Obscure Sound is an indie music site that I formed in February 2006 out of a love for music, journalism, and creative writing. My name is Mike Mineo and I’m the site’s founder and editor. I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine a few years before forming OS.
This site’s aim is relatively straightforward: to provide music fans with the latest and greatest music, preferably from artists you’ve never heard of before. We provide streaming and/or downloadable audio in addition to accompanying write-ups.
Music downloads will be in MP3 or streaming format, with personal impressions and a link to buy material from the artist. Musicians are trying to make a living too, so please buy what you enjoy.
Album reviews are just that. Score is based in .5 increments, with 1.0 being a horrendous album and 10.0 being a classic.
Other content includes interviews, contests, and compilations. At the beginning of every month, the best featured MP3s from the previous month is bundled into one convenient file for your listening pleasure. Check the MP3 compilations out here.
If you have any questions whatsoever, feel free to contact me. Thanks for reading!