Unzipping Album Files:
Albums are now download as .zip files because many new albums now include extra features like digital booklets. A ZIP file is a collection of one or more files and/or folders compressed into a single file that enables us to deliver tracks as well as feature materials all together -- for easier downloading and music file management.
Most all Mac and Windows computers, starting with Windows XP and later, are able to handle ZIP files without the need for any extra software. If you need to "unzip" a zipped album file, right-click on the zip file and select “extract all…” from the drop-down menu. You can select "Browse" to pick a location for the unzipped file or you can go with the default location.
If you have an older version of Windows, and need an application to "unzip" album files, we recommend Winzip.