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A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - April, 2014

A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - April, 2014

 

I've been reading a lot about habits recently. How to develop new ones and change old ones into better ones. All of the conventional wisdom shows that you start small. Really small, then you build up in miniature increments over the course of a reasonable amount of time...

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A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - March, 2014

A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - March, 2014

I'm famously late. I was late to Nirvana because I was too cool to listen to the radio when I was 17. I was late to the Queens of the Stone Age because I was too lazy to follow up on their hit radio song that I actually enjoyed in the early 2000's. I've loved Led Zeppelin for as long as I can remember...

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A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - October, 2013

I had preconceived notions about what Trent Reznor was doing as a musician all of these years.  He hit it big with that "Animal" song when I was still in early high school, and I let that pretty much color my thoughts...

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A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - February, 2014

A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - February, 2014

I've lamented the premature decline of the Black Crowes at this site before. They're like the Mike Tyson of Rock and Roll. Started out like a house on fire, and then flamed out way before their time in a haze of bloated musicality and dysfunction. We still have those first three records...

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A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - September, 2013

It wasn't hard to see this coming. I knew, upon first listen, that Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings were going to open the door for similarly styled Rhythm and Blues bands of this era. That doesn't make me any kind of genius.

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A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - January, 2014

A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - January, 2014

I thought it might be fun to do things a little differently this month. Mother, as they say, is the necessity of invention. There's not much happening in the World of Rock that interests me presently so I decided to take a look at some Jazz titles that have been reissued by separate...

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A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - August, 2013

It's a miracle that I survived my time in Athens, Georgia, let alone that I actually graduated from college.  I think my GPA was, like, 0.05 or something, but I finished and I got the piece...

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A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - December, 2013

Record Store Day's Black Friday event came and went with a whimper this holiday season.  There weren't a ton of compelling releases on the docket and this might have been reflected in the length of the line outside Amoeba Records in San Francisco yesterday morning.  I was fifth through the door...

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A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - July, 2013

There's A Riot Goin' On, by Sly and the Family Stone, is one of my favorite albums of all-time.  I have a pretty clean original copy with only a couple of minor ticks here and there, but I got super stoked when I saw that ORG Music had tackled a reissue and put it all on 45 rpm double 180-gram vinyl pressed at Pallas.  It's about time.

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A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - November, 2013

I'm a Jazz fan. I'm no expert, but I love the genre enough to capitalize the "J" when I'm writing about it. I started out making purchasing decisions based on serious scientific data like "how cool is the album cover?" At some point...

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A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - June, 2013

Big Jack White was ambassador for this year's Record Store Day.  I don't know what that means except that he had a video of some sort that I never watched on the official RSD website.  I think the word's pretty much out about this guy by now.  He likes analog.  In fact, there's a note in the Elephant liners explaining that "No computers were used during the writing, recording, mixing or mastering of this record."  And Elephant is why we're here.  The White Stripes classic was reissued for RSD on double vinyl.  Double crazy super vinyl, that is.  I'll try my best to explain...

 

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