This week has brought with it three more harbingers of record store doom.
First, Prince announced yesterday he’s releasing his new trilogy of albums LOtUSFLOW3R, MPLSoUND and Elixer exclusively at Target stores.
Second, U2 is using a week-long stint on "The Late Show With David Letterman" to promote their new CD, "No Line On The Horizon," because there's no real other way to get the album out there in people's faces for an extended period of time.
PHOTO ESSAY: The Top 10 Things We'll Miss About Record Stores.
And third, Virgin is closing all of its remaining New York record stores by this spring (which you read here today on FOX411), leaving the country's largest city with a smattering of mom-and-pop indie shops, and little else.
So stick a fork in the record store (an admitted misnomer, but never did call them CD stores). It is done.
But memories of record stores remain. A criminally unscientific poll yielded The Top 10 Things we’ll miss most about the record stores of yore.