The National – Discography (2001-2014) [FLAC]

The National - Discography (2001-2014) [FLAC] Download

Artist: The National
Album: Discography
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2001-2014
Size: ~ 4.45 Gb
Source: CDs, Digital download
Format: FLAC (tracks + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Although formed during the post-punk revival of the late ’90s, the National took inspiration from a wider set of influences, including country-rock, Americana, indie rock, and Brit-pop. The lineup began taking shape in Ohio and officially cemented itself in New York, with baritone vocalist Matt Berninger joining forces with two sets of brothers — Scott (bass) and Bryan Devendorf (drums), and Aaron (guitar) and Bryce Dessner (guitar). After establishing themselves as a live act, the bandmates made their studio debut with The National, a self-titled record that appeared in 2001 to considerable acclaim. Two years later, the band returned with Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, a deft blending of alternative country and chamber pop that found the band partnering with producer Peter Katis.
Cherry Tree The National continued working with Katis throughout the rest of the decade. Following the release of an EP, Cherry Tree, in 2004, the band signed with Beggars Banquet and released Alligator. Although sales were modest, Alligator proved to be one of the year’s most critically approved releases. Released in 2007, Boxer, an ambitious effort that featured orchestration by the Clogs’ Padma Newsome and piano by Sufjan Stevens, fared similarly well. It also became the band’s first album to chart fairly well, peaking at number 67 on the Billboard 200.
A Skin, A Night & The Virginia EP A documentary by French filmmaker Vincent Moon was released in 2008, capturing the band during the Boxer recording sessions. That same year, the National released The Virginia EP, a collection of new material and various B-sides, and began working on a new studio album with Katis. High Violet appeared two years later, earning the guys the highest marks of their career and going gold in multiple countries. Trouble Will Find Me, the group’s sixth long-player, was issued in 2013 and featured guest appearances from Sharon Van Etten, Sufjan Stevens, Dark Dark Dark’s Nona Marie Invie, St. Vincent, Doveman, and Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Perry. The Grammy-nominated album peaked at the number three slot on the Billboard 200. In 2015 the group issued a limited-edition nine-LP box set entitled Lot of Sorrow, which chronicled the group’s epic 2013 MoMA-hosted performance art collaboration with Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, which saw the band perform the song “Sorrow” (from High Violet) for six straight hours (105 times). – Artist Biography by Andrew Leahey

Continue reading The National – Discography (2001-2014) [FLAC]

Tegan and Sara – Albums Collection (1999-2016) [FLAC]

Tegan and Sara - Albums Collection (1999-2016) [FLAC] Download

Artist: Tegan and Sara
Album: Albums Collection
Genre: Indie
Year: 1999-2016
Size: ~ 3.21 Gb
Source: CDs
Format: FLAC (tracks/image + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

An award-winning, internationally successful duo comprising identical siblings Tegan and Sara Quin, Tegan and Sara first burst onto the Canadian music scene in 1998, when they earned the highest score in history at Calgary’s Garage Warz competition; their quick rise didn’t stop, for their melodic acoustics and charming stage personas led to a slew of dates with Sarah McLachlan’s Lilith Fair that same year and a record deal with Neil Young’s Vapor Records in April 2000.

