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!

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June Update!


This year has been great so far here at Borderline, and we have a lot of new releases to share!  All paragraphs are linked to the item in our store that is being described.  Just click anywhere in the paragraph to be taken to a new window!

Kylie Minogue

It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here!  Kylie Unreleased: Vol. 3!  This album is packed with 19 previously unreleased tracks recorded by Kylie Minogue and we LOVE it!  Hear Kylie collaborate with huge artists such as Shaggy, Just Jack, Sam Sparro, Jake Shears, and more!  Kylie also covers “Bette Davis Eyes” originally recorded by Kim Carnes.  This album also features a brand new Spanglish version of her World Music Award – World’s Best Song winner “Limpido,” now titled “Limpio.”  You need to hear this album!  Kylie Unreleased vol. 1 and 2 also available in our store!  Click here!


Another new release we can’t stop listening to is Sia: The Remix Collection!  Hear Sia’s greatest hits a whole new way – remixed by the top DJ’s in the industry!  This one is sure to get you singing and dancing along!  Remixes by Markus Schulz, Benny Benassi, Mylo, Barry Harry and others on songs such as “Titanium,” “Chandelier,” “Breathe Me,” “Cheap Thrills,” and more!  Click here to see the long description in our store!

New Order

Remember New Order's amazing 2015 release - Music Complete??  They've re-released it with extended versions and remixes of the same songs called Complete Music!  This double CD features extended versions of all tracks from New Order's 2015 album: Music Complete. These mixes have been compiled into a new version of the album titled Complete Music.Complete Music was released on CD and digital formats on 13 May 2016. Click HERE to check it out!

Vinyl Release: Gwen Stefani

After a little wait, Gwen Stefani’s third studio album – This Is What the Truth Feels Like – is available on vinyl!!  Featuring the hit singles “Used to Love You,” “Make Me Like You,” and “Misery.”  We’ve already told you how much we LOVE this one, but we love it even more on vinyl!  Click here to see our huge selection of Gwen Stefani and No Doubt!


You’ve all been asking and here is the answer: June 17!!  That’s right, get Radiohead’s ninth studio album, A Moon Shaped Pool, on CD and Vinyl on June 17. We’ll have it in store, online, and available online for in-store pickup (for those living in Chicago).

Ariana Grande

We all know that Ariana Grande is super talented, that's why it's no surprise that her third studio album -- Dangerous Woman -- is simply outstanding. Fresh modern pop anthems with a little 90's throwback vibe make this album really stand out. Click HERE to buy it on CD!

Meghan Trainor

Speaking of talented women singing good pop, Meghan Trainor's latest release - THANK YOU - is sure to have you jamming!  Available in standard and deluxe CD formats HERE! (Click)

Other New Releases

Cyndi Lauper – Detour.  Cyndi proves to us that age is just a number with this fresh, exciting country album.  Rightfully titled “Detour,” Cyndi takes us in a new direction with her music.  Available in CD and Vinyl formats, click here!

Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered. This album is really something else.  Kendrick Lamar compiled some of the demo tracks recorded in the time leading up to his 2015 release – To Pimp A Butterfly – into this unique album that debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard 200.  Available on CD and Vinyl HERE! (Click)

Social Media

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May Update


It's finally warming up outside, so we'll be here a little later on weekdays to make sure everyone has a chance to fit a visit to BORDERLINE into their schedule!

Official store hours effective May 1st -

Weekdays: Noon - 8pm
Saturday: 11am - 8pm
Sunday: 11am - 6pm

HOWEVER, if it is busy, the weather is nice, and you come into the store -- we will GLADLY stay open even later!!  If you're going to be here just after 8, give us a call and let us know! We'll keep the door open!


We still have a limited supply of Record Store Day 2016 titles left! Click anywhere in this paragraph to be taken to the titles we still have in stock.  David Bowie, Madonna, Bleachers, Brandi Carlile, Fleetwood Mac, Alanis Morissette, Muse, Star Wars, Across The Universe, Dark Shadows, a-ha, James Bay, Sex Pistols, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Belinda Carlisle, Skrillex, John Coltrane, AND MORE!

WHAT'S NEW? (click in any paragraph to be taken to the product(s) being discussed)

2016 Remastered Reissues of Michael Jackson's Thriller, Bad, and Off The Wall albums!  Brand new and sounding better than ever, celebrate Michael Jackson's best hits with these vinyl LP's.

Lights - Midnight Machines is available on both CD and Vinyl.  Hear this Canadian electro-pop star strip down songs off of her Juno award winning 2014 album LITTLE MACHINES to ethereal, acoustic new versions. Featuring the lead single "Meteorites" and two brand new songs "Head Cold" and "Follow You Down," this album is perfect for driving, relaxing, easy listening... Pretty much every occasion!

