Rock

Radiohead – Hail To The Thief (2003) {2008, Japanese Edition}

Radiohead - Hail To The Thief (2003) {2008, Japanese Edition}

Radiohead – Hail To The Thief (2003) {2008, Japanese Edition}
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Total Size: 553 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI, Japan | Cat#: TOCP-70607 | Genre: Alternative Rock

Radiohead’s admittedly assumed dilemma: how to push things forward using just the right amounts of the old and the older in order to please both sides of the divide? Taking advantage of their longest running time to date, enough space is provided to quench the thirsts of resolute Bends devotees without losing the adventurous drive or experimentation that eventually got the group into hot water with many of those same listeners. Guitars churn and chime and sound like guitars moreRead More

Radiohead – Amnesiac (2001) {2006, Japanese Edition}

Radiohead - Amnesiac (2001) {2006, Japanese Edition}

Radiohead – Amnesiac (2001) {2006, Japanese Edition}
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Total Size: 368 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI, Japan | Cat#: TOCP-53858 | Genre: Alternative Rock

Faced with a deliberately difficult deviation into “experimentation,” Radiohead and their record label promoted Kid A as just that — a brave experiment, and that the next album, which was just around the corner, really, would be the “real” record, the one to satiate fans looking for the next OK Computer, or at least guitars. At the time, people bought the myth, especially since live favorites like “Knives Out” and “You and Whose Army?” were nowhere to be seen on Kid A. That, however, ignores a salient point — Amnesiac, as the album came to be known, consists of recordings made during the Kid A sessionsRead More

Coldplay – Studio Albums (2000 – 2014)

Coldplay - Studio Albums (2000 - 2014)

Coldplay – Studio Albums (2000 – 2014)
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Total Size: 2.32 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Parlophone | Genre: Alternative Rock, Britpop

After surfacing in 2000 with the breakthrough single “Yellow,” Coldplay quickly became one of the biggest bands of the new millennium, honing a mix of introspective Brit-pop and anthemic rock that landed the British quartet a near-permanent residence on record charts worldwide. The group’s emergence was perfectly timed; Radiohead had just released the overly cerebral Kid A, while Oasis had ditched two founding members and embraced psychedelic experimentation on Standing on the Shoulder of Giants. U.K. audiences were hungry for a fresh-faced rock band with bigRead More

Thin Lizzy – Studio Albums (1971 – 1983) {Non-Remastered}

Thin Lizzy - Studio Albums (1971 - 1983) {Non-Remastered}

Thin Lizzy – Studio Albums (1971 – 1983) {Non-Remastered}
EAC Rip | 19xCD | FLAC/WavPack Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Photos or Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 5.11 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Various | Genre: Hard Rock

Despite a huge hit single in the mid-’70s (“The Boys Are Back in Town”) and becoming a popular act with hard rock/heavy metal fans, Thin Lizzy are still, in the pantheon of ’70s rock bands, underappreciated. Formed in the late ’60s by Irish singer/songwriter/bassist Phil Lynott, Lizzy, though not the first band to do so, combined romanticized working-class sentiments with their ferocious, twin-lead guitar attackRead More

Radiohead – Kid A (2000) {2009, Japanese Special Edition, 2CD + DVD}

Radiohead - Kid A (2000) {2009, Japanese Special Edition, 2CD + DVD}

Radiohead – Kid A (2000) {2009, Japanese Special Edition, 2CD + DVD}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, PNG
DVD | VIDEO_TS | Video: NTSC 4:3 (720×480) VBR | Audio: English LinearPCM, 2 ch
Total Size: 706 MB (CDs) + 202 MB (Scans) + 858 MB (DVD) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI, Japan | Cat#: TOCP-70729•30 | Genre: Alternative Rock

In the wake of OK Computer, it became taken for granted among serious rock fans of all ages that Radiohead not only saved rock from itself, but paved the way toward the future. High praise, but given the static nature of rock in the last half of the ’90s, it was easy to see why fans and critics eagerly harnessed their hopes to the one great rock band that wanted to push the limits ofRead More

