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Friday, October 12, 2007

One More Reason to Love Radiohead


When we heard that Radiohead was letting the fans choose what they wanted to pay for the band's 7th studio album, we were slightly incredulous. But we just downloaded the new record, In Rainbows. And we didn't pay a cent.

Call us cheapskates. But we wanted to see if it would work without any hassles. It did.

You don't need to supply a credit card number. The whole process is really quite simple.

We haven't had a chance to listen to it yet. But we hear the sound quality isn't the best. For unsatisfied customers, the band is planning to conventionally release the album, in stores, early next year.

If you can't wait and need to download it. Go to: www.inrainbows.com

The stats aren't in yet. But we're curious to see how much people are choosing to pay.

Update: According to an Oct. 14 article in The New York Times a third of the first million to download In Rainbows paid nothing. A larger portion of that million paid over $20, averaging out the price people paid to $8.

Update: Radiohead will reportedly release the sales figures early next year.