The Clientele – Discography (2000-2007) [FLAC]

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Artist: The Clientele
Album: Discography
Genre: Indie
Year: 2000-2007
Size: ~ 1.25 Gb
Source: CDs
Format: FLAC (image + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Retrofitted pop band the Clientele had obvious roots in the hazy, autumnal glare of Galaxie 500 and Felt. Just as those bands took their Velvet Underground and Television records to heart without being derivative, the Clientele were able to chalk up an extensive discography riddled with lush melodies of their own without sounding like a tribute band. Think of your favorite ’60s pop band and odds are they’re in the Clientele’s blood.

A Fading Summer The London-based band formed in mid-1997, consisting of Alasdair MacLean (guitar and vocals), Innes Phillips (guitar and vocals), James Hornsey (bass), and Howard (drums). Mark Keen replaced the academically occupied Howard toward the end of 1999; Phillips left early on to form the Relict, a group with a varied membership that has occasionally included Clientele members. After debuting on the Fierce Panda label’s Cry Me a Liver compilation, the Clientele released a slew of singles, compilation contributions, and EPs in short order. Most significantly, March released A Fading Summer in 2000, an EP that harvested some of the band’s hard-to-find singles and a couple new recordings. Later that year, the full-length Suburban Light (another compilation of previously recorded material) was issued by Pointy.
Lost Weekend The band hooked up with Merge in early 2001, which issued Suburban Light in the U.S. months later. The Lost Weekend EP came out on Acuarela in 2002, which was followed a year later by their first proper album and Merge debut, The Violet Hour. Strange Geometry arrived in 2005, and in 2006 the band added keyboardist/violinist/percussionist Mel Draisey to its ranks. God Save the Clientele, which featured production by Mark Nevers of the band’s U.S. labelmates Lambchop, was released in spring 2007. Bonfires on the Heath, another release for Merge, was issued during fall 2009. The Minotaur EP, which followed in August of 2010, was made up of songs recorded during the sessions for Bonfires on the Heath.
Despite the Clientele’s claims of giving up touring after their worldwide jaunt promoting Bonfires, they returned to the U.S. for live dates after the EP’s release. Soon after these dates, however, the group members announced they were going on indefinite hiatus. MacLean formed a new band called Amor de Dias, and the rest went their separate ways until re-forming (minus Draisey) to play a one-off show in 2013 at the Pop Revo festival in Denmark. Things remained quiet on the recording front, and the band surprised many fans by scheduling a U.S. tour in early 2014 to coincide with Merge’s 25th birthday festivities and the deluxe reissue of Suburban Light. The release of the career retrospective Alone and Unreal: the Best of The Clientele in September of 2015 provided the band another excuse to play a live show, while MacLean set fans hearts a flutter by sharing the news in an interview that the band had one side of a new album finished. – Artist Biography by Andy Kellman

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The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Albums Collection (2006-2012) [FLAC]

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Artist: The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Album: Albums Collection
Genre: Blues
Year: 2006-2012
Size: ~ 1.58 Gb
Source: CDs
Format: WavPack / FLAC (image + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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While they’re only a trio, the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band deliver a sound that lives up to their name, with thick, bass-heavy, blues-based guitar figures and growling vocals accompanied by muscular but minimal drumming and the metallic percussive scratch of a washboard (making them one of the first rock bands to regularly feature the latter instrument since Black Oak Arkansas). The group was formed by guitarist and singer Josh “Reverend” Peyton, who was born and raised in Indiana, and first exposed to music through his father’s record collection, which was heavy on Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan, all artists with their own take on the blues. When Josh was 12 years old, his dad gave him a Kay guitar, and once he grew to know his way around the instrument, he got an amp to go along with it. With his brother Jayme Peyton on drums and a mutual friend on bass, Josh formed his first band, Drive-Thru, and began playing parties and dances as Josh developed a greater passion for vintage blues, ranging from electric blues icons like Muddy Waters and B.B. King to country-blues artists such as Bukka White and Charley Patton. Not long after finishing high school, Josh broke up Drive-Thru after developing a severe case of tendonitis that made it extremely painful for him to play the guitar. However, after a year working as a hotel desk clerk, doctors at the Indiana Hand Center were able to perform surgery that allowed him to play the guitar again, and around the same time, he met a woman named Breezy, who shared his love of the blues. The two fell in love and eventually married; they decided to form a band, with Josh on guitar and vocals, and Breezy on vocals and washboard. Jayme Peyton rounded out the group on drums, and the Big Damn Band was born. The group hit the road hard — they play up to 250 dates a year — and in 2004 cut their first album, The Pork n’ Beans Collection, which they self-released, selling thousands of copies at the merch table at their shows. After two more self-released albums (2006’s Big Damn Nation and 2007’s The Gospel Album), Peyton’s Big Damn Band struck a deal with Side One Dummy, a punk label with a fondness for aggressive roots music, and 2008’s The Whole Fam Damily was their first release for the label. In late 2009, Jayme Peyton left the Big Damn Band, and Aaron “Cuz” Persinger took over the group’s makeshift drum kit (complete with a modified bucket). Two more albums for Side One Dummy followed (2011’s Peyton on Patton, with the group covering the songs of blues legend Charley Patton, and 2012’s Between the Ditches) before Persinger left the Big Damn Band and Ben “Bird Dog” Bussell signed on as drummer in 2013. In 2014, the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band signed a new record deal with the relaunched blues label Yazoo Records; their first release for the company, So Delicious, dropped in January 2015. – Artist Biography by Mark Deming

