Tag Archives: MP3

WAVE Files, Update

Based on the flurry of activity on my last post, it is clear that some are having problems with the Radiohead WAVE files. Not everyone is having trouble with them – I was able to convert the WAVE files to both FLAC and MP3 with no problems. I have listened to the entire album and […]

What’s Up With The WAV Files?

Paul McCartney and Radiohead have dallied in digital downloads in the past, and their strategy has changed over time. Radiohead’s new album The King Of Limbs is being released as a so-called “newspaper” album. I’m not quite sure what they mean by that. The physical album will be released April 9th, but the digital album […]

Why, Why, Why???

The Arcade Fire chose a digital distribution model for their new album, The Suburbs. Digital-only is $7.99. CD plus download is $12.99. The deluxe edition is a double 12″ vinyl plus download for $24.99. Downloads are available in 320 kbps MP3, FLAC, or Apple Lossless. There is also an AAC version that has synchronized visuals. […]

Did David Byrne Learn The Wrong Lesson?

David Byrne has a new album, Here Lies Love, a kind of rock opera paean to ousted Philipines first lady Imelda Marcos. It’s a collaboration with Fatboy Slim. Byrne’s last effort, the Brian Eno collaboration Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, was as a multi-tier release, available as a digital download, physical CD, or a […]

Where Are My Smart Agents?

So say you want to buy music online. Why not? It’s convenient and well… convenient. Particularly if you already know what you want. Nothing beats a properly organized, well-stocked record store for finding new music. If you walk in and find music you like, then look at the albums nearby and have a high chance […]