Hottest Black Friday Music Deals

Posted November 25, 2011 by J Matthew Cobb in Features

The Black Friday deals are out there, HiFi Magazine puts them on here


UPDATED: November 27, 2011 – 6:44 p.m. (EST) has a hot deal on the Beach Boys’ Smile Sessions new box set. The unreleased album, orginally planned to be released after the Beach Boys’ 1966 landmark album Pet Sounds, has ben receiving rave reviews by Rolling Stone (“the greatest pop album ever made is still in here, somewhere”), Uncut (“a unique and unlikely moment of retrieval, restoration and renaissance”) and Pitchfork (“the end result is a great album, albeit one more lighthearted than its myth would suggest”). Definitely a big heavy with content and outtakes, but Beach Boy lovers will certainly be proud to have this somewhere in their library of music.

The 5 CD, double LP and two 7″ singles box set is on sale (26% off) at for a limited time.

Sale: $129.99 + Free Shipping
Regular: $177.98


Music lovers should be a bit giddy about the madness of Black Friday. There’s actually some pretty good deals out there in the world of music.

This year, HiFi Magazine is searching up and down the Internet to locate some of the best online deals out there. All of this is sure to pacify all your musical needs while recovering from Thanksgiving’s turkey clobbering. Hey, music is like food for the soul…so you might as well feed it with some bargain-friendly music selections.

‘Back to Black Friday’
As always, local and indie retailers should be participating in Black Friday festivities. recently focused on the buzz surrounding Record Store Day’s ‘Back to Black Friday’. Here you will find vinyl-only releases including 12″ inch vinyl exclusives (The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”), 7″ inch limited edition singles and vinyl releases from new albums like Rihanna‘s Talk That Talk, Drake‘s Take Care, The Beastie BoysHot Sauce Committee Part Two and Yelawolf‘s Radioactive. Check out who else is participating and what’s also available at or at

Free Amazon $2 MP3 Credit
Nothing satisfies the conscious of a consumer than the word “free.” is giving away $2 credits to be used in their gigantic MP3 universe. With the coupon code STUDYBRK, each customer will be able to one or two new songs tucked on their friendly MP3 device. Promotional offer is only valid from November 24, 2011 through November 28, 2011 and is subject to change. For more details on this promo, click here.

Best Buy Bargains
Of all the major chain-box stores, Best Buy may be the most appealing to the average music lover. Here’s just a few options you can fumble with this year at

For a limited time at BestBuy, when you purchase a $100 iTunes Gift Card, expect to pay $80. Can’t beat that.

Guns N’ Roses
Greatest Hits (CD)
Sale: $2.99
Regular: $10.99

Lady Gaga
Born This Way (CD)
Sale: $5.99
Regular: $ 12.99

Lil Wayne
Tha Carter IV (CD)

Sale: $5.99
Regular: $13.99

Maroon 5
Hands All Over (CD)
Sale: $5.99
Regular: $13.99

Neighborhoods (CD)
Sale: $5.99
Regular: $13.95

Nevermind (CD)
Sale: $5.99
Regular: $10.99

Creedence Clearwater Revival
Chronicle, Vol. 1 (CD)
Sale: $2.99
Regular: $18.98

What’s Hot At Target
has a strong list of markdowns in their music department. But hurry up while supplies last. The online sales at aren’t expected to last long. The chain-box retailer is slashing 55% off most  music selections until November 26, 2011. Free shipping with purchase of $50 and over.

Pieces of Me (CD)
Sale: $5.99
Regular: $13.99

The Band Perry
The Band Perry (CD)

Sale: $5.99
Regular: $10.99

Florence + the Machine
Lungs (CD)
Sale: $5.99
Regular: $13.99

Michael Jackson
Number Ones (CD)
Sale: $5.99
Regular: $12.99

Harry Connick, Jr.
What a Night! A Christmas Album (CD)
Sale: $5.99
Regular: $11.99

What’s Hot at Amazon
is also making a list and checking it twice on some of the hottest deals in music. Check out just a few standout bargains.

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music (Two-Disc 40th Anniversary)
Director’s Cut

Sale: $8.49
Regular: $24.98

She & Him
A Very She & Him Christmas (MP3 Download)
Sale: $5.00

Mylo Xyloto (MP3 Download)
Sale: 4.99

The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts (DVD)
Sale: $32.49
Regular: $39.99

Ladies & Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones – Deluxe Edition (3 DVD Numbered Box Set)
Sale: $78.99

Regular: $99.98

TimeLife ‘Black Friday’ Discount
offers a Black Friday promotion that’s too hard to pass up for music lovers. With their incredible deluxe box set and “As Seen on TV” promotions, serious music lovers will have a hard time fighting the temptations. From now until November 28, you can save up to 31% with coupon code BFSALE2011. It’s a one time deal. (Free shipping on order $49 and more)

Popular box sets now available at include:
Easy ’80’s (18 CD)
Singers & Songwriters (11 CD)
The Best of Soul Train (DVD)
We Love The Nightlife w/ Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack (9-CD)
Ultimate Rock Ballads (9-CD)
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame LIVE (3 DVD)
Love Alive Set (3 CD)

So what do you think?
Impressed by the deals?
Waiting for Cyber Monday?
Speak your thoughts.

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J Matthew Cobb

Managing editor of HiFi Magazine

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