Walt Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal says that Microsoft’s new MSN Music service falls short of matching Apple’s iTunes Music Store. “I’ve been testing Microsoft’s new store in advance of today’s launch and comparing it with Apple’s much-praised iTunes music store. While the Microsoft entry has a few nice touches, it is typical of many brand-new Microsoft products — fairly basic and bland, but marred by some rookie mistakes and accompanied by promises to get much better over time… Overall, MSN Music is no match for iTunes — yet. But if you don’t have an iPod and want or need to buy music in Microsoft’s format, it may be a good choice over time.”