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  • Anthems Anthems Quick View

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    Anthems

    2013 EP from the Metal giants. Anthems features cover versions of songs originally performed by some of the band's favorite acts including AC/DC, Rush, Thin Lizzy and others. Also included is the track 'Crawl' from their Worship Music album alongside a remix of the same song.


    Anthems was produced by ANTHRAX, Jay Ruston and Rob Caggiano and recorded for the most part throughout 2012 literally all over the world: at Benante's home studio, in Ruston's New York studio, on the band's tour bus while on last summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, in hotel rooms, and backstage at their Berlin show last December.

    1. Anthem (RUSH cover)
    2. Jailbreak (THIN LIZZY cover)
    3. TNT (AC/DC cover)
    4. Smokin' (BOSTON cover)
    5. Big Eyes (CHEAP TRICK cover)
    6. Keep On Runnin' (JOURNEY cover)
    7. Crawl (album version)
    8. Crawl (special remix)
    Anthrax
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    Past Time

    Bassist/vocalist, Hannah Lew, drummer/vocalist, Lillian Maring and guitarist/vocalist,
    Raven Mahon chose the name for their San Francisco-based three-piece as a way to
    represent the approach they take to writing music. The phrase is rooted in 17th century
    literature; commonly referring to a woman whose husband is away at sea, but the visual
    associations of each word also provides an opportunity to interpret meaning on multiple
    levels. We write lyrics about very personal and often dark subjects, but present the
    ideas in a way that disguises the content within metaphor and upbeat instrumentation.
    Influenced by similarly all-female punk and post-punk acts like The Neo Boys and
    Kleenex, they also note Roy Wood's The Move and The Kinks as a major source of
    inspiration, which can be heard in their three-part harmonies, complex arrangements
    and odd chord progressions. Grass Widow is also influenced by a legacy of women
    who have paved the way through their music and politics. Their collaborative
    songwriting process, the fact that they don't have a front person and that they all equally
    contribute to the work of the band speaks to this philosophy. In addition, they take the
    opportunity as an all female band to bring attention to the roles of spectacle and
    spectator in their scene and make a conscious effort to play shows where women are
    involved.
    In a statement from the band: We want to thrive in our scene as musicians, with a
    focus on our musicianship first, not our gender. Our goal is to normalize the role of
    gender in our craft and have an avenue to express our intelligence and our love of
    music. We acknowledge that movements of the past created by or affecting women in
    the art and music worlds are hugely influential, but there is potential for the original
    sentiments to lose potency if the meaning is misinterpreted or not redesigned for a
    modern context. Even the riot grrl movement is kind of antiquated. You never really
    hear people talk about that 'new riot grrl' band. We owe a great deal to that lineage but
    it's time for something new. We want to be portrayed as the responsible, thoughtful
    people that we are.
    1. Uncertain Memory
    2. Shadow
    3. 11 of Diamonds
    4. Give Me Shapes
    5. Old Disguise
    6. Fried Egg
    7. Landscape
    8. Submarine
    9. Strangers Come
    10. Tuesday
    Grass Widow
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    The Best Of Times

    Founded in Astoria, Queens in 1983 Murphy's Law are huge part of the New York
    and American hardcore legacy. Their albums, such as the self entitled, "Murphy's
    Law" and the 1989 follow up "Back With A Bong" helped creating the sound of
    New York Hardcore back then, as well as what it stands for today. In 2008 their
    legacy even lead to the use of the song "A Day In A Life" (from the band's debut) in
    the Liberty City Hardcore radio station on the Rockstar video game "Grand Theft
    Auto IV". Murphy's Law never abandoned the Hardcore scene or their fans. During
    the extensive career Jimmy Gestapo stayed true his scene earning him & the band
    the name of one of NYHC's all time favorites.
    1. Intro
    2. The Best Of Times
    3. Big Spliff
    4. Freak Town
    5. Tight
    6. Did You Play War?
    7. Ebony And Ivory
    8. Harder Than Who
    9. Car Song
    10. Beer Bath
    11. Sock It To Me Santa
    12. 1%
    13. Burnt Toast
    14. Hemp For Victory
    Murphy's Law
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    Dedicated

    Dedicated is the fifth full-length album from New York hardcore punk band, Murphy's Law.


