Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 12:40pm
Rhino has made it a point to reissue classic albums on 180-gram vinyl on a regular basis. These are the latest to get that treatment. You're welcome.

Duran Duran, Notorious: The band's fourth album is better known for being their first album after the original Fab Five - Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, Andy Taylor, John Taylor, and Roger Taylor - devolved into a three-piece after Andy and Roger departed the ranks. (Technically, Andy is on the album, but he's not on much of it, and even at that, he's not credited as a proper member.) At the time, there was understandable skepticism that Duran Duran would be able to soldier on successfully, but they defied whatever odds were deemed to have been against them and sent three singles into the Billboard Hot 100: the title track, “Skin Trade,” and “Meet El Presidente.”

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 2:46pm
Once upon a time, there was a band called Uncle Tupelo that helped define the musical genre known as “Americana,” and if you disagree with this premise, the editors of No Depression would probably like to have a word with you. After four albums, Uncle Tupelo split, with its two predominant musical forces going in different directions: Jeff Tweedy went off to start a little group called Wilco, while Jay Farrar—who actually left first, just for the record—started his own band.
Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 11:09pm

Welcome to another one of those weeks where we've only got one new item being added to our digital catalog, but since the item is question is actually a four-disc set that features 64 tracks, it certainly seems more than worthy of receiving the spotlight all by its lonesome.

Rod Stewart, Storyteller: Although there are many mainstream Stewart fans whose CD collections feature a scaled-down version of this compilation, the 12 tracks that make up Downtown Train: Selections from the Storyteller Anthology are in no way the sort of representation that an artist of Stewart's caliber deserves, which is why it's so great that the full box set has been made available digitally.

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 1:33pm
It must be pretty great to be Van Morrison - particularly when he gets one of his royalty checks for “Brown Eyed Girl” - but it must also be a little frustrating at times, since he's released so many great albums over the course of his career and yet is so frequently identified solely by his hit singles. If you're a longtime fan of Van the man, then you're no doubt nodding your head in agreement right now, but if you're one of the folks who only knows those singles, then we've got two great ways for you to begin the process of further educating yourself on his back catalog…and, say, you longtime fans will want to pay attention to this, too!
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 1:05pm

We've done quite a few posts about Alanis Morissette over the years, so it seems like we might've already made this joke in the past, but what the heck, we're still going to offer it up:

Are you an Alanis fan? Then you oughta know that we've just released a four-disc collector's edition of Jagged Little Pill!