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  • Rift

    • 8 out of 10
    • Phish
    • This quasi-concept album (the only of its kind) from these Vermonters finally showcased their ability to convey a message with a studio album, whereas previously they only succeeded in doing so live.
  • Never Let Me Down [ECD]

    • 4 out of 10
    • David Bowie
    • It must be a lonely place to be considered David Bowie's worst album by just about everyone, including the artist himself. As the last album before Bowie "rebooted" and formed the band Tin Machine, "N
  • Physical Graffiti

    • 10 out of 10
    • Led Zeppelin
    • This album bears every flavor of genius from the five records that came before. It is, I believe, the band's finest. With Physical Graffiti, Zep came raging back to their musical home territory -- har
  • Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

    • 8 out of 10
    • Arctic Monkeys
    • Get on your dancing shoes
      You sexy little swine

      -Arctic

  • Live at the Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI

    • 6 out of 10
    • Supersuckers
    • Man, there's nothing like good, old fashioned, rock and roll... add a bit of industry resentment to that with a double-shot of cynicism, and you get one of the best "new" rock bands going. This album

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Columnist: ‘An iTunes/iPod Monopoly is in Nobody’s Interest’

Times Online columnist Bernhard Warner on Wednesday said that "an iTunes/iPod monopoly is in nobody's interest." He also said that "it seems to be more a question of when, not if " the European Union Competition Commission will take on Apple over the issue. He noted that the EU's law centers around the idea of a company using a dominant position in an industry to exclude rivals from competing in it.

Mr. Warner wrote: "The phrasing 'dominant position' is the key. Regulators are loath to enter into an investigation if it is deemed the market in question is not fully mature for fear of trampling on innovation and natural market forces. Apple may have 80 percent share of the music download market in some countries, but this market is anything but mature, it could reasonably be concluded. The number of gadget makers and mobile phone manufacturers that have launched so-called iPod killers in the past year would attest to that."

He also noted that European regulators have previously gone after Microsoft and even the music industry, over CD prices. An EU competition specialist told Mr. Warner: "A key point to establish is Apple's dominance. Is it a dominant player in the market? The next point would be: are they carrying out a practice that has an exclusionary effect? If the answer to both these questions is yes, then Apple could be in trouble."

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