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Hurricane Ruth – Discography (2011-2017) [FLAC]

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Artist: Hurricane Ruth
Album: Discography
Genre: Blues
Year: 2011-2017
Size: ~ 1.31 Gb
Source: CDs
Format: FLAC (image + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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“Hurricane Ruth LaMaster is a musical force of nature. She takes the soul and the energy of the greats who came before her and combines them into her own brand of blues that grabs you and doesn’t let go until well after the records are finished playing.” — Dave Tomlinson — Preserving the Blues

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Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine – Collection (1984-1991) [FLAC]

Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine - Collection (1984-1991) [FLAC] Download

Artist: Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
Album: Collection
Genre: Pop
Year: 1984-1991
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Source: CDs, Digital download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Formed in Miami, Florida, USA in 1973, this Latin/funk/pop group was originally a trio called the Miami Latin Boys, comprising Emilio Estefan (b. 4 March 1953, Cuba; keyboards), Juan Avila (bass) and Enrique ‘Kiki’ Garcia (drums), each of whom was born in Cuba and raised in Miami. The following year the group played at a friend’s wedding where they were joined onstage by singer Gloria Fajardo (b. 1 September 1957, Havana, Cuba). The latter at first refused to join the group, then agreed to sing with them part-time as she pursued her studies. In 1975, the quartet changed its name to Miami Sound Machine. They recorded their first single, ‘Renecer’, for a local Hispanic company that year. Emilio and Gloria married in 1978. In 1979, the group recorded its first album, sung entirely in Spanish; it was picked up for distribution by CBS Records International. They recorded seven Spanish-language records during the next six years, becoming successful in predominantly US Hispanic areas, Central and South America, as well as in Europe. Meanwhile, the group’s membership grew to nine musicians. Their first English-language single, ‘Dr. Beat’, was released in 1984 and became a club/Top 10 hit in the UK, where the group then flew to appear on the BBC Television programme Top Of The Pops. The following year the group toured Japan successfully, and was honoured by their hometown Miami, which renamed a local street Miami Sound Machine Boulevard. Signed to Epic Records, their first US chart single was ‘Conga’ in 1985, reaching number 10 by early 1986. That same year saw two other US Top 10 singles, ‘Bad Boy’ and the ballad ‘Words Get In The Way’, and Billboard named them the year’s top singles act. Their first English-language album, Primitive Love, reached number 23 that same year. The group officially changed its name to Gloria Estefan And Miami Sound Machine in 1987, a year that brought one Top 10 single, ‘Rhythm Is Gonna Get You’, and Let it Loose, which reached number 6 by the spring of 1988. Another Top 10 single, ‘Can’t Stay Away From You’, and the number 1 ballad, ‘Anything For You’, were highlights of early 1988. The year closed with another US/UK Top 10 single, ‘1-2-3’. Gloria Estefan released a solo album, Cuts Both Ways, which also made the Top 10, in the summer of 1989, after which she went on to enjoy a hugely successful pop career under her own name.

