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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
  • Music Has The Right To Children

    • 10 out of 10
    • Boards of Canada
    • This one will haunt you. From the first notes to the last, their sound surrounds you. BOC has put out a fantastic catalogue, and this album is a great starting point for a new listener. Jump straight
  • Priest = Aura

    • 10 out of 10
    • The Church
    • Another of my all-time favorites, Priest = Aura is one of those rare albums where every song is simply fantastic, and a testament to how good pop-rock can be.

      Each song immediatel

  • 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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    • Ladytron
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Report: iPod MP3/Cell Phone Challengers no Threat…Yet

Apple's iPod digital media device has no major challenger from the first generation of mobile music devices, or combination music players and mobile phones a research study concludes.

Global reasearch company Strategy Analytics reports that first generation mobile music devices "receive a failing grade on both sound quality and feature usability." The firm performed head to head benchmarks of the iPod against four leading music-enabled mobile phones -- the Samsung E720, O2's XM, Sony/Ericsson's V800 and the Orange's SPV500 -- and concluded "the 02 XM leads for music feature usability, while the Samsung E720 was rated best overall among a relatively weak set of music phone contenders."

As far as actual ratings for usability, Strategy Analytics gave the iPod a 92 rating, followed by a 82 for the O2 XM, 80 for the Samsung E720, 77 for the SEMC V800, and 76 for the Orange SPV500.

Chris Ambrosio, Vice President of device research, added, "with a 20-plus point performance gap in perceived music quality, handset vendors and operators must do better to realize their visions of mobile music revenues and share support. The next wave of devices from Sony Ericsson (Walkman W600) and Motorola, among others, will have to cross the quality chasm, and provide dedicated music hardware to overcome the weaknesses of these first generation products."

O2 and Orange are mobile phone carrier's in Great Britain and sell many of their models under their own brand name.

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