Mark Richardson

Mark Richardson is an editor, writer, manager, and cultural critic with a particular interest in the intersection of music and technology. He is currently the rock and pop music critic for the Wall Street Journal and former editor-in-chief of Pitchfork.
Articles by Mark Richardson

In Defense of the Hits: 15 Best Greatest Hits Records From the Album Era

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At some point early in your journey as a record collector, you’ll be faced with a decision: You’ll be holding in your hand a record by an artist you like and it’s filled with great songs, and yet you are not sure if you should buy it. It’s not that it’s too expensive or in […]

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In Defense of the Hits: 15 Best Greatest Hits Records From the Album Era

best greatest hits albums

At some point early in your journey as a record collector, you’ll be faced with a decision: You’ll be holding in your hand a record by an artist you like and it’s filled with great songs, and yet you are not sure if you should buy it. It’s not that it’s too expensive or in […]

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A Highly Personal Guide to Record Collecting for Beginners

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Everybody needs an online destination with nothing but good vibes. For some it might be a site with a repository of cute animal videos, others might gravitate to an archive of vintage photographs that offers a window into what appears to be a saner world. For me, it’s the Reddit group r/vinyl, which consists almost […]

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