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

As I mentioned, there wasn't tons of stuff going on for this year's Record Store Day that really blew my skirt up. I got off especially light on the long players. My priorities were the Big Star, White Stripes, and Willie sets that we've looked at already.

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

I'd not paid a lick of attention to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds until 2008's Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! That album rocked. Their latest does not. It's called Push The Sky Away, and it is fantastic. Like a lot of what's going on nowadays...

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

The Avett Brothers used to play regularly at a little hole in the wall bar in my hometown of Augusta, Georgia when I'd moved back there long enough to plot my escape to California. But I never went and saw them. I can't imagine...

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

Perhaps no record is as representative of what Ellington and his Band could do live as Ellington At Newport. Here, a little historical perspective is helpful. This recording was made in 1956, well after the band's...

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

Word has it that Patterson Hood's latest solo record, "Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance," was born of his attempt to write a book. I, for one, would love to read a book written by Patterson Hood...

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A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - February, 2013

A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - February, 2013

It doesn't seem like that long ago that Big Boi sat squarely atop the Hip-Hop world as one half of the inimitable OutKast. But time gets away from me, and I realize that their last vital release was almost ten years ago. Big Boi hasn't exactly been prolific in the interim...

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

My feelings about the actual recording have not changed in the last few years. This one’s a strange classic. The group was trying to keep up with changing tastes in soul music with Sly Stone and others making a play for the Tempts’ heavyweight title.

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

A buddy of mine whose taste I trust was freaking out about the newest Norah Jones album a while back. It's called ...Little Broken Hearts, and I thought for a while...

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

A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - August 2012I was stoked by my discovery of Impex Records last month when we looked at their version of "Ellington Indigos." It took all the restraint I could muster to take that one off the turntable long enough to explore this month's five records.

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

My Guy In Nashville Who Knows Things tried to turn be on to the Old '97's when we were roomies in college, but I couldn't dig it. I felt like my buddy was just into anything that would go "twang"...

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

A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - July 2012

I read a Dickinson quote about one of his recent NMA albums that he was trying to make as raw as possible. He thought it still came out too clean. It's nice to know that someone is trying.

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