I hugely agree with you about streaming services. Just purchase an album a month and you'll have a quality collection for life! Sort out a decent NAS and you're away. I'm with you on the resolution too and normally refuse to pay for the "higher" quality downloads but for this price I can't complain.
16 bit FLAC for £7.99 is comparable to CD rather than 320mbps mp3. Good price for either version though. I'm another of those CD purchasers who doesn't own a CD player - just rip them to FLAC and play from a NAS. I'm too old to accept streaming services (the idea of not actually own the music is terrifying!) but there's no need for physical formats (I'm happy with CD or download - whichever is cheaper!). I just wish they'd do higher res files than CD standard. 30 years ago when some of us were resisting the switch from CD to vinyl we never thought CD would be held up as the standard for music format.
I don't do download-only music purchasing but heat added for the deal and I'll grab the CD elsewhere. (y)
Me too. I do most of my music listening in the car and my last two cars have not had a CD payer!
One added from me.