In the middle of last week I was on a train - where else? - and I was doing OK, yeah, listening to the onboard music system. Aside from my strong objection that Virgin Trains played some tracks containing explicit lyrics without any form of advisory in the listening guide it was all fine (fine) and I came across one track which for some reason I thought was quite cool (cool), you know how we do (do).
I liked this track enough to decide that I was going to buy it online, and I headed for tescodownloads which in the dim and distant past has served me well. However, as I have found more often than not recently it was broken. It listed the track in question, but would it let me buy it? No. After a few attempts, using IE6 as well as Firefox I gave up, thinking I would find it elsewhere.
As it turns out however, buying MP3s online is trickier than it seems, unless I've missed something obvious.
Ruling out iTunes (I don't like the format music comes in, and I'm happy with the player I've got, thank you), anything which forces you to pay a subscription, and Virgin Digital Music Store (as if I'm going to give them my credit card details just to register to buy individual tracks in the future) my options are somewhat limited. Please comment below if you have any suggestions, or know of any good sites.