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Bey Hive, rejoice: a new Beyonce album is coming. This week, the music mogul announced her new record ‘Renaissance’, due out July 29 on her Instagram, where she logged onto her website allowing fans to pre-order the album on their respective streaming services. . Also for sale on its website are four box sets (dubbed “poses”) that include different variations of t-shirts, posters, a collector’s box, and a CD version of the record.
The choice to generate physical sales via a collector’s box (in CD form, not vinyl, no less) is unexpected but logical given the rumors that his mysterious new music is disco. She appeared on the cover of ‘British Vogue’ this week atop a horse on a dance floor, which Twitter users have already pointed out echoes a famous photo of Bianca Jagger at Studio 54. Edward Enninful , in the cover story, writes that it is “music that lifts you up, that turns your mind to cultures and subcultures, to our people past and present, the music that will unite so many on the dance floor, music that touches your soul.”
While the signs point to disco, it’s too early to tell. But we know that if you bought the Renaissance Box, you’ll get Beyonce’s music in the favorite ’80s medium, and you’ll need a CD player to get your money’s worth.
Here are the best portable and affordable CD players for playing “Renaissance”.
Deluxe Products CD Player (19% off)
This Deluxe Products portable CD player boasts hundreds of five-star reviews on Amazon. For just $18, you’ll be able to listen to your music on the go, with pause and skip functionality that makes it effortless to customize your listening experience. Plus, an included USB AC cable means you can easily power the discman using your phone charger.
Unpair Personal CD Player
It is the best choice for those who want to take their music CD out of the car. In addition to supporting almost all audio formats (CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3 and WMA audio files from CD), it also supports auxiliary connection so you can play from of a variety of speakers. An OLED screen on the front allows you to browse titles and browse the track list.
Boombox portable CD player GC04
Really get into the 80s vibe with this groovy boombox from hPlay. It comes in three vibrant spring shades (neon green, pink, and purple) in addition to a classic black. It has a top-loading portal for CDs, but the playful discman also functions as an AM FM radio.