BLEEPing brilliant

I just can’t believe how good Warp Records’ BLEEP store is. Let’s count the things they’ve done right: Browse and preview all the tracks. All the tracks are LAME encoded MP3. They’re VBR files encoded using –alt-preset standard for truly CD-like quality. There’s no stupid DRM, so you can burn CDs, put the files on your iPod, and so on. They take PayPal for payment as well as credit cards, and the system detects PayPal payment almost immediately and takes you straight to the downloads without you having to wait for an e-mail.