Rock

Radiohead – Pablo Honey (1993) {Non-Remastered}

Radiohead - Pablo Honey (1993) {Non-Remastered}

Radiohead – Pablo Honey (1993) {Non-Remastered}
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Total Size: 357 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Parlophone, UK | Cat#: CDPCS 7360. 0777 7 81409 2 4 | Genre: Alternative Rock

Radiohead’s debut album, Pablo Honey, is a promising collection that blends U2’s anthemic rock with long, atmospheric instrumental passages and an enthralling triple-guitar attack that is alternately gentle and bracingly noisy. The group has difficulty writing a set of songs that are as compelling as their sound, but when they do hit the mark — such as on “Anyone Can Play Guitar,” “Blow Out,” and the self-loathing breakthrough single “Creep” — the band achieves a rare power that is both visceral and intelligent. Read More

Big Brother & The Holding Company – Cheap Thrills (1968) {2012, Audio Fidelity, Remastered}

Big Brother & The Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968) {2012, Audio Fidelity, Remastered}

Big Brother & The Holding Company – Cheap Thrills (1968) {2012, Audio Fidelity, Remastered}
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Label: Audio Fidelity, USA | Cat#: AFZ 150 | Genre: Blues Rock

Cheap Thrills, the major-label debut of Janis Joplin, was one of the most eagerly anticipated, and one of the most successful, albums of 1968. Joplin and her band Big Brother & the Holding Company had earned extensive press notice ever since they played the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967, but for a year after that their only recorded work was a poorly produced, self-titled album that they’d done early in their history for Mainstream RecordsRead More

Elton John – Rock of the Westies (1975) {2012, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Elton John - Rock of the Westies (1975) {2012, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Elton John – Rock of the Westies (1975) {2012, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
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Label: Audio Fidelity, USA | Cat#: AFZ 149 | Genre: Pop Rock

Less than four months after issuing the landmark and autobiographical Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975), Elton John re-emerged with a new band and a slightly modified sound. However, the departure of Dee Murray (bass) and Nigel Olsson (drums) would ultimately begin a deceleration in terms of John’s success, which rivalled only the Beatles’ and Elvis Presley’s in terms of global acclaimRead More

Linda Ronstadt – 4 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc II, Remastered)

Linda Ronstadt - 4 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc II, Remastered)

Linda Ronstadt – 4 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc II, Remastered)
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Total Size: 954 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | Cat#: UDCD 768 / UDCD 777 / UDCD 783 / UDCD 785 | Genre: Country Rock

Don’t Cry Now (1973), Prisoner in Disguise (1975), Hasten Down the Wind (1976), Simple Dreams (1977)Read More

Bob Dylan – New Morning (1970) {2015, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Bob Dylan – New Morning (1970) {2015, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
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Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Austria | Cat#: UDSACD 2127 | Genre: Folk Rock

Dylan rushed out New Morning in the wake of the commercial and critical disaster Self Portrait, and the difference between the two albums suggests that its legendary failed predecessor was intentionally flawed. New Morning expands on the laid-back country-rock of John Wesley Harding and Nashville Skyline by adding a more pronounced rock & roll edgeRead More

Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-Changin’ (1964) {2015, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964) {2015, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-Changin’ (1964) {2015, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
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Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Austria | Cat#: UDSACD 2123 | Genre: Folk Rock

If The Times They Are a-Changin’ isn’t a marked step forward from The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, even if it is his first collection of all originals, it’s nevertheless a fine collection all the same. It isn’t as rich as Freewheelin’, and Dylan has tempered his sense of humor considerably, choosing to concentrate on social protests in the style of “Blowin’ in the Wind.” With the title track, he wrote an anthem that nearly equaled that songRead More

Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan (1962) {2015, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan (1962) {2015, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan (1962) {2015, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
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Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Austria | Cat#: UDSACD 2122 | Genre: Folk Rock

Bob Dylan’s first album is a lot like the debut albums by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones — a sterling effort, outclassing most, if not all, of what came before it in the genre, but similarly eclipsed by the artist’s own subsequent efforts. The difference was that not very many people heard Bob Dylan on its original release (originals on the early-’60s Columbia label are choice collectibles) because it was recorded with a much smaller audience and musical arena in mind. At the time of Bob Dylan’s release, the folk revival was rollingRead More

Elton John – 4 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc, Remastered)

Elton John - 4 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc, Remastered)

Elton John – 4 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc, Remastered)
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Total Size: 1.21 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc | Cat#: UDCD 543 / UDCD 516 / UDCD 536 / UDCD 526 | Genre: Pop Rock

Tumbleweed Connection (1970), Madman Across The Water (1971), Honky Chateau (1972), Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)Read More

Mike + The Mechanics – Mike + The Mechanics (1985) {2012, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Mike + the Mechanics - Mike + The Mechanics (1985) {2012, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Mike + The Mechanics – Mike + The Mechanics (1985) {2012, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
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Label: Audio Fidelity, USA | Cat#: AFZ 111 | Genre: Pop Rock

With all of it’s members exercising their expertise, the debut album from Mike + the Mechanics posted two Top Ten singles in the span of three months. The songwriting comes out on top before anything else, with the somber stir of “Silent Running,” the album’s first release, peaking at number sixRead More

Rush – Roll The Bones (1991) {2011, Audio Fidelity Remastered, HDCD}

Rush - Roll The Bones (1991) {2011, Audio Fidelity Remastered, HDCD}

Rush – Roll The Bones (1991) {2011, Audio Fidelity Remastered, HDCD}
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Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 116 | Genre: Progressive Rock

From a lyrical perspective, 1991’s Roll the Bones is quite possibly Rush’s darkest album (most of the songs deal with death in no uncertain terms), but from a musical point of view, the record treads territory (highbrow melodic hard rock) similar to its recent predecessors, with only a few surprises thrown in for good measure.Read More