Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

blackfridaylogoBlack Friday at CD Central doesn’t mean traffic jams and stampeding crowds. It means limited-edition records! These are releases that are created in small numbers, and we try to get as many of these as we can to offer to collectors in the Lexington area. They also make great gifts!
Because of the limited numbers, many of these will sell out quickly. Some of the artists releasing music on this date include David Bowie, Afghan Whigs, Miles Davis, Gov’t Mule, Ryan Bingham, Decemberists, Beatles, Hozier, Flaming Lips, They Might be Giants, Velvet Underground, and even the Guardians of the Galaxy cassette tape! Some of these are live recordings, some are archival recordings that have never been released on vinyl before, some are entirely new studio recordings. For all the details, see the Official List.
We will open our doors one hour earlier than usual at 9 a.m. on Friday morning, Nov. 28. By the way, we are closed on Thanksgiving as nature intended. Enjoy the holiday!

And the fun continues on Saturday, Nov. 29. CD Central will be taking part in the celebration of Small Business Saturday. ALL USED CDs and DVDs WILL BE ON SALE FOR 20% OFF, AND ALL USED VINYL WILL BE 10% OFF! And if you use your American Express card for any purchase over $10, you’ll be eligible for rebates directly from AmEx. Check their web site for details.

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New Releases — Nov. 17/18, 2014

Ariel Pink – Pom Pom CD/2xLP (4AD)
Across its 17 tracks and 69 minutes, Pom Pom is unfiltered Ariel Pink, featuring infectious tales of romance, murder, frog princes, and Jell-O. The album sees the L.A. native strike it out alone, returning to the solo moniker he has adopted for well over a decade.

Brandt Bjork And The Low Desert Punk Band – Black Power Flower CD (Napalm)
Brandt Bjork, as cult figure of the Palm Desert scene, was founder/drummer of the now defunct stoner-rock legends Kyuss and is a permanent member of Vista Chino (formerly Kyuss Lives!). Now, he is sailing under his own flag, proving once again that his multi-instrumental skills know no creative boundaries. With his excellent occupied Low Desert Punk Band, Bjork lets the scorching heat of Nevada shimmer in his songs. He also scrubs his guitar through all sorts of psychedelic effect pedals and skillfully mixes stoner rock, blues and doom-bonds to a feverish hazy brew.

David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed 3xCD/3xCD/2xLP (Sony Legacy)
Nothing Has Changed (named after a lyric from the Heathen album opener “Sunday”) compiles tracks from every period of Bowie’s career from his earliest incarnations with “Liza Jane” and “Can’t Help Thinking About Me” right up to James Murphy’s “Hello Steve Reich Mix” of “Love Is Lost” from last year. CD version is available in Regular double-disc and Deluxe triple-disc editions. Vinyl is HQ-180gm.

Buzzcocks – The Way CD/LP/Cassette (1-2-3-4 Go!)
The Way is the follow up to 2006′s Flat – Pack Philosophy LP and is the band’s ninth studio album since their formation in Manchester in 1976. These 10 tracks penned by the group’s long-standing core of Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle were recorded this year in London, and were produced by the band and Dave M. Allen (best known for his production work with The Cure, Depeche Mode and Neneh Cherry). The Way packs the same classic UK pop punk punch they’ve been known for over nearly four decades. Available on CD, cassette and on white vinyl. Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of Nov. 10-16, 2014

PFFull1. Pink Floyd- Endless River
2. Foo Fighters- Sonic Highways
3. Pink Floyd- Endless River (w/DVD)
4. Coralee & The Townies- Criminal Pride
5. Taylor Swift- 1989
6. Neil Young- Storytone
7. Bob Dylan & The Band- Basement Tapes Raw
8. Damien Rice- My Favorite Faded Fantasy
9. Antemasque- Antemasque
10. New Basement Tapes- Lost On The River
11. Jerry Lee Lewis- Rock & Roll Time
12. Slipknot- 5: The Gray Chapter
13. First Aid Kit- Stay Gold
14. Sturgill Simpson- High Top Mountain
15. Weezer- Everything Will Be Alright
16. Robert Plant- Lullabye & The Ceaseless Roar
17. Daniel Lanois- Flesh & Machine
18. Deerhoof- La Isla Bonita
19. Antony & The Johnsons- Turning (w/DVD)
20. Birthday Massacre- Superstition

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New Releases — Nov. 10/11, 2014

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – IX 2xCD (Superball Music)
“On their ninth album …And You Will Us By The Trail Of Dead are steadily continuing their journey towards being a normal rock band, but remain unable to quite finish it. As far back as their first album they’ve been touring the various hotspots of psychedelia, punk, classical and world music, all with a maniacal, effervescent touch. Accuse them of failing at some of these stylistic endeavors, fine – but to their immense credit, they’ve never been mere genre dilettantes. Nor is IX a reactionary ‘back-to-basics’ attempt at shedding their excesses; it’s confirmation that TOD haven’t forgotten how to write exemplary, robust rock songs.” – The Quietus

Antemasque – Antemasque CD/LP (Nadie Sounds)
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala of At The Drive-In and the Mars Volta launch a labyrinthine new project called Antemasque with help from drummer Dave Elitch and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea.

Brogan Bentley – The Snake CD (Stones Throw)
Brogan Bentley first appeared on Leaving Records in 2012 with a tantalizingly brief self-titled cassette EP. After a highly productive incubation period, the young producer returns with his debut LP, The Snake. Its 12 compositions are filled with dark and hazy electronic beats. The artist has opened up for well-known acts such as INC, Animal Collective and more.

Bedhead – 1992-1998 4xCD (Numero)
The complete studio recordings of Dallas, Texas slow-core pioneers. Every cymbal crash, guitar brush, and whisper, across four CDs. Includes WhatFunLifeWas, Beheadd, Transaction De Novo, & an additional disc overflowing with singles, EPs, and outtakes, alongside a perfect bound book dissecting the quintet’s nervous slouch through the ’90s. (Each album is also available on HQ-180gm vinyl.) Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of Nov. 3-9, 2014

140826_basementtapes1. Bob Dylan- Basement Tapes Complete (2CD)
2. Neil Young- Storytone
3. Bob Dylan- Basement Tapes Complete (box set)
4. Coralee & The Townies- Criminal Pride
5. Led Zeppelin- Led Zeppelin 4
6. Rolling Stones- From The Vault: Hampton Coliseum 1981
7. Yusuf / Cat Stevens- Tell Em I’m Gone
8. Primus- Primus & The Chocolate Factory
9. Flying Lotus- You’re Dead!
10. Steve Gunn- Way Out Weather
11. Gary Clark Jr.- Gary Clark Jr. Live
12. Theophilus London- Vibes
13. Exodus- Blood In Blood Out
14. Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood- Juice
15. Ryan Adams- Ryan Adams
16. Big Star- Live In Memphis
17. Spain- Sargent Place
18. Bear Medicine- Moon Has Been All My Life
19. Lily & Madeleine- Fumes
20. Los Straitjackets- Deke Dickerson Sings The Instrumental Hits

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