Articles tagged “album”

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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AC/DC Has Been Back in Black for 40 Years

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Death has cast a long shadow over rock and roll. Many famous bands disbanded for years or permanently after an iconic member passed away. Some reunited but rarely if ever recorded new music. Following the death of their exuberant frontman Bon Scott in early 1980, the shocked and saddened members of AC/DC were unsure of […]

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The Story of Thelonious Monk’s Found Palo Alto Recording, According to Zev Feldman

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Article by Zev Feldman, a famed record producer, jazz archivist, and co-president of Resonance Records. I originally met Thelonious Monk’s son and estate representative, T.S. Monk, way back in 1991 when I was an 18-year-old production coordinator for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz (now called the Hancock Institute of Jazz). I’ve been a fan […]

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Closer at 40: There’s More than Gloom to Joy Division’s Final Album

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Shortly after the suicide of Joy Division’s singer, Ian Curtis, their label owner called their graphic designer, who literally had a grave realization. “We’ve got a tomb on the cover of the album,” Peter Saville told Factory Records’ co-founder Tony Wilson. “Oh, fuck,” he replied. The cover of the band’s second and final album, Closer, […]

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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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The Coolest Pressings of The Stooges’ Fun House in Honor of the 50th Anniversary

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I’m not sure if Fun House is the record I own the most variations of, but it’s got to be pretty damn close. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of this true masterpiece, it seems like as good a time as ever to go down the most unnecessary rabbit hole and break down the differences […]

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How Dave Grohl Turned Foo Fighters from Solo Project to Full Band

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Grief is a process that everyone goes through, but one that people cope with differently. Artists can often find a way to express their sorrow through their work, to channel pain into something constructive. But after the death of his Nirvana bandmate, Kurt Cobain, in April 1994, drummer Dave Grohl sunk into a deep depression […]

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Meg Remy on an Essential Album Right Now and What It Means to be a Record Collector

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Article by Meg Remy, the artist behind U.S. Girls. Her newest album, Heavy Light, dropped in early 2020. She lives in Toronto, Canada. The other day, I posed a hypothetical to my husband: “What if vinyl records get recalled because the material is needed for human survival?” I was imagining records being turned into some […]

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Here’s to 30 Years of Stepping in Sonic Youth’s Goo

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The 1990s were a pretty dark time – not exactly dark in the 2020 sense of global pandemics and international demonstrations, but dark in a literal palette. I think about dirty flannel and gangster rap, about children’s cartoons that preached a healthy distrust of commercialism and radio hits that, rather than run from politics into […]

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