I Shrewsbury I found an HMV buried deep in a shopping centre. The shop was quite big , but the only new music was the new Madonna album and the metal section consisted of multiple copes of Black Sabbath Volume IV , Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and something by Avenged Sevenfold. Newcastle store is over three floors but the music side seems to be contracting by the second,
The Independents are doing well , there'll be queues outside from midnight on Friday but it's good to see there is now a choice of music on the high street.
Though of course you can always go to your local independent record shop !!