Top Selling Music, Week of May 16-22, 2016

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1. Eric Clapton- I Still Do
2. Sturgill Simpson- Sailor’s Guide To Earth
3. Bob Dylan- Fallen Angels
4. Day Of The Dead- Day Of The Dead
5. Mudcrutch- 2
6. Sturgill Simpson- Metamodern Sounds In Country
7. Hatebreed- Concrete Confessional
8. Beyonce- Lemonade
9. Cyndi Lauper- Detour
10. Lumineers- Cleopatra

VINYL
1. Sturgill Simpson- Sailor’s Guide To Earth
2. Death- Scream Bloody Gore (reissue)
3. David Bowie- ChangesOneBowie
4. Twenty One Pilots- Blurryface
5. Alabama Shakes- Sound & Color
6. Sturgill Simpson- Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
7. Led Zeppelin- Houses Of The Holy
8. Led Zeppelin- Led Zeppelin 1
9. John Williams- Star Wars Force Awakens (pic disc)
10. Ryan Adams- Heartbreaker

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New Releases — May 20, 2016

Afroman – Happy To Be Alive CD (Cleopatra)
All new musical celebrations of Afroman’s favorite green herb as well as newly recorded versions of his classic tracks “Because I Got High,” “Palmdale,” “She Won’t Let Me F**k,” and “Crazy Rap.”

Alborosie – Freedom & Fyah CD/LP (VP)
One of reggae’s emerging masters of dubwise production, Alborosie has honed his craft through the creation of six studio albums (five for Greenleeves). Along the way, he has become the biggest selling European roots reggae artist. His latest album, Freedom & Fyah, demonstrates his production skill and depth of feel with these contemporary and authentic reggae jams.

Richard Ashcroft – These People CD/LP (Harvest)
“Richard Ashcroft’s brilliant new album These People, a slice of classic Verve song craft with modernist electronic touches, was pieced together in his home basement studio in bursts over the past six years, in between ‘being a dad and living a standard-ish kind of life with dogs and school runs.’ Having discarded the distraction of his mobile phone, he tinkered at length with ‘new old keyboards,’ learning new crafts and trying reinvent the looping melodicism of Urban Hymns. ‘With all the studios closing down, record sales hit massively, the whole industry changing, I had to re-evaluate how I could still create these super records,’ he explains. “So [album track] ‘Out Of My Body’ is in the mould of ‘A Song For The Lovers’, ‘Bittersweet Symphony’, going right back. It’s a proper old-school record made with modern technology and old stuff to create something you’ve never heard before.’” – NME

Barenaked Ladies – BNL Rocks Red Rocks CD (Vanguard)
Recorded live at Red Rocks Amphitheater during last year’s Last Summer On Earth tour, BNL Rocks Red Rocks features some of the band’s biggest hits, including “One Week,” “If I Had $1,000,000” and more, plus songs from their last two albums including “Odds Are” (from Grinning Streak) and the recent single “Duct Tape Heart” (from Silverball).

David Bowie – ChangesOneBowie [Reissue/1976] CD/LP (Parolophone)
May 20, 2016 is 40 years to the day that David Bowie’s first ever best-of compilation, including songs from 1969 to 1976, was released. Remastered on CD with 180gm vinyl pressing also available. Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of May 9-15, 2016

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1. Sturgill Simpson- Sailor’s Guide To Earth
2. Drake- Views
3. Beyonce- Lemonade
4. Hard Working Americans- Rest In Chaos
5. Moreland & Arbuckle- Promise Land Or Bust
6. Prince- HitNRun Phase 2
7. Pat Metheny- Unity Sessions
8. Grateful Dead- Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9. Jayhawks- Paging Mr. Proust
10. Nothing- Tired Of Tomorrow

VINYL
1. Sturgill Simpson- Sailor’s Guide To Earth
2. White Stripes- Complete John Peel Sessions
3. David Bowie- Man Who Sold The World (pic disc)
4. Emmylou Harris- Wrecking Ball
5. Alabama Shakes- Sound & Color
6. Tame Impala- Innerspeaker
7. Wolf Parade- Apologies To The Queen
8. Mac DeMarco- Salad Days
9. Talking Heads- Remain In Light
10. Ryan Adams- Heartbreaker

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New Releases — May 13, 2016

3OH!3 – Night Sports CD (Atlantic)
Night Sports sees 3OH!3’s Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte embracing cutting edge production while retaining their trademark raw humor. Tracks like “Mad At You” layer propulsive beats, soaring pop choruses, and spitfire hip-hop energy.

Astronautalis – Cut The Body Loose CD/LP (SideOneDummy)
Astronautalis is a Minneapolis indie hip-hop artist, often centering his music on original ideas, vivid lyricism and juxtaposing between indie rock and rap. Cut The Body Loose is his first album in five years, and was executive produced by Justin Vernon. “Tying together his own ‘bipolar Southern insanity’ with a torrent of dominant hip-hop hallmarks, Cut The Body Loose infuses Astronautalis’ jagged persona into every musical note and story-based anthem. On the surface, the album centres around themes of loss, disappointment, and struggles, delving deep into the pitfalls of life, but in the end, it’s an album the ultimately searches for redemption, aiming for triumph and facing off against all the sadness in the world. Although this may be Astronautalis’ most aggressive album, to call it angry, or even pessimistic, would be to miss the point. It’s an album about liberation carried upon waves of gritty, atmospheric, glitch-filled cuts like ‘Kurt Cobain’, ‘1515 Washington’, and ‘In The Tall Grass’, soaring dualities in ‘You Know What It Is’, and ethereal anthems like ‘Kudzu’ An album founded in reality and brought to life through vivid design, limitless diversity, and an unshakeable passion, Cut The Body Loose is both a mission statement and a triumphant arrival.” – Anthem Review

David Bazan – Blanco CD/LP/Cassette (Barsuk)
Blanco is made up of songs that were previously available in a very limited edition 7″ vinyl series called Bazan Monthly, Volume 1 and Volume 2. David picked ten of those songs to update, remix and flesh out into a cohesive album format. “Former Pedro The Lion leader David Bazan is back with a new solo album called Blanco. Recorded with Crystal Skulls co-founder Yuuki Matthews, it features a heavy dose of keyboards and drum machines alongside the mournful acoustic strums that have long been Bazan’s calling card, transforming tracks that were previously available through the Bazan Monthly 7” series.” – Stereogum Continue reading

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Early Closing, Saturday May 14

CD Central will close early on Saturday, May 14 due to a special event.  Hours that day will be 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. We will return to normal hours on Sunday.

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