Two of hip hop's most brilliant minds and prolific artists met on 2004's Madvillainy which features music by Madlib and words by MF Doom. Ranks with the best work from either artist. Features the smash singles "Curls" and "Money Folder," plus cameos from Lord Quas, Wildchild, M.E.D. and Stacy Epps.
Madvillain Madvillainy Track Listing:
1. The Illest Villains 2. Accordian 3. Meat Grinder 4. Bistro 5. Raid (feat. Medaphoar) 6. America's Most Blunted (feat. Quasimoto) 7. Sickfit (Instrumental) 8. Rainbows 9. Curls 10. Do Not Fire (Instrumental) 11. Money Folder 12. Shadows of Tomorrow (feat. Quasimoto) 13. Operation Lifesaver aka Mint Test 14. Figaro 15. Hardcore Hustle (feat. Wildchild) 16. Strange Ways 17. Fancy Clown (feat. Viktor Vaughn) 18. Eye (feat. Stacy Epps) 19. Supervillain Theme (instrumental) 20. All Caps 21. Great Day Today 22. Rhinestone Cowboy
Stunning Dynamics and Details: Audiophile 180g Vinyl LP of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the MoonMastered from the Original Master Tapes by Bernie Grundman, James Guthrie, and Joel Plante
No matter how many copies ofPink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moonyou may have owned over the years, you NEED to hear this incredible-sounding version. Teeming with stunning dynamics, an immense front-to-back soundstage, newly uncovered details, balanced transients, and tube-amplifier warmth, this dead-quiet 180g LP pressing ismastered from the original master tapes by Bernie Grundman, James Guthrie, and Joel Plante. It will have you truly hearing this all-time classic with fresh ears. An audiophile benchmark, the album has been improved on an analog version expressly created to stand the test of time. This audiophile LP doesn't disappoint.
Pink Floyd's 1973 commercial breakthrough album needs no introduction. Lush, immaculate production augments the slow, atmospheric soundscapes of neo-psychedelic rock to jazz fusion and blues-rock. There's no wonder why it stands as the album that anyone who has ever owned a decent stereo has in their collection, no matter their musical tastes. And now it's better.
Originally released in 1973,The Dark Side of The MoonbecamePink Floyd's first #1 album in the U.S., remaining on the chart for 741 weeks between 1973 and 1988. One of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums of all time,The Dark Side of The Moonalso introduced the simple and bold iconic album cover artwork by Hipgnosis, which features a prism representing the band's stage lighting.
Limited 180 gram vinyl LP pressing including digital download. 2013 release, the fifth album from the British Alt-Rock band. AM was produced by James Ford and co-produced by Ross Orton at Sage & Sound Recording, LA and Rancho de la Luna, Joshua Tree. The album was engineered by Ian Shea and mixed by Tchad Blake. Josh Homme, Pete Thomas and Bill Ryder-Jones all make guest appearances on AM as do the words of John Cooper Clarke, on the track "I Wanna Be Yours."
The undisputed crown-jewel of the Fleetwood Mac catalog, Rumours has been certified an incredible nineteen times platinum and is one of the best-selling albums in music history. A rare effort that transcends genre, generations, and the personnel that created it,Rumours is quite possibly the definitive album of the '70s and unquestionably, one of the most vital rock LPs ever made. With classic rock staples galore such as "Dreams," "Don't Stop," "Go Your Own Way," "You Make Loving Fun," "The Chain," and "Gold Dust Woman,"Rumours reads like a greatest hits package. Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, and Co. simply make magic on every track. And while celebrated as one of the best break-up releases to enter the public realm, Rumours succeeds primarily because of the impeccable songwriting and passioned playing.
