August 2017

August 2017  begins a new chapter for BORDERLINE MUSIC as we concentrate on beefing up this online store by added New and used CD's , singles, Vinyl, posters and more. 17 years of being in business and we have A LOT of product to offer music fans. Keep checking back as we add tons of items - Check out our newly added USED CD section that includes CD's and singles.

New Pet Shop Boys re-issues / expanded edition CD's. The original albums are also pressed on Vinyl for the first time.  RELEASE, NIGHT LIFT and Fundamental all on Sale at a great LOW price.  

New DANCE VIDEOS vol. 27  includes 30 of this summers hottest music videos; SIA, Katy Perry, DNCE, Olly Murs, Kygo, Paramore, Britney Spears and more. 

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July Update

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We’re in the final month for our current Chicago storefront.  We will be closing up shop here on July 29, 2017.  That means we have some pretty killer sales going on right now to help lighten our load when it’s time to move!  25% off ALL used vinyl, 50% off ALL used cassettes, 50% off of ALL used 7” vinyl, and over 75% of our NEW VINYL selection has been marked down 30% or more! 

New Releases

Laura Branigan -  The Remix Collection:  This 2CD set features the greatest remixes of all of Laura’s greatest hits!  This DJ series remix collection is printed on HQ glossy disc with full artwork, and we can’t get enough of it!

Pet Shop Boys – 2017 Remasters:  RELEASE, NIGHTLIFE, and FUNDAMENTAL are being rereleased on vinyl and CD!  Pre-orders are available now!  CD sets come with bonus tracks, demos, remixes, and previously unreleased tracks!  Click HERE to see all available pre-orders for Pet Shop Boys!

PRINCE – Purple Rain Reissues:  Available now – Deluxe edition Purple Rain CD set, reissue vinyl pressing with original holographic cover & movie poster inside, limited edition picture disc, and reissue 12” singles!  All remastered with Prince’s supervision in 2015!  Click here to see all of the new Prince reissues and more!

Beth Ditto – Fake Sugar:  One of our favorite albums of the year so far!  Beth Ditto is back without her band this time (Gossip) for her debut solo album. A little funk, a little pop, and a little rock n’ roll with a lot of soul!  Available on CD and Vinyl!

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Mid-May Update!

Wow, there have been a ton of great releases recently!  We’ll list a few of our favorites below, all of which are available in our Chicago storefront and right here in our online store!  Click on any paragraph to be taken to the item in our store. All links will open in a new window.

New Releases

Listen Up! Vol. 105:  Our #1 FAVORITE remix collection at Borderline – Listen Up! – is back with its 105th volume!  Featuring remixes of today’s biggest hits, this remix collection is perfect for your summer dance parties and road trips!  The collection comes as your choice of continuously mixed or non-continuously mixed.  Hits by Rihanna, Selena Gomez, The Chainsmokers, Erasure, Pet Shop Boys, LeAnn Rimes, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and MORE!!! 

Harry Styles – Harry Styles (Self-Titled Album):  Who ever would have thought we’d be hearing a contemporary rock album from a former member of One Direction?  Harry Styles delivers big in his debut solo album, featuring the hit single “Sign Of The Times.”  Influenced by David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, and other classic rockers helped Harry form this unique rock-inspired album, and we love it!  Available as a standard CD and a limited edition HARDCOVER BOOK + CD.

Blondie – Pollinator: Back again with their eleventh studio album, Blondie reminds us how they became a dominant force in the rock world.  With a sound that has been shaped through the ages, Debbie Harry’s vocals are just as strong as they were 80’s. Available on CD and Vinyl!

Erasure – World Be Gone:  If you know us at Borderline, then you know we LOVE Erasure! Back again with their SEVENTEENTH studio album, Erasure proves that they are not out of ideas yet!  The group clearly has a statement to make, but only if you are willing to listen.  A little less on the dance side, this album is all about the music and we can’t get enough.  Available on CD and Vinyl.

Melanie C – Remixed:  This is our favorite Mel C remix collection yet!  Featuring songs from her new album as well as classics, there is a little something for everyone on here!  Available as a standard edition CD and a DELUXE EDITION CD + DVD.

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April Update - New Releases/RSD 2017

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MADONNA: Unreleased Mixes, vol. 10 – We have to start with the Madonna releases!  Unreleased 10 is a remix album containing some of the best unreleased remixes of both classic Madonna hits and newer songs!  On top of the 10 new remixes, there are also 2 bonus demo tracks that were never released officially! 

