Sean Cannon

Articles by Sean Cannon

Keith Richards Partners With Fender For 30th Anniversary Of Life-Changing Record

“Talk Is Cheap didn’t just recharge my batteries,” Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards said back in 1997 when reflecting on his 1988 solo debut. “It brought me back to life.” To celebrate the 30th anniversary of that resuscitation, the iconic guitarist is reissuing Talk Is Cheap in style. The campaign features previously-unreleased material from the […]

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Fact: Flying Lotus Has More Diverse Fans Than Aphex Twin

In light of the fresh Cosmogramma reissue from Vinyl Me, Please, I was having a conversation with VMP’s Matt Hessler about Flying Lotus, his legacy as a genre-straddling producer/composer, and how he helped shape a very particular corner of the music world with the Brainfeeder label (hello Kamasi Washington and Thundercat). During the course of […]

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Tha Many ‘Tha Carter III’s

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III

Tha Carter III by Lil Wayne is the hip-hop Record Of The Month for Vinyl Me, Please. Get it now! By Michael Penn II It’s 2008, I’m 14, and no one I knew made money from rap music. Writing it, writing about it, nothin’. The crates were digital, the basement HP became sanctuary and my teen […]

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Mexican Summer at 10: Staffers Pick Their Favorite Albums

For 10 years, Mexican Summer has danced across a radically shifting musical landscape. The label, birthed in 2008 by Kemado Records, has evolved from releasing limited-run vinyl editions to discovering and nurturing an array of musicians across 250 catalog releases, launching a reissue and publishing imprint, and unfolding the annual multi-faceted festival Marfa Myths in […]
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A Survey Of David Byrne’s Fascination With Live Performance

David Byrne - Best Live Show Ever EP

The Best Live Show Of All Time – NME. That’s a quote from the famed British music mag about David Byrne’s 144-date tour in support of March’s American Utopia. As of this week though, it’s also the exact title of a six-song EP recorded during that tour. Byrne just released a deluxe edition of American Utopia, which […]

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Give The Gift Of Color: 10 Most Wanted Albums From The Sound Of Vinyl’s Color Exclusives

Whether buying for your favorite record collector or treating yourself to a gift this holiday season, grabbing an album on colored vinyl adds a little panache and excitement to the whole affair. As it happens, our friends at The Sound Of Vinyl have dozens of exclusive color variants from legends like R.E.M. and Miles Davis, […]
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Exclusive Preview: An Oral History Of The 1968 Elvis Comeback Special

There are a handful of moments in Elvis Presley’s career that stand out as pop culture milestones. One is his 1968 “comeback special,” which saw the King return to live performance after years of being unhappy with his film career. To celebrate the comeback special’s 50th anniversary, Sony Legacy will release a deluxe box set […]

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How Bob Dylan Made ‘You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome…’ Sound Just Lonesome Enough

Bob Dylan - More Blood, More Tracks

Since Sony’s official Bob Dylan Bootleg Series began in the early ’90s, fans have hoped and prayed for one set in particular: the fabled “New York sessions.” Dylan intended them to become Blood On The Tracks, before shelving half the record at the last minute and replacing it with songs recorded three months later in […]

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How Spin-Clean Became An Overnight Success, 30 Years In The Making

When you talk to Mark Mawhinney, one thing quickly becomes clear: He cares about sound. The Pittsburgh-based businessman is an audiophile, and all his endeavors support that concern. He operates a high-end home audio company (Northern Audio) and the only record store in the US that carries the entire Mobile Fidelity catalog (Music To My […]

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Sound Investment: What We Know About The High-End Vinyl Market

In the last 12 months of sales, a handful of downright eye-popping transactions happened in the Discogs Marketplace. Five records broke the $10,000 plateau, which happened only once before in the site’s history! There were two promo copies of The Beatles’ Love Me Do, an unreleased Sex Pistols single, a Japanese Pink Floyd album (surprisingly […]

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