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Release Date: September 29, 2009
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  • Is This It

    • 10 out of 10
    • The Strokes
    • The Strokes set the music world on fire with this 2001 album, with headlines declaring that the New York band was here to save Rock and Roll. While the band hasn't made as much of a splash since t

  • Rock Spectacle

    • 8 out of 10
    • Barenaked Ladies
    • These guys know how to put on a live show, and whomever recorded this knows how to capture one. Rock Spectacle is one of the warmest-sounding recordings I've ever heard, and totally fills a room at a
  • One Word Extinguisher

    • 8 out of 10
    • Prefuse 73
    • It's an album about a breakup, done with beats instead of mopey lyrics. But the beats are raw, and the emotions are there, even if there aren't many words on top of it. While possibly not Scott Herren
  • The Dresden Dolls

    • 10 out of 10
    • The Dresden Dolls
    • The energetic duet of Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione that make up the Dresden Dolls have created a wonderfully haunting sound in their self-titled album. They have been able to construct an imme

  • Supernature

    • 10 out of 10
    • Goldfrapp
    • On their latest CD, Supernature, Goldfrapp has put together a successful mix of 1980-era New Romanticism, German cabaret, and T. Rex glam that leaves you riveted even through the album's lulls. It's a great amalgam that sounds current without sounding at all dated.

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WSJ: Best Thing About iPhone 3G is App Store

The best thing about Apple’s new iPhone 3G isn’t the increased speed or built-in GPS. It’s the App Store, according to Walt Mossberg at the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.

"In just the first 10 days since the new iPhone and the App Store launched on July 11, more than 900 programs ... have been introduced by numerous developers. Over 90% cost less than $10 or are free," Mr. Mossberg noted. [More than 100 of those 900 claimed by Apple are books, however.]

Best of all, the process searching and downloading these iPhone apps is quick and easy. They’re well designed, easy to use and in some cases entertaining.

The range of applications is amazing. Some are serious, like business programs from Oracle, Salesforce.com and Bloomberg. However, many others are zany, like a Star Wars light saber, a rotary phone dialer, and even an app that turns the iPhone into a flashlight for emergencies.

Mr. Mossberg recapped some of his favorites, a good place to start for the curious or those who’d like an expert overview. Notably, however, Mr. Mossberg characterized the state of iPhone app development:

"Apple’s baby isn’t the first smart phone that has attracted developers. Thousands of third-party programs already exist for Nokia phones, BlackBerrys, and phones running the Palm and Windows Mobile operating systems. But, compared with the graphically rich, snappy iPhone apps -- many of which fetch data from the Internet at high speed -- the typical program on these older platforms looks positively primitive.

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