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(Guardian)   Here it is: the full list of 2013 Record Store Day releases   ( guardian.co.uk) divider line
    More: Followup, Record Store Day, GZA, picture disc, b-sides  
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2013-03-24 12:14:20 AM  
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Glitchwerks: Let's see, I can spend an hour driving to an actual record store, try to walk and browse through an overcrowded store filled with hipsters, all to buy an obsolete format OR I can sit at home, browse new releases, listen to them as I please, purchase them and download them and send them to my iPod within that same time frame.

I get it, it's good to support local businesses, but record stores are a dying concept.  They have been on life support for years and it will be sad to see them go, but at the same time, good riddance.

I've never been in a record store that wasn't a cramped, filthy little hole that wasn't next to impossible to shop.  The clerks don't know the inventory, and few of them actually know that much about music.  Even worse is when you try to get help and the clerk acts like a snobbish prick.

It's also not fun to buy stuff that's supposedly new, and then finding later that it's been manhandled to hell because there was only one copy and that was the one they managed to scratch while putting it in the CD player for a listening booth.  Or you bought that record because it was the last one left and you know you'd never see it again if you didn't pick it up...banged up sleeve and all.

So fark record stores.

That's a lot of angst over a format you don't use.
2013-03-24 12:29:12 AM  
1 vote:
@ Glitchwerks - High troll score in the thread so far: 10/10! Winner winner chicken dinner!!

Started working behind the counter in a record store in 1984. Still working in the biz [distro] to this very day. Been buying vinyl since the early 70s and am enthusiastic about new music as ever. Sorry you've had such a lousy experience buying music person-to-person over the years. The whole bit about having to "spend an hour driving to an actual record store" says more about where you live and the people populating said area than anything else. Pity you. Gotta whole orchestra of tiny violins playing the saddest song I know for you right now.

/Boo hoo!
///"So fark record stores."  No, fark you.
////yeah there's a LOTTA crap this year - just like there is every year, but discerning buyers know that. And discerning sellers don't give attitude cuz we want to turn you on to neat music and we want you to come back and enjoy it with us.....
2013-03-23 09:45:20 PM  
1 vote:
Know how I know that none of you read the linked article?

Because it isn't the full list. The full list is linked within the linked article:

THIS is the full list
2013-03-23 08:30:53 PM  
1 vote:
What's a record store?
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