Posted in hiphop | new releases on November 22, 2008

Kanye WestChinese Democracy

Kanye West's new album 808s & HEARTBREAK is out in stores on Monday 11/24, but will be streaming at MySpace in its entirety as of midnight (pacific time) Friday night/Saturday morning. Monday is a weird release day.

In a move no doubt designed to get a jump on holiday sales (and facilitate maximum one-stop shopping), Island Def Jam announced that it has moved the release date for three of the label's biggest albums -- West's 808s & Heartbreak, Luda's Theater of the Mind and the Killers' Day & Age -- from a traditional Tuesday launch up to Monday, November 24. All three albums will be available both digitally and physically on that date.

According to a spokesperson for the label, it's a "one time only" strategy, which will jump the industry-wide release schedule "in anticipation of big Thanksgiving-weekend holiday gift shopping."

It bears mentioning that Tuesday release dates have become more and more arbitrary in recent months: Metallica's Death Magnetic was released on Friday, September 12, AC/DC's Black Ice hit Wal-Mart shelves on Sunday, October 20, and Guns N' Roses' much-anticipated Chinese Democracy is slated for a Sunday, November 23, release at Best Buy. [MTV]

Chinese Democracy is also now streaming at MySpace.

Meanwhile, people are already making end of year 'Best Of' lists.

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Comments (9)

Um, before?

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2008 8:33 AM

Tuesdays used to matter; now the only thing that happens is you, you and you say "shit, I been had that" "shit, I been heard that"...

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2008 11:07 AM

the idea of this guy possibly doing prison time is sickening. i'm glad chinese democracy [TERRIBLE name] has leaked again

Posted by ccccccccccdddddddddddd | November 23, 2008 3:18 AM

I like the Kanye's direction
not %100 on point, but i think
he started something good.
like this cover of Good Life
by Brooklyn band Nite Club
http://www.myspace.com/niteclubmusic
I think axl rose can bury himself in his own backyard!

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Posted by Bottega Veneta Handbags | October 16, 2009 2:52 AM

eh... seeing Built to Spill that day, anyways

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