1. Second Hand News 2. Dreams 3. Never Going Back Again 4. Don't Stop 5. Go Your Own Way 6. Songbird 7. The Chain 8. You Making Love Fun 9. I Don't Want To Know 10. Oh Daddy 11. Gold Dust Woman
Vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. 2019 release. Igor is the fifth studio album by rapper Tyler, The Creator. Produced entirely by Tyler, the album follows the 2017 release of Flower Boy. It features guest appearances from Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, Solange, Kanye West, and Jerrod Carmichael, along with backing vocals from Santigold, Jessy Wilson, La Roux, CeeLo Green, Charlie Wilson, Slowthai, and Pharrell, among others.
Special edition double vinyl LP. The week this debut album came out, Kanye's name was all over the Top 20s for his hit singles "Through the Wire," "Jesus Walks," "All Falls Down" and "Slow Jamz." What's even more remarkable is that this breakthrough came during his recovery from a car wreck that nearly took his life-the song "Through the Wire" is about the accident, and was recorded two weeks after he was in the hospital, with his jaw still wired shut. He's hailed the event as both the worst thing that could've happened to him, and the best. The record sold 441,000 copies in it's very first week and has been named both by "Time" and "Rolling Stone" as one of the greatest albums of all time. Guest appearances here include Jay-Z, John Legend, Ervin "EP" Pope, Miri Ben-Ari, Syleena Johnson and Jamie Foxx.
Standard vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remixed 50th Anniversary edition of The Beatles' musical masterpiece. This Abbey Road release features the new stereo album mix, sourced directly from the original eight-track session tapes. To produce the mix, Giles Martin working with Sam Okell, was guided by the album's original stereo mix supervised by his father, George Martin. It is time to experience Abbey Road again!
Excellent Vinyl LP Pressing of the 1991 Album That Changed the Musical Landscape: Nirvana's Acclaimed NevermindIncludes "Smells Like Teen Spririt," "Come As You Are," "Lithium"
Few records changed the world. Nirvana's Nevermind is one of them. Released in September 1991, the well-produced yet emotionally raw album catapulted grunge into the mainstream and forever altered the popular musical landscape, turning Nirvana into household names and singer Kurt Cobain into the reluctant spokesperson of his generation. By year’s end, Seattle-based music, fashion, and attitude consumed popular consciousness. Nevermind had restored the gritty passion, rebellious mentality, and cathartic power long missing from mainstream rock. Call it the mighty sword that in one swoop fell the excess, plasticity, and emptiness of 80s music.
The record’s impact is also be measured by the success of its singles. Named by Rolling Stone as the #9 Best Song of All Time, the anthemic “Smells Like Teen Spirit” became an institution on radio stations and MTV. Subsequent singles “Come As You Are,” “Lithium,” and “In Bloom” also testified to the genius of the soft-loud arrangements and whip-smart commentary on Nevermind, which at its core was a blockbuster pop album in punk clothing.
More than ten million copies later, the record has only picked up more accolades, having been included at or near the top of nearly every major publication’s Greatest Albums list. Nevermind is listed as:
#1 in Spin’s 90 Greatest Albums of the 90s #1 Album of the Year in Village Voice’s Pazz & Jop Poll #6 in Pitchfork’s Top 100 Albums of the 1990s #17 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time #1 in Entertainment Weekly’s Best Albums of the 90s
In addition to the groundbreaking music, sound quality has always been among the album’s finest aspects. Cleanly produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Andy Wallace, Nevermind features explosive dynamics, bursting tones, and a wide-open midrange. While Cobain later disparaged the sound as being too polished, the truth was that the room-filling sound allowed the record to grab the attention of anyone within earshot. Much imitated but never equaled, the sound became the template that nearly every band requested be put on their albums. Experience this masterwork as the creators intended on this excellent analog pressing.
"The overnight-success story of the 1990s, Nirvana's second album and its totemic first single, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," shot up from the nascent grunge scene in Seattle to kick Michael Jackson off the top of the Billboard album chart and blow hair metal off the map. No album in recent history had such an overpowering impact on a generation – a nation of teens suddenly turned punk – and such a catastrophic effect on its main creator."
