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XA mix of classic styles -- psych, garage, prog, rockabilly, punk, post-punk, singer/songwriter, and even classic rock!


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Jazzland (Norway), 2017. New Copy
Compelling vocal work from Ellen Andrea Wang – a singer who also plays acoustic bass alongside her lyrics, which seems to unlock a jazzy current in the music! Wang's a new addition to the Jazzland label – and like some of the imprint's other work, there's a real genre-bending style ... CD
2 Tone/Chrysalis, 1980. New Copy (reissue)
One of the most important albums on the mighty 2 Tone label – and part of a huge ska revival on the British scene that would send ripples through modern music for years to come! And sure, the words "ska" and "revival" in the same sentence can often make most folks wince ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Jazzland (Norway), 2017. New Copy
Compelling vocal work from Ellen Andrea Wang – a singer who also plays acoustic bass alongside her lyrics, which seems to unlock a jazzy current in the music! Wang's a new addition to the Jazzland label – and like some of the imprint's other work, there's a real genre-bending style ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia, 1997. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A critical comeback album for Dylan – who never really went away, he was just floundering a bit commercially and critically for a number of years – one that set him up to ride high again for years to come! This is his second album working with producer Daniel Lanois, who helmed the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol/Apple, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dunia (with bonus download)
Astral Spirits, 2017. New Copy
A great reminder of what two guitars can do when they're in the hands of the right people – and with Thurston Moore and Umut Caglar on board, they're definitely in the right hands! Both artists only play electric guitar – but the scope of the sounds here is wonderful – from ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
One of THE greatest experimental rock albums of the 60s – a landmark effort from a short-lived group that included avant musicians Joe Byrd and Gordon Marron! The group's got a really tremendous sound – part psyche, part electronic, and part folk rock – all put together in a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Chess/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
One of the more unusual albums issued on the legendary Chess Records label in the 60s – not the usual jazz, blues, or soul the imprint was known for – but a full length set by a pretty raw combo from the Milwaukee scene! The Baroques are maybe more garagey than their name might imply ... LP, Vinyl record album
Wick, 2017. New Copy
A catchy little single from this contemporary group – almost a Merseybeat tune, given the overall feel – but produced with a nicely garagey sound! "Watford Stomp" is more of a groover overall – with a fast-rolling, fast-riffing guitar – and a raw, upbeat sound ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Virgin/Universal (France), 1977. New Copy 3CD & DVD
Snide, surly and cathartic genius from the Sex Pistols – a record with a legacy as eternal as any rock album, punk or otherwise – all the more stunning, given it's the band's lone studio album! The main album is one classic after another, and really stands the test of time, a defiant ... CD
Esoteric (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 4CD
The full story of Atomic Rooster – a group who were quite an important force in their day, but who've become a bit overlooked in more recent years! The group originally grew out of the Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, and featured drummer Carl Palmer in his pre-ELP years – and keyboardist ... CD
Force (with bonus tracks)
Factory/Mute, 1986. New Copy
One of the tightest albums ever from A Certain Ratio – a set that has them drawing on their 70s funk inspirations even more than before – and really finding a way to focus the soulful side of their talents! In a way, the sound here is a bit like that taken by Gang Of Four over the ... CD
XL, 2014. New Copy (reissue)
Second solo album by the Radiohead frontman – and a semi-signature mix of thoughtful, moody songwriting and ambient electronic textures – with songs that range from tense and claustrophobic to oddly melodic and almost upbeat! Yorke's voice is of course a soaring, resonant instrument ... LP, Vinyl record album
To Each
Factory/Mute, Early 80s. New Copy
The first full album recorded by A Certain Ratio – and a mad mix of styles that's immediately compelling! The group are a key link here in so many traditions – British punk, 70s funk, dub, and late prog – all coming together under the godlike production talents of Martin Hannett ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy 9 x 7 inch
A fantastic tribute to some of our favorite music of the 60s – the legendary run of A&M sides by the great Roger Nichols! The sounds here are landmark 60s pop that we'd easily rank with the best work by Brian Wilson, Millennium, Gary Usher, Van Dyke Parks, or any of those other ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Beatball (Korea), 1994. New Copy
Take the title here a bit ironically – as the music is this unusual Korean take on reggae rhythms – maybe more an inspiration from Kingston, filtered through a maturing K-Pop style of the time – although often with some of the qualities that came about when dubbier rhythms were ... LP, Vinyl record album
Beatball (Korea), 1987. New Copy
Bouncy K-Pop from the 80s – a sweet EP with four different tracks that each have a fairly electronic heart – but which are also touched by the vocals of Jaemin Lee, who looks like quite a swinger on the cover! The sound is a bit like more familiar electronic pop from Japan during the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A brilliant testament to the songwriting genius of Scott Walker – and an incredibly haunting batch of original tunes, filled with images of lonely madness and unactualized emotion, all sung by one of the greatest voices of the century! The album's not a record to be taken lightly – as ... LP, Vinyl record album
Scott 3
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Quite possibly the greatest moment ever from the legendary Scott Walker – a set that strongly steps beyond even the genius of his first two solo albums, thanks to an amazing assortment of original tunes! Scott's dark vision of masculinity is emerging full-blown here – in an array of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Scott 2
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)
Amazing! Although Scott Walker had issued one solo album before this one, Scott 2 is the record that really has his true genius beginning to shine through! The record still features Scott singing dark moody takes on 60s pop tunes – like "Best Of Both Worlds" and "Black Sheep ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated December 16, 2017


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