CD Baby calls itself “a little online record store that sells CDs by independent musicians”. They left out the part about being cool, and not having sold out.
They are 2nd only to Amazon in the number of independent CDs sold. They sell CDs that come directly from musicians, so the performers get $6-12 per CD.
They take their independence seriously – they note that “No Microsoft products were used in the creation of this website.”
One of the great features of the site is that you can browse music by “flavors”, such as occasions, moods, and tasks. You can find music to soothe you, music to be depressed to, to drink to, for driving, to work out to, and even to have sex to.
They have lots of interesting electronica artists.