Rhapsody has launched a DRM-free MP3 store. This is a big improvement. Previously, their MP3s were locked in a ghetto in the Windows desktop software. Prices seem to be $1 per album higher than Amazon, even for Rhapsody subscribers.
The album of last week was Flight of the Conchords.
The album of the week is The Breeders’ Mountain Battles.
The album of the week is Gnarls Barkley’s The Odd Couple.
The album of last week was Stephen Malkmus’s Real Emotional Trash.
The album of the week is Goldfrapp’s Seventh Tree.
Yahoo! is planning to shut down its Yahoo! Music Unlimited service and redirect it’s users to Rhapsody. It’s sad to see less competition in the streaming music space, I think competition from Yahoo! drove some of the recent improvements to Rhapsody’s player software.
The album of last week was the Magnetic Fields’ Distortion.