Sign Of The Times, Department of Popular Music

The good news is, there is one musical act that reliably delivers platinum CD sales with a minumum of promotion. The bad news, as Slate's Jody Rosen points out, is that act is called Various Artists--specifically the

The good news is, there is one musical act that reliably delivers platinum CD sales with a minumum of promotion.

The bad news, as Slate’s Jody Rosen points out, is that act is called Various Artists—specifically the “Now That’s What I Call Music” series, which in its 22nd volume is closing in on its 22nd platinum record.

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