I don't know if you have all tried this yet, but Amazon.com actually has mp3's that you can download of the albums they normally sell through mail order. I bought the new Keane album this morning for $2.99. Yeah! $2.99!!!!
And, the Amazon program puts it right into your iTunes. The deal with Keane must be special though because I couldn't find any other albums that cheap that were brand new. The cool thing though is that most albums on there are only $8.99 beating out iTunes by a buck. The format is different than iTunes as far as the download, but for the average music lover, we probably won't notice the difference.