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Alternative to iTunes for downloading music


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Where does everyone download music from?
For certin songs i usally use itunes, but somethings I can't find there.
Anyone know of other sites that youcan just download songs or full albums, preferably without having to download extra softwear or player.

I always use Amazon as I prefer mp3's for compatibilty. They do have a little "downloader" app that they encourage you to install but it isn't necessary.
I subscribe to Rhapsody's unlimited download service. If I find something I'd prefer to own I usually just buy the whole CD (usually from Amazon) and rip it.
I signed up for the Zune pass. Unlimited dl's for as long as you subscribe, 10 song credits a month for songs you keep. It works with up to 3 Zunes and 3 PC's $14.99 a month, and like Towen if I like something enough I purchase it.
Used CDs from Amazon, unless I just don't like the album a particular song is on. It's cheaper, you get the liner notes and (more importantly) the sound quality is going to be better.

For those "one hit" song albums, I usually just download from Amazon. Like Cmonster mentioned, you don't have to use the downloader app they recommend, but it helps if you are intent on downloading an entire album.