If they're not careful, they are going to lose their advantage and disappear up their own backsides! I was always under the impression that all songs would be 79p (or $99 or 0.99, etc) and Apple has stood firm on this. But I also thought that only songs that were 7 minutes long or longer were allowed to be "album only". I don't buy iTMS albums. Why would I pay £7.99 or £8.99 for a load of restricted 128kbps AAC files when I can get the actual physical CD for £8.99 in 2 days with free delivery from places like Play.com (no restrictions, original quality, plus you get the physical product and the album booklet, etc). I only buy iTMS individual songs, where there's a song I want but don't want to pay £3.99 for a CD single or buy an album I don't want to get that one song. However, an increasing number of tracks on the iTunes store are now "album only", and not necessarily long songs. I could understand Pink Floyd not wanted to sell Dogs (23 minutes) or Echoes (23 minutes) for 79p each, hence the 7 minute rule. But I don't want to buy a whole iTMS album just to get one song either. That's the old-fangled way - I might as well just start using the shops again and buy that album I don't want for a sale price just to get the song. And so iTunes is losing its advantage. I highlight two specific recent examples that are the reason for this ranting post. Firstly, I want Misunderstood by Robbie Williams. It's on his greatest hits album and it's an "album only" song on iTMS. I own all the albums and have all the other songs, so I don't want to pay £7.99 for those songs again in good old protected AAC. But I don't have a choice. So I think I'll try and look for it on the internet for free instead. The other one is from Brian Wilson's Smile album. The iTMS album includes a bonus track - Heroes and Villains Instrumental - at the end of the album that is "album only". I've just bought the physical version for the same price as the iTMS album - £8.99. But it doesn't include this wonderful song at the end. Again, there appears to be no other way of legally getting hold of it. So I'm annoyed and I'm certainly not buying the album again just to get that 4 minute song. Maybe the music companies are to blame again, but I'm tired of this happening all over again. And what also sucks is that us Mac users have no alternative download store! Sorry for the rant, but anyone else got similar opinions?