Thanks for the heads up. My next port of call will definitely be eMusic.
The lack of hip hop and soul is certainly disappointing, and perhaps points towards a misjudgement of our muscial tastes, and the preference for greatest hits collections over actual albums is galling. Having said that, I have managed to pick up some early Stevie Wonder and Jackson 5.
Still missing Helluva though: "She looks more better so I wanna more badder", etc.
Still a bit underwhelmed. It's nice to have legal downloads on tap, but the selection is poor and I've already had one incorrect song sent through after it was mislabelled in the store.
My main complaint at this point - where the hell is all the cheesy early to mid nineties hip hop? I just hope they aren't assuming our tastes are the same as those in Australia and that this is a temporary glitch.
No De La Soul, no Salt n Pepa, no Helluva by Brotherhood Creed, no Young MC. I'm not really sure how I'm supposed to relive the awkwardness and humiliation of school dances without them. Although props for having Freak Me and No Diggity on there - should tide me over until the rest of the content is up.
It's a toss up between choosing something topically funny or something random and inappropriate and making your relatives sing it.
On the former front, it's hard to top Disco Inferno by the Trammps (for a cremation), Killed By Death by Motorhead, Let Me Die A Woman by Phoenix Foundation or Born To Be Alive by Patrick Hernandez.
For the latter, I'm a big fan of Surfin Bird by The Trashmen, Leonard Nimoy's version of If I Had A Hammer, The Conga by Gloria Estefan (good luck keeping up with THAT one Grandma), James Brown's I Got Ants In My Pants and I Need to Dance or I Left My Wallet In El Segundo by A Tribe Called Quest.