Re: Snubs, complaints and hate-mail about the top 100 albums list
yes music sales down are dramatically but I'd be willing to bet there is just as much music being listened to now as there has ever been. People are just doing it in different ways (internet radio, myspace, podcasts) that don't generate huge money for the big 4 record lables.
Technology has given "power to the people" and anyone can make their own record with a computer and a handfull of microphones. Instead of relying on some lame music executive to tell you what new artists you should be listening to, the internet has made it so people can find cool new music that they would normally never hear about. And you can run into some amazingly funny stuff along the way. Check out "Chocolate Rain" by Tay Zonday and all of the hillarious spoofs of it... I think the original video has received over 20 million views so far.