An album getting leaked is a horrible thing. For real, it takes money out of an artists pocket and usually gives them no chance of selling real numbers. Sometimes tracks are leaked intentionally to create a buzz on an artist, sometimes it's done because an artist has pissed somebody off, but mostly it's done so somebody who as no connection to the artist can either a) make money, or b) be the cool guy. Either way, we don't condone leaking an album early, but if somebody else does it then we have no problem (and only minor guilt issues) being the cool guy listening to it.
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