Free downloads: Tiesto, Guster and the Toadies, plus streams of Jamie Lidell, Stevie Ray Vaughan

Free downloads: Tiesto, Guster and the Toadies, plus streams of Jamie Lidell, Stevie Ray Vaughan
Free downloads: Tiesto, Guster and the Toadies, plus streams of Jamie Lidell, Stevie Ray Vaughan

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

1. Dimitri From Paris: "The Love I Lost (Remix)"
The famed French DJ/producer turns in a reworking of the golden Philly Soul oldie "The Love I Lost," originally cut by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. But the real star appeal on this danced-up dusty is the late great Teddy Pendergrass, whose lead vocals are even more plentiful and powerful in this face-lifted format.

2. Jamie Lidell: Interface Session
Considering he's constantly blurring the lines between soul, funk, electronica and alternative pop, Jamie Lidell (pictured) is fairly unpredictable, but at least he's consistent when it comes to interpreting each style with authenticity. During this live Interface performance, fans can watch the enigmatic Englishman beatbox his way through a blistering set, enhanced by a trio of improvisational backers.

3. Guster: "Bad, Bad World"
Following the novelty single "Fa Fa," college rockers Guster toured with pretty much every major player in that scene, including Dave Matthews Band, Phish and Barenaked Ladies. Anyone who's taken the time to see the Boston foursome on its own can attest to an increased attention to careful song craftsmanship laced with subtle satire, which continues on this preview of the group's sixth studio CD "Easy Wonderful" (out Oct. 5).