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Vinyl Vlog 098
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TITLE: Vinyl Vlog 098 A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the 2015 vinyl reissue of Electro-Shock Blues by the Eels. DATE: 11-14-15 WRITER: Bill Adams Now Playing: ‘Cancer For The Cure’ from the vinyl reissue of Electro-Shock Blues by the Eels It may have occurred by accident or it may have happened by design but, regardless, few alt-rock albums made in the late Nineties (a.k.a. The peak of the compact disc’s reign as the recorded music format of...

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Saturday, 14 November 2015
Vinyl Vlog 097
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TITLE: Vinyl Vlog 097 A deeper look at the grooves pressed into B’lieve I’m Goin Down by Kurt Vile. DATE: 11-13-15 WRITER: Ollie Ottoman I don’t think that this has been a bad year for music by any means, It’s just that none of the releases I’ve been listening to have been catching my attention like they did last year. It’s strange – 2013 had the same apparent stagnation to it but, of course, that doesn’t mean 2015 hasn’t had...

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Friday, 13 November 2015
Vinyl Vlog 096
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TITLE: Vinyl Vlog 096 A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the 2015 vinyl reissue of Signals by Rush. DATE: 11-09-15 WRITER: Bill Adams Just one year after they began to challenge both themselves and their audience with new songwriting ideas and compositional presentations on Moving Pictures, Rush elected to ride that wave of inspiration with Signals – their ninth LP and second of a new era. Right off, there’s no question that Signals takes its lead from Moving...

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Monday, 09 November 2015
Vinyl Vlog 095
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TITLE: Vinyl Vlog 095 A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the 2015 vinyl reissue of Moving Pictures by Rush. DATE: 11-08-15 WRITER: Bill Adams   It is often regarded as an inconvenient truth, but the fact is that it becomes increasingly difficult for a band to change or take artistic risks as they get further into their career. A lot of that difficulty may come from the band’s perceived responsibility to their fans; the people watching and listening...

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Sunday, 08 November 2015
I Wanna Be Literated! 092
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TITLE: I Wanna Be Literated! 092 A critical evaluation of An Outline of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell DATE: 11-05-15 WRITER: Ollie Ottoman One of the great pleasures in reading Bertrand Russell for me is when he discusses the role of philosophy in a society where science has been the approach to finding out what is real and true in our universe. As science plays a greater role in our lives, there seems to be less space for philosophy. The other...

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Thursday, 05 November 2015
Vinyl Vlog 094
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TITLE: Vinyl Vlog 094 A deeper look at the grooves pressed into Mingus Dynasty by Charles Mingus DATE: 11-03-15 WRITER: Ollie Ottoman  I really have no business reviewing or listening to jazz records. I’m a punk –  or at least I feel like one –  and it’s not that I feel too good for jazz, but that I feel like jazz is too good for me. Or maybe I’m jaded and think that music needs lyrics and artists don’t need...

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Tuesday, 03 November 2015
The Classics 020
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TITLE: The Classics 020 A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Sony Legacy vinyl reissue of Foo Fighters’ debut album.. DATE: 11-02-15 WRITER: Bill Adams It feels strange to be discussing the twentieth anniversary of Foo Fighters’ debut album now – just months after Universal Music Enterprises celebrated the same anniversary for the release of Nirvana’s In Utero album. It seems weird because, while the original releases of those albums were only twenty-two months apart, they feel as...

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Monday, 02 November 2015
The Classics 019
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TITLE: The Classics 019 A deeper look at the grooves pressed into a vinyl copy of Milo Goes To College by the Descendents. DATE: 10-24-15 WRITER: Bill Adams Fans and critics have been arguing which punk band has been the most influential for decades, but the decision has yet to be made. Claims have been made that The Clash are the most important group to punk because they made so many crossovers into the mainstream, while others that punk rock...

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Saturday, 24 October 2015
Vinyl Vlog 093
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TITLE: Vinyl Vlog 093 A deeper look at the grooves pressed into a vinyl copy of Gone by the Dawn by Shannon & The Clams DATE: 10-23-15 WRITER: Ollie Ottoman Shannon and the Clams are one of the greatest gems to have come out of the garage rock/punk mine recently. I know acts like Nobunny, Black Lips and King Khan get all the attention and that’s fine with me; there’s just more Shannon and the Clams left for me to...

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Friday, 23 October 2015
Vinyl Vlog 092
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TITLE: Vinyl Vlog 092 A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Fish & Chips EP by Harrington Saints DATE: 10-15-15 WRITER: Bill Adams The coolest thing about Harrington Saints’ new EP is the fact that, unless you were tipped off and are expecting what the band has in store (like, if you already read this review – for example), you won’t be expecting to get your mind blown or your face melted. The reason for that really is...

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Thursday, 15 October 2015