Jeffrey Lee Puckett

Articles by Jeffrey Lee Puckett

Why You Should Listen to D’Angelo’s Voodoo Through Your Headphones

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There are several ways to define the headphone experience. Our first installment in this Discogs series of albums that sound great on headphones, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, is the pinnacle of a classic approach — let’s call it “stoner whoa” — where the studio is used to achieve an altered state […]

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Why You Should Listen to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon Through Your Headphones

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When a few of us here at Discogs started tossing around ideas for albums to feature in this new series about the joys of a headphone experience with vinyl, we knew we wanted to start with something iconic. The Dark Side of the Moon immediately came up, but we were worried. It’s a short walk […]

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Music That Wouldn’t Exist Without Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run

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Rock and roll was already having a spectacular 1975 when Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run came along on August 25. We had so far been graced by Physical Graffiti, Toys in the Attic, and Katy Lied, albums so beloved they don’t even require the bands’ names to be attached. While there were certainly moments of celebration, […]

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The Best Albums of 2000

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The year 2000 got off to a great start simply by virtue of the world not burning down at midnight on January 1. The dreaded Y2K bug, which many feared would cause global economic collapse when the world’s computers got confused by the switch to a new millennium, had almost no impact. Doomsday prophets had […]

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The Best Turntable Cartridges to Complete Your Set-Up

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Other than finding cheap grails at yard sales, phono cartridges are the most fun you can have in the vinyl hobby. Changing your cartridge can have a dramatic impact on the listening experience, resulting in a more vivid, colorful, and downright enjoyable sound. Once you hear the difference between, “Hey, her voice sounds pretty good,” […]

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A Love Letter to CCR’s Cosmo’s Factory at 50 Years Old

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One Saturday when I was a kid, my mom dragged me to a department store. She probably promised me a new comic book. As she shopped in the Exasperated Single Mothers section, I wandered away and started crawling through racks of clothes. I didn’t realize we were near the record department, which had an old-school […]

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The Best Albums of 1990

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The landscape of the world was shifting in extraordinary ways in 1990. In some respects, things would never be the same again. The most impactful was the debut of the first webpage, which was a document helpfully explaining what a webpage is and how the World Wide Web would work. If that hadn’t happened, you […]

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Fleetwood Mac’s Self-Titled Album Was Testament of a Band Reborn

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It’s hard to convey just how little anyone cared that Fleetwood Mac was releasing another record in 1975. Not that the band wasn’t popular, kind of. It had its fans but had also changed its lineup nine times since forming in 1967 and completely altered its original sound. Fleetwood Mac ‎– Fleetwood Mac (1975) Those […]

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Dire Straits’ Brothers In Arms At 35

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Dire Straits was an incredibly successful band by any standard in the spring of 1985, but still fell somewhere short of being a household name. Mark Knopfler and company had released four studio albums, all of which had done well and generated an impressive amount of acclaim. But record labels were at the top of […]

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The Best Albums of 1980

1980 seems like such a simple and innocent year in retrospect. Jimmy Carter, an actual humanitarian, was running the United States and Margaret Thatcher was just getting started on dividing the United Kingdom but hadn’t yet fully ramped up. So the version of the Eighties that many hate — the unbridled worship of money, along […]

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