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Mike Mettler  |  Nov 20, 2012  |  0 comments

Original Studio Album Remasters Stereo Vinyl Box Set

The Holy Vinyl Grail, Part 1 officially arrived in stores November 13. I was blessed to get the Beatles’ original studio album remasters stereo vinyl box delivered to me a full month early, and I still feel that I haven’t spent enough time with the 14 albums contained therein.

Parke Puterbaugh  |  Dec 14, 2005  |  0 comments
Prairie Wind Reprise
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In typical yin-yang fashion, Neil Young follows a rockier, more offbeat p
Billy Altman  |  Dec 03, 2006  |  0 comments
Continuum Aware/Columbia
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With last year's power-trio live CD, Try!, John Mayer
Ken Richardson  |  Sep 03, 2007  |  0 comments

Parke Puterbaugh  |  Jul 21, 2008  |  0 comments
Def Jam
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For the second album in a row, this long-lived Philadelphia crew has branched into more strident, politically mi

Leslie Shapiro  |  Jul 21, 2011  |  0 comments

Sad news in the headlines this week. We all mourn the passing of Borders Books, not just one of the last megabooksellers, but one of the last that also sold music. Who’s to blame? I blame my mom.

Parke Puterbaugh  |  Feb 03, 2006  |  0 comments
29 Lost Highway
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Ryan Adams released three albums in 2005, a remarkable statistical feat but not
Rob O'Connor  |  Jan 28, 2007  |  0 comments
Wincing the Night Away Sub Pop
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The Shins graduated quickly to ultra-hip status after Natalie P
Robert Ripps  |  Aug 31, 2011  |  0 comments

In his monumental six-part work The Oxford History of Western Music, Richard Taruskin begins the volume devoted to the 19th century with Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, which debuted in Vienna in 1805 before its final revised version was staged there in 1814. Here we have an opus of searing intensity that signaled the arrival of Romanticism in music.

Billy Altman  |  May 09, 2006  |  0 comments
Other People's Lives V2
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Given his daunting back catalog, it's understandable why Kinks leader Ray
Ken Richardson  |  Mar 12, 2007  |  0 comments

Ken Richardson  |  Nov 12, 2007  |  0 comments

Billy Altman  |  May 04, 2009  |  0 comments
Columbia
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Before delving into anything pro or con about Bob Dylan's latest album - a collection that, right out of the

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