Good news for music consumers who also happen to be Amazon devotees. Today, Amazon took the wraps off a new feature called AutoRip, which grants access to Mp3 versions of over 50,000 CDs purchased between now and 1998.

Amazon says that the library of AutoRip compatible albums will grow over time and already includes selections from every major label. To get started on retrieving your own Mp3 albums, just go here.

Amazon automatically makes the songs available via its Cloud Player, making them immediately playable on most platforms.

AutoRip isn't just retroactive, either. Many of the CDs sold on Amazon will be AutoRip compatible from hence forth, creating an easy way to get digital copies when ever you opt to buy physical albums.

This isn't going to make CDs cool again, but if you buy music from Amazon, it's certainly welcome news.

[Via Amazon]