    Founded in Astoria, Queens in 1983 Murphy's Law are huge part of the New York
    and American hardcore legacy. Their albums, such as the self entitled, "Murphy's
    Law" and the 1989 follow up "Back With A Bong" helped creating the sound of
    New York Hardcore back then, as well as what it stands for today. In 2008 their
    legacy even lead to the use of the song "A Day In A Life" (from the band's debut) in
    the Liberty City Hardcore radio station on the Rockstar video game "Grand Theft
    Auto IV". Murphy's Law never abandoned the Hardcore scene or their fans. During
    the extensive career Jimmy Gestapo stayed true his scene earning him & the band
    the name of one of NYHC's all time favorites.

    1. Don't Bother Me
    2. Sarasota
    3. Dysfunctional Family
    4. Shut Up
    5. The Plan
    6. Bitter
    7. Greenbud (Daniel Rey)
    8. What Will the Neighbors Think?
    9. Bag of Snacks
    10. Still Smokin'
    11. Stay Gold
    Murphy's Law
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    The Party's Over

    Founded in Astoria, Queens in 1983 Murphy's Law are huge part of the New York
    and American hardcore legacy. Their albums, such as the self entitled, "Murphy's
    Law" and the 1989 follow up "Back With A Bong" helped creating the sound of
    New York Hardcore back then, as well as what it stands for today. In 2008 their
    legacy even lead to the use of the song "A Day In A Life" (from the band's debut) in
    the Liberty City Hardcore radio station on the Rockstar video game "Grand Theft
    Auto IV". Murphy's Law never abandoned the Hardcore scene or their fans. During
    the extensive career Jimmy Gestapo stayed true his scene earning him & the band
    the name of one of NYHC's all time favorites.

    1. Maximum Lie
    2. Vicky Crown
    3. Stressed Out
    4. Hipocrite
    5. Bitch
    6. Redemption Time
    7. Mission
    8. Walking Alone
    9. Wasting My Time
    10. C-Low
    11. Faith
    12. Skinhead Girl
    13. Know Loyalty
    14. Exile
    15. Woke Up Tied Up
    Murphy's Law
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  • Metallica Through The Never Metallica Through The Never Quick View

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    Metallica Through The Never


    Black, Red, & White Colored Vinyl


    Award-winning filmmaker Nimród Antal (Predators, Kontroll) creates a groundbreaking 3-D motion picture event, Metallica Through the Never. The music-driven feature film combines a bold narrative and spectacular live-performance footage of one of the most popular and influential rock bands in history to produce a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience. Emerging young star Dane DeHaan (The Place Beyond the Pines, Kill Your Darlings, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission during Metallica's roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena audience.


    Metallica Through The Never is written and directed by Nimród Antal and produced by Charlotte Huggins (Journey to the Center of the Earth). The film was released by Picture house in North America on September 27, 2013, exclusively in over 300 IMAX® 3-D theaters, and expanded into additional theaters on October 4, 2013.


    Recorded live at Rexell Place, Edmonton, Alberta on August 17 & 18, 2012 and at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia on August 24, 25 and 27, 2012, the soundtrack consists of 15 classic Metallica songs - from their early work (Hit The Lights) to the more recent (Cyanide).


    In true Metallica concrert tradition, the album kicks off with Ennio Morricone's The Ecstasy of Gold from the film, The Good The Bad, And The Ugly.


    Metallica is easily one of the best, most influential heavy metal band of the '80s. Responsible for bringing the genre back to Earth, the bandmates looked and talked like they were from the street, shunning the usual rockstar games of metal musicians during the early '80s. They expanded the limits of thrash, using speed and volume not for their own sake, but to enhance their intricately structured compositions.

