Amazon MP3 launches in UK

Amazon has finally ripped the covers off their MP3 store here in the UK, and as expected it offers everything completely free of the annoyance of DRM.

Amazon has finally ripped the covers off their MP3 store here in the UK, and as expected it offers everything completely free of the annoyance of DRM.

Following in the footsteps of 7Digital, Amazon has got all four major labels on board, with 3 million tracks available at launch. Single tracks kick off at 59p, rising to 79p depending on your poison.

To get things moving along nicely, they're offering a string of albums for just £3, including 2008's most overhyped LP, Only By The Night by Kings of Leon and the excellent Seldom Seen Kid by Elbow. Not half bad we think you'll agree.

Quality's top notch too, with tracks being offered in a hearty 256Kps, matching iTunes Plus. Head over to MP3.amazon.co.uk and fill your boots. Surely it's the best way to blow your limited Christmas present budget.

What do you think? Was Amazon MP3 worth the wait? Tell us in the comments section. Stay tuned for our first thoughts in the blog channel soon!