Shop Murfie during the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day!

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It’s that time again! Record Store Day will be held worldwide on Saturday, April 22nd 2017. This year is especially important because it marks the 10th anniversary of the holiday’s inauguration in 2007.

What is Record Store Day (RSD)?

Record Store Day was founded in 2007 as a means of celebrating the culture of the independent record store. It brings together musicians, fans and record stores alike from all across the globe. A number of records are pressed specifically for the occasion and are distributed to participating shops in various countries. Live performances also take place in various record stores during this day.

What is happening at Murfie on Record Store Day?

The staff at Murfie have sifted through the inventory in our warehouse and personally handpicked CDs we know to be popular or hard to find. We’ll be making them available for purchase this Saturday in celebration of RSD. We made sure to include albums from a wide range of genres in order to satisfy the eclectic tastes of our customers. Whether you’re the curious listener in search of new music, or the veteran connoisseur looking to add to your collection, we’ve likely found something just for you.

Here is just a sample of some of the albums we found for you! See any that you like?

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For all you listeners out there looking for the classics, we’ve picked a number of albums from the greats including Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Queen, Prince, The Police, Bruce Springsteen, Carly Simon, Yes, The Talking Heads and Fleetwood Mac.

If you’re looking for Jazz or Soul we’ve selected a few great recordings from Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as solid picks from Coltrane, Wes, and Miles. We also have a few titles from Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Lester Young and Count Basie.

Rock and Progressive Rock fans, you won’t be disappointed. We’ve picked a number of hit albums from artists such as Goldfrapp, Phil Collins, Fall Out Boy, Queens of the Stone Age, Modest Mouse, Evanescence, Def Leppard, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Willie Nelson, Spoon and Jefferson Airplane. Of course we also had to include Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” and “Dark Side of the Moon”!      

If Metal or Punk is more your thing, we’ve selected albums from Metallica (including the self-titled black album which went 16x platinum), Medadeth, System of a Down, Ozzy Osbourne’s “Blizzard of OZ”, Mudvayne, Disturbed, Foo Fighters, Rage Against the Machine, Korn, blink-182, Green Day, Sum 41 and Linkin Park.

Pop and Top 40 fans, we’ve picked a ton of everyone’s favorites from artists such as Lady Gaga, Keri Hilson, Katy Perry, Madonna, Selena Gomez, Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift, Amy Winehouse, Aaliyah, John Legend, John Mayer, Coldplay, Maroon 5 and One Direction.    

Hip-hop heads jump around! We picked classics from artists such as House of Pain, Blackalicious, Public Enemy, Dr. Dre and Eminem. We also included more modern rap albums from artists like Wale, N.E.R.D., LMFAO, Outkast, Lil Wayne and  Kanye West. In addition, we chose albums from reggae/rap artist Damien Marley as well as reggae legend, Bob Marley, for you to enjoy.    

For the Electronic and Experimental listeners, we picked several titles from artists like Telepopmusik, Vangelis, Jamie Lidell and the Blue Man Group.   

We also have a number of soundtracks we will be selling including, Space Jam, Twin Peaks and Star Wars Episode 1.    

All this and more will be for sale Saturday, April 22nd 2017. We’ve selected albums from almost every genre to ensure you of a sweet find during your dig!  

Don’t see what you’re looking for?

If during RSD you aren’t finding the albums you’re craving, don’t forget to check the rest of the Murfie shop. We have a wide selection of albums to choose from, many of which sell for low, low prices!

What options do I have after purchasing my albums?

Murfie provides a service that allows listeners to purchase albums and instantly stream them in the following formats: FLAC and ALAC, mp3 and AAC. You can also send us albums you’ve purchased from other vendors and we will rip them to your Murfie account.

The physical copies of the albums are yours, but we will store them indefinitely in our warehouse until you choose to have them sent to you. This way you can maintain a clutter-free environment while you enjoy your favorite albums from your preferred devices.

Check out our FAQ for answers to all your basic questions or feel free to contact us, and we will gladly answer any of your questions about our services.

 

 

 

 

Noah’s Picks: Goldfrapp – Electronic Experimentation

Bold is the band that fixes what’s not broken.  British electronic duo Goldfrapp does precisely that throughout their discography, developing a polished sound only to discard it on the next album.  While this might make it difficult to culture a consistent fan base, it also provides a rich body of work with something for just about everybody.

MI0001550540Their first album, Felt Mountain, takes most of its cues from the past.  Alison Goldfrapp’s brassy, torch singer vocals take the forefront, set to rich, swelling instrumentals that sound somewhere between acid jazz and a James Bond theme song.  Standout moments from this album are the trippy opener, “Lovely Head,” and the sexy slow burner, “Pilots.”

MI0001982100Their next two albums centered Goldfrapp in a more accessible and club-ready sound.  Their craft is still in top form, though, cranking out danceable hits better than most of their contemporaries.  Highlights “Train” and “Strict Machine” on Black Cherry keep a punky, electroclash current running under the absolutely filthy synths and drum machines.

MI0000655012On Supernature, Goldfrapp’s most successful single and album opener, “Ooh La La,” eases the listener into a diverse landscape of electronic experimentation.  “Ride a White Horse” and “Slide In” keep the electroclash from Black Cherry alive, while “Let It Take You” and “Number 1” harken back to the sensual moments from Felt Mountain, sprinkling a little sweetness along the way.

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With their fourth album, Goldfrapp takes a radical turn by way of chilling out.  After years of singing about heroin and discos, Seventh Tree is Goldfrapp’s “coming down” album.  Slowed down, but never slow, tracks like “A&E” and “Little Bird” provide a lush, full sound, while “Clowns” and “Some People” strip away all the pretense for an electronic folk vibe. 

MI0002912173Their most recent album, Head First, came out in 2010, when 80s music was having a renaissance.  Goldfrapp tackled some of the trickiest territory from that period to navigate: campy, self-indulgent pop that never pretends to be anything else.  Again, Goldfrapp excels at what they set their mind to.  The first three tracks alone, “Rocket,” “Believer,” and “Alive,” are all genius examples of joyous, easy pop that will get stuck in your head for days.

Goldfrapp is prepping their sixth album for a late summer release.  What direction will they take next?  It’s impossible to say, but one can safely assume it will be new territory for the duo, and they’ll master that territory with their trademark flair.