Articles by Kat Bein

10 Daft Punk Deep Cuts to Check Out Right Now

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Move over, R2D2 and C-3PO. Daft Punk are probably the most famous robots in cultural history. Together, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo are bigger than the sum of their parts. The French electronic duo formed in 1993 and only just announced its retirement on Monday, February 22. You’d think someone had died the way […]

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10 Daft Punk Deep Cuts to Check Out Right Now

daft punk unmasked

Move over, R2D2 and C-3PO. Daft Punk are probably the most famous robots in cultural history. Together, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo are bigger than the sum of their parts. The French electronic duo formed in 1993 and only just announced its retirement on Monday, February 22. You’d think someone had died the way […]

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How to Clean and Care for Your Turntable Stylus

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When was the last time you cleaned the needle on your record player? If your answer is, “Hahahahahahah .. wut,” you’re not alone! I’ve been collecting vinyl since college, which is closer to 15 years than I’d like to admit, and I don’t think I’ve more than once or twice even thought about properly cleaning […]

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11 Essential Post-Punk and Revival Albums

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What the heck is post-punk, and why should you care? Well, it’ the most fun you’ll ever have banging a metal chair with a hammer and screaming about depression in a dark factory, but it’s also one of the most influential genres of the last 50 years. Punk was a reaction to bloated stadium rocker […]

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11 Essential Post-Punk and Revival Albums

essential post punk listening

What the heck is post-punk, and why should you care? Well, it’ the most fun you’ll ever have banging a metal chair with a hammer and screaming about depression in a dark factory, but it’s also one of the most influential genres of the last 50 years. Punk was a reaction to bloated stadium rocker […]

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Our Favorite Vinyl Record Frames and Displays

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Collecting vinyl is not for the weak of heart. You have to put time, energy, and soul into this madness. You’ll spend hours crunched over crates in record stores that smell like dust and wine and promise, flipping through tattered sleeves until your thumbs grow callouses to find that near-forgotten gem. Alright, that’s a little […]

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Scott Campbell Has One of the Coolest Boombox Collections

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Though he grew up in Minneapolis, Scott Campbell is a pretty classic New Yorker. He’s 45, living in Brooklyn, and working as an event producer. His company handles the annual World Trade Center 9/11 memorial, installing two lights that shoot into the sky where the Twin Towers once stood. He studied music in college, and […]

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We’re Having Tea for the Tillerman 50 Years Later

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How many 22-year-olds write something so poignant and true, their 72-year-old self can relate? Cat Stevens’ seminal album Tea For The Tillerman is that kind of inspired. In the 50 years since it’s release on November 23, 1970, the world has changed a great deal. The free-love revolution was slowed by an AIDS epidemic. A […]

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Cool Gifts for Music Lovers and Record Collectors

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Online shopping. We’re all doing it. I mean, what else is there to do in 2020? You’ve been stuck at home, staring at your walls for months on end, and you want to spruce the place up a bit. Maybe your wardrobe needs a refresh, or your sound systems could use a boost. Maybe you […]

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The Most-Collected Albums Featuring Hans Zimmer

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Has there ever been a rock star of the film score world like Hans Zimmer? The German composer and producer crafted some of the most beloved soundtracks in Hollywood history. He’s got four Grammys, an Oscar (and 10 other nominations), a Stephen Hawking Medal, and a lifetime achievement award from the National Board of Review. […]

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