Yahoo Music Engine

I have been really enjoying the Yahoo Music Engine, along with the Y! Unlimited access. With it, you can download an unlimited number of tracks and abuse them until you stop paying the monthly fee. It is exactly what Napster offers, but at 1/3 the price. You can pay $4.99 per month if you sign up for a year, or $6.99 per month.

I am an avid iTunes and CD guy, as prior posts have shown, but for only 7 bucks a month, I can discover and listen to whole albums before having to commit to buying them. You just can't fully tell if you like an album going off of 30 second clips. Now, I will only buy those albums I really love and want to take with me wherever I go.

In a way, it is kind of like a Netflix for music for me. With Netflix, I stopped buying DVD's so much because I could instead pay the price of one DVD a month and get about 20 rentals. I still buy DVD's, but less than 5 a year. Now with Yahoo, I can listen to a CD a bunch to see if it is just a one-night-stand or one to take home to the parents.

Right now I am listening to the new System of a Down – Mezmerize album. It rocks! Definately buying this one. I also got to try to “My Chemical Romance – Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge” which was blah, “Weezer – Make Believe” which was real good, “Limp Bizkit – Unquestionable Truth” which was hella annoying and “Nine Inch Nails – With Teeth” which was hella boring.


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