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Mix: Cheap albums, AOL, Sony Ericsson, iSpam, Taylor Hicks

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By LC Angell

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Published: Wednesday, August 30, 2006
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Apple has posted a new page on the iTunes Music Store called “Great Albums/Great Prices,” which offers a selection of albums priced at $6.99. “We’ve got a vast selection of up-and-coming artists at a great price, so you’re guaranteed to find new music you love without putting a dent in your wallet,” says Apple.

AOL has launched a revamped version of its Windows Media-based online music store, adding music videos, new subscripton options, and a library of more than 2.5 million tracks. Meanwhile, Sony Ericsson said it plans to develop its PlayNow service, currently used for downloading ringtones, into a digital music service.

SophosLabs is warning consumers of a bogus iPod email that lures users into opening a malicious attachment. The spam email claims to be a notification that an iPod has been shipped to them, and their account has been charged almost $500.

Taylor Hicks has settled a lawsuit he filed against a Nashville producer to stop selling songs on iTunes that Hicks had recorded before his American Idol victory. The singer won possession of the master recordings of the songs and agreed not to pursue further legal action.

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1

Err… wonder why they’re $6.99?  Because they’re a big pile of steaming ****.  Not exactly “great” albums, but just stuff that was recently released and they’re having trouble shifting off the shelves down at honest Steve’s.

Posted by Dopial on August 31, 2006 at 5:22 AM (PDT)

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Dopial,
Not all of them raspberry I haven’t heard a lot of them.. but Plumb’s Chaotic Resolve is actually quite good.

Josh

Posted by Josh Powell in VA on August 31, 2006 at 9:55 AM (PDT)

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A few of them are okay and really worth it (like Be Your Own Pet), and some are EPs or albums short enough that $9.99 is more than buying the individual songs (like MSTRKRFT).

Posted by PushButtonAction in Atlanta, GA on August 31, 2006 at 1:41 PM (PDT)

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