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Mark Smotroff  |  Apr 18, 2012  |  0 comments

Record Store Day can be an exhilarating - and, depending on where you shop, occasionally exasperating - experience. Always a lot of fun, you can raise your odds of getting the good stuff you want on RSD by doing a little planning ahead and preparing a shopping/wish list. Really.  

Mark Smotroff  |  Oct 23, 2012  |  0 comments

Halloween's not even here yet, but Sufjan Stevens is ready for Christmas

But you can pre-order some fun Holiday albums already, including Sufjan Stevens: Silver & Gold (Ltd Ed. 5 LP, 6 EP set)

Mark Smotroff  |  Dec 18, 2012  |  0 comments
This weekend, I pulled out my SACD of Vince Guaraldi's classic soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas, marking the beginning of the holiday season for me personally.
Mark Smotroff  |  Sep 06, 2012  |  0 comments

It Don't Mean a Thing If You Ain't Got a Stream

Mark Smotroff  |  Sep 25, 2012  |  0 comments

Audiophile Pistols

When you say the words "audiophile release," people generally don't think first of the Sex Pistols. But don't forget that Never Mind The Bollocks... Here's The Sex Pistols was produced by two veterans of the golden age of British studio wizardry: Chris Thomas (who played on the White Album and recorded Pink Floyd, Badfinger, and Roxy Music, to name but a few) and Bill Price (who designed the legendary AIR Studios).

Mark Smotroff  |  Oct 16, 2012  |  0 comments

We've learned about some cool surround discs coming out (we like to keep an eye on interesting sources such as the great UK magazine Record Collector).  We'll be looking for them soon so we can review them for you.  Included are:

Mark Smotroff  |  Oct 09, 2012  |  0 comments

Squeezing out Live Sparks

One of our favorite bands, Squeeze, is jumping on the direct-to-fan bandwagon with a bit of twist.

Mark Smotroff  |  Aug 14, 2012  |  0 comments

Kinks at the Beeb

Its been a great few years for us Kink Kroniklers. Ray Davies, of course, just played "Waterloo Sunset" to the packed house at the 2012 Olympics' closing ceremony.

Mark Smotroff  |  Aug 07, 2012  |  0 comments

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