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David Bowie Station to Station

In memory of David Bowie

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Processing loss is different for everyone. The day David Bowie died, the world was filled with stirring tributes. Even I tried to sound off in a fumbling, ineloquent post on Facebook. It wasn’t…

modest mouse strangers to ourselves

Modest Mouse’s Intriguing Way of Promoting their New Album

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Modest Mouse recently performed quite the interesting experiment on us all, leading up to the March 17th release of their new album Stranger to Ourselves. They decided to see if a new way…

Foo-Fighters beat the bots

Foo Fighter’s Attempt to “Beat the Bots”

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A look at the Foo Fighters’ recent attempt to change how concert tickets are sold through a personal story and reflection. On Saturday November 22nd, I sluggishly crawled out of bed to participate…

Sur Back

Rising Star: Sur Back

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Rising Star is a recurring column written by Dylan Tracy, contributor. It consists of an interview and an exclusive premiere. Today’s feature is on Caroline Sans, or Sur Back, her solo art pop…

How to take care of vinyl records

An Info-Graphic on How to Take Care of Vinyl Records

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Happy New Year to everyone! We hope everyone’s year is off to a great start, and that this recent holiday brought some of you into the analog world or just fed your vinyl…


4 Writers Pick 3 Overlooked Albums of 2014

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Here we present to you some of the best overlooked albums of 2014, from the perspective of 4 OurVinyl writers who each have different personal tastes. Check it out, give em a listen,…

Up & Downstream Discovery - The Benefits of Streaming Music

Up & Downstream Discovery – The Benefits of Streaming Music

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For right now, let’s not get bogged down in discussing the dry facts from a consumer point of view. If you want to read the facts on Streaming vs Owning music, it’s an…

top albums of 2014

5 Writers’ Top 5 Albums of 2014

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Here we present to you the top 5 albums of 2014 from the personal perspective of 5 different OurVinyl writers, who each have quite varied tastes from each other. We hope this presents…

RIP iPod Classic

A Classic iPod is Worth What Now?!

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The iPod Classic has been discontinued. It’s very interesting, last week we posted an article on the differences – seen and unseen – between owning versus streaming your music. The article looks at…

owning vs streaming music

Music Talk: Streaming vs Owning

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Let’s first look at the facts, owning music in the form of downloading albums and songs is on the decline. Digital sales declined for the first time in 2013 and are continuing to…

When Less is More

Music Talk: When Less is More

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Less can be more. This was a concept many others and I were taught while studying audio engineering. As a statement it’s an oxymoron, but in relation to music it’s an absorbing topic…


Some Fun Tidbits from the 2014 CMJ Music Marathon

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New York City’s CMJ Music Marathon came and went, and there was a lot to be excited about: lots of hype, lots of venues, and lots of shows. Playing CMJ can be a…