Lady Gaga and album sales

The New York Times gets it right:Gaga numbers indicate that albums are now secondary Analysis from NY Times.

Billboard magazine fails to understand what's going on: Gaga numbers prove the vitality of albums Analysis from Billboard.biz.

There's nothing new here really, except that music business folk's memories are really short - The Rolling Stones used to put out a mediocre album every few years which heralded the beginning of a new world tour; where the money really was.