Trend Watch: Streaming entire albums
Lately, seems like many music stars are promoting their new albums by releasing them early — and in their entirety — for online streaming (good news if you hate waiting to snag a listening station at your local record store). Our coworkers at AOL Music are getting in on the action, in a big way: They’ve put a whopping 25 new CDs online, including some of fall’s most anticipated titles: Kanye West’s Late Registration, the Rolling Stones’ A Bigger Bang, Bob Dylan’s No Direction Home: The Soundtrack — The Bootleg Series Vol. 7, Brooks & Dunn’s Hillbilly Deluxe, Death Cab for Cutie’s Plans, Tony Yayo’s Thoughts of a Predicate Felon, Rihanna’s Music of the Sun, Herbie Hancock’s Possibilities (the jazz pianist’s Starbucks duets album), and the new releases from 30 Seconds to Mars, Cowboy Junkies, and Crazy Frog. Most of these will be around only until Sept. 6, so do your window shopping now.