MADONNA: 80’s DJ Promo Mixes – The official promo mixes to ten of Madonna’s greatest hits from the 80s compiled onto one CD!  These remixes are amazing.

Goldfrapp: Silver Eye – This masterfully crafted album has it all. It’s emotionally rich, enjoyably lighthearted at times, and overall fun to listen to.  Alison Goldfrapp is not shy to show off what her voice can do on these tracks which range from high energy dance beats to ambient electronic chill-out vibes.  Definitely check this one out on vinyl or CD!

Depeche Mode: Spirit – Never shy to speak their minds, the 2016 US presidential election certainly influenced the writing on this 37 year old band’s 14th album.  The classic Depeche Mode synths and beats paired with Dave Gahan’s instantly recognizable voice make this album feel both nostalgic and fresh at the same time. Check it out on deluxe edition CD, standard CD, and vinyl now!

Spoon: Hot Thoughts – We LOVE this album!  A little more daring than anything else the band has tried before, this album is a pop/rock masterpiece!  Fun at times, serious at other times, and extremely musically appealing, the band keeps its signature sound while also experimenting with more complicated chord progressions and studio techniques. Available on LIMITED EDITION – RED VINYL only available at INDIE record stores, like us!

DNCE: DNCE – Not a new release, just a notice that this (one of our favorite albums of 2016) is now available on vinyl!


It’s the tenth year for Record Store Day, and the third year Borderline will be an official participant!  Join us in our CHICAGO store on April 22, 2017 for EXCLUSIVE vinyl releases only available to officially participating stores on that day!  We will also be taking 25% off of ALL USED ITEMS in store!! You do not want to miss this!  We’ll be opening at 9AM.

TL/DR: April 22, 2017. Opening at 9 AM. Exclusive new vinyl releases & 25% off of ALL USED items.

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March Update!

New Releases:

Happy March!  Spring is in the air, and there have been some amazing new music releases!  Remember to click on any paragraph to be taken to the item in our store being described.  Links will open in a new window.

Ed Sheeran: ÷ (Divide) – How could we start with anything else?  Sheeran’s third studio release is as quirky as it is catchy.  Always personal, this time Ed adapts modern pop and hip hop sounds with his small-town charm and great story telling ability.  Available on standard and deluxe edition CD, as well as vinyl LP.  This album is a necessary addition to any collection.

Lady Gaga: Million Reasons (Remixes) – 12 danceable remixes of Gaga’s top 10 hit “Million Reasons,” this remix album is hot!  It also includes 4 live bonus tracks, including “A-Yo/John Wayne” live from the Victoria’s Secret fashion show and her “Million Reasons” performance at Super Bowl 51!

Ryan Adams: Prisoner – His sixteenth studio album is a reminder of why he’s had such a successful career.  Adams is artistic, charming, and talented and this album jus solidifies those facts. Good for easy listening and a necessity for every vinyl collection!

Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand: Enough Is Enough 2017 – Can you believe it’s the 40th anniversary of this smash hit?  “Enough Is Enough 2017” entered the Billboard Top 10 US Dance Club Songs chart this year, and now here are the remixes!  12 incredible remixes to celebrate a classic hit.  What’s better than that?

Listen Up! Vol. 104 – Back with its 104th installment is the Listen Up! dance remix series!  Hot remixes of top hits by Melanie C, LeAnn Rimes, Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand, Bebe Rexha, Ed Sheeran, and more!  This CD is available as a continuous and non-continuous mix.

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February Update!

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Happy New Year!


After celebrating the New Year, we at Borderline Music took a moment to reflect on the year we’re leaving behind.  We launched a brand new website, celebrated several in-store achievements, grieved the passing on of so many incredible talents, set a record number of online sales, threw fun in-store events, and so much more. 2016 was a great year here at Borderline – AND IT IS ALL THANKS TO YOU.

Your support of our store and small businesses across the country is the reason we can keep doing what we love – putting the best, rarest, and most unique music in the hands of thousands of people around the world.  Together with you, we have watched a “dead” media form (vinyl records) come back to life.

As a special thank you to our loyal customers, we’re making our ENTIRE ONLINE STORE 15% OFF until January 8th!  Just use promo code: SPOTLIGHT17 at checkout!

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December Update


New Releases:

Listen Up! Vol. 103 – The best one yet!  Listen Up! remix series compiles the best remixes of today’s biggest hits.  The latest installment includes songs by Britney Spears, The Weeknd, LeAnn Rimes, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Sia, Little Mix, Pet Shop Boys, DNCE, and more!  Available as a continuous or non-continuous mix.  *Continuous mix comes with a bonus track by Jessica Sanchez!*  Click HERE or search “103” at the top of the page to check it out!

