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Recommended Downloads on Freegal Music

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With your FRVPLD library card, you can download three songs per week from Freegal Music, and they're yours forever. Here are a few albums I'm currently obsessed with that are also available to download on Freegal:

Album cover of Harry Styles - Harry Styles
Harry Styles - Harry Styles
Former One Direction member Styles' self-titled debut album came out in May, and I've been listening to his songs on repeat for three months straight. I decided to check out his music after his April appearance on Saturday Night Live, and I was not disappointed -- this is a great album that evokes the feeling of classic rock while sounding modern. From the hushed, confessional "From the Dining Table" to the hip-shaking, slinky "Carolina," Styles is a charismatic musician. He shows his range on lead single "Sign of the Times," which builds to become an anthem and is best played turned up in the car. Melancholy and full of longing, with excellent harmonies, "Ever Since New York" is my favorite song on the album. 

Album cover of Lord Huron - Strange Trails
Lord Huron - Strange Trails
This album was released in 2015, but got a push in popularity after the inclusion of the depressingly beautiful song "The Night We Met" in the Netflix TV series 13 Reasons Why. Every time I play the song I think, "I feel really sad now." Then the song ends and: "REPEAT."

Album cover for Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle
Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle Album
I stumbled across this album while searching for songs from one of the artists included on the compilation, Michael Kiwanuka. His soulful album Love & Hate is one of my favorites of the past couple years, and I was excited to see him included in the artist lineup. Resistance Radio features 18 songs inspired by The Man in the High Castle Amazon TV series, which itself is based on the 1962 science fiction book by Philip K. Dick. Set in an alternate 1962, the series is set in Japan- and Germany-occupied United States. The songs are different and darker interpretations of early 1960s hits such as "Can't Help Falling in Love," "Who's Loving You," and "Unchained Melody." My favorite tracks are Michael Kiwanuka's take on "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" and Sharon Van Etten's haunting "The End of the World." Other artists on the album include Beck, Kelis, The Shins, and Angel Olsen.