Right now Google Play is offering the album Just The Hits for only 99¢! This album is valued at $24.51, and will make a great soundtrack to listen to all summer.

While I stream music most of the time and it is tailored to my personal music tastes, it is hard to escape some of the top hits of the past year. I turn on pop music quite a bit when I am feeling fun and breezy, or want to lift my mood. This album is the perfect dependable playlist of music that will also please a crowd, a great choice for your next backyard gathering or beach trip.

This album includes 19 total songs, all from different artists. These tracks are selling for $1.29 per track. A few tracks are only sold as part of their original album but are still available to purchase individually from the original album. Here is a sampling of some of the great music you will find on this album.

  • Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
  • Take Me to Church by Hozier
  • Lips Are Movin by Meghan Trainor
  • Don’t by Ed Sheeran
  • Time of Our Lives by Pitbull & Ne-Yo
  • Jealous (Remix) by Nick Jonas feat. Tinashe
  • Outside by Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding
  • Heartbeat Song by Kelly Clarkson

I headed over to iTunes to price compare. Many of these songs are available for $1.29 if you were to purchase them individually. If you were to purchase this entire album you will spend $9.99. This is a way better deal on Google Play.

I myself find myself always stopping to listen to Take Me To Church by Hozier. This artist is fairly new on the scene. Take Me to Church is his breakout song that is soaring on charts in multiple countries. The song stems from his frustration with the Catholic Church and their teachings on love and sexuality. His music video on You Tube went viral and received 200,000 views in two weeks. The topic of this song is not as perky as some of the other pop music available on this album, but it is an awesome song. The lyrics in this song are thought provoking if you listen a little deeper and hauntingly beautiful if you only listen passively.

If you are looking for another tune that is catchy and upbeat with a lighter feel, do not miss Budapest by George Ezra hanging out towards the bottom of the list. This song is in part a love song, as Ezra asks the love in his life to move on to the next step with him. Whether that next step is dating or something more serious, this catchy song is easy to crone along to in the car.

There are many other great songs on this list. Google Play does let you sample on the left side of each song. I always find that handy when I cannot remember if I know a song or not. This album is only available for the week, but Google has not been forthcoming when exactly the deal is up. Grab these songs now. This is a serious deal for these great tunes!

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June 9

Google Play: Royal Blood Self-Titled Album only 99¢

Posted by on June 9, 2015 at 7:37 PM

Google Play: Royal Blood Self Titled Album only 99¢

The Google Play store has a new album for only 99¢ this week. Pick up Royal Blood’s self-titled album Royal Blood for only 99¢.

I like these 99¢ album deals as we do not often have good deals on music since music went digital. iTunes stopped giving away a free song each week and even cancelled their Christmas 12 Days giveaway. Since then, iTunes has had very few sales worth noting.

In steps Google Play. They have weekly 99¢ albums for some popular and some new artists. This is a great way to get your favourites or pick up a new artist and try them out. They also have a small section of free music that is worth frequenting often for updated titles. iTunes -1, Google Play +1!

The Royal Blood album costs $7.99 on iTunes Canada. Thus, you are saving $7 when purchasing via the Google Play store. The album has 10 songs including their most popular: Figure it Out. At this price, you are paying less than 10 cents per song.

I assume this is the full ‘explicit’ copy but Google Play does not specify. There is a non-explicit version available on iTunes, so i am curious which version is being sold by Google.

The reviews are pretty good. One reviewer said:

Finally. Real rock. It’s been a while since we’ve had a new rock band of this quality. Reminds me of queens of the stone age and the white stripes. These guys are going to be huge.

I still find that the band tends towards pop rock, but I only listened to a couple songs. Those might just have been anomalies. Of course, rock is so varied (always has been) that these boys certainly classify. Another reviewer said:

Finally! So amazing to hear new ‘alt-rock’ music that truly focuses on the rock part! Great bassist/drummer duo outta England. Can’t wait to catch them live in Mpls this month.

Most the rockers I like are UK based: I think England does rock better (Pink Floyd, Beatles, etc!). This is a generous price for their new album so pick it up now! I am not sure exactly when the Google Play ‘week’ starts, thus I am not sure when this deal expires.

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