You could buy albums on MD here in the states as well, but they were much harder to find. I have a couple, somewhere, but I'll be damned if I could even tell you what bands they are. MD was just starting to be popular in North America when MP3 came along and destroyed it.
I thought I was the only guy in the US that had an MD deck. I had a full blown recorder/ player in my stereo and a portable player. Loved those things. Should have been released differently. Far superior to CDs.