Audiostreet has over 100,000 music titles to choose from. Not all back-catalogue items
have track listings at present, but (rather ambitiously) they promise to have audio clips
for every title soon. There's also music news, details of forthcoming releases, charts and
unsigned band info.
CD Paradise boasts a catalogue of over 230,000 titles, meaning you'll find just about
every CD, album and cassette you could wish for. Handy lists help to recommend titles if
you're stuck for choice. The site is owned by The
Internet Bookshop which, in turn, is owned by WH Smith.
Concentrating on chart and recent stock rather than offering items from a huge
back-catalogue, Entertainment Express nonetheless is an efficient store. Items currently
on offer are CDs, videos and multimedia items.
HMV have put together a well-organised store. At present they focus on the latest CDs
(including singles), videos and computer games, along with a selection of older titles. In
due course the entire catalogue will be sold online. Other features include order tracking
and Email notification of new releases.
This colourful and busy site from London's biggest radio station features a music store.
It stocks far more titles (including singles and imports) than just the chart hits that
are promoted elsewhere on the site.
W Heffer &
This is a slick store, offering a choice of 1.9 million books, along with a slightly
smaller collection of CD ROMs, videos, CDs, art & craft materials, toys & games,
stationery and maps.
Despite the name, this store doesn't just sell CDs - DVDs, videos, computer games and
books also make up the 450,000 available titles (of which 150,000 are imported).
Thankfully the products are well categorised and a search tool also helps. You can add
your own reviews and the top 40 CDs are just £9.99 including postage.
Direct Music 79%
Magpie specialise in music from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. You can browse
alphabetically through their impressive collection, or search by title, artist and format.
A gift finder helps you track down a present when you're stuck.
of Sound 75%
Vinyl club albums are in plentiful supply at the Ministry of Sound's web site, and the
catalogue can be downloaded to view offline if required. Club t-shirts, jackets, caps and
record bags are also on offer.
Formerly known as IMVS, Yalplay has kept the same enormous product range (230,000 titles)
but dropped them into a smoother interface. It works pretty well, although the title
descriptions could be better in places. Products covered are videos, DVDs, CDs, Minidiscs,
vinyl albums and PC/console games. Prices don't seem to attract the same level of
discounts as you'll find elsewhere in this category.