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  • Chicago Transit Authority

    • 10 out of 10
    • Chicago
    • For those of you who don't know, Chicago didn't always suck, and everyone in the band didn't always play a keyboard. When the band started off they were pioneers of rock and jazz fusion, and guita

  • Every Day: The Best of the Verve Years

    • 8 out of 10
    • Joe Williams
    • Joe Williams was Figure Two in my three-man education in singing. A brilliant vocalist, scatter, and interpreter of jazz and blues, Williams produces music that's totally unique, yet sounds so effortl
  • 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

  • The Wall (Deluxe Packaging Digitally Remastered)

    • 10 out of 10
    • Pink Floyd
    • Okay, someone had to say it, and though others on the iPO staff are more qualified to review this album, I decided the time was now. This is the quintessential concept album. Though others came before
  • Bowie at Beeb: Best of BBC Radio 68-72

    • 10 out of 10
    • David Bowie
    • The companion CD to a BBC television concert, BBC Radio Theatre has some of the best renditions of many of Bowie's best songs throughout his career. "I'm Afraid of Americans" is substantial

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‘Podcasts Growing at Frantic Pace,’ Says MarketWatch

Dow Jones Web site MarketWatch on Friday posted an article describing the "break-necking speed" by which podcasting is growing, according to FeedBurner CEO Dick Costolo. The company linked to just over 500 podcasts last November; now that number is north of 6,000 and growing. The average number of subscribers to those shows was 15 last year, 33 this year, with the top 20 shows grabbing thousands of listeners and the upper tier boasting tens of thousands.

FeedBurner manages over 62,000 RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds for almost 45,000 publishers, when blogs, news and other sites are included. The company doesn't provide circulation numbers of podcasts to the public but may start doing so soon. FeedBurner even hosts "Behind the Scenes," a podcast about podcasting that pulls in 3,000-5,000 listeners per show.

MarketWatch writer Frank Barnako also notes that The Godcast Network is hosting a podcast that walks through the podcasting features that will be included in the upcoming release of iTunes 4.9. Mr. Barnako thinks the new version of iTunes will "spell big trouble" for developers who have released podcasting utilities, but Cameron Reilly of Podcast Network noted that iTunes only works with iPods. "And while iPod has the lion's share of the market today, it probably won't a year from now as the 1 billion mobile phone out there become MP3 players," Mr. Reilly said. "Someone needs to develop a podcatcher that can get podcasts onto any device."

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