    LP 1
    1. L'Estasi Dell'oro (The Ecstasy Of Gold) (2004 Digital Remaster) - By Ennio Morricone
    2. Creeping Death
    3. For Whom The Bell Tolls
    4. Fuel
    5. Ride The Lightning
    6. One


    LP 2
    1. The Memory Remains
    2. Wherever I May Roam
    3. Cyanide
    4. ...And Justice For All
    5. Master Of Puppets


    LP 3
    1. Battery
    2. Nothing Else Matters
    3. Enter Sandman
    4. Hit The Lights
    5. Orion

    Metallica
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  • Murphy's Law (Awaiting Repress) Murphy's Law (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Murphy's Law (Awaiting Repress)

    Founded in Astoria, Queens in 1983 Murphy's Law are huge part of the New York
    and American hardcore legacy. Their albums, such as the self entitled, "Murphy's
    Law" and the 1989 follow up "Back With A Bong" helped creating the sound of
    New York Hardcore back then, as well as what it stands for today. In 2008 their
    legacy even lead to the use of the song "A Day In A Life" (from the band's debut) in
    the Liberty City Hardcore radio station on the Rockstar video game "Grand Theft
    Auto IV". Murphy's Law never abandoned the Hardcore scene or their fans. During
    the extensive career Jimmy Gestapo stayed true his scene earning him & the band
    the name of one of NYHC's all time favorites.


    The eponymous Murphy's Law debut is perhaps one of the most rocking New York punk releases to appear in the '80s. The manic tempos, masochistic vocals, and other hardcore signatures are toned down here to better suit the group's party message. Apolitical when compared to hard-line contemporaries like Cro-Mags and Agnostic Front, Murphy's Law shoots for an inebriated slice-of-life essence more aligned with Boston's Gang Green. The right-wing and skinhead references didn't exactly sit well with some '80s punk observers who mistakenly labeled the band as fascist. But even a casual study of California Pipeline and Ilsa reveals an allegiance contrary to the skinhead stereotype. Highlights include the Ace Frehley-inspired guitar work on Skinhead Rebel as well as the rockabilly Wahoo Day groove. A must-have for fans of the group and a strong recommendation for any '80s punk scholar, Murphy's Law is simply a fun ride.


    - Jason Anderson (All Music Guide)

    1. Murphy's Law
    2. California Pipeline
    3. Sit Home And Rot
    4. Fun
    5. Beer
    6. Wahoo Day
    7. Crucial Bar-B-Q
    8. A Day In The Life
    9. Care Bear
    10. Ilsa
    11. Skinhead Rebel
    12. I Got A Right (Iggy Pop)
    Murphy's Law
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  • .5: The Gray Chapter .5: The Gray Chapter Quick View

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    .5: The Gray Chapter

    Global rock juggernauts Slipknot have announced the next phase of their uncompromising history -- the release of ".5: The Gray Chapter" - the fifth studio album from the GRAMMY®-winning group.


    Slipknot emerged at the tail end of the Twentieth Century and quickly established itself as the most enigmatic, provocative, and aggressive collective of the modern era. 1999's "SLIPKNOT" stands as a true milestone, named by Metal Hammer as the "Best Debut of the Last 25 Years." They followed up with the number 1 album IOWA which is now double gold in the UK followed by Vol 3: Subliminal Verses and All Hope Is Gone which also both earned the same sales status, the latter debuting in the UK album charts at #2. All told, the band have 11 Platinum and 38 Gold record certifications around the world. Slipknots fanbase is unwavering, and they are global- the band's most recent studio effort, 2008's platinum certified "ALL HOPE IS GONE," debuted at #1 in seven countries, including the U.S.


    Surely as iconic as any band in the annals of rock, Slipknot has starred on the cover of innumerable national and international publications, from Rolling Stone, SPIN, and Alternative Press to Guitar World, Revolver, and Billboard. What's more, Slipknot has received myriad honors, awards, and nominations, including a GRAMMY Award for "Best Metal Performance" as well as six further GRAMMY nods, multiple Kerrang! Awards, Revolver Golden Gods Awards, NME Awards, and Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards, and nods for both MTV Video Music Awards and MTV Europe Music Awards.


    Slipknot has ruled live stages across the planet since their beginning, and currently headline tours and international festivals including Mayhem in the US, the UK's Download Festival, Brazil's Monsters of Rock and Rock In Rio, Australia's Soundwave Festival, and the bands own Ozzfest and Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. 2012 saw the inaugural KNOTFEST draw over 45,000 fans to a pair of daylong festival events headlined and curated by the band.