Sia - This Is Acting -- Finally available on vinyl, featuring the hit singles "Alive" and "Cheap Thrills."  This album of songs pop mega-star Sia wrote for other artists that were rejected is one of her best albums yet.

Troye Sivan - Blue Neighbourhood.  We love this album here at Borderline! Featuring the singles "WILD" and "YOUTH," this album really packs a punch. Available in both regular and deluxe CD, as well as vinyl LP!

David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust Remixed, presented by dj BC.  This unique collection of mash-ups and remixes features Bowie's voice over music by other artists such as the Beatles, Jay-Z, MGMT, Bob Marley, and more!  Only available on CLEAR, LIMITED EDITION VINYL!


We've gotten a lot of questions about in-stock Prince.  We are currently SOLD OUT of VINYL.  Our distributors have told us that they do not know at this time when we will have more in. WE DO HAVE a selection of Prince CD's, including Purple Rain, Greatest Hits, Ultimate Prince, and Unreleased Remixes.  Click anywhere in this paragraph to see these products.  Follow us on Facebook to be the first to know when we have other Prince titles in stock.  Link to our Facebook provided below.



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Mid - April Update!

(Remember that you can click on any paragraph to be taken to a corresponding page in our store! *Excluding the Record Store Day paragraph.)

Record Store Day!

This Saturday, April 16, is RECORD STORE DAY 2016 and Borderline Music is an official participant! We'll be opening the door at 9am. We expect a line outside the door so get here early to get the best deals and most titles.  We don't have an official complete list of all the titles we're getting in, but we expect MADONNA, GRATEFUL DEAD, BRANDI CARLILE, CHVRCHES, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, JAMES BAY, JOHNNY CASH, FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD, THE WEEKND, FLORENCE & THE MACHINE, WALK THE MOON, FLEETWOOD MAC, DAVID BOWIE, and SO... SO MANY MORE!!!!!

New Releases!

One of our favorite new releases this month is LIGHTS - MIDNIGHT MACHINES. Canadian Electro-Pop star LIGHTS strikes gold by reimagining songs off of her Juno Award winning album - LITTLE MACHINES - by making them acoustic, atmospheric, and super chill. The album includes six acoustic versions of songs off of the parent album including the hit single "Up We Go," as well as two brand new songs. This album is perfect for a night in with a loved one, a dinner party with friends, or just relaxing at the end of a long work day. 5 stars: would definitely recommend! Midnight Machines is available on CD and LIMITED EDITION CLEAR VINYL.

One of the most exciting releases this month was the brand new PET SHOP BOYS record - SUPER!  Celebrating 30 years of making music, the Pet Shop Boys return with an album of short stories set to both modern and nostalgic sounds. This album, a sure classic, makes you want to get up and dance and sing along while reminiscing the 90's. Available on CD and Vinyl. Click anywhere in this paragraph to be taken to our store!

Speaking of nostalgia, what do Frank Sinatra, the B-52's, Queen, and Beyonce all have in common? -- They were all influences on Panic! At the Disco's latest release - DEATH OF A BACHELOR. They're not the same pop-punk group you remember from ten years ago -- in fact, they aren't even a "group" anymore. Frontman Brendon Urie has taken full control of the operation and proven that he has what it takes to carry on alone. This album is fun, weird, pop, rock, jazz, modern, classic, and obviously - very eclectic! Available on CD and VINYL now. Check it out!

Any new MADONNA products, Borderline? You betchya! Check out EMMY & THE EMMYS CD in our store by clicking anywhere in this paragraph!  Emmy & The Emmys was a group Madonna formed in the late 70's/Early 80's. These recordings were made between 1979 and 1981 and they are GOOD!  Some are studio tracks, others are demos and live recordings. The audio quality of some of the live recordings is poor, but this CD is a perfect addition to any Madonna fan's collection!

Final Thoughts

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New Releases as of March 2016!

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March 2016 Update and New Releases!

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!

Another major re-issue this month was Amy Winehouse - FRANK!  Her 2003 debut release is back in stock on vinyl.  Hear Amy like you never have before - singing her classic hits on 180-gram vinyl.


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


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!

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February 2016 Update!

Thank you!

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. 

What a year so far!  From Sia to David Bowie to Panic! At the Disco, there has been a nonstop flow of good music so far this year.  

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!

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Here we go!

Hello from all of us at Borderline!

We're so excited to welcome you to our new website! has been redesigned to make shopping easier and more fun for our valued customers.  Thank you for all of your patience during the transition period -- we know that there were a lot of issues with our old website and that's why we decided to make this change.

On the site, you'll find a much more accessible search function.  Search the name of your favorite Borderline artist and you'll see everything they're featured on. Additionally, you can find on our collections page an organized categorization of our products.

We hope you enjoy the new site and thank you again for your support of Borderline Music!

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