If you are looking for a great mp3 search engine you should head over to Skreemr immediately. The interface looks pretty much like Google's interface. Just a search box and some links that point to some inner pages. All you need to do to get it working is enter a name of an artist, album or song and Skreemr searches its database for reference to your search string.
A search for Linkin Park revealed more than 2300 entries. Each search results page contains ten links to mp3's with information about the absolute link to the mp3, a description, name and details as well as a basic music player that connects and plays the mp3.
The file size is the most important information next to the song name of course because it can be used as an indicator of the quality of the song.
Hovering your mouse over the song url reveals even more information such as the bitrate, the cover art and the last time the url had been crawled.
Skreemr supports some advanced search parameters. They can be used to search for an exact phrase ("My favorite Band"), to emphasize words ("My favorite Band +live +London") and to exclude words from the search ("My favorite band -live").
This is a great service that is surely going to face some heat from the Music Industry. Skreemr offers a great way for users to find new mp3 files and download them to their computer.
Update: SkreemR mp3 search is no longer available. The service redirects to songs.io, a rather slow loading website that makes available free music streams.
I suggest you use a different music streaming for the time being, either Internet Radio or a web based service such as Spotify or Jamendo.
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