Poll: Remix Albums = Rip Off

Remix albums -- such as Jennifer Lopez' chart-topping "J to Tha L-O! (Epic), Destiny's Child's "This Is the Remix" (Columbia), and Limp Bizkit's "New Old Songs" (Interscope) -- are seen as a moneymaki

Remix albums -- such as Jennifer Lopez' chart-topping "J to Tha L-O! (Epic), Destiny's Child's "This Is the Remix" (Columbia), and Limp Bizkit's "New Old Songs" (Interscope) -- are seen as a moneymaking scheme designed to bilk hardcore fans, according to the lastest Billboard.com poll. Of 8,467 voters, 40% said that remix albums are just a way to extract more cash from big fans of an artist.

Adding to the dim view were another 31% of respondents, who said that remixes can be occasionally interesting, but a whole album of reconstructed material is pushing the limit.

On the other hand, 16% said that remix albums are good because they offer a new perspective on previously released material. An additional 14% said that such compilations are great for die-hard fans and completists who devour anything new or different from their favorite artists.

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