At magnatune (whose motto is: We are not evil) you can choose from over 400 albums covering everything from classical to punk music. There’s some good stuff, but mostly from lesser known artists – you won’t find the Rolling Stones or Norah Jones there, although you will find Trevor Pinnock.
Listen to all the tracks on an album before you buy it. You pay what you feel the music is worth (price includes VAT) and download it as WAV, MP3 or several other formats and then it’s yours. The artist gets half of what you pay. No copy protection to prevent it playing in your car CD player or elsewhere. License it for commercial use, if you want. Give your download to 3 friends fee – it’s legal. Sounds fair to all concerned, doesn’t it?