FLAC

Audiophiles, let’s talk audio files. On this page are the albums that we have available in the FLAC format. FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) means that you’re getting music that, while being compressed for a reduced file size and a speedier download, suffers no loss of quality in the process. None whatsoever. Not even a little bit.

Naturally, our MP3s are the highest standard available, so rest assured: the MP3s you download from us are pretty damn decent – near CD quality. And most of us are very satisfied with that. It’s just that FLAC is that little bit better - or, PERFECT, you could say. We just did.

Our two latest additions to our FLAC catalog are both 24-bit, which really is the best of the best – better than CD, in fact. The reason for this is that CD is capable of a 16-bit maximum, so when music is produced in a 24-bit studio, like the most recent The National album, it takes a format like 24-bit FLAC to play the music in all its glory.

We’re always striving to get you the best quality audio files around – and we’re often up there leading the way – from DRM-free, to 320K MP3 and now FLAC. Check back for more FLAC additions.

To know more about FLAC, check out our FLAC Essentials Guide.


24-bit FLAC releases

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    The National - Trouble Will Find Me (FLAC Version) (Explicit)
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    Trouble Will Find Me (FLAC Version)
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    (2013)
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    by The National
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    $18.99
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    If the pursuit of happiness is our ultimate motivation in life, why does melancholy music have such an intoxicating hold on us? Because we need the low moments to make the happy times seem sweeter? Because profound sadness resonates deeper emotionally than feelings of jubilation ever can? Whatever the reason, there’s nobody we’d rather turn to when we’re wallowing (or want to wallow) than The National. Ironically, life’s probably never been sweeter for the New Yorkers than it is right now: last album High Violet broke through in a big way, and Trouble Will Find Me is one of the most hotly-anticipated guitar records of 2013. Well, if Matt Berninger’s celebrating inside, he’s hiding it well here, lending his gloomy baritone to a set of songs that’s destined to rank amongst the band’s finest.

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    Radiohead - The King Of Limbs (Deluxe FLAC Version)
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    The King Of Limbs (Deluxe FLAC Version)
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    (2011)
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    by Radiohead
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    By unleashing the stupendous In Rainbows unannounced, with an "honesty box"-attitude towards payment, Radiohead proved they were as imaginative in their distribution methods as in their musical output. So when, back in February, the lads dropped their predictably great eighth album on the public at predictably short notice, many thought Thom Yorke’s highly unpredictable body-popping in the video for "Lotus Flower" was the only ace up their sleeve... Ta-da! Their real trick is presenting this Deluxe 24-bit FLAC package, meaning you can experience The King of Limbs in a format that does justice to its 24-bit mastering. Essentially, it’s like joining them in the studio but minus the cabin-fever – result!


16-bit FLAC releases