The second best day of the year for music fans is coming. Black Friday 2012 aka Record Store Day Part Deux. It's much smaller than the typical record store day but almost as exciting: Acetate Velvet Underground, Rolling Stones EP, David Bowie Picture Disc, and a ridiculously cool Beach Boys single set. And even though the amount of releases is minor in comparison to the amount of releases in the Spring, it's ironic because it's still more product than was featured in the first couple Record Store Days. All this means is the longer that Record Store Day exits the bigger it will get.
But there's a more important implication here. While everyone in the music industry is whining that music sales are down...a holiday that celebrates buying physical musical releases keeps getting larger and more popular every year. The demand is actually going up. At what point is the industry going to wake and realize it's not necessarily the internet that's causing the problem...maybe it's the shitty uninteresting music that they're putting out? Oh wait...that couldn't be the problem...because then the music industry would have to take responsibility for their own demise. Maybe they should talk to Metallica about how that worked out for them.
New releases: Record Store Day Releases (Black Friday Edition)
Here are the 11 Best Songs By Muse:
- Map of the Problematique (Black Holes and Revelations)
- Hysteria (Absolution)
- Uprising (The Resistance)
- Time Is Running Out (Absolution)
- Assassin (Black Holes and Revelations)
- Undisclosed Desires (The Resistance)
- Showbiz (Showbiz)
- Starlight (Black Holes and Revelations)
- Knights of Cydonia (Black Holes and Revelations)
- Resistance (The Resistance)
- Supermassive Black Hole (Black Holes and Revelations)