Friday, August 28, 2015 - 9:02am
Faces - Kenney Jones, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart, and Ronnie Wood - are a bit like a certain Reckless Sleepers song: they came quick and they didn't stay long. As such, the fact that they delivered four classic albums in four years (1970-1973) cemented their reputation in such a fashion that they still remain on critics' short list of the greatest British rock 'n' roll bands of all time. At the same time, though, they're also a band which - despite their back catalog being relatively small - some younger fans have never taken the time to explore, since the subsequent years have often found their efforts overshadowed by the individual accomplishments of their members.
Friday, August 21, 2015 - 11:29am
It seems like only yesterday we were celebrating Linda Ronstadt's birthday with a playlist spotlighting some of her most memorable moments on other people's songs, but it was actually last month. By happy coincidence, this month brings the release of a new collection featuring some of Ms. Ronstadt's most memorable moments on her own songs...or, you know, if you want to be a little less flowery, you could just say that we're releasing a new Linda Ronstadt best-of collection.
Friday, August 21, 2015 - 10:58am
Digital Underground, Sex Packets: We usually try to keep up with our reports on our 180-gram vinyl reissues and let you know about them the week that they hit stores, but we have to admit that we're a week behind on this one, which - due to some bouncing around on the schedule - actually arrived on record store shelves last Friday. If you know anything about Digital Underground at all, then you know the first song on this album, as it's their biggest hit, but beyond “The Humpty Dance,” don't forget such other singles as “Doowutchyalike” and “Packet Man.” If you're looking for a party album to help you recapture those hazy, lazy days of the early '90s, look no further.
Friday, August 14, 2015 - 8:46am

Orbital, 1 / 2: As has so often been the case with techno-dance artists from the UK, Orbital never came anywhere near to matching their UK chart success in the US, to the point where you’d be hard pressed to find all that many Americans who even know who they are, but if you’ve got a soft spot for dance music that uses unique samples and delivers songs that are memorable enough to keep you interested even when the majority of their tracks top out well beyond the five-minute mark, you’ll want to investigate their first two albums – cleverly entitled 1 and 2 – and hear how great they sound when reissued on 180-gram vinyl.

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 3:09pm

Everyone should have at least one Joy Division record in their arsenal, but why not aim for all four? For those keeping score, that would be the two studio albums, the (mostly) live one, and the compilation. Now that you're in the know, follow the Best of Joy Division playlist in Spotify and you could win a deluxe Joy Division 180-gram vinyl pack featuring UNKNOWN PLEASURES, CLOSER, STILL, and SUBSTANCE, complete with sleeves replicating the originals in painstaking detail. Simply follow the playlist by clicking on the button below and your name will be automatically entered to win!