Odd Future co-founder and mini mogul Tyler The Creatorissues his fourth studio album, Flower Boyon Columbia Records. Debuting at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200, the fully realized follow-up to 2015's Cherry Bomb is ushered in by the formidable singles "Who Dat Boy" with A$AP Rocky and "911 / Mr. Lonely" with Frank Ocean, Steve Lacy and Anna of the North and finds Tyler maturing as both a writer and producer. "Built on memories and not relying on nostalgia too heavily, Flower Boy is a beautiful album about the realities of growing up," writes Pigeons And Planes. "Losing friends, reminiscing, but not glorifying the teenage days when jokes were funnier the more offensive they are."
Limited double vinyl LP pressing. 2015 release, the highly anticipated third full length album from the much loved Australian band. Currents is the follow up to 2012's Lonerism. Kevin Parker, the musician behind Tame Impala, explained that Currents is about the process of personal transformation. He said, "It follows the progression of someone feeling like they are becoming something else. They're becoming the kind of person they thought they'd never become." The cover art for Currents was created by Kentucky-based artist and musician Robert Beatty. Parker has said Currents' designs are based on a diagram of vortex shedding he remembered while trying to visualize the album's themes. Includes the single 'Let It Happen'.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. Phoebe Bridgers doesn't write love songs as much as songs about the impact love can have on our lives, personalities, and priorities. Punisher, her fourth release and second solo album, is concerned with that subject. To say she writes about heartbreak is to undersell her blue wisdom, to say she writes about pain erases all the strange joy her music emanates. Bridgers pulls together a formidable crew of guests, including the Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, Christian Lee Hutson and Conor Oberst as well as Nathaniel Walcott (of Bright Eyes), Nick Zinner (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Jenny Lee Lindberg (of Warpaint), Blake Mills and Jim Keltner as well as her longtime bandmates Marshall Vore (drums), Harrison Whitford (guitar), Emily Retsas (bass) and Nick White (keys). The album was mixed by Mike Mogis, who also mixed Stranger In The Alps.
Cage The Elephant- Matt Shultz (vocals), Brad Shultz (guitar), Daniel Tichenor (bass/vocals), Lincoln Parish (guitar) and Jared Champion (drums) - return with their third studio albumMelophobiaonRCA Records. The 10-song set was recorded in Nashville, TN and reunites the band with producerJay Joycewho produced the group’s prior two releases.
The new album is the follow up to 2011’s acclaimed sophomore albumThank You Happy Birthday, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and has sold over 250,000 copies to date. Rolling Stone, New York Times, LA Times, USA Today, and Entertainment Weekly praised the release as “one of the best rock albums of the year.” The album also spawned the hit single “Shake Me Down” which spent six weeks at #1 at Alternative radio.
Their acclaimed self-titled debut album was released in 2009 and has sold over 550,000 copies to date. The album remained on the Billboard Top 200 chart for an astounding 73 consecutive weeks and produced three top 5 singles at Alternative Radio, including the massive hit “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked.” In additional to numerous sold out headline runs,Cage The Elephanthas toured with the Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Muse, Stone Temple Pilots, Foals, Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra, and many more.
Matt Shultz onMelophobia: “When we set out to make this record we had a few different vague ideas for what direction we wanted to move in musically, but as usual the end result turned out nothing like what we had originally envisioned. There was an element of playfulness and swagger absent on our last record that unexpectedly began to surface. At the same time the songs had a more inner-directed and reflective sound. Finally, we started experimenting with combining the two polar elements. Every time we make a record we go to war with ourselves as individuals and as a collective. We try to remain true to our convictions and in the end, we have to let go and let the record speak for its self. Letting go is the easy part, getting to that point is the struggle.”
"This album has tested us as individuals and as a collective. We’re five people fighting for our own ideologies of good music – we clash stylistically and sometimes even personally,” said drummer Jared Champion. “The studio is the place where we push all of those individual creative emotions together and smash them to the dispersion point until they explode like a Timebomb. With the explosion arrives something beautiful and in the end, when you listen back and goose bumps prick your skin like the first few drops of a summer rainfall on searing concrete, you know that you and your band of brothers have created something substantial. Conquering our melophobia is what drives us.”
