Streaming sucks because of the quality. CD sucks because of the huge physical format and storage required. Download is the way to go for most people. But, we need to cut the shitty 256kbps max bitrate available in iTunes, and we need to start charging realistic rates for albums and songs. You're assuming American Pop Music is the only new music coming out. This is what @EClyde meant - start listening to some other genre's, or even older music.