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Ken Richardson Posted: Jul 15, 2008 0 comments
Ringo Starr: 5.1 - The Surround Sound Collection

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Ken Korman Posted: May 06, 2011 0 comments

Consider the dense, multi-layered, centuries-old, and sometimes impenetrable culture of New Orleans — especially in the months just after Hurricane 

Parke Puterbaugh Posted: Mar 03, 2011 0 comments
 
Discipline
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Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson's multichannel mix of Islands detangles some of their album In the Wake of Poseidon's

Brett Milano Posted: Dec 14, 2005 0 comments
Somebody's Miracle Capitol
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I'll say one thing for Liz Phair's new album: It really makes you app
Brett Milano Posted: Dec 03, 2006 0 comments
The Open Door Wind-up
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Now that Amy Lee is a big star, she gets to write a nasty son
Steve Simels Posted: Sep 30, 2007 0 comments

Ken Richardson Posted: Feb 09, 2009 0 comments
Rhino
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In the afterglow of the heyday of multichannel music, it's getting harder
Brett Milano Posted: Oct 25, 2011 0 comments

Most of the music-buying public may disagree, but Coldplay is a tough band to get passionate about, pro or con.

Ken Richardson Posted: Feb 03, 2006 0 comments

They'll breakfast at Tiffany's, they'll sing to you in Japanese - oh, wait. Jardin, jardin, jardin, jardin! That would be French. No matter - they're still only here to entertain you. And that's exactly what the young boys in The Darkness do on their second album, One Way Ticket to Hell ...

Ken Richardson Posted: Feb 04, 2007 0 comments

The Beatles: Love (Apple/Capitol). "The first Beatles album in 5.1"? Well, that's a bit misleading. Love isn't one of the Beatles' original releases; it's the "cast album" to the Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas, which does use the band's master tapes not only for full songs but also for new segues and mashups.

Brett Milano Posted: Nov 04, 2007 0 comments

Brett Milano Posted: Apr 26, 2009 0 comments
Capitol
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It's no surprise that, after going semi-conceptual for The Crane Wife in 2006, the Decemberists have now gone al
Mike Mettler Posted: Feb 07, 2012 0 comments

In honor of today’s release of A Different Kind of Truth, the first album from Van Halen with David Lee Roth as lead vocalist since 1984, we’re proud to present an interview I did with the inimitable Mr. Roth back in 2003. Our chat was ostensibly centered around his covers-oriented solo album Diamond Dave, but we quickly went into, well, a different universe. “As far as learning the alphabet of music goes,” opined the ever-quotable Dave, “I always tell young musicians, ‘Last I looked, the Bible was written in the exact same alphabet as my favorite pornography. So I guess the choice is yours, son.’” As the song says, might as well jump. . .

Ken Richardson Posted: Oct 22, 2013 0 comments
Also: Van Morrison’s Moondance in 5.1 on Blu-ray, Santana’s third album on audiophile vinyl, and ’80s tunes revamped by The Big Bright. Plus, let’s see…oh, yeah, Katy Perry.

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