Kendrick LamarGood Kid, M.A.A.D. City: Deluxe Edition on 2LP
Includes 3 Bonus Tracks!
Good Kid, M.A.A.D. Cityis the highly acclaimed major label debut from rising rapper Kendrick Lamar, crowned the "new King of the West Coast" by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. TheTop Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Recordsrelease features the T-Minus produced single "Swimming Pools (Drank)," plus "Money Tree" (feat. Jay Rock), "Poetic Justice" (feat. Drake), "m.A.A.d city" (feat. MC Eiht), "Real" (feat. Anna Wise) and "Compton" (feat. Dr. Dre).
Lamar’s indie-issued Section.80ranked as one of the top digital hip-hop albums of 2011. Despite not having a physical release, Section.80cracked Billboard’s R&B/Hip-hop Top 25, Rap Top 15 and Top 200 Albums charts. The Compton, CA native has since been racking up the praise. Lamar drew the attention of Dr. Dre with his 2010 mixtape O(verly) D(edicated) and then performed alongside Dre and Snoop as they co-headlined the 2012 Coachella Music & Arts Festival.
Kendrick LamarGood Kid, M.A.A.D. City - Deluxe Edition Track Listing:
1. Sherane a.k.a Master Splinter’s Daughter
2. Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe
3. Backseat Freestyle
4. The Art Of Peer Pressure
5. Money Trees (feat. Jay Rock)
6. Poetic Justice (feat. Drake)
7. good kid
8. m.A.A.d city (feat. MC Eiht)
1. Swimming Pools (Drank) (Extended Version)
2. Sing About Me, I’m Dying Of Thirst
3. Real (feat. Anna Wise)
4. Compton (feat. Dr. Dre)
5. The Recipe (feat. Dr. Dre) (Bonus Track)
6. Black Boy Fly (Bonus Track)
7. Now or Never (feat Mary J. Blige) (Bonus Track)
Best Selling Album of 2020 and Seventh Consecutive No. 1 Entry on the Billboard 200 Pressed on Gatefold Colored Vinyl 2LP!
The best selling album of 2020 and the only album to sell at least a million copies during the calendar year,Taylor Swift'seighth studio effort,Folklorealso marks the singer/songwriter's seventh consecutive No. 1 entry on the Billboard 200. The indie-leaning collection, a surprise move away from the star's pop roots, was also one of the year's most critically acclaimed. Three of its tracks reached the top 10 of the official charts in eight countries including "Cardigan," "The 1" and "Exile."
Working with her longtime collaboratorJack Antonoff, Swift also enlisted the help ofBon Iver, andAaron Dessnerof indie darlings, The National to contribute to the album. Of the collaborators, Dessner co-wrote or produced 11 of the 17 songs, while Bon Iver co-wrote some songs and sang on the record as well. As the title and cover art suggest,Folkloreis a stripped-down affair, a beautiful collection of contemplative, indie-folk songs that acts as a balm for these chaotic times.
"In isolation my imagination has run wild and this album is the result, a collection of songs and stories that flowed like a stream of consciousness," Swift shared. "Picking up a pen was my way of escaping into fantasy, history, and memory. I've told these stories to the best of my ability with all the love, wonder, and whimsy they deserve. Now it's up to you to pass them down."
The UK's Official Biggest-Selling Album of All Time / 2011 Remaster
You know you're a big band when you release more than oneGreatest Hitspackage a decade apart from one another with barely any spillover and they're both among the biggest selling albums of all time!Queen'svery firstGreatest Hitscompilation was originally released in 1981 and was an instant hit around the world, subsequently certified 19x platinum in the U.K. and 8x platinum in the U.S. and counting. The collection comprisesQueen'sbest selling hit singles output from 1974's "Killer Queen" to 1980's "Flash" and almost every other single to make the top 20 over that time period including "Another One Bites the Dust," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "Fat Bottomed Girls," "Bicycle Race," "We Will Rock You," "We Are the Champions," "Somebody to Love," "You're My Best Friend," and "Play the Game."
