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  • Machine Gun Etiquette

    • 8 out of 10
    • The Damned
    • Punk rock is mostly associated with three chords and a bad attitude, but the Damned were one of the few bands of the era bent on bringing musicianship and a good sense of humor to the scene. And while
  • Never Let Me Down [ECD]

    • 4 out of 10
    • David Bowie
    • It must be a lonely place to be considered David Bowie's worst album by just about everyone, including the artist himself. As the last album before Bowie "rebooted" and formed the band Tin Machine, "N
  • 2112

    • 10 out of 10
    • Rush
    • We all know it, right? Well, ya just gotta have it. 2112 finally showed Rush out on their own, doing their own thing, and doing it well, IMHO.
  • Another Day on Earth

    • 10 out of 10
    • Brian Eno
    • In his first proper solo release since 1996's relatively cold "The Drop," Brian Eno has constructed a whimsical and ecclectic masterpiece which is arguably one of the year's strongest records thus fa
  • So Jealous

    • 8 out of 10
    • Tegan and Sara
    • So Jealous is the third album from these sisters, and easily the one to single out for an introduction to their music. Some people may not get on board with their vocal styles, which are slightly

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iTunes Downloads Christmas Spike

There's no doubt that the iTunes Music Store (iTMS) is the leader in legal digital music downloads, and consumers drove that point home on December 25th, bumping up music downloads by 50 percent. According to MSN Money, sales at the iTMS shot up 50 percent between December 24 and December 25 as hundreds of thousands of new iPod owners started downloading music to fill up their Christmas present music players.

Overall, visits to music download sites were up 15 percent, compared to last Christmas. Music sales for the year have already hit 23 million. In 2004, that number was 4.7 million.

The iTMS is getting twice as many hits as its closest rival, Sony's Connect.

The competition for the number two spot is more volatile. This year, the spot goes to Sony, with a Apple holding a huge lead. Last year, Napster was second, with Apple in the lead by only ten percent. That same year, Sony held 15th place.

The two most popular Christmas song downloads at the iTMS this year were both by Mariah Carey: Don't Forget About US (Radio mix), and All I Want for Christmas Is You.

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