A lot of the music I want to listen to can already be found on YouTube, spread around here and there. Practically speaking, I can find whole albums in some cases, but even when that isn't the case, sometimes I just want to rock out to several of the best songs by any given artist.
Another place that almost never fails—and I hope the thread doesn't get locked for this one—is Google Blog Search
. I type in the artist name and album title and it usually comes up. If the album is obscure or somehow hard to search for, I'll put in a song title (double quoted) and hope for the best. Usually at least one link turns up.
Yes, I really should support the artists more. I should send my dad on vacation in France, too, but I can't do either until I make holler dollars. In the mean time, I'm going to enjoy music I like anyway.