Someone above mentioned Bandcamp.com; check them out, as they sell in lossless formats w/ archiveable media. You get your choice of formats. A few labels (Merge/Beggars, perhaps, I know Warp does/used-to?) also sell online in real files and lossless compression, at your option. Some cost no more than the mp3 version.
Wouldn't you expect darker skin color--at least on faces--in areas with strong reflected light? Living on permanent ice and snow cover is like living on a mirror. I've been sunburned (no, not just windburned) skiing before.