Do you have CD's at home? You can load them onto your computer into iTunes and put the playlist on your ipod. We rarely buy music from iTunes. My husband has hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of CD's. He still buys them. He doesn't want A song by an artist, he wants the whole album.
Then he loads it onto the computer into itunes and can pick and choose which songs to put on his ipod. Or play music in the family room from genius generated automatically from ALLLL of his music.