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Exact repro of this 1970 release of “real fine, funky, hard-driving, up-tempo, contemporary, down-home, nitty-gritty solid soul from Muscle Shoals and Memphis.” Recorded by a 14-strong collective, this is psych-tinged soul with strong melodies, tight rhythms, fuzzy guitars and superb organ work.
Industrial legends Nine Inch Nails return with Bad Witch, the third and final chapter in their recent trilogy of EPs, completing the trilogy that began with 2016’s Not The Actual Events and 2017’s ADD VIOLENCE.
Unlike her previous two albums, which dealt heavily with themes of sex and relationships, Whitechocolatespaceegg focused more on motherhood and family, as Phair had recently gotten married and given birth to a son.
For the first time on vinyl. Liz Phair is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Liz Phair, released on Capitol Records. Featuring the hit singles “Why Can’t I?” and “Extraordinary”. Phair began production on the album with Michael Penn. Liz Phair debuted at #27 on the Billboard 200.
For the first time since their original release, three of Liz Phair’s definitive albums will be available on vinyl. Whitechocolatespaceegg and Whip-Smart will be reissued in their original formats, along with Liz Phair self-titled making it’s vinyl debut. Known for her smart, candid, and often overtly provocative lyrics, the American […]
As even the title states, ‘strictly business’ is a no-nonsense mission statement from epmd (‘eric and parrish makin’ dollars’), a straightforward, seamlessly produced piece of rap history. as the title track makes clear, ‘strictly business’ was all about setting the standard for rap’s burgeoning pop dominance. eric’s laid back vocals […]
fter dropping 1988’s classic debut album, Strictly Business, doubters and playa-haters wondered whether the legendary duo of Erick “E-Double” Sermon and Parrish “PMD” Smith had anything left for a follow-up. Striking back with 1989’s excellent Unfinished Business, EPMD avoided the sophomore jinx by sticking closely to their winning, bass-heavy formula. […]
Unlike all previous Beastie Boys albums (with the possible exception of Licensed to Ill), To The 5 Boroughs sounds homogenous and singular in purpose– dark, steel, and dirty like that incomplete Times Square station.
2011 release, the long-awaited eighth album from the Hip Hop/Rock trio. Hot Sauce Committee Part Two was produced by Beastie Boys and mixed by Philippe Zdar. This album marks Mike “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz and Adam “MCA” Yauch’s first full length effort since 2007’s Grammy-winning all-instrumental The […]
“Despite some indecision on to whom he’s speaking, Yachty does challenge himself to take on new roles on Teenage Emotions, and in certain instances he’s bewitching. On “Made of Glass,” a soothing synthpop ballad, he sings of unrequited love, unseen by the girl of his dreams. As he moves in […]
Double vinyl LP pressing. Ice Cream Man is the fifth studio album by New Orleans rapper Master P. It was set to be release in the summer of ’95 but it ended up being released on April 16, 1996. Ice Cream Man hit #6 on the Billboard’s R&B Albums chart […]
LA Divine, Cold War Kids most expansive and ambitious effort so far, pays tribute to Los Angeles in all it’s strange glory, embodying the Long Beach-bred band s endless fascination with their adopted hometown. In many ways, LA is the least divine city, the most hedonistic and irreverent and disconnected […]
Limited double vinyl LP pressing released to coincide with the album’s 25th Anniversary. 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of… is the debut album by Arrested Development. It was released in 1992 to widespread critical acclaim, and stood in stark contrast to much of the hip […]
Released in November 1968, George Harrison’s Wonderwall Music was the first solo album released by a member of The Beatles and the first LP to be released by Apple Records. The soundtrack music for director Joe Massot’s debut feature-length film, Wonderwall, the predominantly instrumental album is an intricate, vibrant tapestry […]
As a direct result of The Beatles’ keen curiosity about experimental music and other avant-garde artistic expression, Apple Records launched it’s short-lived Zapple subsidiary in February 1969 as a forum for unfettered sonic exploration, or, as announced at the time, ‘more freaky sounds’. George’s Electronic Sound and John Lennon and […]
Brainwashed is the twelfth and final studio album by George Harrison, released in 2002, almost a year after his death at age 58. Harrison began recording the tracks on Brainwashed as early as 1988 and continued to do so in a sporadic manner over the next decade and a half. […]
The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl is an album that captures the joyous exuberance of the band’s three sold-out concerts at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl in 1964 and 1965. A companion to The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, Academy Award-winner Ron Howard’s authorized and highly […]