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    • 8 out of 10
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    • Part white rap, part alternative, part pop, and part rock, the Bumblebeez grabbed a hold of me with "Pony Ride," and didn't let go.

      This group does a marvelous job of moving seamlessly be

  • 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,
  • Plans

    • 8 out of 10
    • Death Cab for Cutie
    • With the introduction of Plans, Death Cab for Cutie became a new addition to many user's Artist list after the single "Soul Meets Body" became a hit on iTunes. Offering a fresh alternativ

  • Pretty Hate Machine

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    • 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
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Apple May Keep iPod Express Checkout at its Stores

This past holiday season, Apple's retail stores implemented "iPod Express," an area where customers could purchase only iPods. The plan was to speed checkout times, although Ars Technica reported that, according to Apple retail blog ifoAppleStore, the process had some glitches.

Ars Technica followed up on Thursday with a report that Apple is considering keeping the iPod Express area after the holiday season. One aspect of the checkout area that apparently bothered consumers was the idea of giving out their e-mail addresses so they could receive receipts digitally, although BusinessWeek's Byte of the Apple column said: "Steve Jobs believes that many people who are comfortable buying online ... will not only accept but will actually prefer getting their receipts electronically."

BusinessWeek columnist Peter Burrows added: "Also, the wireless, paperless checkout gives Apple an opportunity to improve in-store service, as well." An unnamed Apple Store source told him: "Checkout can come to you, instead of you going to checkout." While Mr. Burrows acknowledged that "there will be glitches," he believed that "Apple is onto something important here.

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