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Stan Horaczek  |  Mar 03, 2011  |  0 comments

It was kind of a big deal with The Beatles finally made their way onto the ever-growing digital music behemoth that is iTunes, but we find this news just as, um, satisfying. Starting this week, 27 Stones records will be finding their way onto the audiophile music service, The tracks have been pulled from remasters that were originally created for and released on SACD in the early 2000s.

Parke Puterbaugh  |  Mar 02, 2011  |  0 comments
Music •••½ DVD-Audio Mix ••••½ Extras ••••

The latest reissues in King Crimson’s 40th Anniversary Series capture the band at difficult junctures in Phase 1 of its quixotic history.

Brett Milano  |  Mar 02, 2011  |  0 comments
Music ••1/2 Sound ••


Jeff Perlah  |  Mar 02, 2011  |  0 comments
Top Dog/Atlantic
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Brett Milano  |  Mar 02, 2011  |  0 comments
Yep Roc
Music •••• Sound •••1/2


Steve Simels  |  Mar 02, 2011  |  0 comments
Tall Girl
Music •••• Sound •••


Jeff Perlah  |  Feb 28, 2011  |  0 comments
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Billy Altman  |  Feb 28, 2011  |  0 comments
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Jaan Uhelszki  |  Feb 28, 2011  |  0 comments
Music ••½ Sound ••••

Call me naive, but I think album titles should mean something. When the Black Eyed Peas unleashed their poptastic The E.N.D.

Mike Mettler  |  Jan 20, 2011  |  0 comments

So I've been basking in the sounds of Cake's new chart-topping album Showroom of Compassion (Upbeat Records;, and have to say that I'm really loving it.
Oh good. That would be horrible if it was a nightmare for you. [chuckles]

And it's a great album to listen to on vinyl. The bass lines on "Got to Move" and "What's Now Is Now" have real impact.

Mike Mettler  |  Dec 07, 2010  |  0 comments

And in an instant, lo, a hole in the sky appeared, and then it hit me like (bang bang) Maxwell's Silver Hammer when "Get Back," the Beatles? 1969 classic song to roller-coast by, cued up on my iPod during one morning's commute. As Paul McCartney's lead vocal embraced the song's galloping melody line, a great revelation emerged: I can sing Black Sabbath?s "Paranoid" to the same tune! Black Sabbath, the dark lords of melody . . . revealed!

 |  Nov 08, 2010  |  0 comments

The holidays are approaching, which means big box electronics stores are starting to dangle mostly-awful iPod dock speaker systems in front of would-be consumers like bait. Thankfully, Onkyo isn't taking that approach, instead they have announced two new stereo systems designed for small spaces or even your shelves.