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  • Vinyl Releases of the Week: June 6, 2012

    Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

    This is the week of anniversary editions, and I am all for celebrating Ziggy Stardust turning 40 and Graceland turning 25 – especially when it means 180-gram reissues. There is even more reason to celebrate thanks to Jimmy Page and Bob Marley picture discs, new music from Slash, and, yes, the long-awaited reissue of Vivian […]

    Vinyl Releases of the Week: December 14, 2011

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

    Andy Warhol famously once said, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” While many musicians certainly do enjoy only 15 minutes of fame, many of these artists below are the exception. In spite of their mega-stardom, they created music with staying power and sustained long, influential careers. Now they are immortalized on […]

    Top 5 Metallica Albums and Songs

    Saturday, July 30th, 2011

    Metallica is the greatest heavy metal band that ever existed. They certainly weren’t the first, and they won’t be the last, but their influence is everywhere. In a career that has now spanned 30 (!) years, Metallica has released 9 major albums with new material, as well as several other albums featuring covers and live […]

    Vinyl Releases of the Week: July 13, 2011

    Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

    From Nina Simone reissues to an eight-disc Megadeth box set, there are A LOT of new vinyl releases to talk about this week! Nina Simone – Sings the Blues, To Love Somebody, Here Comes the Sun (4 Men with Beards) Three incredible 180-gram reissues from jazz great Nina Simone. Her debut for RCA Records, 1967’s […]

    Vinyl Releases of the Week: May 11, 2011

    Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

    This week, Radiohead released the world’s first “Newspaper Album” and The Cars released their first album in 23 years. Top that off with three Prince represses from Rhino Records and some classic reissues from Coltrane, Mingus, Cash, and Dylan, and you’ve got a record-breaking week of vinyl! NEW RELEASES: Radiohead – The King of Limbs […]

    Vinyl Releases of the Week: March 2nd, 2011

    Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

    First off, let me just congratulate Trent Reznor for his Oscar win on Sunday! Making his film score debut with The Social Network, the Nine Inch Nails frontman is the second rock bandleader in history to win an Academy Award for Best Original Score (the first being Talking Heads’ David Byrne, who won for 1987’s […]