Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 24th Aug 2010 02:06 UTC
Multimedia, AV Earlier today I bought a $10 album from iTumes, which I wish I hadn't. The reviews were glorious, and the previews not indicative. Listening to the album all I could hear was hipster drivel. Obviously, I wanted my money back. Well, bad luck. iTunes won't give refunds. I tweeted about it, and a friend suggested Rdio. Rdio, a brand new streaming service, currently offers a 3-day free trial -- without the need for a credit card. For $5 let's you stream their huge library on your desktop via an Adobe AIR app or browser, and for $10 let's you also stream from Android/BBerry/iOS, plus be able to sync your music with you offline on these devices. Unlike Last.fm and Pandora, Rdio let's you stream on-demand.
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Been Awhile
by Gunblade on Tue 24th Aug 2010 16:37 UTC
Gunblade
Member since:
2005-07-21

Hipster Drivel? You even link to your blog post about chill-wave where you used 'hipster drivel' to also describe some other music you did not enjoy. I wouldn't really bash music as hipster drivel then comment about how Animal Collective is not available on Rdio, as I am sure other people would describe that band in the same way.

In the end this article seems like drivel. You tell people simply go out and get Rdio and don't even talk about some alternatives.

I got a refund on iTunes through Apple Customer support once. It was pretty awesome. It was the only time I ever bought an album on iTunes as well.

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RE: Been Awhile
by nt_jerkface on Wed 25th Aug 2010 10:02 in reply to "Been Awhile"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Agreed, sounds like a lame attempt at bashing itunes and plugging rdio.

iTunes provides 25 second previews and every band has a website with some full tracks.

I remember when you had to buy a CD for $20 if you wanted a couple songs and the rest would be filler. Or how about those $7 singles cd? Where you get 3 versions of the same song even though you just wanted the original.

Cry more.

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