Completely stunning that Apple shipped iTunes 10 with the icon pictured to the left. I don't know why they didn't finally kill the iTunes brand and replace it with something more consistent with all that iTunes does, but small victories, at least the CD is gone. But this icon is just a blue background, with a highlight behind the note, and that's it. Feels seriously amateur, like it was whipped up in an hour or two without much thought to it, just sloppy branding.
Thank Twitter and Dan Benjamin for tweeting this link which has an awesome iTunes 10 desktop icon replacement that uses the visual identity Apple has already established with the iTunes icons on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. I won't spoil it for you by posting the image here, just click this link for the iTuned 10 icon replacement you need but Apple doesn't think you deserve!