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Keane – Collection (2003-2012) [FLAC]

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Artist: Keane
Album: Collection
Genre: Rock
Year: 2003-2012
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Source: CDs, Digital download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Keane’s piano-driven pop/rock is created by vocalist Tom Chaplin, drummer Richard Hughes, and pianist Tim Rice-Oxley, three childhood friends from the small town of Battle in East Sussex, England. Formed in 1997, the group started out as a college-aged cover band. Guitarist Dominic Scott was also part of this early incarnation, having previously played cover songs with Hughes and Rice-Oxley in a band named the Lotus Eaters. Keane toured the East Sussex circuit for several years while internalizing the epic sounds of their set list, which included songs by Oasis, U2, and the Beatles. The quartet began performing original material in 1998, although Chaplin left for Edinburgh University shortly thereafter to study art history. The move proved to be brief, as he returned to London in 1999 and doubled his efforts with Keane. Buoyed by Chaplin’s tenor vocals and Rice-Oxley’s inventive keyboard effects, the group made its studio debut in 2000 with a self-released single, “Call Me What You Like.” Wolf at the Door followed one year later, but the band still struggled to find its momentum as Scott left the lineup in July, leaving the band without a guitarist. Keane continued performing as a trio and happened upon their big break in December 2002, when Fierce Panda Records representative Simon Williams (who had helped discover Coldplay several years prior) was summoned by a friend to attend a Keane gig in London. Williams was impressed with the band’s performance and offered to issue Keane’s next single, Everybody’s Changing, on the spot. The limited-edition release became a success on U.K. radio and attracted attention from major record labels, several of whom began to swarm around the group. Keane signed with Island Records in 2003 and released This Is the Last Time, the band’s final single for the Fierce Panda label, before the year was up. They made their major-label debut one year later with Hopes and Fears, which hit the top of the U.K. album charts during its first week of release and beat out Morrissey’s You Are the Quarry. The ballad “Somewhere Only We Know” became a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, and Keane received two Brit Awards (for Best Breakthrough Act and Best Album 2005) while earning a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. The album went on to become the second highest-selling record of the year in the U.K., barely losing out to the Scissor Sisters’ debut. Keane opened several shows during U2’s 2005 tour in support of their debut, which was followed several months later by the Live Recordings 2004 EP. When it came time to return to the recording studio, the band once again enlisted producer Andy Green and fashioned a darker album titled Under the Iron Sea. Arriving in 2006, it debuted at number four on the Billboard Top 200, topped the U.K. charts, and spun off the band’s most successful single to date with Is It Any Wonder? Keane chose to pursue a different agenda for their next project, however, returning in 2008 with a slightly retooled sound — including the presence of electric guitar — and a new album, Perfect Symmetry. Two years later, they changed directions yet again with the release of Night Train, an eight-song EP featuring collaborations with the Somali rapper K’NAAN. Released in 2012, Strangeland, the full-length follow-up to Perfect Symmetry, married that album’s use of guitars and ber-pop sensibility with the anthemic, piano-led sound prevalent on the band’s first two albums, particularly Under the Iron Sea. ~ Andrew Leahey

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The Hives – Collection (1996-2015) [FLAC]

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Artist: The Hives
Album: Collection
Genre: Rock
Year: 1996-2015
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Source: CDs, Digital download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Eight years into their career, the Hives rose from garage rock stalwarts to one of the trendiest bands of the early 2000s, along with the Strokes and the White Stripes. Mixing arty contrivances such as a strict black-and-white dress code and the guidance of a (possibly imaginary) Svengali named Randy Fitzsimmons with Stooges-inspired rock, the Hives — Nicholaus Arson, Chris Dangerous, Dr. Matt Destruction, Vigilante Carlstroem, and Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist — formed in 1993 in Fagersta, Sweden, while they were still in their teens. After signing with a subsidiary of the Burning Heart label in 1995, they released their debut EP, Oh Lord! When? How?, the following year. The group switched to Burning Heart for their first full-length, Barely Legal, in 1997; that year they also embarked on their first U.S. tour. After the release of 1998’s A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T EP, changes in the band’s management put things on hold for a time. However, the Hives returned in 2000 with their second full-length album, Veni Vidi Vicious, which featured the singles “Hate to Say I Told You So” and “Main Offender.” The album, along with tours with the like-minded International Noise Conspiracy and the Hellacopters, generated serious buzz around the group, leading to praise from stars as diverse as Noel Gallagher and Courtney Love, and a deal with Alan McGee’s Poptones label in 2001. In the United States, Gearhead Records reissued Barely Legal, A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T, and Hate to Say I Told You So. More touring and the re-release of their singles in the U.K. culminated with the Top Ten debut of Your New Favourite Band, a compilation of songs from their two previous albums and EPs, upon its release in spring 2002. That summer, the Hives returned to the U.S. for another round of live dates before playing the Reading and Leeds festivals, among others. The band spent most of 2003 in the studio and out of the limelight, but they returned with a vengeance in 2004: Your New Favourite Band was reissued in the States by Sire Records; Interscope released the Walk Idiot Walk single and the Hives’ third full-length, Tyrannosaurus Hives. Late in 2007, The Black and White Album, which featured production work from the Neptunes, arrived. In 2012, after playing a series of secret shows in Stockholm, the band released their fifth album, Lex Hives, on their own Disque Hives label. ~ Heather Phares