    1. XIX
    2. Sarcastrophe
    3. AOV
    4. The Devil In I
    5. Kill Pop
    6. Skeptic
    7. Lech
    8. Goodbye
    9. Nomadic
    10. The One That Kills The Least
    11. Custer
    12. Be Prepared For Hell
    13. The Negative One
    14. If Rain Is What You Want
    Slipknot
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  • The Beautiful & The Damned The Beautiful & The Damned Quick View

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    The Beautiful & The Damned

    'The Beautiful and Damned' album and short film paints a very dire portrait of Gerald/G-Eazy that is very real and has never been shared by him before.


    Originally Gerald saw limitations in his life so he created G-Eazy as a way to make it past those and live how he thought he wanted to live and become that rockstar he thought he wanted to be. The problematic pattern that has come from the rise of this star is that G-Eazy lives a constant dark clichÉ of addiction and over indulgence in his favorite vices that surround him each night in the lifestyle in which he's found himself. Heavy handed in reference to F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel of the same name, 'The Beautiful and Damned' shows us hung-over Gerald left having to clean up reckless G's aftermath on a daily basis.


    The dueling narrative he conveys is as desperate, humble, and confessional as it is brazen, celebratory, and loud in its own hubris. He is in the middle of a very serious conflict with his alter ego and he has genuine concern as well as thoughts about how to get back to who he is as person.


    This album and film is about the duality of these two characters who wrestle inside of him, and the beginning of that communication and process on how to preserve his true self.


    On the back of his monstrous first single, "No Limit" featuring A$AP Rocky and Cardi B from his forthcoming album The Beautiful & Damned, the Bay Area's own multi-platinum rapper and producer G-Eazy has announced the highly personal 20-track double-album will be out on vinyl via RCA Records.


    Special guests on the album include a cast of heavy-hitters featuring Halsey, Cardi B, A$AP Rocky, Kehlani, E-40, Charlie Puth, Anna of The North, and more.

    LP 1
    1. The Beautiful & Damned (feat. Zoe Nash)
    2. Pray For Me
    3. Him & I (feat. Halsey)
    4. But A Dream
    5. Sober (feat. Charlie Puth)
    6. Legend
    7. No Limit (feat. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B)
    8. The Plan
    9. That's A Lot
    10. Pick Me Up (feat. Anna of the North)


    LP 2
    1. Gotdamn
    2. Leviathan (feat. Sam Martin)
    3. Crash & Burn (feat. Kehlani)
    4. Summer In December
    5. Charles Brown (feat. E-40 & Jay Ant)
    6. No Less (feat. SG Lewis & Louis Mattrs)
    7. Mama Always Told Me (feat. Madison Love)
    8. Fly Away (feat. Ugochi)
    9. Love Is Gone (feat. Drew Love)
    10. Eazy (feat. Son Lux)

    G-Eazy
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  • Rip This Rip This Quick View

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    Rip This


    A perfect form of release - it heaps up mounds of
    high tension, but in the most cathartic and enjoyable
    possible way. - NPR


    A punk-fired garage tinkerer handy with all the tools
    one needs to jury-rig some tasty rock nuggets - SPIN
    Original Rock n' Roll Swagger at its finest - Hypetrak


    A pungent, effective collision of garage rock- bashing
    and Ramones sneer
    - NY Times


    When Bass Drum of Death started touring the rock club circuit
    outside Oxford, Mississippi, several years ago, there was a legitimate
    concern that the band's appeal might be limited to fans of the
    garage scene. With a seemingly never-ending series of tour dates,
    BDoD nonetheless transformed rooms full of normally
    too-cool-to-rock indie crowds into a mob of sweaty, stage-diving
    maniacs. Meanwhile, Madison Avenue, eager to cash in on hip
    cachet, took notice. Since the release of 2011's GB City, "Get Found"
    has been featured in FOX promos for the NASCAR season. Rockstar
    Games' megaseller Grand Theft Auto V helped to promote last
    year's self-titled album. Gamers terrorized the freeways of Los
    Santos, living out their cops-and-robbers fantasies, as "Crawling
    After You" blasted through their car stereo speakers. Bass Drum of
    Death are teetering on the brink of reaching a mainstream audience,
    and Rip This is their attempt to record an unapologetic rock album
    for people outside their normal fan base.


