The Motley Fool’s Bob Bobala is concerned about Apple’s iTunes Music Store and thinks, “the whole thing could destroy what I like most about music… what worries me most is that the whole concept of the album could go by the wayside if Jobs has his way. ‘Nobody thinks of albums anymore, anyway,’ he told Fortune in its May 12 issue.”
“You smug punk. I think of albums. In fact, I wholeheartedly buy albums expecting to find songs I like more than the ones that attracted me to the record in the first place. The magic is in digging into those deeper cuts that would never get radio play. Why do I need more Britney Spears singles? A good album is a piece of art. It’s like a fine book of short stories — each one belongs there and supports the other,” Bobala pens in his commentary.
Bobala continues, “Apple does sell whole albums at its music store. But why record a whole album if you can just put out a snappy hit for the masses? A musician no less prominent than Sheryl Crow told Fortune that