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IMG_20141214_144044365_HDRYes yes we know that our name is “CD Central” but we also have one of the largest selections of new vinyl records in the great Commonwealth of Kentucky. Also new and used turntables, record cleaning supplies, storage crates and replacement needles to keep your vinyl and your ears happy. We do special orders too!

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New Releases — Dec. 15, 2014

Charlie XCX – Sucker CD (Atlantic)
The new pop queen’s sophomore album features the badass floor-filler “Break The Rules.” “After years of being a critical darling Charli XCX assisted Iggy Azalea on the song of the summer and landed her own ‘Boom Clap’ on the soundtrack for The Fault In Our Stars. Sucker is her second studio album, and it’s a record that seeks to bend the mainstream to its will rather than conform to its reigning trends.” [7.6] — Pitchfork

D’Angelo – Black Messiah
The 14-year wait for D’Angelo’s new studio album is over: “Black Messiah,” the long-awaited follow-up to 2000′s “Voodoo,” is now available!  “Black Messiah” spans 12 tracks and includes contributions from The Roots’ Questlove, Q-Tip, and Kendra Foster (Parliament Funkadelic).  Of the album title, D’Angelo said, “For me the title is about all of us.  It’s about the world.  It’s about an idea we can all aspire to.  We should all aspire to be a Black Messiah.”

Gov’t Mule – Darkside Of The Mule CD/3xCD+DVD (Evil Teen)
This archival live release features a full set of Pink Floyd covers the band recorded on Halloween 2008 at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe features three CDs of the entire performance (three hours of music), plus a DVD of the entire show mixed for stereo and 5.1 surround. Vinyl version due January 13. “These new archival live releases just further [the concept of 2013’s Shout!, which sounds like Gov’t Mule but doesn’t sound like anything we had ever done],” guitarist Warren Haynes told Classic Rock, “and allow us to highlight some of our influences as well as how far we’ve come since the first album.” Continue reading

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Top Selling CDs, Week of Dec. 8-14, 2014

j-cole-2014-forest-hills-drive-630x6301. J. Cole- 2014 Forest Hills Dr.
2. Smashing Pumpkins- Monuments To An Elegy
3. Sturgill Simpson- Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
4. Cracker- Berkeley To Bakersfield
5. TV On The Radio- Seeds
6. She & Him- Classics
7. Coralee & The Townies- Criminal Pride
8. AC/DC- Rock Or Bust
9. Bob Dylan & The Band- Basement Tapes Raw
10. Wu-Tang Clan- Better Tomorrow
11. Spoon- They Want My Soul
12. Diplo- F1orida
13. Yusuf- Tell Em I’m Gone
14. Flying Lotus- You’re Dead
15. Hozier- Hozier
16. Led Zeppelin- Houses Of The Holy (reissue)
17. Drive By Truckers- English Oceans (w/dvd)
18. Lake Street Dive- Bad Self Portraits
19. Taylor Swift- 1989
20. Sundy Best- Salvation City

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CD Central will solve your drinking problem

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Ever longed for a nice drink but didn’t have anything to put it in?  The solution is one of our new CD Central mugs, excellent for coffee or anything your thirst desires.  Just $6.99.  Makes a great gift!

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New Releases — Dec. 9, 2014

The Brokedowns – Life Is A Breeze CD/LP (Red Scare Industries)
Take growly Midwest punk (à la D4, Lawrence Arms) and make it heavier, angular, and a little Hot Snakes-y. The Brokedowns know how to have a good time and they know how to write punchy punk jams, but what they do best is smack you on the ass with their words.

Caves – Leaving CD/LP (Specialist Subject)
Leaving is the third album from Bristol, England’s Caves. Eight tracks of noisy, feedback-laden, pop punk recorded early August 2014, it marks a significant change to the way Caves write and record music. Currently without a permanent drummer, singer-guitarist Lou Hanman takes on all three of these roles on Leaving. With the help of drummers from the likes of Spraynard, We Came Out Like Tigers, Young Livers and Bangers, it hasn’t hampered its touring schedule either.

J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive CD (Roc Nation)
“2014 Forest Hills Drive is a concept album. Its name comes from the address of a home that he once lived in, a home that was eventually taken from his mother and one that the star now owns. The trajectory of Cole’s career and of this project’s storyline centers around this same type of journey: a yearning for stability, a dream realized, a disappointment and a triumphant return.” – The Urban Daily

Cracker – Berkeley To Bakersfield 2xCD (429)
Cracker’s new double-album finds the uniquely American band traversing two different sides of the California landscape the northern Bay area and further downstate in Bakersfield. As David Lowery explains, “On the ‘Berkeley’ disc the band is the original Cracker lineup – Davey Faragher, Michael Urbano, Johnny and myself. This is the first time this lineup has recorded together in almost 20 years. We began recording this album at East Bay Recorders in Berkeley, CA. For this reason we chose to stylistically focus this disc on the music we most associate with the East Bay: punk and garage with some funky undertones. To further match our sense of place we often took an overtly political tone in the lyrics. The ‘Bakersfield’ disc represents the California country side of the band. Throughout the band s 24-year history we’ve dabbled in country and Americana but this time we wanted to pay homage to the particular strain of country and country-rock music that emerges from the inland valleys of California.” Continue reading

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