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1. NASA Discovered The Most Distant Black Hole The farthest known supermassive black hole has just been discovered—and the "matter-eating beast" is some 800 million times the mass of the Sun. Because it grew to an immense size just 690 million...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Musicality
The holidays are for spending time with your favorite people—friends, family, neighbors (maybe even kids and pets)—and one of the great unifiers is music. This year, as the world sometimes sounds unstable, there's even greater value to simple joys...
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"Bizarre Ride II" 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Released in 1992 via Delicious Vinyl Records, Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde is turning 25 years old—and to celebrate, this deluxe edition is available for pre-order now. Including a double-LP along with three 12" singles, there are also brand new liner...
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Model 33
Plastic milk crates, IKEA Kallax shelves, repurposed wooden crates—these classic storage options tend to hide the one of the best things about owning vinyl: album covers. Kickstarted into reality, Chicago-based flipbin has designed a slightly angled...
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Voyager Golden Record Box Set
The Golden Records (first created to be taken aboard the Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977) were always intended for extraterrestrial ears. Made with 55 greetings in different languages, nature sounds, plus all kinds of music, the contents were chosen...
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Limited Edition "DAMN" Vinyl
The red lettering on the album cover of Kendrick Lamar's fourth studio record DAMN now has a complementary limited edition translucent red vinyl pressing. With only 2000 copies, the two-LP record will surely sell out. One of the strongest music offerings...
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1. Animals That Love Touchscreens "Orangutans at the Miami Zoo are already using tablets to give their keepers dinner suggestions," explains a new report by Atlas Obscura. We've long observed or heard about cats' reactions to iPad games or penguins...
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We Got it From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
A Tribe Called Quest's first album in 18 years We Got it From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service was released late 2016 but still feels (like all of their records) super-fresh after countless listens. Featuring the likes of André 3000, Kendrick Lamar...
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Syd: Fin
Syd (aka The Internet's frontwoman) released her debut solo record recently and it's sublime. In early April, it will be available on vinyl—and not a moment too soon. With production from MeLo-X, Hit-Boy and Steve Lacy, the 12-track record is sexy...
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Kishi Bashi: Sonderlust
Still one of our favorite records from 2016, Kishi Bashi's Sonderlust is beautifully uplifting despite its pathos. Deeply personal and yet universally relatable, the record features all the sparkle we've grown to expect and adore from the singer/songwriter...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Musicality
The world may feel very divided this holiday season, but if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that music possesses a type of magical power that can unite, inspire and entertain us all. Whether punk rock or easy listening is your jam, there...
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"Before The Dawn" Live Album Vinyl Box-Set
When singer Kate Bush took the stage for a 22-date residency at London's Hammersmith Apollo, fans around the world rejoiced. The sometimes reclusive songstress delivered a multi-media performance of epic proportions. Now, for those who were not able...
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Model 33 Record Storage
Crate digging is fun, but not when you're in the middle of a passionate DJ set. Chicago-based Flipbin solves this problem with a handy aluminum display-and-storage unit designed to keep 33 of your favorite 12-inch records on deck and within easy reach...
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Wall-Mounted 12" Record Holder
Album art has always made a statement about the music within or those who produced it. Vinyl collectors know this and, with Jeremy Porter's walnut wood wall-mounted record holder (with a hand-applied oil finish), one's favorite can be constantly on...
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Compilation #1
Released on vinyl for the first time, Compilation #1 is an essential for DFA Records fans. While the album was released in the olden days (pre-iTunes) on CD, it's now available as a two-record set and features the likes of The Rapture, The Juan Maclean...
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Wall-Mounted Record Holder
Rockport, Maine-based furniture designer Jeremy Porter received a special request from a friend: a beautiful way to display a single record, as other options in the market were mostly plastic, steel and oftentimes ugly. Using his favored material...
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Limited Edition Gold Daft Punk Vinyl
Toilet Paper Magazine, Daft Punk and The Vinyl Factory have come together for a highly covetable collectible. Made in an edition of 1000, the French duo's 1995 tracks "Da Funk" and "Teachers" (both from the iconic Homework album) have been rerecorded...
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The Avalanches "Since I Left You" Vinyl Reissue
The Avalanches' first record Since I Left You, released in 2000, famously features a whopping 3,500 samples. With slightly fewer samples, the band's second record came out this year, but—much to the delight of fans—the Australian group also reissued...
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Vulnicura Live Boxset
If you couldn't catch Björk on tour performing her heartbreak-to-healing Vulnicura, the Icelandic artist has collected her favorite performances into a live album, plus a few classics like "Wanderlust." The luxury edition boxset includes a double LP...
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Flipbin Brings Your Favorite Vinyl Records to the Front
There is a myriad of record storage and organizing designs out there but the recently launched flipbin—currently funding on Kickstarter—grabbed our attention. Manufactured in Chicago, the aluminum storage unit is angled (supported by another...
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Record Store Day 2016: DJ Lloyd's Deep Cuts
In case you've forgotten, Record Store Day is tomorrow. Regardless of whether the hundreds of "exclusive new releases and reissues" were worth pressing to vinyl, the event celebrates the long-loved medium and rekindles the flame with albums old...
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