I’ve been on a music-buying kick lately. After a while of subsisting solely on Grooveshark and Pandora for my new music fix and wearing out all of the music already in my iTunes, I had enough. It was time to hunker down and invest in a much-needed refresh of my music catalog.
Amazon’s MP3 downloads most often cost less than music on iTunes, but I recently discovered that Amazon also has over 1,000 albums each month that are on sale for $5. Five bucks! And occasionally some for even less (I snagged Florence & The Machine when it was $3.99). They’re good albums, too — not all bottom-of-the-barrel one-hit-wonder albums. Over the last few months I’ve bought all of these for five buckarinos or less:
Florence & The Machine – Lungs
Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Adele – 19
Fistful of Mercy – As I Call You Down
Cee Lo Green – The Lady Killer
Taylor Swift – Speak Now
Sara Bareilles – Kaleidoscope Heart
You need to download the Amazon MP3 downloader to get your music, but it’s pretty painless and you can set it to have your music automatically added to your iTunes library. I think it’s safe to say that I’m officially never buying music on iTunes again. (Sorry, Apple!)
Do you buy your music from Amazon, iTunes, or somewhere else?
PS, I got nothing from Amazon for posting this, nor did anyone ask me to write it. I genuinely just get really excited by a good deal and I like to share it with you all :)