Record stores are fast going the way of the dinosaurs. Or are they? Yes, legal and illegal downloads have taken a huge nick out of the music market, but there are mom and pop stores that are still doing well.
It’s still hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that there are no more national music stores. And no, Best Buy doesn’t count, especially since the last time I went, it looks like I have as many CDs in my collection as they carry in any given store.
For those smaller stores that are thriving, there is the annual celebration known as Record Store Day. Tomorrow, April 16, 2011 independently-owned record stores team up with artists and their labels to release special limited edition vinyl and CDs as a way for music nuts like myself to show our appreciation for the music stores who are still fighting the good fight.
With this week’s workout playlist, I thought I would compile songs by artists who are taking part in the special releases that are coming out this weekend. If you are interested, you can check out the website for Record Store Day to see if you have a store in your area where you can drop by.
Gym Music Playlist of the Week: Record Store Day Mix
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Daft Punk – Derezzed
Death Cab For Cutie – You Are A Tourist
Foo Fighters – Bridge Burning
Duran Duran – All You Need Is Now
Gorillaz – Dare
Lady Gaga – Poker Face
Beastie Boys – Make Some Noise
The Cars – Shake It Up
R.E.M. – All The Best