Sean Cannon

Articles by Sean Cannon

National Audio Co. Owner: Tapes Are ‘Going To Be Around Awhile’

Leading up to Cassette Store Day on Oct. 13, we’re celebrating the humble cassette tape and its influence with the help of thought leaders, cassette kingpins, and the Discogs data team. Welcome to Cassette Week at Discogs! Don’t forget to check out the CSD releases available in the Discogs Database. If you’re one of those […]

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The Cassette Comeback Isn’t What You Think It Is

Leading up to Cassette Store Day on Oct. 13, we’re celebrating the humble cassette tape and its influence with the help of thought leaders, cassette kingpins, and the Discogs data team. Welcome to Cassette Week at Discogs! Don’t forget to check out the CSD releases available in the Discogs Database. By Dr. Lisa Foster, Guestroom […]

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I Am Not Legend: A Cassette Tape Elegy

Leading up to Cassette Store Day on Oct. 13, we’re celebrating the humble cassette tape and its influence with the help of thought leaders, cassette kingpins, and the Discogs data team. Welcome to Cassette Week at Discogs! Don’t forget to check out the CSD releases available in the Discogs Database. By Zack Taylor, director of […]

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The Cassette Resurgence: An Apple, A Van, And The Go

Leading up to Cassette Store Day on Oct. 13, we’re celebrating the humble cassette tape and its influence with the help of thought leaders, cassette kingpins, and the Discogs data team. Welcome to Cassette Week at Discogs! Don’t forget to check out the CSD releases available in the Discogs Database. By Sean Bohrman, Burger Records […]

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These Facts About Electronic Godfather Jean-Michel Jarre Might Surprise You

Jean-Michel Jarre is a pioneer in electronic music. No surprise there. From Oxygène to Équinoxe to Rendez-Vous and beyond, Jarre has sold over 80 million records. His status is common knowledge among pretty much everyone who’s touched a synthesizer, as well as huge swaths of the music-loving public. However, there are a few things about […]

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Crippled Inside: A Survey of John Lennon’s Post-Beatles Albums

Few musicians have inspired more devotion than John Lennon, whether with The Beatles or through his work after the band split. But like any mortal, Lennon left a complicated legacy. His was filled with moral failings — which his music laid bare — buttressed against anthems that inspired millions and changed the landscape of pop […]

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The Best Records of 1998

When you look at big records from 1998, there’s something you immediately notice among their ranks: Soundtracks were huge. Whether you’re talking about blockbuster stinkers with horrible soundtracks (like Armageddon, Godzilla, and City of Angels) or more under-the-radar joints with banging collections (The Big Lebowski, Bulworth, and He Got Game come to mind), they captured […]

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Feist On New ‘Let It Die’ Album Artwork: I Wanted To ‘Let It Live’

Vinyl Me, Please is celebrating the 15th anniversary of Feist’s sophomore LP, Let It Die, by reissuing the album as their Record of the Month for September. There’s a lot to love about the release, what with 180 gram seafoam green vinyl and an original art print by Santiago Carrasquilla. However, the most striking component […]

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Isle of Wight Festival’s Influence, On The Big Screen

When you talk about the influence of music festivals — especially in the US — Woodstock is usually where the conversation begins. But if you look at the current musical landscape, there’s no festival more influential than Isle of Wight. That’s not because it happened in 1968, a year earlier than Woodstock, or because the […]

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On The Record: Amos Lee

Before he released the acclaimed album My New Moon last month, before he opened for Bob Dylan in 2005, before he was signed to Blue Note in 2003, and before he picked up a guitar, folk-soul luminary Amos Lee was just a little kid with no clue what was going on. “I have a spotty […]

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