Why does iTunes insist on making the best songs only be available with the full album purchase?

Irk Tweeted yesterday about the greatest invention in Web radio since, well, the Groove Salad station on iTunes, Musicovery.com. You pick your mood, you tell it what genres to play (or not play — they were throwing in too much Spanish shit if I didn’t set some controls in my dark/calm area of the spectrum).

In any event, the site allows you to check out the song that’s currently playing on either Amazon.com or iTunes, which has emptied my debit account more than I care to admit. Damn it. 😉

So anyway, I heard Massive Attack’s “Protection,” sung by Tracey Thorn (of Everything But the Girl fame). OMG, had to have it. But when you go to find it in the iTMS? You see the little “Album Only” bullshit.

Don’t get me wrong — I loves me some Massive Attack and will go ahead and buy the album, even though I already have two of the songs (acquired from other sites, so I can’t even get an album credit). But damn it, it sucks to discover new music when you have to discover 13 other related songs in the process when I’d much rather use those dollars to buy other singles.

This is why I stopped buying CDs in the first place — paying for one good song and getting the rest for so-called “free.”

One Lonely Response to Yarr

  1. Erica :

    Ooh, I love the Groove Salad station on iTunes.

    And seriously, Musicovery is my new favorite thing.