1994'sUnplugged In New Yorkwas the lastNirvanacollection recorded before the suicide of alternative-rock icon Kurt Cobain and its stripped down, neo-acoustic arrangements and bridled fury caught many fans by surprise. However, the emotion and anguish revealed through the intimate performances here end up offering a new appreciation for the nuances of one of the greatest and most revered bands of recent times, one that may have been on the verge of discovering a new sound and style.
Standout tracks include stirring renditions of the Meat Puppets' "Plateau," "Oh, Me" and "Lake of Fire," the Vaselines' "Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam," David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World" and Leadbelly's "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" along with band classics like "About A Girl," "Come As Your Are," "Pennyroyal Tea," and "All Apologies."
"Nirvana shine brightly on this striking live set because the volume is turned down just low enough to let Kurt Cobain's tortured vulnerability glow. The powerful, reverent covers of Lead Belly, David Bowie and (three) Meat Puppets songs sum up Nirvana as a haunted, theatrical and, ultimately, truly raw band." - #313 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Albums of All Time'
With 15 years, 6 platinum-plus albums and as many Grammys under their collective belt, theFoo Fightersnow mark off yet another milestone in their ascension to quintessential American rock royalty, an eagerly awaitedGreatest Hitspackage.Foo FightersGreatest Hitswill feature two brand new tracks; "Wheels" which made its live debut at President Obama and the USO's July 4 barbeque at the White House honoring military heroes, and "Word Forward," both recorded especially for this collection at the band's own fabled 606 studio complex with producer Butch Vig. The new tracks not only hold their own alongside individual Grammy winners "The Pretender," "All My Life" and "Learn To Fly" and perennial Foo favorites "Best Of You," "Times Like These," "My Hero, "Everlong" and more, but they perfectly round out an overview of theFoo Fighters'illustrious output to date and hint at what's yet to come.
Foo FightersGreatest HitsTrack Listing
1. All My Life 2. Best Of You 3. Everlong 4. The Pretender 5. My Hero 6. Learn To Fly 7. Times Like These 8. Monkeywrench 9. Big Me 10. Breakout 11. Long Road To Ruin 12. This is a Call 13. Skin and Bones 14. Wheels 15. Word Forward 16. Everlong (acoustic)
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing housed in gatefold jacket. Includes printed inner sleeve, postcard, and 12 page booklet. 2022 release. Harry's House is the third solo studio album from Grammy award-winning global superstar Harry Styles. The 13-track full-length album was recorded in multiple locations across the UK, Los Angeles, and Tokyo from 2020 to 2021. It was written by Harry alongside frequent collaborators Kid Harpoon, Tyler Johnson, and Mitch Rowland.
Tailor made for a band like Pearl Jam, MTV’s acoustic showcase ran as a regular feature on the channel between 1989 and 1999. In September 1992, Pearl Jam were invited to appear on the show, and provided a quite stunning performance, replete with stripped down versions of their finest numbers to date, alongside a couple of choice covers. Also featuring some fascinating and humorous between-song-rapport from main man Eddie, this previously unreleased recording finally makes it to vinyl, more than 25 years since the original broadcast.
Bonus cuts here feature further acoustic recordings, taken from the band’s appearance at Neil Young’s 1999 Bridge School Benefit Show.
Side A : Intro / Oceans / State Of Love And Trust / Porch / Alive Side B : Black / Tuning Jam / Jeremy / Porch Side C : Encore Intro / Even Flow / Rockin’ In The Free World Side D : Daughter /Wishlist / Lost Kiss / Yellow
David BowieThe Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Marson 180g Vinyl LP
2015 Remastered Vinyl LP Version of David Bowie's Breakthrough: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars Broke Musical and Cultural Ground, Created a Legacy
"Wham Bam Thank You Ma’m!"David Bowie's The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Marserased borders, eliminated stereotypes, broke open cultural possibilities, and spawned a legacy like no other. More than four decades after its release, the record remains one of the most electrifying and brilliant works ever released.Again available on 180g vinyl LP, it is here presented in freshly remastered sound that does justice toBowie,Mick Ronson, and company's creative genius.
