• Bruce Springsteen: High Hopes

    Bruce Springsteen: High Hopes

    The Boss is cleaning house, having just finished recording some of his best unreleased material from the past decade. The result is a dozen mostly anthemic rockers that include new studio versions of “American Skin ...
  • Download Roundup - Beach Boys: Pet Sounds

    Download Roundup - Beach Boys: Pet Sounds

    In 1990, this legendary work finally received the golden-gloved CD- remastering treatment. That disc is quite satisfying, with a clean, mostly relaxed sound that makes Brian Wilson’s handiwork easy to appreciate. In keeping with the ...
  • Uncle Tupelo: Anodyne

    Uncle Tupelo: Anodyne

    This 1993 album is the swan song of a band at the height of its creative powers, a group of heartland musicians whose seamless blend of rock and country personified the then-nascent Americana music movement. ...
  • Beth Orton: Sugaring Season

    Beth Orton: Sugaring Season

    On the delicate “Mystery,” the final track of her first album in six years, Beth Orton calls to mind early Joni Mitchell. Up to that point, the most obvious vocal reference is the same as ...
  • Johnny Cash: American VI

    Johnny Cash: American VI

    “Oh death, where is thy sting? Oh grave, where is thy victory?” Johnny Cash intones at the start of “I Corinthians 15:55.” The tune, among the last Cash ever wrote, is lovely and reflective, and ...
  • Sam Cooke: Night Beat

    Sam Cooke: Night Beat

    Back in the late fifties, when I was in grade school, my mom gave me a table radio that I promptly ensconced by my bed. Every night I listened to it—to the late-night programming on ...
  • A New Partnership in High-Resolution Music

    A New Partnership in High-Resolution Music

    March 3, 2014 - HDtracks has just announced their recent partnership with Liztic, a brand-new music management software that allows users to stream high-resolution audio through any device running iOS, Mac, Windows, or Android. Many ...
  • Vinyl Heaven

    Vinyl Heaven

    As soon as I was old enough to drive I would make regular treks from my parents’ house on the Peninsula to what for many years was one of the country’s great record stores, Tower ...
  • Woody Guthrie: American Radical Patriot

    Woody Guthrie: American Radical Patriot

    This lavish seven-disc box set gathers85 songs plus conversations between singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie and historian Alan Lomax (appearing here for the first time in their unedited form). Recorded in 1940 at the Department of the ...

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