Black Friday & Small Busines Saturday

blackfridaylogoAs always, CD Central will be open and stocked up with all kinds of limited edition releases on Black Friday, Nov. 27. We’ll open our doors one hour early, at 9 a.m. For the official list of special Black Friday releases, just go to
Small Business Saturday will be on Nov. 28 and we will be taking 20% off our entire stock of used CDs in honor of our 20th anniversary year. There’ll be snacks and refreshments too!

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The 20th Anniversary Mug!

12032227_10152991692851891_3888675879123737872_nIt’s our 20th anniversary year, and we now have an official coffee mug! Also useful for tea, bourbon, or holding pencils on your desk.  Just $6.99!

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11232940_10152948978991891_974742784257623781_nWe are often asked about phonograph needles (also called styluses), specifically when to replace them. If the needle is obviously bent or damaged, then replace it immediately. Unfortunately, it’s not always obvious when the needle is excessively worn and needs replacement. Sometimes there is audible distortion, sometimes not. A worn needle can also cause premature degradation of your records. As a rule of thumb, a diamond needle should last between 500 – 1000 hours of play before replacement is necessary. If you’re playing lots of scratchy, beat-up records, your needle will wear out faster. If your record player is a yard-sale purchase, you don’t know how old the needle is and you should replace it right away, or risk damaging your records.
We have replacement needles for most popular turntables, and can special order many others. Bring in your old needle or complete turntable and we’ll match it up with a correct replacement.

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Top Selling Music, Week of Nov. 16-22, 2015

1. Adele- 25
2. Chris Stapleton- Traveller
3. Billy Gibbons & The BFG’s- Perfectamundo
4. ELO- Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Alone In The Universe
5. Left To The Wolves- In The Absence Of Humanity
6. Deafheaven- New Bermuda
7. Velvet Underground- Matrix Tapes
8. Grateful Dead- Fare Thee Well
9. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats- Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
10.Courtney Barnett- Sometimes I Sit & Think & Sometimes I Just Sit

1. Adele- 25
2. Eric Chuch- Mr. Misunderstood
3. Kylesa- Exhausting Fire
4. Justin Bieber- Purpose
5. Wilco- Star Wars
6. Big Grams- Big Grams
7. Moon Taxi- Daybreaker
8. ELO- Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Alone In The Universe
9. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard- Paper Mache Dream Balloon
10. Front Bottoms- Back On Top

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New Releases — Nov. 20, 2015

Adele – 25 CD/LP (XL/Columbia)
“‘Hello’ doesn’t just introduce 25; in many ways, it sums up the album. On 25, the rage and heartache of 21 are replaced by longing: for connection, for youth, for reconciliation and for lifelong bonds. Like other songs on the album, ‘Hello’ is filled with thoughts of distance and the irrevocable passage of time, of apologies and coming to terms with the past. Musically, ‘Hello’ has verses with just voice and piano followed by huge, ringing choruses; similarly, the album as a whole switches between organic, unplugged ballads and booming modern pop.” – The New York Times Music

Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass – Whipped Cream & Other Delights [Reissue/1965] CD/LP (Herb Alpert Presents)
50 years ago, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass released the iconic album, Whipped Cream & Other Delights. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, this classic slice of Latin jazz/pop has been remastered and is back in print on CD and vinyl.

Anthrax – Spreading The Disease [Reissue/1985] 2xCD (Island)
Digitally remastered and expanded deluxe double-CD edition of the thrash metal band’s 1985 album, released to coincide with it’s 30th Anniversary. Spreading The Disease is the second studio album by Anthrax. It was the band’s first album to feature vocalist Joey Belladonna and bassist Frank Bello.