    In the past, BDoD brainchild John Barrett wrote and recorded all the
    material and toured with a revolving lineup of hired guns on drums
    and guitar. This time around, drummer Len Clark joins Barrett as a
    full-time member and collaborator. The duo began discussing plans
    for a new record when touring with Unknown Mortal Orchestra in
    2013. Barrett and Clark then convinced UMO bassist Jacob Portrait
    to take on the role of producer when the band booked a session in
    March at Prairie Sun Studios in Sonoma County, California. With a
    few rough demos, Barrett, Clark, and Portrait hunkered down for two
    weeks and cranked out the band's first proper studio album. Rip This
    retains BDoD's trademark sorry-for-partyin' swagger while
    scrapping the crackling hiss and lo-fi fuzz. The result is an record
    that still relies on an obliterating attack of heavy guitars, danceable
    hooks, and kinetic drumming, but will appeal as much to KISS fans
    as the music freaks and geeks who worship Nuggets. Both a
    challenge to music critics and a rock call-to-arms, the title says it all.
    You're not going to hear many records this year that rip like this, so
    shotgun a beer, tune in, and turn up.

    1. Electric

    2. Left For Dead

    3. For Blood

    4. Everything's The Same

    5. Sin Is In 10

    6. Black Don't Glow

    7. Burns My Eye

    8. Lose My Mind

    9. Better Days

    10. Route 69 (Yeah)
    Bass Drum Of Death
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    The Birth Of The Vibrators 1973-1975

    Despair The Birth Of The Vibrators 1973-1975 features studio recordings from the vault of Vibrators frontman Knox and his earlier incarnation of glam punk rockstars, Despair! Includes songs that would later be recorded by The Vibrators such as Sweet Sweet Heart and Dance To The Music (Whips n Furs) among others.
    1. Andy Warhol
    2. I Can See It In Your Eyes
    3. Shes Bringing You Down
    4. Country Girl
    5. Love Is
    6. Sailors On The Sea
    7. Dance To The Music (Whips n Furs)
    8. Sweet Sweet Heart
    9. Lady Easy Action
    Despair
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    Cypress Hill (Awaiting Repress)


    Limited Edition Clear Vinyl


    Somewhere in between the rock-star mischief of the Beastie Boys and the slow-creeping funk of Dr. Dre, Cypress Hill introduced their hazy-eyed sound to the world on their self-titled 1991 debut and things have never quite been the same since. The original Cypress Hill album captures the group at their risk-taking best, mixing gangster posturing, LA street politics, Latin flavor and warped humor together under a thick cloud of weed smoke and innovative beats. Nasal-voiced rapper B-Real and his partner Sen Dog, backed by the adventurous production styles of DJ Muggs, produce classics records like How I Could Just Kill a Man, Pigs, Stoned is the Way of the Walk and Hand on the Pump. Since its release, the album has won acclaim as one of Rolling Stone's Essential Recordings of the 90s and Top 100 Best Rap Albums by The Source magazine. Get On Down is proud to present one of the most influential and important hip-hop albums ever, Cypress Hill, in this special red vinyl release, featuring audio remastered from the original source tapes.


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    1. Pigs
    2. How I Could Just Kill A Man
    3. Hand On The Pump
    4. Hole In The Head
    5. Ultraviolet Dreams
    6. Light Another
    7. Phuncky Feel One
    8. Break It Up
    9. Real Estate
    10. Stoned Is The Way Of The Walk
    11. Psycobetabuckdown
    12. Something For The Blunted
    13. Latin Lingo
    14. Funky Cypress Hill Shit
    15. Tres Eqyis
    16. Born To Get Busy
    Cypress Hill
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    Feeling The Space

    If you've listened to Feeling the Space, Yoko Ono's personal-is-political 1973 album, it should come as no surprise that the once-reviled artist is inspiring a new generation of activists in 2017.On such songs as the righteous chant "Woman Power," the empathetic ballad "Angry Young Woman," the hilarious proto-grrrl "Potbelly Rocker," and the satirical "Men Men Men," Yoko sings in surprisingly straightforward fashion about the burdens carried by women and the mandate for feminism. Supported by such skilled studio vets as guitarist David Spinozza, sax player Michael Brecker, and drummer Jim Keltner, this is perhaps Yoko's most accessible album,and her most intimate.

