Masterpieces


  • Ten Albums to Get You Started on Your Classical Music Journey, Part 2

    “The sound quality is simply mind-blowing. Go to track 10 of the first disc, turn up the volume, and close your eyes…”

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  • When Four Became One: McCartney’s Melodic Farewell

    On this day in history, the tapestry of modern music was forever altered by a seismic shift that sent ripples through the realm of pop culture and beyond. April 10, 1970, stands as a cornerstone moment, not just in rock ‘n’ roll lore but in the annals of artistic endeavors at large. It was on…

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  • Watt’s Up! Four Brands With Amped Up Aesthetics

    When it comes to the symphony of sight and sound, some amplifiers refuse to sit quietly in the corner. They demand the spotlight, pairing unparalleled auditory excellence with visual panache that makes audiophiles and art enthusiasts alike pause mid-riff. Here’s the ensemble of four brands of unique-looking amplifiers that not only sound like a million…

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  • The 1985 Effect

    In the ever-evolving landscape of hip-hop, a phenomenon reverberates with unwavering resonance – “The 1985 Effect.” This term is harvested from the seeds of J. Cole’s candid song “1985 (Intro to ‘The Fall Off’),” where wisdom intertwines with rhythm, creating a narrative that pierces the fabric of contemporary hip-hop culture. The song paints an authentic…

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  • Bob Dylan’s Prophetic Strains: Crafting ‘The Times They Are A-Changin”

    In the musical crucible of New York City, on a day woven into the fabric of rock folklore, Bob Dylan, a lyrical architect of the times, entered Studio A of Columbia Recording Studios with a message reverberating with the echoes of change. October 24, 1963, marked the day — a day where the crisp autumn…

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  • Blue Note Records Classic Vinyl Reissue Series—Is the word “audiophile” back in style?

    Now that LPs are once again the biggest selling form of physical media, industry players large and small are getting into the LP game. Waiting times of nine months or more are now common at LP pressings plants. New artists who are smart about managing their careers routinely produce many limited-edition LPs in various colors.…

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