MP3SKIP is a specialized search engine that searches for MP3 files only.
It’s Sunday again, the day of rest. Some folks like to relax by listening to music and today’s site has plenty of that.
This site which first came to my attention via, “MakeUseOf” is a music/MP3 specific search engine. MP3 files are all it looks for. The site is called MP3SKIP and it’s unusual for a couple of reasons. First of all, it not only searches for specific songs or artists but it will also play the song with it’s own embedded MP3 player. Beyond that, it allows the user to download the song to their computer or embed it in a web site. Free music!
In terms of look and feel, MP3SKIP is similar to Google in appearance with the logo and the search box occupying the upper part of the page. Underneath are two lists labelled, “Top Downloads” and “Latest Music”.
It’s been my experience that just about any MP3 search engine can find popular tunes and “top 40 hits”. That doesn’t take much effort. The true test is asking it to find music from groups less popular and well known. To give MP3SKIP a workout, I asked it to find the songs of wonderful but hardly well-known duo called, “Secret Garden”.
How did MP3SKIP do? Not bad, actually. While it did not find all their songs, the fact that MP3SKIP did find several is still amazing.
To demonstrate the embedding capability and the capabilities of Secret Garden, I’ve included one of their works, the very melodic yet haunting, “Escape”.
Bottom line? MP3SKIP is a useful but quirky piece of search software. For example, when searching for songs by “Secret Garden”, I first entered just the group’s name and got about 100 hits. None of the hits listed the tune, “Escape”. When I tried the search again, this time with both the group name and song title, I got three hits – hits that were not on the original list. I have no idea why. Once I understood MP3SKIP’s eclectic behaviour I had much better success.
Otherwise, MP3SKIP is simple, easy to use and provides a great source of free and apparently legal music downloads.
The site is free to use and no sign-up is needed.
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