Articles tagged “app-spotlight”

35 Incredibly Sad Albums

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I recently decided to ask all of my colleagues at Discogs which album they considered the saddest of all-time. We had tapped into the deep music knowledge of Discogs staff in that past for the best music for a BBQ and the best Halloween records, so why not explore sad records too? What surprised and […]

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Best of the Decade: Jack White

Editor’s Note: Shining a light on the more prominent artists of the passing decade; we’ll be taking a look at the artists who made a monumental impact on the 2010s and landed several albums in our 200 Best Albums Of The 2010s list in a series of pieces through the end of 2019. Today we’re […]

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What I Learned Reissuing “Love Drums From The Ghetto”

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It began about five years ago with a question with a record store owner I was visiting for work. At the time, I was riding heavy on shop and record show visits and for a glorious year or so experienced a decent percent of the United States, experiences which I am eternally grateful for. Many […]

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20 Years Later… The White Stripes

Late ’90s rock music is well described in deep blues and grays. The summer of 1999 was dominated by Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ introspective ballad Scar Tissue. Buckcherry and Def Leppard were grabbing No. 1s on the Billboard rock charts, while the post-grunge of Creed and Bush gained traction on radio and MTV alike. It […]

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Tamino Illustrates The Golden Age Of Arabic Music

To clarify: I don’t speak Arabic, as I grew up in Belgium, but a big part of my family is Arab (Egyptian/Lebanese) and even on the Belgian side of the family there are many relatives who are big Arabic music lovers. I grew up mainly listening to the record collection of my mother, which contained […]

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13 Essential Italian Horror Soundtracks

Italian Horror Soundtracks are a record collector’s delight. They characteristically feature a touch of dissonance interspersed with rock instrumentation and relaxed European lounge grooves. There are superstars of the genre, like Goblin, who bring impressive rock structure to the albums. There are also plenty of unsung heroes, like the spectacular choirs found on the soundtracks […]
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Press It Again, Sam! 15 Albums That Need To Be Reissued

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There is one thing he can’t buy… a dinosaur! – Homer Simpson It might be true that the “Simpsons did it first” meme applies to almost every single thing that has happened in the 21st century. In Season 3 of The Simpsons, infamous TV presenter Kent Brockman couldn’t buy a dinosaur with all the money […]

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Retracing Reggae: In Conversation With “Covers” Photographer, Alex Bartsch

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South London photographer Alex Bartsch spent years researching and documenting Reggae album covers, resulting in his time capsule hardback Covers, now available for anyone to time travel through reggae on their own! Focusing on Reggae record sleeves between 1967-1988, Alex worked in close collaboration with Al Newman, scouting the location of 50+ sleeves whilst tracing […]

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10 Essential Horror Soundtracks

What makes a great horror soundtrack? Well, there is always tension; usually between innocent melodies and the menacing sounds that slowly envelop them. There are esoteric instruments galore – never has the theremin gotten so much love. You’ll find microtonal pitch changes on almost every horror soundtrack on this list. Dissonant chords, of course, are […]

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Interview With The Founder Of Women In Vinyl

Instagram can be a dreadful and hopeless place oftentimes. Mindlessly scrolling through other people’s holidays, inspirational quotes, and whatever-challenge-is-trending-right-now posts can turn a normal, sane human being into a sociopath. Trust us on that one. But sometimes, somehow, a quick visit to this social network can spark joy in our hearts. This is exactly what […]

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