If you download music illegally, you might feel like buying that record or not.
If you had not bought the record anyway, downloading it does not make any difference to the artist.
If you subscribe to Spotify or MOG or similar, you will not feel like buying a record, ever; plus almost no cent will end in the artists´ hands. For the only sake of the industry.
Albums I (il)legally listened to lately (a lot of NPR first listen and suggestions, plus Blow Up inspired discoveries and other stuff friends uploaded on the cloud).
Beck - Morning Phase
The Notwist - Close to the Glass
St. Vincent - om.
Chopin - Nocturnes et Ballades (Ashkenazy)
Frank Zappa - The Grand Wazoo
Sigur Ros - Með suð í eyrum við spilum
Angel Olsen- Brun Your Fire For No Witness
Have a Nice Life - The Unnatural World
Thumpers - Galore
Cecile McLorin Salvant - Woman Child
Menahan Street Band - The Crossing
AAVV - Red Hot + Fela
The War on Drugs - Wagonwheel Blues
The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient
Flamin´ Groovies - Supersnazz
Blondie - Greatest Hits
De La Soul - Stake is High
Tinariwen - Tassili I
Grant Hart - The Argument
Kaboom Karavan - Short Walk with Olaf
James Holden - The Idiots are Winning
Egyptian Hip Hop - Good Don´t Sleep