Long ago I use multiply.com to download my juice of mp3s. Sadly, they have restricted the search for mp3s on their social network site. You can still download these files, provided you are very determined (to go page by page).
I’m very picky when it comes to sound quality. Mp3s come in many versions, radio edit, low frequency (Hz), poor quality, naming discrepancy etc. I usually download one whole album. This way I can ensure that these songs are properly ripped and uniformed.
I do not support the act of piracy, however, by listening to these mp3 over and over, I am given the chance to love or hate their music. I’ll buy their CD to show my support (mind you, some are still wrapped in plastic!).
To cater for my ever music hunger, I do my download at filez.com. You will be asked to search for anything and will be given a link to rapidshare to download the file. Filez.com is not only limited to mp3, you can find videos, softwares and ebook. You can even find Dr. Chua’s act of Paris Hilton (seriously!). Another alternative is to use beemp3.com, but the sound is terrible!
A word of warning, filez.com have explicits ads on their site (by explicit, I mean NUDE). Be sure not to access when your mom is watching over your shoulder (that includes your brothers, sisters, uncles, cousins… you get what I mean). You don’t want them to think you’re curious about pornography (get out of the shades already!).
PS: I visited the birth place of MP3 when I was in Germany at Fraunhofer. Very cool facility. There was also a development on 3D sound system and the wireless football (which was supposed to be used in WC 2006). Also the birth place for Digital Radio.