I bought the new Paul McCartney album, Memory Almost Full, from iTunes, the “deluxe” version for $15. Right after I bought it, I found out that eMusic has it too, though just the basic album. I could have downloaded it from eMusic under my monthly download allowance, and it would have cost about $3.25, given my current plan. I don’t really feel bad about paying $15 for it, though, since it’s a good album, and eMusic doesn’t have the extra stuff you get from iTunes.
Meanwhile, this guy doesn’t really seem too impressed with McCartney’s new album. I disagree with almost everything he’s saying here. I do think that there are a couple of really catchy songs on the album: “Dance Tonight” and “Ever Present Past” strike me as being at least as good as anything by Gnarls Barkley. And I think the album stands up pretty well as a whole. And I know it’s about the “art” and not the distribution, but I think it’s kind of cool that he’s on iTunes and eMusic and YouTube and all that.