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RECORD TIME: Record Store Day 2012

19 Apr

“Record shops are as important as the records themselves.” Whatever your personal thoughts on Noel Gallagher, there’s no denying the truth of a statement like that. Record Store Day is becoming more and more of a necessity for shops to stay afloat, particularly with the rise of iTunes and similar online shops. 

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EMI: Thanks for the Memories

20 Nov

EMI is no longer. Split into two and sold to both Sony and Universal, the “last truly British record company” is now extinct. Its history, however, will endure on vinyl and digitally. The company released some great records.  Forget the obvious for a moment (we’ll come back to those) and just think fondly about Art Brut, about The Decemberists’ “The Crane Wife”. About Gorillaz, and about REM’s earlier work.

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