Amazon MP3 downloads

I've bought over 10 albums since they started offering the service and I just picked 2 new albums from Amazon. Newest from Snow Patrol and Anberlin.

Snow Patrol sounds great, but the Anberlin sounds like it's been recorded in a tunnel. LOT of extra echo.

Any ideas on this and is it fixable?

Don't know these bands. Maybe that's what the album is suppose to sound like.

Novocain wrote:

Don't know these bands. Maybe that's what the album is suppose to sound like.

Naw i've heard it on the radio and other sources...My fiance's best friend has the actual cd which is where i heard it first.

ranalin wrote:
Novocain wrote:

Don't know these bands. Maybe that's what the album is suppose to sound like.

Naw i've heard it on the radio and other sources...My fiance's best friend has the actual cd which is where i heard it first.

Well, since you've actually paid for it, just rip your friend's CD.

Otherwise, I'm not sure. It might be a ploy by the label to get you to purchase the actual CD by making crappy MP3s. I don't know if Amazon actually makes the MP3s or not.

At the minimum I'd contact Amazon's customer service. They may give you a credit but more importantly you may be saving others the pain of your experience.

nsmike wrote:
ranalin wrote:
Novocain wrote:

Don't know these bands. Maybe that's what the album is suppose to sound like.

Naw i've heard it on the radio and other sources...My fiance's best friend has the actual cd which is where i heard it first.

Well, since you've actually paid for it, just rip your friend's CD.

I was going to. Mainly was curious if others had this problem and if they did what route they took. This is the first time i've had an issue with them.

I'm also going to contact Amazon as well.

You might want to try playing back with a different MP3 player as well. I've had odd results from specific encoders on specific players. The GWJ podcast, for instance, refused to play on my Squeezeboxes until I submitted a bug and they fixed it. IIRC, the GWJers were using an old LAME implementation that apparently was doing something a bit strange.