Vinyl Records

Pro-Ject’s turntable makes you want to get up and dance

The Audiophiliac goes deep into the music with the Pro-Ject Classic SB turntable.<p>I play music all the time at home, but I couldn't help but notice that my wife was grooving and dancing more when I played tunes on the Pro-Ject Classic SB belt-drive turntable. She didn't have to say it's a great …

Bob Marley

My Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2017

It's that time of the year when I shift away from the world's calamities to some of its finest achievements (for a minute anyway), which is to say, …

Jazz

The cassette tape: The first device to put music in our pockets makes an unlikely comeback.

Fast forward, rewind, and pray that you stop the tape right on the song you want. For decades that was the fate of our listening experience. Phased …

Guitar

Vinyl sales at highest groove for 25 years

In what will be music to traditionalists' ears, more than 3.2 million LPs were sold last year, a rise of 53% on 2015 and the highest annual total …

David Bowie

To Break Into the Grammys, Netflix Went Old-School Vinyl - WSJ

After making inroads at the Emmys and Oscars, Netflix broke into the Grammy Awards this year. Of the five nominees for best comedy album, four—Dave Chappelle, Jim Gaffigan, Jerry Seinfeld, and Sarah Silverman—were nominated for Netflix shows. To make sure they could qualify for the Grammy, Netflix …

Netflix

Our 12 favourite Home Grown collections of 2017

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The 10 best record labels of 2017

<b>From Finnish experimental outpost Frozen Reeds to Bristol’s Don’t Be Afraid, FACT rounds up 2017’s most exciting record labels.</b><p>2017 hasn’t been big …

Music

This startup's record player is the one serious audiophiles should buy

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><b>After trying U-Turn Audio's entry-level turntable last year, I was interested in what the company could make without a self-imposed price</b> …

Headphones

The Beatles’ Christmas Records: A Feat of Fan Appreciation and Devotion

For members of the Official Beatles Fan Club in the 1960s, Christmas was a very special time of year. That’s because season’s greetings from the …

Ringo Starr

Symbol Audio x Uncrate Dovetail Record Crate

A growing record collection requires a storage solution that's as elegant as the machine the vinyl is played on. That's why we turned to Symbol Audio …

Shopping

Five rare vinyl copies of Prince’s ‘Black Album’ have been discovered

It was originally set for release in 1987<p>Five pristine vinyl copies of Prince‘s ‘Black Album’ have reportedly been discovered – with three of them …

Thirroul has three record stores and they’re thriving

VINTAGE SELLER: Imogen Ramsay with her dog Dude sell new and second-hand vinyl and cassettes at Franks Wild Years bar/record store on Raymond Road. …

AS I LAY DYING Limited Edition Vinyl Reissues Planned For January

It's been three and a half years since As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was given a six-year sentence after he was arrested and eventually …

Speaking in Voltages – An ode to analogue synthesis

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Brian Eno

Analog: Last Spin

As 2017 winds down, here are five indie albums from the year you might have overlooked. Highlighted by the latest St. Vincent album, each of these …

Shopping

27 Reissues From 2017 You Should Check Out

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of new releases in stores in a given week, and even more daunting to stay on top of archival …

Yoko Ono

Armando Iannucci on classical music and soundtracking The Death of Stalin

<b>One of the great satirical writers and directors of recent times and a crucial voice in the post-Trump era, Armando Iannucci turned his attention to</b> …

Orchestras

The Way your Music Was Meant to be Heard

Off the top of your head, think of an industry that still claims technology from the past is qualitatively better. You’ll never hear anyone in …

Audiophile

Vinyl copies of Prince’s rare unreleased Black Album LP discovered

December 14, 2017 In News<p><b>The album was recalled and destroyed a week before its release.</b><p>Five U.S. copies of Prince’s Black Album have been …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Former Warner Bros. Staffer Unearths Sealed Copies Of Prince’s Black Album, Discogs’ Most Expensive Vinyl Of All Time

In 1987, Prince was supposed to release an LP called The Black Album. But after he became convinced that the album was "evil," the Purple One decided …

Warner Bros

Record players under £200 to buy for Christmas

<b>With vinyl sales expected to soar this Christmas, we’ve rounded up some affordable record players worth considering if you want to get in on the</b> …

Best Buy

Ultra-rare Prince Vinyl 'Black Album' Resurfaces

One of the world's rarest records has resurfaced — several vinyl copies of Prince's "Black Album," which the eccentric pop legend had demanded …

Warner Bros

Collector selling vintage toys at Greenwich Village record shop

Vinyl records, Hess trucks and vintage lunchboxes. While that may sound like a trip through your parents' attic, those are all items for sale at …

Greenwich Village

Unreleased recordings by Italian soundtrack maestro Alessandro Alessandroni collected in new comp

December 14, 2017 In News<p><b>Featuring tracks recorded between 1972 and ’78</b><p>A new collection of soundtrack and library music by Alessandro Alessandroni is …

Jazz

Vinyl Cutting Machine- Its Meaning, Uses, Working and Much More | Times Square Chronicles

Vinyl Cutting Machine- Its Meaning, Uses, Working and Much More<p>Designing is turning out to be the hottest profession of today, and more and more …

Machine Learning

Watch Sweatson Klank Speak on Teaching and Mentorship at PBLA from High Fidelity Records

Fresh off the back of his latest release on the LA label Friends of Friends, Tom Wilson AKA Sweatson Klank talks about his role as an instructor at …

Music

Ooty's Assems Cine Museum

The Assembly Rooms in Ooty was constructed over 150 years ago. Originally called Misquith’s Rooms, it got its present name in 1886.<p>It was bought by …

Surreal French cartoon Les Shadoks' entire soundtrack released on vinyl for first time

December 14, 2017 In News<p><b>Experimental early electronics and psychedelia from the ’60s and ’70s.</b><p>Robert Cohen-Solal’s <i>Les Shadoks</i> soundtrack is being …

France

The complete Store X The Vinyl Factory 2017 collected in new book

<b>Featuring Ryoji Ikeda, Arthur Jafa, Jeremy Shaw, Virgil Abloh & Ben Kelly and Everything At Once.</b><p>In Autumn 2017, Store x The Vinyl Factory pushed the …

Introducing The Vinyl Factory's new gift card

<b>Give the gift of vinyl.</b><p>If you’re already a fan of VF, you’ll know that nothing beats getting a record you really wanted. You’ll also know how awkward …

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