Lady Gaga – Joanne on vinyl. Coming soon! You can pre-order your copy NOW for a special, lowered pre-order price!  Just click here or search “Joanne” at the top of the page!

The Chainsmokers – Remixes – Hot new remix CD of all of the Chainsmokers’ best songs, including Closer feat. Halsey! Click here to check it out!

Madonna – American Life and Music reissued vinyl!  Collect these two of THE QUEEN’s greatest albums, remastered for 2016 on 180-gram vinyl!  Click here to order online. Live in Chicago? Select “in-store pickup” at checkout to reserve a copy behind the counter at the store just for you! Click HERE to check them out!

Fergie – The Dutchess – 10 years after its release, Fergie’s smash hit debut album is available on VINYL!

Kylie Minogue – Kylie Christmas: Snow Queen Edition – Kylie’s stellar Christmas album re-released on deluxe edition CD, featuring 6 new songs for 2016!  Pre-order is currently available on our site!  Click HERE or search “Kylie Snow Queen” at the top of the page to check it out!

DNCE – DNCE’s debut self-titled album is out now on CD! One of our FAVORITES of the year! Click here to get your copy or search “DNCE” at the top of the page.

Christmas Music:

Celebrate the holidays with the greatest Christmas music ever released. We have a large selection of Christmas CDs and vinyl available in store. Click here to see the CDs we have available in our online store!

Record Store Day:

Many of you probably know about April RSD, but less know about Fall RSD. Every year on Black Friday, several artists drop special releases exclusively to independent record stores like Borderline!  There were tons of great titles this year and we still have a few copies of some of them left in store!  The Ramones, The Rolling Stones, Jerry Garcia, The Bangles, Motley Crue, and Jimmy Hendricks to name a few.   Check them out at our Chicago storefront!

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November Update

New Arrivals:

How about October? So much new music. So many new arrivals. We’ll list some of the most notable ones in this post.  Click on any paragraph to open a new window displaying that product in our store! Click on this paragraph to open our Facebook page in a new window!

Lady Gaga – Joanne.  How can we start by talking about anything else? LADY GAGA released a new album last month! THE Lady Gaga!! The album is called Joanne and it is amazing. Gaga tries a new style that contrasts her previous album – ARTPOP. Jumping from a folk rock feel to Gaga’s famous pop sound and  then finally landing on almost a show tune vibe, this album seems to satisfy a lot of expressive needs for Gaga. The album title and accompanying title song pay tribute to the singer’s late aunt who Gaga cites as inspiration for much of her work. The ballad “Angel Down” is a memorial to the late Trayvon Martin who was a black 17 year old killed by police in 2012. “How could I not say something?” Gaga responded when asked why she wrote the song.  “Dancin’ In Circles” and “Perfect Illusion” are reminiscent of the old Gaga. “Come To Mama” and “Hey Girl” are throwbacks to her days before becoming Lady Gaga and was still performing as Stefani Germanotta – the young Italian girl from New York with a dream of ending up on Broadway someday. “A-YO,” “John Wayne,” and “Diamond Heart” point at a new Gaga – insisting that vocals be raw and real, guitars be featured, and fun be had. We recommend this one for sure!

If you love Gaga, you’ll love her singles, remixes, unreleased tracks, and b-sides! Click here to see a complete list of our Gaga items!!

Melanie C – Version Of Me. This former Spice Girl is back and better than ever with a hot new dance album! Every song shows off why we all loved Sporty Spice in the first place and shows us why we should continue to love her even more each year! Check out the CD by clicking HERE!

Michael Buble – Nobody But Me. He’s back and better than ever! In his ninth studio album, Buble features 3 original songs and 9 covers. He says that this is the most fun he has ever had writing an album and we can tell! A little bit pop, a little bit jazz, a whole lot of good music! Check it out by clicking HERE!


Frank Ocean – Blond. The wait is over. Frank Ocean’s album Blond is finally out on vinyl as an import version, pressed on colored vinyl! The album features guest vocals from Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Yung Lean, André 3000, Sebastian, James Blake, and Kim Burrell among others, and production from Frank Ocean himself, as well as Pharrell Williams, Tyler, The Creator, Jamie xx, Rostam Batmanglij, Om'Mas Keith, and many more. Click here to check it out!

David Bowie – Low. Now in stock on vinyl, a 2016 reissued import of Low pressed on orange vinyl! This 1977 album is one of our favorites from Bowie, written during a tough time in the late artist’s life. This album marked his unique transition into ambient and electronic music.

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