The death of the CD store is coming. But for the moment…many used CD stores are actually booming in business. The reason: everyone is turning to computer-based listening. They’re uploading their CDs and then selling them off. And the used stores are reeping the benefits. As convenient as it is to buy an album online, there’s something to be said for walking through the wooden aisles of a CD store. That musky smell hanging in the air. And finding that CD you’ve been looking for. Or even finding a CD you didn’t know you wanted. Then, taking that treasure home. Listening to it while holding the case in your hands. Buying a CD made the purchase more personal. You were more indebted to it. You listened to it more…because you felt like you had to. And mostly, because that case made you feel like you owned a piece of the band. A tiny sliver. But it was your tiny sliver. And no matter the band, every purchase left you with that feeling of inclusion, even if the album sucked. It was a reliable feeling. There’s something to be said for consistancy.
One of the last decade’s most consistant bands (Spoon) kicks off the new decade with a sharp new album, Transference. It’s only $3.99 at our store…but go buy it at a real store if you can.
Here are the 11 Best Songs By Spoon:
1. The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine (Gimme Fiction)
2. Rhthm And Soul (Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga)
3. I Summon You (Gimme Fiction)
4. The Way We Get By (Kill The Moonlight)
5. Quincy Punk Episode (Series of Sneaks)
6. You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb (Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga)
7. Me and the Bean (Girls Can Tell)
8. Laffitte Don’t Fail Me Now (Series of Sneaks)
9. The Beast and the Dragon, Adored (Gimme Fiction)
10. The Underdog (Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga)
11. Jonathan Fisk (Kill The Moonlight)