It was a year of changes in the music business. Apple iTunes took over online music distribution, while Amazon made a great showing and actually made it work better, and CDs became more and more antiquated. The new distribution methods brought the music to a new levelâ€”the years of Publishing-company-pushed mainstream music are on their way out and the era of consumer-based pricing is on its way in.
Besides the industry news, there was a lot of great music released in the last calendar year. We present to you the top ten (with full-length songs) and links to purchase the entire album below.
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1. Coconut Records – Nighttiming
2. Feist – Reminder
4. The White Stripes – Icky Thump
5. Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha
6. Russian Futurists – Me, Myself, and Rye
8. Yacht – I Believe in You. Your Magic Is Real.
9. Ryan Adams – Easy Tiger
10. Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga