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If Starbucks Recommends It, Is It Lame?

Those of you with a Starbucks in your neighborhood, which I'm betting would be many of you, know that the coffee giant doesn't just sling java but also sells music. There are usually some albums by the register (soon to include this compilation album of songs by a whole slew of uber-hip musicians) and there was that thing a while back when they gave away a daily free song on iTunes — selected by Starbucks Entertainment.

While waiting on line for my coffee I'm sometimes tempted to buy a CD but then sometimes I feel weird about it. Do you trust Starbucks as a music source? Or is it kinda lame?

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californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I liked some of the free itunes downloads I got from Starbucks, but I can't say that I ever bought a CD from there. I usually don't go to a coffeeshop to buy music.
a-million-suns a-million-suns 8 years
The free itunes songs are kinda cool, but I find it kind of weird that they sell music just because I would never think to buy a CD when I'm buying coffee/tea. I don't really have a problem with it, but it just doesn't work for me.
verily verily 8 years
I have one of their CDs and it has a lot of great songs on it. And the iTunes song downloads were great.
pioneers pioneers 8 years
I'm sorry, my brain takes a while to readjust after seeing John Legend. Dreamy.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I kind of feel like snubbing it just because it was recommended by Starbucks is something advocated by the same type of culture snobs that hate a band as soon as it "makes it."
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Never really noticed their music besides a few CDs up next to the cash register
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
No, actually a lot of the music is good.
luckiedog luckiedog 8 years
I do a lot of work from Starbucks when I'm tired of working from home and usually they're playing some pretty sweet music on the PA. I really like the S-bucks that have the TVs that tell you whats playing so I don't have to run up to the cashier and ask.
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 8 years
Just speaking on their free download partnership with itunes it's actually just like with anything given for free from Itunes it's hit or miss. I know that they had " Green light" by John Legend and Andre 3000 a few months back and it's one of my favorite songs. Starbucks also introduced me to Sia who is now one of my favorite artist of all times!
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
Ive found a couple new artists/songs i like from their free itunes downloads.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
no - music really is just music - it doesn't matter who recommends it i don't think. i've never bought a CD from there, but i have looked into artists because i've seen something at the store. there's a british girl (i can't remember her name now) but i remember hearing her album there a year or so ago and i loved it and got the CD later.
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