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  • Pretty Hate Machine

    • 8 out of 10
    • Nine Inch Nails
    • For years I wanted to make music that sounded like something between Love and Rockets and Ministry. In 1989, Trent Reznor beat me to it with this genre-defining album, and it smacked me upside the hea
  • Goodbye Jumbo

    • 8 out of 10
    • World Party
    • Released in 1990, World Party's

  • Billy Miles

    • 10 out of 10
    • Billy Miles
    • Take the voice of a young Billie Holiday and stuff it into a svelte, petite body with the face of an angel, and you have some idea of what it's like to experience the music of Billy Miles in her self-
  • Guero

    • 10 out of 10
    • Beck
    • Beck is the modern master of the groove, and Guero is merely the latest example of this. From the opening power chords of "E-Pro," to the Pac-Man cuteness of "Girl," to the dirge-like lullab

  • Jagged Little Pill (Acoustic)

    • 6 out of 10
    • Alanis Morissette
    • Ten years after the original release, comes the traditional celebratory acoustic re-recording. The album has held up remarkably well. While it is not as meaningful to me as it was when I was sixteen,

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Apple Has No Plans for iPod Ads, But Marketers Still Want to Reach Those Users

"Music fans may bemoan the crumbling boundary between commercials and song-making," writes Michele Gershberg in a recent Reuters article, "but there's more to come in an industry turned on its head by portable digital music players like the fast-selling iPod." She cites Burger King's "Coq Roq" band, which was created to sell a new product for the fast food chain, as an example of that. Another one is Radio Disney's plan to sell the songs on its playlist through iTunes, "connecting its brand more closely to singers popular with kids," Ms. Gershberg writes.

Podcasts could provide a new avenue for advertising, but Craig Davis, chief creative officer at ad agency JWT Worldwide, told Ms. Gershberg that "to interrupt and intrude on [using an iPod] with advertising would be pretty unwelcome."

On the other hand, Budweiser has found a way around that by sponsoring unsigned artists with its "True Music" campaign. One of those bands just signed a record deal, and Budweiser could incorporate it back into its advertising, "if they get big enough and they have the audience," Anheuser-Busch sports and entertainment marketing head Tim Schoen told Ms. Gershberg.

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