Articles tagged “headphone experience”

Why You Should Listen to Revolver Through Your Headphones

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Revolver is the perfect intersection of everything that made the Beatles such a force for change. Experimental yet accessible, unfailingly commercial even as it rejected convention, and so freaking good that, 55 years later, it still sounds fresh. It’s also a record that takes on a new life with headphones, and not because it’s loaded […]

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Why You Should Listen to Bob Marley’s Exodus Through Your Headphones

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If you don’t like Bob Marley, there’s something wrong with you deep down inside, maybe some sort of cantankerous crankiness. You should have that looked at. Meanwhile, we’re going to listen to Exodus by Bob Marley and the Wailers for the final installment of our series of stories about albums that sound great on headphones. […]

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Why You Should Listen to Bernard Herrmann’s Taxi Driver Soundtrack Through Your Headphones

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Bernard Herrmann was not only a genius but a master of precognition. The late composer, most famous for being Alfred Hitchcock’s secret weapon on a slew of cinema’s most deadly film scores, wrote the music for Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver 45 years ago. He turned isolation, paranoia, fear, and violence into compelling music. In other […]

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Why You Should Listen to Robert Fripp’s Exposure Through Your Headphones

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For many years, Robert Fripp has served as an introduction to rock’s more avant-garde side of the street. Back in the day, his work with King Crimson represented something decidedly more odd than a lot of other progressive rock that had leaked into the mainstream. I grew up listening to an older brother’s King Crimson […]

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Why You Should Listen to FKA Twigs’ LP1 Through Your Headphones

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View LP1 on Discogs FKA Twigs arrived with a quiet jolt in 2012 with a self-released EP that didn’t sound quite like anything else. Her fusion of electronic music, R&B, choral music, trip hop, and avant-garde pop came awfully close to being that rarest of things: a new kind of music. At this point in […]

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Why You Should Listen to D’Angelo’s Voodoo Through Your Headphones

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There are several ways to define the headphone experience. Our first installment in this Discogs series of albums that sound great on headphones, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, is the pinnacle of a classic approach — let’s call it “stoner whoa” — where the studio is used to achieve an altered state […]

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Why You Should Listen to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon Through Your Headphones

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When a few of us here at Discogs started tossing around ideas for albums to feature in this new series about the joys of a headphone experience with vinyl, we knew we wanted to start with something iconic. The Dark Side of the Moon immediately came up, but we were worried. It’s a short walk […]

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