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  • So Jealous

    • 8 out of 10
    • Tegan and Sara
    • So Jealous is the third album from these sisters, and easily the one to single out for an introduction to their music. Some people may not get on board with their vocal styles, which are slightly

  • Machine Gun Etiquette

    • 8 out of 10
    • The Damned
    • Punk rock is mostly associated with three chords and a bad attitude, but the Damned were one of the few bands of the era bent on bringing musicianship and a good sense of humor to the scene. And while
  • 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
  • Odyssey Number Five

    • 10 out of 10
    • Powderfinger
    • Guitar-driven rock out of Australia, Powderfinger has not seen much exposure in the States, but should get a nod for their toe-tapping songs. Building off their previous release, "Internationalist" (
  • Aretha Sings the Blues

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    • Aretha Franklin
    • While she didn't always have the best taste in song selection, Aretha Franklin is a must-study for anyone with interest in the human voice. She has the kind of powerful, recklessly passionate deliv

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Report: Apple & Major Labels Reach iTunes Pricing Agreement

Apple Computer has announced an agreement with four of the Big Five major record labels that leaves pricing for singles at the iTunes Music Store (iTMS), according to a CBS Marketwatch report. Universal, Warner Music , EMI and Sony BMG have all signed new agreements with Apple, though additional details are heretofore not available.

If confirmed, such a deal caps months of reports that record labels were attempting to get variable pricing at the iTMS that would allow them to charge more for some songs (specifically newer material from popular artists), while ostensibly charging less for older material.

Apple has resisted that, with company execs stating publicly that the $.99 price point for singles has been key to the iTMS's success, where Apple has sold more than one billion songs since April of 2003 when the iTMS was launched.

It's that success that reportedly won the argument for Apple in the long run. "The labels need Apple too much right now," one record executive told CBS Marketwatch.

iPodObserver.com is working on confirming the story with Apple.

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