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Brent Butterworth Posted: Jan 24, 2012 0 comments

What do you want to hear when you listen to music? Do you want a lower-fidelity version of what the artists, engineers, and producers heard in the studio? Or would you prefer to hear exactly what they heard in the studio?

Of course, you'd prefer the latter. But you're probably getting the former - unless, that is, you're listening to high-resolution downloads from HDtracks. If you're listening to CDs, MP3s, or even vinyl records, what you're hearing is not a precise copy of the original digital recording or analog tape. It's downconverted. If it's on CD, the digital resolution has been reduced. If it's on vinyl, the audio has been remastered and the record you're listening to is actually a third-generation mechanical copy.

Sure, it might sound ok. But it's not the best fidelity you can get. HDtracks is. And HDtracks and Sound+Vision have put together an introductory sampler to show you just how good high-resolution listening can be.

Richard C. Walls Posted: Feb 03, 2006 0 comments
Canvas Blue Note
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The Blue Note debut (and second CD) of 27-year-old jazz pianist Robert Glaspe
Ken Richardson Posted: Nov 12, 2007 0 comments

Jaan Uhelszki Posted: May 28, 2009 0 comments
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It's been 5 years since Green Day sounded the alarm wit
Ken Richardson Posted: Apr 20, 2012 0 comments

Some fellas look at the eyes
Some fellas look at the nose
Some fellas look at the size
Some fellas look at the clothes . . .

First I look at the purse.

Parke Puterbaugh Posted: May 09, 2006 0 comments
Streets of New York 00:02:59
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Willie Nile is the last of a dying breed: an urban songwriter who
Ken Richardson Posted: Jun 04, 2007 0 comments

Brett Milano Posted: Jan 05, 2008 0 comments
In Defense of the Genre J
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Emo bands are supposed to over-emote, right?

Mike Mettler Posted: Oct 01, 2005 0 comments
Mr. A-Z Atlantic
Music •••½ Sound •••• DualDisc Extras •••
Spunky heartthrob Jason Mraz (Mr.
Ken Richardson Posted: Dec 03, 2006 0 comments

Think nobody writes and plays like the Fab Four anymore? Take that thought and let it be, 'cuz there's plenty of great pop here, there, and ... you know. You should know that 2006 has had more than its share of great releases.

Rob O'Connor Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments
Just Like the Fambly Cat Will/V2
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Modesto, California's Grandaddy grew up in pub
Rob O'Connor Posted: Jun 20, 2007 0 comments

Parke Puterbaugh Posted: Mar 03, 2008 0 comments
Distortion Nonesuch
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The gimmick on the previous Magnetic Fields album, i, was that every song star


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