May 28, 2022

Bigg Jus - Plantation Rhymes/Gaffling Whips (Limited Edition) (2001)

*This pressing contains 13 tracks total.
Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Label Number: SVM 17

© 2001 Sub Verse Music
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Green On Red - This Time Around : Too Much Fun (1998)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Alternative Country
Label Number: EDCD591

© 1998 Edsel Records
In 2001, Edsel released This Time Around/Too Much Fun, which contained two albums -- This Time Around (1989, originally issued on Mercury) and Too Much Fun (1992, originally on Off Beat) -- by Green on Red on one compact disc.

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Overdose - Progress of Decadence (1993)

Country: Brazil
Language: English
Genre: Thrash Metal
Label Number: 11063-2

© 1993 Futurist
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A Tribe Called Quest - Stressed Out (Maxi Single) (1996)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Label Number: 01241-42420-2

© 1996 Jive Records
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Blak Forest - You Are Now Entering The... (20th Anniversary Edition) (2017)

*This is digital store download purchased from Bandcamp
The files have been tagged and sorted for convenience.
This version contains 20 tracks total.
Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Label Number: None

© 1997-2017 Beat Freq Recordings
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May 27, 2022

The Watts Prophets - When The 90's Came (1996)

*This is digital store download purchased from Tidal
The files have been tagged and sorted for convenience.
Contains 20 tracks total.
Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Spoken Word
Label Number: None

© 1996 The Island Def Jam Music Group
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Stevie Nicks - The Wild Heart (1983)

*U.S. first pressing. 
Contains 10 tracks total.
Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Pop
Label Number: 90084-2

© 1983 Modern Records
Stevie Nicks was following both her debut solo album, Bella Donna (1981), which had topped the charts, sold over a million copies (now over four million), and spawned four Top 40 hits, and Fleetwood Mac's Mirage (1982), which had topped the charts, sold over a million copies (now over two million), and spawned three Top 40 hits (including her "Gypsy"), when she released her second solo album, The Wild Heart. She was the most successful American female pop singer of the time. Not surprisingly, she played it safe: The Wild Heart contained nothing that would disturb fans of her previous work and much that echoed it. As on Bella Donna, producer Jimmy Iovine took a simpler, more conventional pop/rock approach to the arrangements than Fleetwood Mac's inventive Lindsey Buckingham did on Nicks's songs, which meant the music was more straightforward than her typically elliptical lyrics. Iovine did get a Mac-like sound on "Nightbird," in which Nicks repeated her invocation to "the white winged dove" from Bella Donna's "Edge of Seventeen," and on "Sable on Blond," a "Gypsy" soundalike. His most daring effort was the album's leadoff single, "Stand Back," which boasted a disco tempo. Elsewhere, the songs were largely interchangeable with those on Bella Donna, even down to the obligatory duet with Tom Petty. Nicks seemed to know what she was up to -- one song was called "Nothing Ever Changes." As a result, The Wild Heart sold to the faithful -- it made the Top Ten, sold over a million copies, and spawned three Top 40 hits ("Stand Back," "Nightbird," and "If Anyone Falls"). And that was appropriate: if you loved Bella Donna, you would like The Wild Heart very much.

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Lunatics Without Skateboards Inc. - Reality (1996)

Country: Netherlands
Language: English
Genre: Thrash Metal
Label Number: UCA-006-L

© 1996 Upcoming Artists
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Paingod - Paingod (1997)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Thrash Metal
Label Number: 7863-2

© 1997 Century Media
On their self-titled debut, Paingod (formerly known as Raped Ape) stick mostly with crushing, Pantera-esque power metal. They do it well, although they don't have as wide a range of sonic textures as that group.

