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A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - June, 2012

A Collection of New Vinyl - June 2012

"Good God!" is a double disc set on heavy vinyl with the aforementioned essay. That's it. If you're burnt on the mainstream, check out what the folks at Numero are doing. They've got a ton of great releases spanning many different eras and genres...

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A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - May, 2012

A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - May  2012

I've always been fascinated by revolutionary political movements. Maybe I'm drawn to the theatricality of it as I have absolutely no personal frame of reference for what it feels like to take extreme political action.

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A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - December, 2011

A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - December 2011

If there's another band in the world making more authentic old-fashioned rhythm and blues music, I don't know about it. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have the market cornered. They're still making songs with "Parts One and Parts Two."

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A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - April, 2012

A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - March  2012Bruce Springsteen is a tricky one, huh? I love the guy and his music, but most of that musical love centers around four or five records from a short era in the 1970's. And none of them sound as good as they could have, but they all sound a damned site better than anything he did in the '80's.

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A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - November, 2011

A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - November 2011

One of the bands at this year's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival that I was most interested in seeing was the South Memphis String Band. They're comprised of one of my favorite working guitarists (Luther Dickinson), one of my favorite working blues artists...

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A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - March, 2012

A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - March  2012

Like a lot of folks, I first became aware of the Flaming Lips by watching "Beavis and Butt-head." Seems like I remember that duo critiquing the Lips' video for their song about Vaseline or something. That's a hazy one as are most memories...

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A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - October, 2011

A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - October, 2011

There are some bands that I feel obligated to like. Or at least to try liking. I was a big Black Crowes fan as a kid. Saw them tape the live version of 'She Talks To Angels" as a 14 year old in Atlanta. Thought they were the greatest rock and roll band of my time and that they were gonna save the whole institution...

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A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - February, 2012

A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - February  2012Almost two years ago exactly, we took a look at 4 Men With Beards' reissue of "Dusty In Memphis" by Dusty Springfield. I hadn't quite learned how to shop for vinyl reissues then. I'm a little better equipped to know what I'm looking for now.

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A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - September, 2011

A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - September 2011

Anyone paying attention knows that I'm... uh... "concerned" about the current state of popular music. The primary indicator is that I'm constantly having to reference one of a small handful of bands that are making new...

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A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - January, 2012

A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - January 2012

One of the last times I had the good fortune of seeing R.L. Burnside live and in person, I was crashed out on his hotel room floor in Atlanta at 8AM with a raging hangover and little recollection of the previous night's show. His drummer/grandson...

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A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - August, 2011

A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - August 2011

Becoming an Elvis Costello fan was one of the least likely events to have occurred in my life. Thanks to Mobile Fidelity, I now have approximately $150 worth of Costello goodness

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