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Reviews of the Top 10 US Music Download Websites

Welcome to our reviews of the Best US Music Download Websites of 2016 (also known as US Music Streaming Sites). Check out our top 10 list below and follow our links to read our full in-depth review of each us music download website, alongside which you'll find costs and features lists, user reviews and videos to help you make the right choice.


Editor's Top 10 Buying Guide
 
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What a beauteous thing Last.fm is. Essentially Last.fm takes your preferred taste in music and artists, and then creates your very own radio stations based on those preferences. The music streams near-seamlessly, continuously and without interruption. This puts it a step ahead of sites such as Spotify, which interrupt your listening with adverts until you pay a fee. But Last.fm is free! You heard us right, it’s absolutely free!...so...

» Read the Full Review of Last.fm

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Pandora's box, of the Greek myth, contained all the world’s evils. Pandora.com, on the other hand, opens up a world of music pleasure. Far from chaotic, the great thing about Pandora.com is its ability to learn. Yes, it learns what kind of music you like (with a little help from you clicking “like” or “dislike”) by identifying which styles of music, and its constituting parts, you most enjoy. Pandora...

» Read the Full Review of Pandora.com

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The best things in life are free, so the saying goes, and Spotify could be up there with “love” and “compassion”. Spotify does something that almost no other music download sites can claim: it lets you listen to full tracks of music completely free of charge. This is its key ‘selling’ point, and it’s quite an exciting one: new and old music at your fingertips and eardrums without it...

» Read the Full Review of Spotify.com/us

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iTunes is everywhere. It’s hard to avoid seeing someone on their iPad, nodding their head maniacally to their favourite track or music video.  There isn’t an absolute number of tracks apparent on iTunes but let’s just say this: it’s a lot. These come at a very reasonable price and iTunes even offer free songs, blog posts and other such trinkets. The system is easy to use and looks superb,...

» Read the Full Review of iTunes.com

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eMusic has passion. Its site reflects the personal intimacy of its staff, colourful but professional, serious but playful, ultimately obsessed with music. The eMusic editorial team provide recommendations and passionate reviews and interviews. eMusic is a community, not just a database. It avoids broadcasting the usual pop songs, instead focusing on the music scenes outside of the popular centre. New Age, Spiritual, Folk, Blues, International... this is a site...

» Read the Full Review of eMusic.com

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Microsoft is – if you didn’t already know! – a massive and established corporation with a lot of experience in providing online services all around the world. Their child, Zune, is therefore a polished and well executed site which offers a couple of interesting xbox-compatibility features, perhaps best taken advantage of by avid games and music fans. One of the finest and most unique features of Zune is its...

» Read the Full Review of Zune.net

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Amazon is known around the globe as an online marketplace where you can buy almost anything. Books, DVDs, computer games, replicas of giant squid. You name it, Amazon probably has it! And now Amazon offer a no-frills music download service at a competitive price. The most impressive feature of Amazon’s USA download music store is its generosity. This isn’t a money grabbing site that wants to take and take...

» Read the Full Review of AmazonMP3.com

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7Digital is a quality music site with great special offers. You can buy some of the highest quality sounds out there, frequently at just $5 per album. It’s easy to use, too, and allows you to make recommendations to friends via Facebook and Twitter at the click of a button. There’s a certain honesty to the site, too, which always informs you of the kbps of any track whilst...

» Read the Full Review of 7Digital.com

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Rhapsody is a comprehensive music downloads site with a decent array of payment plans to suit your needs. It proudly boasts a “gigantic catalogue” of over 16 million songs which is updated each week with new albums and singles, whilst also being updated with the biggest hits as they reach the stores. It’s accessible, too, from a variety of devices and the more expensive options allow you to use...

» Read the Full Review of Rhapsody.com

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Look in the middle of the road and you’ll find mp3mixx. Its number of tracks is fine, but not great. It’s relatively easy to use, but in no way breaking grounds with features or innovating music extras.  What is good about mp3mixx is the price of its tracks and the occasional high quality of the download. At $0.15 a song this is one of the cheaper sites out there...

» Read the Full Review of mp3mixx.com

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Latest User Reviews

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Good sound, terrible service and value for money
User Review of 7 Digital by Yannick_35 on 30 December 2015

Got an account a few year ago, before they were bought out. They had a good amount of tracks (less then ITunes, but still good). Song quality was great and it was basically what made them a little better then... (Read the full review)



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I will not return!
User Review of 7 Digital by Dan on 29 April 2015

A very misleading site that ripped me off for two tracks that were supposed to be in 16-bit FLAC, but when purchased they were MP3 format and I made sure to check the circle for 16-bit!



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ITunes Music are Awesome
User Review of iTunes by 4saleusa.com on 26 December 2014

I usually use it for my iPhone but it ALWAYS nails it up. I regularly reduce factors on my cellphone because it dose not "sync" right. it always has mistakes and whenever I upgrade it requires everything off and can't... (Read the full review)



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Rhapsody is very bad
User Review of Rhapsody by John Ervin on 23 October 2014

I've been with Rhapsody for 5 years. Started because I didn't know that much about downloading to an MP3. After 5 years I know even less, not user friendly at all, support is absolutely useless, expensive. My friends can't believe... (Read the full review)



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Stay Away since they Changed!
User Review of eMusic by Nodak67 on 18 October 2014

I was a member of Emusic for years and frankly loved them! Recently (Sept, 2014) they changed their policy and they no longer have ANY good tracks on their site. Gone is anything recent AND anything that is decent from... (Read the full review)



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