In my previous post about online music stores, I mentioned that my current preference was to use Amazon.com mp3 store instead of iTunes to purchase music online. Since that post was written, iTunes has largely switched to selling non-drm 256 kbps AAC files. While the Amazon music store is still a favorite (especially since it works in Linux as well as in Windows,) I’ve started using iTunes again, especially when I get gift cards for the store ;-)
When browsing the iTunes Music Store, be sure to look for the little ‘+’ icon which denotes drm-free files.
In related news, a few of my newest albums/artists added to my Library are:
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
Death Cab for Cutie – Narrow Stairs
Gnarls Barkley – The Odd Couple
Lisa Lavie – Everything or Nothing
All of these artists are favorites for me, and some day I may getting around to actually reviewing these albums more in depth here on the blog. We’ll see!