Under the radar, underrated, underground albums hard to find on Spotify and other streaming platforms

Remember when small music blogs ruled the internet?

When music blogs were reppin the underground?

When music blogs used to ride the wave and gave you under the radar artists to tell your friends about?

Chill Music Club is a place for music lovers like you who miss the golden days before music streaming was a thing.

A little corner of the internet where you can discover new and old music without algorithms predicting and dictating your music taste.

From obscure Japanese Jazz from the 1970s, to laidback House music from the Canadian Riviera, to ambient music that makes you feel like a woodpecker chillin' in a big forest

Because variety is the spice of life. And life is too short to listen to bad music.


Who’s behind Chill Music Club? And why did you create this?

Hey yo there. My name is Miguel, and I’m the guy behind Chill Music Club.

You might remember me as guy behind the vinyl subscription club That Special Record.

Or as the guy who created the hashtag #ihaveathingforvinyl on Instagram (over 60.000 posts and counting).

If you're like me music can make a huuuuuuuge difference in your workday AND your life.

In April 2020, in the middle of a nasty Global pandemic, I (unconsciously) started creating a little online archive of album reviews on Twitter.

I needed music to help me stay sane and focused. Ambient, drone, minimal-classical or anything calm and soothing for work.

So I tweeted this:

What started as a daily music recommendation thread ended evolving into something different. 

After a month or two I stopped tweeting. I didn’t have the mental energy to write daily music tweets.

But I slowly started building a private little website (just for myself).

Here's how the whole thing worked.

Whenever I discovered a chilled record I liked, I'd write down a 6-word album review (Side note:  I run a copywriting business so I’d write these little reviews also as a fun writing exercise). 

Then I'd create a page for each new record on my private little website.  

Each page would include basic stuff like:

- 6-word album review,
- Album rating (On a scale of ✭ to ✭✭✭✭✭),
- Record label name,
- Release date,
- Music Genre,
- Country,
- Similar artists.

I also created mood tags so I could search for music based on my mood.

But I gave them quirky names like Gotta Stay Focused Today, Chill By The Sea, Life Sucks & I Need A Beer, Where’s The Pool Party?, Dinner For One or Whateva, just play some random music.

I started this thingy as a personal and private side-project, but now I’m sharing it with the World.

Because music is a hell of a powerful thing.

Music has really helped many of us (me included) stay sane during this Covid-19 pandemic craziness.

And the truth is, we’ve all been affected in some way by this nasty pandemic.

But the music industry has been hit really hard by Covid-19, especially independent artists, bands, DJs and small record labels.

So Chill Music Club is also my way of saying thank you to them all.

Why do you share Bandcamp links? Are you affiliated with Bandcamp?

Nop. All the 6-word album reviews I share with you include Bandcamp (sometimes links from independent record shops) I share them for one reason and one reason only: to inspire and make it easy for you to buy music you like AND support directly those artists.

Most of these artists I review happen to sell their vinyl records, tapes, CDs or 320 kbps mp3 albums directly via Bandcamp. That’s why I share their Bandcamp links. So you can buy their records, if you like’em.

Because buying music is the best way to directly support independent artists and record labels you love. So they don’t need 300 million streams and the sale of a kidney to pay rent buy a sandwich.

Is Chill Music Club Free?

Yes. This website is 100% free and ads-free.

You can browse Chill Music Club for free, whenever you want, for how long as you want. Without ads, annoying pop-ups, sponsored posts or affiliate links.

“There's no such thing as a free lunch. So do you make any money with this website?”

Chill Music Club is 100% free.  

But if you appreciate what I’m doing here and want to say thanks why not Buy Me A Coffee?

Support from Chill Music Club fans like you helps me keep the lights on. And keeps this little side project the way it should, independent and fun for everyone. 🙏