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Shaark - Propaganda (1997)

Country: Czech Republic
Language: English
Genre: Thrash Metal
Label Number: 001-97

© 1997 99 Records
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Shaark - Sinn Fein (1994)

Country: Czech Republic
Language: English
Genre: Thrash Metal
Label Number: None

© 1994 Free Art Records
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W.C. Noise - Reality Asylum

*German first pressing. 
Contains 9 tracks total. 
Country: Portugal
Language: English
Genre: Thrash Metal
Label Number: 180015 2

© 1994-1995 Milestone Music
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Three Melancholy Gypsys - Gypsy's Luck (1998)

*First pressing. 
Contains 8 tracks total.
Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Label Number: None

© 1998 Not On Label
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Various Artists - Underground Hip-Hop Volume 1 (2002)

Country: Canada
Language: English
Genre: Hip-Hop
Label Number: None

© 2002 Urbnet Records
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Mr. Dibbs - The 30th Song (2003)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Label Number: RS0030-2

© 2003 Rhymesayers Entertainment
A more concise work than many of his earlier mixtapes, The 30th Song is definitely one of Mr. Dibbs' producer records, a mostly instrumental journey through moods and grooves with (slightly) less emphasis on the sprawling grandeur of one of the Midwest's best turntablists. Instead of the usual flashy moves, Dibbs plays around with other techniques, using clever pauses and drop-outs to good effect for "I Hate Greg" and great transformer work for a screeching guitar solo on "Outreach 5" (with Fat Jon). The nine-minute live epic "Omega Prophecy" features Tommy Davidson and the Guinness-record-holding drummer Boo Boo McAfee (he once played the drums for a month straight). "231 Ways to Fry an Egg" samples another solo studio wizard (Paul McCartney), and the standout "Delta Bound" borrows from a pair of blues legends: the plaintive wail of Robert Johnson (from "Hellhound on My Trail") over the Chicago bump-and-grind of Muddy Waters ("I'm a Man"). The result is a turntable jam that's nearly as raw and effective as a blues. Poised halfway between the grandiose sonic austerity of DJ Shadow and the turntable madness of most turntablists, Mr. Dibbs shows how it's able to age gracefully in hip-hop. (Of course, as proved on the closer, "Porntablist," he's still able to have plenty of fun.)

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May 26, 2022

Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna (1981) ☠

*U.S. first pressing. 
Contains 10 tracks total.
Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Pop
Label Number: 38139-2
☠: Selected by Lass
© 1981-1985 ATCO/Modern Records
Stevie Nicks' solo career was off to an impressive, if overdue, start with Bella Donna, which left no doubt that she could function quite well without the input of her colleagues in Fleetwood Mac. The album yielded a number of hits that seemed omnipresent in the '80s, including the moving "Leather and Lace" (which unites Nicks with Don Henley), the poetic "Edge of Seventeen," and her rootsy duet with Tom Petty, "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around." But equally engaging are less-exposed tracks like the haunting "After the Glitter Fades." Hit producer Jimmy Iovine wisely avoids over-producing, and keeps things sounding organic on this striking debut.

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Cosmic Haze - Cosmic Haze (1995)

Country: Germany
Language: English
Genre: Thrash Metal
Label Number: EDEL 0086232 RAD

© 1995 Blue Merle
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Random Damage - Random Damage (1995)

Country: Canada
Language: English
Genre: Thrash Metal
Label Number: M 7014 2

© 1995 Blue Merle
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Face Down - Mindfield (1996)

Country: Sweden
Language: English
Genre: Thrash Metal
Label Number: RR 8902.2

© 1996 Roadrunner/Soundfront Records
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Playdough - Lonely Superstar (2002)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Label Number: BED39599

© 2002 Uprok
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Alice - Alice (1981)

*Reissued on CD for the first time 
in 1997 by EMI Records
Contains 8 tracks total. 
Country: Italian
Language: Italian (Italiano)
Genre: Pop
Label Number: 0777 7 48703 2 0

© 1981-1997 EMI Records
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Chill E.B. - Born Suspicious (1994)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Style: Conscious Rap
Label Number: VIRUS 124CD

© 1994 Alternative Tentacles
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