It seems that with many new record purchases the company offers you a free MP3 download of the album.
Would it be so difficult to include a CD quality copy either as a disc or a download? I don't mean to be a snob but I do find it rather frustrating to think that after spending a good amount of money to get a vinyl copy of something, a company would insult me by offering only a compressed digital copy as an add-on. Is it not obvious that a person buying vinyl might be somewhat of an audiophile? Would it really cost anything to burn me a CD and shove it in the package, or to offer a choice of formats to download?
There is a reason why I don't buy stuff from iTunes.
And it's the same reason why I buy vinyl, CD, Blu Ray and SACD.