Usenext! Not only is it a great way to find other types of files but you can download entire dvd's and complete cd's of videos, images, music, software, everything imaginable. Its not a scam and after trying kazaa, limewire, and countless other peer to peer sharing software, I have found the quality of the sound files is superb in comparison to what you get from the others.
Another place to find mp3 downloads where you can download full cd's is http://www.mp3search.ru/. You set up an account and make a deposit and can buy whole cd's for as little as $.80 or just download the songs you want from it. Unlike simplemp3.com, you don't need netpumper or anti-leech software plug in to help you. Its guaranteed virus free. I have been using that one for over 2 years and have never gotten a virus download or parasite.
I have gone to battle with many sites and using many types of peer to peer software over the years. I've been armed with firewalls, anti hijackers, antivirus programs and anti-spyware programs to help me through it all and it has just gotten to be too much of a chore to go through all that just for a program or a song. I haven't had to reprogram this pc in 2 yrs since I wised up to Usenext and http://www.mp3search.ru/. I most certainly think they are worth the few dollars to spend to use them. Peace of mind is priceless knowing your not going to get more than you bargained for.(If ya know what I mean). :disagree:
And with all that, my last comment: never stop using your battle gear in any situation. Keep using those anti-everythings! In regards to being illegal, I don't spend much time worrying about it. But if bothers you then just don't download anything. Buy it off the shelf in a store and your really safe. Don't make copies for your friends cause thats illegal too now days.
Peer to peer with any music or software is illegal. If it wasn't, you wouldn't need peer to peer programs at all. If you can't find it out in the open on the net with out a "buy" tag, then its illegal. Catch my drift?