South by Southwest (AKA SXSW) is an interactive, film, and music festival that takes place every year in Austin, Texas.
Because many of the bands that perform there each year are trying to make it big and break into the scene, they release an official torrent with most of the music from the festival for you to download and enjoy.
This years torrent contained 763 tracks, and played end to end, would be nearly 48 hours of continuous music.
If that sounds like a lot to go through to find what you like, that’s because it is, so Paul Ford decided to listen to them all and give you a kind of cheat sheet for finding the music that you like.
His chart ranks each of the songs on a one to five scale, and gives each a six-word review, making it easy to find the good stuff.
If you’re looking to be on the cutting edge of the music scene, then head on over to the download link and fire up your favorite torrent downloader, because it doesn’t get much rawer than this.