Today I took the plunge, created a temporary visa card, registered on allofmp3.com and sent them some money. It all went very smooth, and then after I installed their little browse, preview and download application I bought some albums. When buying you can choose from a multitude of formats, wma, mp3, uncompressed and so on, and the bitrate. You pay per MB downloaded so mp3s with a somewhat high bitrate seemed best to me. My phone can only play mp3s so..
Why are other online music stores not this simple? For a service this simple to use I wouldn’t mind paying more though. ~$1 per album is way below the limit I am willing to pay for an album, if I get the songs in a format I can use.
Albums I bought:
Gorillaz – Demon Days
Green Day – American Idiot
Audioslave – Out of Exile
Foo Fighters – In Your Honor
I wonder if any of them are any good?