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  • Reviewed: Kamasi Washington’s Fearless Movement

    As an ambitious creator of new musical worlds, visionary saxophonist Kamasi Washington wants to understand and proclaim the power of love. He wants to come to terms with his mortality. He wants to make people dance. And he certainly wants people to stop hating on jazz. Mixing jazz horns with afrofuturist concepts, spiritual transcendence, and…

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  • Closing The Gap Between Analogue and Digital

    “I believe we’re living in a golden age of digital, where the differences between digital and analogue playback are becoming vanishingly low.”

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  • When Ozzy Met the Bat: The Night That Shocked Rock ‘n’ Roll

    It was January 20, 1982, in Des Moines, Iowa, a chilly winter night that was about to go down in the annals of rock ‘n’ roll history as one of its most shockingly bizarre. There on stage, amidst a sea of headbanging and the electric hum of anticipation, was Ozzy Osbourne, the Prince of Darkness…

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  • The King’s Homecoming in Tupelo

    In the sultry heat of a Southern afternoon, amidst the intoxicating scents of cotton candy and the rural festivities of the Mississippi-Alabama Fair & Dairy Show, a rebellious rhythm began to play. It marked the homecoming of Tupelo’s most illustrious son, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley. The year was 1956, a transformative…

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  • The Inaudible Frequencies: How Dogs Became the Latest High-End Audio Critics

    In a twist that has tails wagging and audiophiles howling, the canine world has unleashed its unparalleled auditory prowess upon the high-end audio scene. In a market saturated with human opinions, dogs have emerged as the ultimate connoisseurs of sound, fetching accolades for their unparalleled ear for detail. It all began with Buster, a 5-year-old…

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  • Luxman America RELEASES New flagship integrated amplifier

    “Our new flagship incorporates the essence of our separate preamps and power amps while introducing significant innovations.”

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  • ‘Definitely Maybe’: Oasis and the Birth of Britpop

    On August 29, 1994, Oasis burst onto the global music scene with the release of their debut album, “Definitely Maybe.” At a time when the grunge movement had brought a darker, introspective mood to rock music, five lads from Manchester brought an audacious, youthful energy that dared to dream big, invoking the aura of the…

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  • Blur: The Ballad of Darren Review

    Blur showcase the confident questioning of a band that knows who they are. 

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  • Sound Reflections: CD sounds better than you may think. Here’s why.

    When the CD came out, many vinyl record enthusiasts decried the format. “It sounds mechanical!” They’d protest. “It sounds cold!” Digital sucks became their mantra. A format war ensued. And while most of them today will concede that CD playback sounds leagues better than it used to, many still can’t fully warm up to it.…

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