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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!
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!
RECORD STORE DAY!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES:
Short form contest rules:
What: Enter a raffle to win an official Tegan & Sara – LOVE YOU TO DEATH – prize bundle.
How & Where: To enter, purchase Tegan & Sara on CD or Vinyl IN STORE ONLY at Borderline Music.
When: Purchase any time before 7pm on Friday, June 10 (7:00 PM, 6/10/16).
How to win: Raffle winners will be drawn FRIDAY, JUNE 10 between 7-8 PM. (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, 6/10/16)
Long form contest rules:
IN STORE ONLY! To enter, purchase any TEGAN AND SARA title on CD or Vinyl in the store at Borderline Music. At the checkout counter, you’ll be asked to fill out a raffle ticket. Online orders ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CONTEST.
ON FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016 (6/10/16), from 7PM – 8PM, we will be listening to the brand new album by Tegan & Sara – LOVE YOU TO DEATH. During that time, we will draw winners for an OFFICIAL PRIZE BUNDLE! Contestants MUST be present on Friday between 7-8 PM to claim their prize! Prize bundles may include any of the following: An official promotional poster, official Tegan & Sara LOVE YOU TO DEATH sunglasses, official promotional buttons, back catalogue Tegan & Sara vinyl LPs, and official Tegan & Sara stickers.
Bring and wear your prizes to BIG CHICKS in Uptown on Sunday, June 12 beginning at 3PM for their Tegan & Sara ALBUM RELEASE PARTY!
We're excited about the many major new releases listed in this post along with some of the store news we have to announce! All artist names and titles listed in this post are linked to the shopping page for each artist. Just click on a name and a new window will open containing their products!
First up, DAVID BOWIE! Not only do we have BLACKSTAR back in stock on vinyl, but we also have six of Bowie's classic titles RE-MASTERED and REISSUED on 180-gram vinyl for 2016! The titles available are Hunky Dory, David Bowie AKA Space Oddity, Pinups, Aladdin Sane, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and The Man Who Sold the World. Limited supply available so order while you can!
Alright, enough with the reissues! Let's get to some of our favorite NEW RELEASES!
One of our favorite new releases this year is the most recent album by the 1975! Simply titled I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, this album brings the same glistening guitars, driving beats, and catchy vocal riffs that we fell in love with when the 1975 first got big a couple years ago!
Another favorite new release is MADONNA MASHUPS Vol. 2! This CD takes some of your favorite Madonna hits and mashes them up with songs by some of our other favorite artists including the Scissor Sisters, Justin Timberlake, Tears For Fears, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and more!! You'll be dancing all night long to this one!
Some other new releases we love include Wet - Don't You, Santigold - 99 Cents, and Ke$ha - Demos & Unreleased. The final title is a compilation of Kesha's best unreleased songs -- ones she recorded that didn't make it to a record. A few of the songs on this CD were eventually recorded and officially released by other artists including the Veronicas and Miranda Cosgrove. This CD will remind you why you fell in love with Ke$ha all those years ago! #freekesha
IN STORE PICKUP!
We have a new feature on our site that allows Illinois Residents to select "in-store pickup" at checkout. With this feature, you can do all of your shopping at home and avoid shipping charges by stopping into the store at your own convenience to pick up your reserved titles!
This has been a busy few months for us here at Borderline and we'd like to thank all of our loyal customers and friends who have been along with us the whole way!
We are thrilled following the successful launch of our brand new and improved website! Thank you to everyone who made it such a success. We're also excited to announce the option for in-store pickup from our site. If you are an Illinois resident, just check "in-store pickup" when you get to the shipping page of checkout. No shipping charge and you can do all of your shopping from home!
Now let's talk music.
Sia's "This Is Acting" is the first album I'd like to single out in this post. This conglomeration of songs written for other artists has a kind of natural flow that only Sia could create. The feeling that this truly is a work of art doesn't affect the catchy dance-pop music we're used to hearing from Sia. Some favorites off of this album are "Broken Glass" and "Cheap Thrills;" the latter of which was originally intended for Rihanna whose new album "Anti" just came out as well.
We share with all of our fellow music fanatics in mourning the loss of David Bowie this year. He didn't leave us empty handed though -- Bowie dropped his twenty-fifth album "Blackstar" just days before passing away. Our review: a haunting, jazz influenced masterpiece documenting the emotions and thoughts of someone approaching the end of their life. A stunning final album that will go down in history as one of the best.
Some other albums we're loving so far this year (click on the artist names to be taken to their page!) -- Wet "Don't You", Panic! At the Disco "Death of a Bachelor", Elton John "Crazy Wonderful Life", and Rihanna "ANTI"!
Based on how it's already looking -- we know 2016 is going to be a great year in music! We can't wait to enjoy it with all of you!