I don’t know why, but when I logged on to MSN Music, I expected to see something similar to the iTunes Music Store. Much to my surprise, I didn’t.
My very first impression is flat. Very flat. Aside from a couple semi-aqua buttons, totally flat. The music seems more boring here.
No knock on Microsoft. It’s me. Really. I’ve become jaded. No longer will simple lists of songs satisfy me. I need top albums, essentials, slideshow billboards, celebrity playlists, side-shuffling albums… I need color! I want one-click ordering directly into my music jukebox. OK, I confess. I like metal.
Am I shallow? Most likely. But I don’t want to change. And I’m certainly not switching music stores. I wish you well MSN Music. I’m sure it’s perfect for some folks… those far less superficial than me.