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For the first time this year, the effects of file-sharing on personal taste became unmistakably clear: the indie community's palettes-- and everyone else's-- have broadly diversified. To reflect this, Pitchfork opened its new singles-oriented review section, We Are The World, to surprising acclaim from many of its staunchly indie-minded readers-- some of which claimed maybe even rightly that commercial pop seems to be at its most creative height since the s. The great thing about music right now is that listeners don't have to be "staunch" anymore. In an age when all music is free, dedicating yourself to just one specific genre or type only denies you the hedonistic musical bliss that is rightfully yours. Sure, we all still buy albums for their increased sound quality, tangibility, artwork and artist support, but let's be straight about one thing: singles are for downloading. As of this week, there's but one gold single on the Billboard chart, and if you think that's normal, check the back issues from five years ago. These days, even the majors seem to have given up on trying to sell them, as even Christina Aguilera's new song-- once prime CD5 material-- is identified on the charts as an "album cut. Rock music has always been a breeding ground for great albums, while commercial pop continually worships at the altar of The Single, so it makes sense that our two Top 50 year-end lists reflect this. But in , there were more than enough brilliant tracks from both sides, and friends, coming from a reformed tightass, there's just no reason to deny it. When shit's free, there's no guilt for pleasure.