For at least the last 2 years i have used EAC to rip cds and then MP3Tag to check and tidy up the tags.
Recently though i have noticed strange anomolies. I have ripped a few recent releases (e.g. James Yorkston - Year Of The Leopard, UNKLE - Self Defence) in EAC and it has looked up the freedb database found it and tagged accordingly.
When i open it in MP3Tag and search freedb it cannot be found. This has happened a number of times in the past few months. I find it hard to understand as it appears that both applications look up the same freedb database.