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit [Deluxe Edition] 2xCD/2xLP+MP3 (Mom + Pop)
Deluxe double-CD version adds Live At Electric Ballroom In London. Includes new artwork, fold out poster, four limited edition Polaroid photos shot by Courtney, a 16-page booklet all in a matte laminated collector’s edition box set. Mixing witty, often hilarious, occasionally even heartbreaking observations with devastating self-assessment, Courtney Barnett’s debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, cements her standing as one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in indie rock. These songs reveal not only an assured songwriter and guitar player, but also an artist who in just a few years has already proved highly influential. (Limited copies available on yellow vinyl.) Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of Nov. 9-15, 2015

1. Mutemath- Vitals
2. Ryan Adams- 1989
3. Robert Cray- 4 Nights Of 40 Years
4. Billy Gibbons & The BFG’s- Perfectamundo
5. Neil Young- Bluenote Cafe
6. Weeknd- Beauty Behind The Madness
7. Elle King- Love Stuff
8. Fuzz- 2
9. Sturgill Simpson- Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
10. Chris Isaak- First Comes The Night

1. Son Volt- Trace
2. Thunderbitch- Thunderbitch
3. Gary Clark Jr.- Story Of Sonny Boy Slim
4. Eric Church- Mr. Misunderstood
5. GZA- Liquid Swords (reissue)
6. New Order- Music Complete
7. Beirut- No No No
8. Deerhunter- Fading Frontier
9. Moon Taxi- Daybreaker
10. Beach House- Depression Cherry

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New Releases — Nov. 13, 2015

Dan Baird And Homemade Sin – Get Loud! CD (Jerkin Crocus Promotions)
New solo album from ex-Georgia Satellites mainman and his rambunctious rock ‘n’ roll crew featuring Warner E. Hodges (Jason & The Scorchers) on guitar.

Justin Bieber – Purpose CD/2xLP (Def Jam)
Bieber’s new album features his recent singles “What Do You Mean?” and “Where Are Ü Now?” (the latter featuring Diplo & Skrillex), and is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds five bonus tracks (including the cut “We Are” featuring Nas).

Boots – Aquaria CD (Columbia)
“Though he’s best known for producing records for Run the Jewels, Beyoncé, and FKA twigs, Boots has steadily been carving out a name for himself. There was last year’s WinterSpringSummerFall mixtape and this past March’s short film Motorcycle Jesus; now, all of those releases are about to culminate in Aquaria, his highly anticipated debut solo album” – Consequence Of Sound. Vinyl version due December 4.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Mini Album Thingy Wingy CD/LP (A. Records)
Seven brand new and exclusive Brian Jonestown Massacre tracks recorded by Anton Newcombe in is his studio in Berlin in 2014 and ’15. Four songs written by Newcombe; the band’s first Slovakian song, co-written with Vladimir Nosal (Prsi Prsi); a composition by Newcombe and Tess Parks (Pish); and a cover of the 13th Floor Elevators’ “Dust” featuring Alex Maas from The Black Angels on jug. (Limited copies pressed on clear vinyl with alternate artwork.)

Kurt Cobain – Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings CD (UMe)
Kurt Cobain – Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings [Super Deluxe Edition] CD+DVD+Blu-ray+Cassette (UMe)
This audio companion to the acclaimed film showcases tracks from the documentary including spoken word, demos and full songs. The soundtrack is comprised from various early and raw cassette recordings made by Kurt alone, the soundtrack allows a rare, unfiltered glimpse into Cobain’s creative progression from early song snippets and short demos to musical experiments and ultimately, pieces of songs or lyrics that eventually appeared on later Nirvana albums. Available as a Regular 13 track single-CD edition and as a Super Deluxe box set. The Super Deluxe box set edition includes the two hour plus, full-length feature film (which is also available on stand-alone Blu-ray and DVD) and 48 minutes of bonus interviews on Blu-ray and DVD, the extended 31 track deluxe soundtrack on CD and cassette, a 160-page hardbound book with extended interviews and images from the Cobain archive, a puzzle with a collectable storage container, movie poster, postcards and bookmark. (The 31 track deluxe soundtrack CD is exclusively available in the Super Deluxe Edition and showcases tracks from the documentary including spoken word, demos and full songs.) Vinyl version due December 4. Continue reading

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