The 55th annual Grammy awards were held this week in Los Angeles and the world was invited to sit on its collective couch and watch. Did the Grammys reaffirm your faith in pop music? Or like many in this age of increasingly fractured pop culture, where each of us is invited to delve ever deeper into our own pools of idiosyncratic taste, did you simply find yourself wondering, "Who are these people?"
Personally, I was surprised to discover that contrary to what I had thought, Mumford and Sons are not part of an elaborate J Crew advertising campaign, but are real band. Who knew?
Thankfully, the Free Library of Philadelphia has resources to keep me, and others like me, au courant. Head over to our downloadable media page and checkout Freegal. Freegal is a service that allows Free Library card holders to download three free MP3 each week. Once downloaded, these files are yours to keep. That's Freegal - free and legal.
Here are just a few of the Grammy winners and nominees you'll find at Freegal:
- Mumford & Sons
- Kelly Clarkson
- Carrie Underwood
- Jack White
- Alabama Shakes