I just bought my first album in years*: This. No shipping since it’s mp3s, no DRM, completely market driven pricing system & regardless of how underground they are most of the money actually goes to the artist. Next best thing to dealing directly w/ the artist themself. To the rest of the music industry: this direction, please.
(* – BTW: I am completely serious about this. Until today, I hadn’t actually bought an album since Juvenile’s “Reality Check”.)