Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Music News, Year End Album Cover Art Lists

Vinyl Record Talk Has New Batch Of Vinyl Records For Sale

Looking for some fresh, clean Beatles LPs? Norm over at Vinyl Record Talk Store has some great vinyl for sale. Stop on by!!


R.E.M Announce New Album Release Date And Free Download

R.E.M have announced details of their new album as well as offering a free download.  The album 'Collapse Is Now' is now scheduled for release on March 7.

The first release 'Discover' is available as a free download from the band's website

'Collapse Now' features a number of collaborations including Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith and Peaches.

The tracklisting:
'All The Best'
'Oh My Heart'
'It Happened Today' (featuring Eddie Vedder)
'Every Day Is Yours To Win'
'Alligator Aviator Autopilot Antimatter' (featuring Peaches and Lenny Kaye)
'Walk It Back'
'Mine Smell Like Honey'
'That Someone Is You'
'Me, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brando and I'


Dungen, First Aid Kit Join Third Man Records' Blue Series Roster

Third Man Records will add two new additions to its Blue Series of vinyl releases early next year: singles from Swedish psych-rock troupe Dungen and highly buzzed-about sister duo First Aid Kit.

Dungen's release, which was recorded here in Nashville in September at Third Man kingpin Jack White's studio with White at the helm, will be released on January 11. It features two new tracks: "Oga Nasa Mum" and instrumental "Highway Wolf."

First Aid Kit recorded two covers — "Universal Soldier," written by Buffy Sainte-Marie, and blues tune "It Hurts Me Too" — in October as they rolled through Nashville on tour. Their Blue Series single is set for release on January 18.

The two acts join a cast of Blue Series alums that includes rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson, sibling country duo the Secret Sisters, Nashville garage-punks PUJOL and many others.


The Best Album Covers Of 2010

Gigwise’s end of year features continue with a look at some of the best album covers of 2010.

This year has seen another slew of intriguing artwork - ranging from Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’, which featured five covers, to Black Key’s minimalistic ‘Brothers’.


The 25 Best Album Covers of 2010

Album art has had a rough go of late. Big vinyl cover art got reduced to little CD cover art which got reduced to pixels on a screen. Fortunately, bands continue to do great things with those pixels, as you can see by The 25 Best Album Covers of 2010.


The Best Album Covers Of 2010


Revolutionary Hall of Fame: The Beatles is pleased to present the inaugural class of the Gibson Revolutionary Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors musical artists whose contributions went beyond mere entertainment and actually altered the art form, the business or the technology of popular music.


DUFF MCKAGAN On 'CD Vs. Vinyl' Debate

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan was asked by a reader of his column, which appears on Reverb at, what his take is on the analogue vs. digital debate.

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