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Our Decade In iTunes, Ol' Dirty Bastard Through the Fleshtones and Good Ol' Morrissey

Maybe the biggest evolution in music this decade has been the availability of online downloads, starting with Napster and ending with half a dozen legitimately - licensed venues for purchasing music over the tubes.

Rocks Off will admit it. Back in the day, we were illegal downloaders. Waiting 20 minutes for a three-minute song to cross over our shitty college Internet connection (they didn't even have Wi-Fi on campus then) was a labor of love, and thank the FSM for our friends Matt and Greg who introduced us to the magical musical spreadsheet that is iTunes - a program that made working long late hours at the university newspaper less boring. After that, our listening habits were never the same.

Case in point - iTunes has a field by which you can sort songs according to date added. We think this might give some insight into how our tastes have changed since those college years. Below, a decade of iTunes music.

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Shey is an experienced blogger, social media expert and traveler. She studied journalism at Oklahoma State University before working as a full-time reporter for Houston Community Newspapers in 2005. She lived in South Korea for three years, where she worked as a freelancer.
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