going back to spin, i’d say that, yes, it is a publicity stunt, but it’s also the truth. the timing couldn’t have been any better, what with the napster explosion combined with a dearth of great albums released this year. going over the albums i bought this year, i could only come up with about five that i thought were really good: if the music i have on my hard drive were put to disc, yes, it would be a better album than anything i heard this year. and like i said yesterday, it certainly beats making kid a album of the year, as it almost certainly would have been.