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Emmylou Harris – Collection (1975-2008) [FLAC]

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Artist: Emmylou Harris
Album: Collection
Genre: Country
Year: 1975-2008
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Source: CDs, Digital download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Though other performers sold more records and earned greater fame, few had as profound an impact on contemporary music as Emmylou Harris. Blessed with a crystalline voice, a remarkable gift for phrasing, and a restless creative spirit, she traveled a singular artistic path, proudly carrying the torch of “cosmic American music” passed down by her mentor, Gram Parsons. With the exception of only Neil Young — not surprisingly an occasional collaborator — no other mainstream star established a similarly large body of work as consistently iconoclastic, eclectic, or daring; even more than four decades into her career, Harris’ latter-day music remained as heartfelt, visionary, and vital as her earliest recordings.

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Swedish House Mafia – Collection (2010-2013) [FLAC]

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Artist: Swedish House Mafia
Album: Collection
Genre: House
Year: 2010-2013
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Source: CDs, Digital download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Swedish House Mafia were a house music supergroup featuring DJ/producers Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso, each of whom was an accomplished DJ/producer and label owner in his own right. The members of the Swedish group initially teamed up in the mid-2000s, when they toured together as DJs and collaborated from time to time on one another’s productions. (Eric Prydz was also a member for a while.) Axwell, Angello, and Ingrosso’s breakout performance as Swedish House Mafia came on August 12, 2008, when they played the Main Room at Cream Amnesia in Ibiza, Spain as part of Radio 1’s Essential Mix Ibiza. Several years later, the trio signed a major-label recording contract with EMI (Astralwerks in the U.S.) and made their commercial production debut with the summer 2010 anthem “One,” also known as “One (Your Name),” the latter version featuring Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes on vocals. The song was a Top Ten hit in the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Belgium, and landed on the group’s debut album, 2010’s Until One. Two years later the group members announced they were breaking up and returning to their solo careers, although only after a farewell tour and the release of their second album, 2012’s Until Now. Like the debut, it was extremely successful — platinum-certified in Sweden. The release of One Last Tour: A Live Soundtrack brought the project to a close in 2014. ~ Jason Birchmeier

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Bag Raiders – Collection (2007-2016) [FLAC]

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Artist: Bag Raiders
Album: Collection
Genre: Electronic
Year: 2007-2016
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Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Bag Raiders are an Australian electronic band founded in 2006 by mainstays Jack Glass and Chris Stracey. The two both play keyboards, drums and act as vocalists, producers, and remixers in the group with Stracey additionally playing guitar. They also DJ, writing and producing remixes of other artists’ work. In 2009 they were rated at No. 11 on the inthemix poll of Australia’s top 50 DJs.

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U2 – 11 Japan CDs (1984-2009) [FLAC+CUE+LOG]

Genre: Rock
Year: 1984-2009
Publisher (label): Island
Catalog number: P35D 20002 – UICI 1077
Audio codec: FLAC (* .flac)
rip type: image + .cue
Audio Bitrate: lossless
Duration: 9:03:54

Album list:

1984 The Unforgettable Fire (P35D 20002)
1987 The Joshua Tree (P35D 20034)
1988 Rattle and Hum (P33D 20075)
1991 Achtung Baby (PSCD 1170)
1993 Zooropa (PHCR 1750)
1993 Stay. Faraway, So Close! (PHCR 8713)
1995 Passengers (PHCR 1800)
1997 Pop (PHCR 1835)
1998 The Best of 1980-1990 (PHCR 1885)
2000 All That You Can’t Leave Behind (UICI 1002)
2009 No Line On the Horizon (UICI 1077)

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