The best part (to me at least) about Apple and EMI’s DRM free deal is the news that full album prices are still going to stay the same. That is to say that the price will remain around the $9.99 mark — but your purchase will apparently net you the DRM free 256 kbps AAC versions of the tracks.

Now I don’t know about you, but that gives me loads more incentive to start buying full albums thru iTunes. Well, you know, so long as I like most of the tracks on an album. That’s still going to be a big deal for me. Still, this whole announcement is a step in the right direction for online music.