Artist: Kiss Album: Sonic Boom

Now, I would've liked to post one entire track from the new Kiss album out today. Thing is, their latest studio work is being released exclusively in Wal-Mart stores. The lockdown on streams and other online friendliness seems airtight.

No Napster, Lala.com, Last.fm or MySpace.

I didn't think this would be an issue, largely because I thought this album would totally suck. That's not what I'm hearing from this collection of clips. Plus, for $12, you get the 11 new songs of Sonic Boom, a disc of greatest hits and a DVD of a concert in Argentina.

Not bad, if you can stomach Wal-Mart's politics and business practices.