Wednesday, August 18, 2010


A few people asked me questions about music this week.  Which inspired this little suggest-fest of a post.

Amazon MP3 is superior to the iTunes store in general coolness, ease of use and downloading, and most importantly, price.

Here's the deal- the music is cheaper.

And there's always something on sale.

I love Apple, and iTunes, but, I feel like Amazon MP3 likes me more.  There.  I said it.

For August, here are a few of the albums you can get for $5Here.  Browse it.  You might be surprised.  It never hurts to check the price on Amazon before buying in iTunes, it's almost always cheaper, and for me at least, they download into iTunes faster.  It's like BAM. Done.  If you build up a music wish list like I do, just check it every once in a while to see if you've got any deals, or price drops, on the music you want.

Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More ($7.99 at iTunes)
The first time I heard about Mumford & Sons was last week- I was up late, listening to a podcast.  I bought the album right there and laid in bed in the dark crying, it was so good. 

Grizzly Bear, Veckatimest ($9.99 at iTunes)
I don't personally care that much about Grizzly Bear, and I don't own any of their music, but lots of people like them, and I see why.

John Mark McMillan, The Medicine ($7.99 at iTunes)
Seriously, this album (and his first) is amazing.  Amazing.  The first time I heard it, I knew it would be a solid favorite, for good.

Coldplay, X&Y ($7.99 at iTunes) 
"From the top of the first page, To the end of the last day, From the start in your own way, You just want somebody listening to what you say, It doesn't matter who you are"

Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs, God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise (This one is only $3.99 people!),  ($10.99 at iTunes)  and Trouble is $5.00 too.  ($7.99 at iTunes) 
This is awesome making dinner music at the end of the day.

Arcade Fire's Funeral and Neon Bible are both only $5.99...thought I'd throw those in. (Both $7.99 at iTunes)
Yes, they sing the Where the Wild Things Are song.

Definitely check out the 99 Most Essential Classical Series.  All with 99 quality tracks, for $5.  Amazing Deal.

You can also get a Jasper Says Relax T-Shirt for $19.99 while you're there. (I just didn't want to post without a picture.)

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