Free downloads of Scissor Sisters, streams of Stone Temple Pilots

Ten free and legal downloads sure to strike the ear of the cash- strapped college student.

1. Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra: "When You Die"
With a literary approach to songwriting and a vocal style that melds spoken word and singing, it's easy to hear how Ethan Lipton was influenced by Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen. He's joined by Matt Berninger and Cynthia Hopkins, who add some somber harmonies to this dirge-like download that ups the random ante when the Dryden Middle School choir chimes in innocently at the end.@andyargyrakis.com.