now imagine if it was me as a local musician taking a copy of my album into a record store to ask if they'll sell it. i doubt i'd be greeted with the same enthusiasm. actually i know i wouldn't, 'cause i have been there.
i told the guy, if you think it sucks, it's ok to toss it in the trash. he kept stopping me, saying he's sure it's cool, and that he'll put it on the new releases shelf right away. he was actually smiling.
go in the record store and see if they're smiling.