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Classic Album: Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden

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Classic Album: Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti

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Classic Album: Pink Floyd – The Wall

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Veteran New York City alternative rockers Blonde Redhead are releasing a 20th anniversary deluxe vinyl edition of their fifth album, ‘Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons’, on September 4th via legendary Chicago noise rock label Touch and Go. Copies of the release will be limited to 2000 and pressed on 180-gram opaque magenta pink vinyl. The …

Scarface’s Magnum Opus from 2002. He slays dragons, real and imagined. Freshness Quotient: Fresh as a spring daisy. A stone-cold classic. The Skinny: Face takes a walk around the old neighborhood. Along for the perambulation, pre-mogul Jay and pre-Kardashian Ye, and Beanie (not Feldstein). Also linking arms, Nas, Faith Evans and Kelly Price. The star …

You know, I didn’t expect to become an Iron Maiden fan. At first, a compilation of their best work was all I needed. Hell, it didn’t even leave that good an impression, so for a few years I would return to Edward the Great sporadically, occasionally scratching my head as to why the band were held in such …

As the vinyl revival momentum continues, it is indeed a wonderful to be a collector and for those looking for some hard to find gems, Fortuna Records should be your next stop. A record label and DJ crew from Tel-Aviv Fortuna are championing the obscure forgotten sounds of the Middle East with some wonderful reissues. …

Legendary Providence noise rock duo Lightning Bolt are preparing to tour European festivals this summer and are reissuing their first four albums on Thrill Jockey. European audiences are in for a treat at the band’s shows, which they famously perform in the round and at a deafeningly, sometimes borderline illegally, high decibel level. Lightning Bolt’s …

When it came to Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin opted to make the biggest splash instead of the most impressive splash.

The Clash’s third album, ‘London Calling’, is 40 years old this month and so it feels like an apt time to reassess the record that many regard as the band’s finest and that marked the band’s transition to a major act on the international stage. It’s an album that makes me feel like a teenager …

Has there ever been another album quite as unrelentingly miserable as The Wall? It first entered my life back in 1998, when I was suffering from a bout of not inconsiderable self-doubt and struggling to connect with anything or anyone. Knowing that I was a Pink Floyd fan, my Uncle loaned me his old vinyl …

The aging process is a strange thing and effects us all in different ways. Some of us barely notice it, there are those that do all they can to hold back the ravages of time, and there are those that accept it with a wry smile and open arms. There was a time when the …

Led Zeppelin’s debut album was proof of concept for Jimmy Page, taking what Cream did with super-charged blues-rock, and just making it more slick and dynamic and marketing it directly at the North American market. With a Golden God frontman, a powerhouse drummer and a fourth band mate who could pretty much play whatever the …