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Album review: James Taylor – JT (Mobile Fidelity Reissue)

Part of its ongoing James Taylor series, Mobile Fidelity’s remaster of the singer/songwriter’s tenth album is a smash. Each side of the 1977 effort begins with big, radio friendly hits—“Your… Read more

Boddier Recording Company

Boddie Recording Company and Beethoven’s 5th Symphony on Society of Sound

Possibly the strangest pairing on Society of Sound in a long time, this month’s albums feature rare archival recordings from the Boddie Recording Company and one of the most famous… Read more

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Album Review: Mastodon – The Hunter (WB)

After making involved concept records about earth, fire, water, and the universe, respectively, where does a band go? As it headed into sessions for its fifth studio album, the question… Read more

Joni Mitchell - Blue

Listen and you’ll see – play Joni Mitchell’s Blue this Sunday

Blue is this month’s Classic Album Sunday featured album and will be played at 5pm, Sunday 6th November. We’d like as many people as possible to join in, have their… Read more

photo by Jesse Dylan

Album review: Tom Waits – Bad as Me (ANTI)

Like a madman, who doesn’t even allow his car a few seconds for the oil pressure light to extinguish itself before screaming down the street in a puff of smoke,… Read more

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Album Review: Florence & the Machine – Ceremonials (Island)

Florence Welch’s voice is an undeniable weapon. It brought concertgoers goers to a halt in 2010 at Southern California’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Welch and her band, Florence… Read more

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Album review: David Lynch – Crazy Clown Time (Sunday Best)

In his movies, director David Lynch explores the darkest, weirdest, and most twisted corners of the human experience. Witness the opening shot of Blue Velvet, where a camera pans through… Read more

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Lou Reed and Metallica discuss their new collaboration at Bowers & Wilkins event

Lou Reed and Metallica discuss their new collaborative album, Lulu, at an invite-only Bowers & Wilkins Sound Session. Sound Sessions are regular events which offer fans access to VIP-only listening… Read more

Wilco. Photography: Autumn de Wilde

Album review: Wilco – The Whole Love (dBpm/Anti)

Wilco’s The Whole Love begins with a crush of digital thunder. It’s the sound, perhaps, of computer-hard drives malfunctioning. Or maybe it’s the band imagining some sort of electronic warfare.… Read more