Ziggy Stardustis an album written by an aspirant rock star in the guise of a hugely successful one. This nifty deceit has led to it being dubbed the first post-modern pop record. Its songs obtusely referenced aspects of rock history, whilst at the same time tell a story of a future world of extraterrestrial intervention and space-age androgyny.Ziggy Stardustworks so well because it's a concept album with the ‘concept' taken out.
"We certainly didn't go into it thinking that the entire album would be a concept album," saysproducer Ken Scott. "It was a bunch of songs that worked together. Now yes, there is a story for a few of the tracks that hook them together, but, that's it, a few of the tracks." "I think the best thing I did was to leave him so open-ended,"Bowierightly pointed out. "It wasn't a specific story. There were specific incidences within the story, but it wasn't as roundly written as a usual narrative is. The only trouble about copying someone who is really well known is that you know all the facts about them, so you can't actually be that person. But, because Ziggy was kind of an empty vessel, you could put a lot of yourself into being your own version of him."
"Moonage Daydream" is simply stunning, the end-of-song solo byMick Ronson, which dissolves into spacey, phased high strings, makes it, even more so than "Space Oddity," the definitive space-rockBowieanthem. "Star," and, most importantly, "Hang On to Yourself" were precursors of punk rock. "Starman" is such a crafty steal from "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" that it was bound to be huge. The title track’s closing salvo, 'Ziggy played guitar' is so famous now that its three words could beBowie’s tombstone epitaph.
"Suffragette City" became aBowieclassic: its powerhouse of a riff, booming ARP synthesizer, and "Wham Bam Thank You Ma’m!" are still ludicrously thrilling. "Soul Love" and "Lady Stardust" are beautiful little songs and surely two ofBowie’s most underrated. But it’s the astonishing opener and the killer of a closing number that take you intoBowie’s parallel universe. The scene of anarchy on the streets melded with a simple love story that is "Five Years" is surely one ofBowie’s greatest moments. Everything from the heartbeat drum figure which opens the song to the hysteria of the ending works perfectly. And "Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide" is as impassioned a performance as any on the record.
So much of pop music would have been unthinkable, unimaginable, without this record. In pop, you're always best remembered for your initial breakthrough.Bowie's career trajectory through soul, electronica and avant-garde pop is perhaps, in part, an attempt to free himself from this stereotyping circa 1972.
1. Five Years 2. Soul Love 3. Moonage Daydream 4. Starman 5. It Ain't Easy 6. Lady Stardust 7. Star 8. Hang On To Yourself 9. Ziggy Stardust 10. Suffragette City 11. Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
2021 Grammy Award-Winner for Best Pop Solo Performance ("Watermelon Sugar")!
English singer/songwriterHarry Stylesfollows-up his platinum-certified, No. 1 charting 2017 solo debut with his highly anticipated second album,Fine Line. The pop star describes the album as being "all about having sex and feeling sad" and that the creative process was inspired by taking mushrooms and listening to Paul McCartney'sRam. The 12-track collection is introduced by the shimmering lead single "Lights Up" which was co-produced byTyler JohnsonandKid Harpoon(aka Tom Hull). "'Fine Line' feels like another confident exercise in Harry Styles' ongoing genre cross-over. It's a maturation from his debut that feels free from the weight of expectation. It bruises, broods and unshackles itself in all the right places, successfully taking us to the place most of it came to be: by that kinetic Californian coastline, coloured by the cool psychedelia its creator has fallen hopelessly in love with" (Vice).
The album's artwork features a fisheye photo of Styles taken by English fashion photographerTim Walker.