Top 20 Torrent Download Sites by sciencenow


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									Top 20 Torrent Download Sites of 2011

  1. Isohunt is a longtime site that has earned both the respect of P2P
     users everywhere...and the negative attention of the recording industry. While
     being sued by the CRIA, the Isohunt team continues to provide solid service. The
     Isohunt community monitors itself for fake files. When choosing your torrents,
     read the user comments, and only trust those files that have earned multiple green
     positive replies at Isohunt. Avoid any torrents that have red font numbers and
     negative comments, and you should be have good experiences at Isohunt. NOTE:
     adult advertising has become very prevalent at Isohunt, but if you can put up with
     the skimpily-clad girls, this site continues to be one of the true standout torrent
  2. Fenopy has some compelling features. Fenopy is fully integrated with IMDB and radio, so it offers engaging information for discovering movies and
     music. A graphics gallery of large and motivating thumbnails adorns the home
     page, and the fake finder feature is also very useful for avoiding bad files.
     Definitely give Fenopy a try.
  3. Kick Ass This site is a new favorite with a growing community.
     The interface is a distinctive earth color, and the search results display in a useful
     format of columns, including torrent health. The best part of Kick Ass Torrents is
     their comment and feedback system... the user community watches the quality of
     torrents, and offers their recommendations and warnings. Kick Ass Torrents could
     become a very big player in the P2P world of 2010. Check these folks out, and
     let's see if they grow in user size.
  4. isn't technically a torrent search site; rather, VCDQ
     specializes in verifying torrents. VCDQ employs a committee of serious users to
     confirm that torrents do indeed exist for thousands of titles, especially brand new
     movie releases. Use VCDQ to confirm that a title is available, then copy the
     torrent name to paste into a search engine like Definitely give a try; this is a great resource for avoiding fake torrent files.
  5. This site was recommended by reader Melody, who speaks very
     highly about its navigability, reliability, and clean design. Using a growing
     community of users to help police the content, BitSnoop offers minimal
     advertising and reassuring tagging of good torrents. Look for the green 'verified'
     tags, and you're bound to find good downloads here. Definitely try,
     and let us know what you think of this newer site.
  6. Torlock Torlock is special. These folks actually pay their users commission for
     uncovering fake torrents and reporting it to their community. In a world of phony
     files, this is a tremendous service. If you are a regular downloader, and are tired of
     wasted downloads and fraudulent files, give Torlock a try.
  7. This site has a Tonga country domain name, but certainly offers
     plentiful metasearching of movies and music in English and Spanish. There are
     some popup advertisements that are annoying, but perhaps you might like the
     framed interface for searching other torrent sites.
  8. Demonoid is a private community, and members are held liable
     for any leeching that their invited friends do in this community. If you are lucky
    enough to get a Demonoid membership, invite your friends carefully, lest you lose
    your own membership.
9. This site is new, and needs to grow its user base some more.
    But Torrentcafe comes highly recommended by several readers, so
    please give it a try and let us know how you like it.
10. TorrentZap: TorrentZap is not as large of a catalog as other torrent search
    engines. And, as with all sites, you need to endure advertising to keep it a no-cost
    service. But the interface is clean, bright, and easy to navigate. Try this site out,
    skip past the 'external search results' to find the real torrents at TorrentZap, and let
    us know what you think.
11. (For legal linux torrents and virtual machines.)
12. Torrent Root: as another metasearch engine, Torrent Root will scan through
    other search engines on your behalf, and display the results in a slick tabbed
13. Torrent Tree
    This search site is written in Ajax code language. Like any metasearch engine,
    Torrent Tree pulls its results from many other search engines. But Torrent Tree
    pulls *more* search results than any other current metasearcher. Definitely give
    this site a try.
14. Blues Brothers: Blues Brothers is a private site with a strong community and
    file-sharing ethic. As a private site, you can expect the leeching (selfish) users to
    be reduced. The BB community also strives to police itself by carefully watching
    each member's upload ratio... if you abuse your ratio, you are blocked from
    downloading until you donate. This policy may seem a bit harsh, but members
    seem to really appreciate it.
15. CinemaTorrents: this site offers something really unique: IMDB ratings and
    vote information right on the search page. You can see public opinions on the
    movie itself before you download.
16. Flixflux: a UK torrent site that is very popular with European downloaders. The
    advertising is not suitable for young people, and the sponsored links get mixed in
    with the torrent results. But many UK readers highly recommend this site for
    movies and music.
17. This Netherlands site offers a simple interface and large index of
    torrents. It also offers a broad selection of European language movies and music.
18. Now Torrents (allegedly) offers a special service: it filters out
    fake/dead torrents. It also offers date-range searching, so you can search for
    specific years of content (e.g. Flight of the Conchords, 2008).
19. is another torrent meta-search engine that is gaining
    popularity. The site can be slow to load, but the interface is pleasing, and
    advertising is kept to a minimum at Scrapetorrent.
20. Plentyoftorrents: this is a kind of launchpad search engine that offers choices
    where you want to search. Multiple users have recommended Plentyoftorrents this
    summer; let us know what you think of this site.

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