Well buying something before you try it as we all know is down-right stupid. No intelligent person spends $30,000 on a car they don't drive. No one of us buys a bass without playing it first. So why should you buy a CD without hearing the entire thing? You shouldn't. So... just stream the entire album off the purchasing site. You'll be able to try before you buy and it'll be pretty much like the radio, streaming, no downloading. This would cut back on bands putting out CDs with one really good song and the rest crap. Most importantly it would put the power in the consumer's hands where it belongs. Sure it's practical, but sadly in a capitalist system, it will probably never happen. Capitalism doesn't know the meaning of the word practical, only maximum profit. I guess I can dream, but until the day, I'll just continue to download albums and buy the CDs that deserve to be bought and delete the ones that do not. I will not be tricked into buying crap.