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The Vinyl Factory: Top 100 Vinyl Releases of 2013
ListenUp is a Cool Hunting series published every Sunday that takes a deeper look at the music we tweeted about that week. Often we'll include a musician or notable fan's surprising personal interests—#PrivateJam exposes their musical guilty pleasure...
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NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums of 2013
Every day this week the Vinyl Factory released a batch of 20 LPs, reissues, box-sets and first-pressings which have culminated in the discerning enterprises's top vinyl releases for 2013. Be sure to check out the now-complete list, which serves as...
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Joni Mitchell: Hejira
The words "national public radio" may make you think of the station you listen to in the car with your parents, but NPR is far from standard or predictable. Since launching its music programming in 2007, NPR has become a major voice for sophisticated...
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Glassmaps: You Never Called Me
At the recent launch of RBMA's new book "For the Record," we caught up BBC Radio 1's highly respected DJ and presenter Benji B. While Benji believes that if you like something, there should be no shame is people knowing it, he did let us in on his...
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St. Vincent: Birth In Reverse David Byrne's beloved sidekick is back on her own after their whirlwind world tour, and St. Vincent has never sounded so fresh. Annie Clark's self-titled St. Vincent album hits record stores 24 February, but fans got...
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Snoop Dogg: In 3 Records
West Coast OG rapper Snoop Dog could never lose the street cred he so deserves, but his recent foray into reggae left many thinking the hip-hop legend has lost his edge. Leave it to London's beloved radio host Benji B to remind everyone why we should...
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Danny Brown & Mndsgn: Sweeney Song
Everything Detroit's hip-hop veteran Danny Brown drops is worth a listen. Teaming up with Philadelphia producer MNDSGN, Brown released "Sweeney Song" as a part of a new project by former hip-hop blogger Sweeny Kovar (known for his heady hip-hop site...
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Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton and Bette Midler: You Don't Own Me
Australian-born, LA-based DJ, producer and vocalist Anna Lunoe just wrapped her US tour with The Weeknd and a release of the songs she played, and now delivers this week's #PrivateJam. "Since reaching adulthood, I refuse to re-watch movies. No matter...
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Francis and the Lights: Like a Dream
In advance of their 25 November EP drop, Francis and the Lights have released a magical new video for their smooth lead single, "Like a Dream." In one take, charismatic frontman Francis Starlight dances his way, with signature style and fluid moves...
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Thelonious Monk: Paris 1969 A never before released concert film and audio recording of Thelonious Monk's late-career concert at the Salle Pleyel in Paris will finally be made available to the public on 25 November from Blue Note Records. Monk...