    Feeling the Space was recorded during the time when the avant-garde visionary artist became estranged from her rock-star husband John Lennon. He plays only briefly on the album (billed as Johnny O'cean); she produced and wrote all the songs. The result is a definitive soundtrack/document of the era of consciousness raising and of radical critique of the family structure. Yoko and company deliver this hard message soft rock style, or as soft as Yoko could get. Yoko was on the front lines of the women's liberation movement. Dedicated "to the sisters who died in pain and sorrow and those who are now in prisons and in mental hospitals for being unable to survive in the male society," it's an emotional exploration of the psychological toll of oppression.

    1. Growing Pain
    2. Yellow Girl (Stand By For Life)
    3. Coffin Car
    4. Woman Of Salem
    5. Run, Run, Run
    6. If Only
    7. A Thousand Times Yes
    8. Straight Talk
    9. Angry Young Woman
    10. She Hits Back
    11. Woman Power
    12. Men, Men, Men
    Yoko Ono
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  • Pinkerton Pinkerton Quick View

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    Pinkerton

    Pinkerton on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity


    1996 Sophomore Album Cited on Countless Best-of Decade Lists


    Includes El Scorcho, Pink Triangle, Tired of Sex, and The Good Life


    Loosely Related to Puccini's Madame Butterfly, Confessional Album Lays Bare Frustration, Confusion, Awkwardness, and Loneliness Amidst Power-Pop Settings


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Experience the Album's Edgier Feel as Originally Intended


    Few records claim as bizarre a history as Weezer's Pinkerton. Upon release in 1996, the band's sophomore effort failed to meet sales expectations, lacked a hit single, and drew primarily negative reviews from the press. Then, via word of mouth and reevaluation, the Little Album That Could began to build a reputation as an initially misunderstood masterwork-a bold, brave, and exposed creation that happened to have hyper-contagious hooks to accompany the confessional lyrics. Today, it's cited on virtually every Best Albums of the 1990s list in existence.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's analog version of the effort Rolling Stone awarded a full five-star review upon revisiting it eight years later brings the band's live-in-the-studio vocals and darker, raw feel to the surface like never before. Leader Rivers Cuomo's decision to record group choruses around three microphones rather than capture them separately finally can be experienced as originally intended, with the immediate vibe paying off in the form of more engaging, edgier results that parallel the songs' personal emotions and frustrated themes. Guitars, which scrape and push, augmenting the trials and tribulations documented in the narratives, are finally rendered in proper perspective.


    Comprised of nonfiction tunes largely based on Cuomo's dissatisfaction with rock-star life, and written by the singer/guitarist as he attended school at Harvard University, Pinkerton confronts disappointment, loneliness, isolation, awkwardness, and cruel romantic irony with a universal perspective to which anybody can relate. Cuomo selected the character Lieutenant Pinkerton from Puccini's Madame Butterfly as a touchstone, believing the persona symbolic of the tormented protagonists in his songs-and recognizing similar struggles to come to terms with identity.


    Weezer's aims on Pinkerton have connected with many that identify with its narratives and adore its surfeit of melodies. Surpassing cult-classic status and conquering fickle tastes, the record ranks in Guitar World's "Top 100 Guitar Albums of All-Time"; Spin's "100 Best Albums From 1985 to 2005"; Pitchfork's "Top 100 Albums of the 1990s"; and Rolling Stone's Hall of Fame.


    For all the malaise, Pinkerton also contains beloved wit and humor. Shyness and hands-in-pocket diffidence inform "El Scorcho"; incongruity and surprise surround the simultaneously funny and sad "Pink Triangle"; tedium and desire collide on the cynical "Tired of Sex." Psychosexual confusion, unrequited passion, and good intentions elicit unintended sympathies, a trait that remains one of the record's brilliant turns.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Tired of Sex
    2. Getchoo
    3. No Other One
    4. Why Bother?
    5. Across the Sea
    6. The Good Life
    7. El Scorcho
    8. Pink Triangle
    9. Falling for You
    10. Butterfly
    Weezer
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