Regarding Flac

Lossless Purchase of Julia Holter’s “Have You In My Wilderness”

Recorded on May 20th, 2016

front cover of Julia Holter album

I can’t tell you how much it pains me to buy lossy music. It feels wrong, like I’m short-changing myself, short-changing life. I will pay more and go to way more trouble to buy a FLAC version if I’m not going to get an LP of an album. So when I wanted to buy Julia Holter’s “Have You In My Wilderness” today, and I didn’t want to buy it on iTunes, I was so happy to discover that Technics now has a hi-res/lossless music store, where they sell that very album.

Except! Except you can’t buy those tracks in the U.S. — only in the U.K., Germany and Canada. Whyyyyyyy. Khaaaaaan.

But if you scroll down to the bottom of their site, you’ll see where it says “A service of 7digital”. Hmmm. So if you google “7digital” you get to 7digital.com, which does offer that Julia Holter album for lossless sale in the U.S.

Whew. Close one.