Electric Light Orchestra – Discovery (1979) {1993, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}

Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery (1979) {1993, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}

Electric Light Orchestra – Discovery (1979) {1993, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}
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Total Size: 245 MB (CD) + 561 MB (Scans)| 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MasterSound, USA | Cat#: ZK 64646 | Genre: Progressive Rock

Electric Light Orchestra continued on their winning Top 40 ways with the release of Discovery. Now pared down to the basic four-piece unit, Jeff Lynne continued to dominate the band and they still got their hits (this time around it was the smash “Don’t Bring Me Down”). Elsewhere on the disc there was, of note, “Last Train to London” and “Confusion.” Though Discovery charted well, it was becoming obvious that ELO were starting to run themselves out of useful Beatles hooksRead More

Electric Light Orchestra – Face The Music (1975) {1993, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}

Electric Light Orchestra - Face The Music (1975) {1993, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}

Electric Light Orchestra – Face The Music (1975) {1993, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}
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Total Size: 227 MB (CD) + 530 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MasterSound, USA | Cat#: ZK 57184 | Genre: Progressive Rock

Electric Light Orchestra’s more modest follow-up to Eldorado is a very solid album, if not as bold or unified. It was also their first recorded at Musicland in Munich, which became Jeff Lynne’s preferred venue for cutting records. At the time, he was also generating songs at a breakneck pace and had perfected the majestic, quasi-Beatles-type style (sort of high-wattage Magical Mystery Tour) introduced two albums earlier. The sound is stripped down a bitRead More

Electric Light Orchestra – Eldorado (1974) {1993, DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}

Electric Light Orchestra - Eldorado (1974) {1993, DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}

Electric Light Orchestra – Eldorado (1974) {1993, DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}
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Total Size: 240 MB (CD) + 392 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: DCC Compact Classics, Japan | Cat#: GZS 1041 | Genre: Progressive Rock

This is the album where Jeff Lynne finally found the sound he’d wanted since co-founding Electric Light Orchestra three years earlier. Up to this point, most of the group’s music had been self-contained — Lynne, Richard Tandy, et al., providing whatever was needed, vocally or instrumentally, even if it meant overdubbing their work layer upon layerRead More

Radiohead – OK Computer (1997) {Non-Remastered}

Radiohead - OK Computer (1997) {Non-Remastered}

Radiohead – OK Computer (1997) {Non-Remastered}
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Total Size: 390 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Parlophone, Holland | Cat#: 7243 8 55229 2 5 | Genre: Alternative Rock

Using the textured soundscapes of The Bends as a launching pad, Radiohead delivered another startlingly accomplished set of modern guitar rock with OK Computer. The anthemic guitar heroics present on Pablo Honey and even The Bends are nowhere to be heard here. Radiohead have stripped away many of the obvious elements of guitar rock, creating music that is subtle and textured yet still has the feeling of rock & roll. Even at its most adventurous — such as the complex, multi-segmentedRead More

Radiohead – The Bends (1995) {Non-Remastered}

Radiohead - The Bends (1995) {Non-Remastered}

Radiohead – The Bends (1995) {Non-Remastered}
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Total Size: 441 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Capitol Records, USA | Cat#: CDP 7243 8 29626 2 5 | Genre: Alternative Rock

Pablo Honey in no way was adequate preparation for its epic, sprawling follow-up, The Bends. Building from the sweeping, three-guitar attack that punctuated the best moments of Pablo Honey, Radiohead create a grand and forceful sound that nevertheless resonates with anguish and despair — it’s cerebral anthemic rock. Occasionally, the album displays its influences, whether it’s U2, Pink Floyd, R.E.M., or the Pixies, but Radiohead turn clichés inside out, making each song sound bracingly freshRead More

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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Total Size: 348 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
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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Total Size: 348 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
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