This Business of Art Natives of Calgary, the twin sisters derived their music interests from their parents. Tegan and Sara began playing piano at age eight, and in their teens they were playing in their own punk bands. This Business of Art, which was produced by singer/songwriter Hawksley Workman, marked their debut in mid-2000, and a summer tour with Neil Young and the Pretenders followed in July. Two years later, Tegan and Sara released If It Was You, followed in 2004 by their commercial breakthrough, So Jealous. In 2005, the White Stripes released a popular cover of If It Was You’s “Walking with a Ghost.” That same year saw the duo touring the U.S. with the Killers and landing seven songs in the popular TV medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.
New Wave In 2007, Tegan sang backup on a song on new Sire labelmate Against Me!’s album New Wave, and the twins, who had by then moved far from the singer/songwriter mold and were more interested in exploring pop, punk, and indie rock, came out with The Con, produced by Christopher Walla of Death Cab for Cutie. Working with Walla went well, and Tegan and Sara also utilized his production skills on their next album, 2009’s Sainthood. The year 2009 also found the duo collaborating with Tisto on the song “Feel It in My Bones” for his Kaleidoscope album and with comedian Margaret Cho on the track “Intervention” from her Cho Dependent release. Arriving in 2011, the live CD/DVD Get Along was paired with three short behind-the-scenes films called States, India, and For the Most Part.
Heartthrob On their seventh studio album, Tegan and Sara turned to producer Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Kelly Clarkson, Ke$ha) for help in making an album that reflected the modern pop sound. The very slick yet still emotionally powerful Heartthrob was released in early 2013 to almost universal critical acclaim, topping the charts in over a dozen countries and earning three Juno Awards and a Polaris Music Prize nomination. They next appeared singing the theme song to 2014’s Lego Movie. Recorded with the Lonely Planet, “Everything Is Awesome” was certified gold and nominated for an Academy Award. Their next album, 2016’s Love You to Death, was again produced by Kurstin and found the sisters delving even deeper into radio pop. – Artist Biography by MacKenzie Wilson

Continue reading Tegan and Sara – Albums Collection (1999-2016) [FLAC]

Fucked Up – Albums Collection (2006-2014) [FLAC]

Fucked Up - Albums Collection (2006-2014) [FLAC] Download

Artist: Fucked Up
Album: Albums Collection
Genre: Punk
Year: 2006-2014
Size: ~ 3.18 Gb
Source: CDs
Format: FLAC (tracks + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

While Canadian punk provocateurs Fucked Up play aggressive and incendiary music, that’s hardly where their desire to stir up trouble begins and ends. The group strays far from the standard template of four-four punk stomp, incorporating extended instrumental workouts, unusual arrangements, and lengthy experimental passages along with the furious guitars and ranting vocals. While Fucked Up have paid homage on record to pioneering anarchist movements and creative and political troublemakers of all stripes, they’ve also flirted with fascist images and obscure mysticism in a bid to puzzle and confront their audiences. And despite their fondness for lengthy musical statements, Fucked Up waited until four years into their recording career to record a full-length album.

Fucked Up formed in Toronto, Ontario, in 2001; the group members, who used pseudonyms as well as their real names, were Damian Abraham (aka Pink Eyes and Father Damien) on lead vocals, Mike Haliechuk (aka 10,000 Marbles) on lead guitar, Josh Zucker (aka Concentration Camp and Gulag) on rhythm guitar, Sandy Miranda (aka Mustard Gas) on bass, and Jonah Falco (aka Mr. Jo and Guinea Beat) on drums. In 2002, the band released its first record, a vinyl 7″ called No Parasan distributed by Deranged Records. Over the next four years, Fucked Up would release a steady stream of singles, EPs, and cassettes, most notably the infamous Looking for Gold vinyl 12″, which featured the epic-length title song (which incorporates massive guitar overdubs, extended drum solos, and a whistled coda); rather than deal with the expense of the EP’s elaborate package, the band opted to post the record online rather than go into a third pressing.

Fucked Up’s purposefully obscure and cryptic lyrical concerns led some music journalists to suggest the band was playing a bit too lightly with fascist ideology, an accusation the group seemed to cite when it featured a photo of a Hitler Youth rally on the sleeve of a split single with Haymaker. (The bandmembers also frequently cited their manager David Eliade as a key lyrical influence, but if he’s an actual Malcolm McLaren-style Svengali or a fictional creation in the manner of Randy Fitzsimmons is anyone’s guess.)

Hidden World In 2006, Fucked Up released their much-anticipated full-length album, Hidden World, through Jade Tree, a musically ambitious collection that featured 13 songs in 72 minutes, though its release didn’t stop their ongoing parade of singles and EPs, eight of which appeared the same year as the album. By 2008, the band had accumulated nearly 40 records to its name, mostly limited vinyl singles, and a third guitarist had been added to the lineup, going by the name of Young Governor, L’il Bitey, and/or Bad Kid; his real name is Ben Cook. In March, a chaotic performance on a pedestrian bridge at South by Southwest added to the hype for Year of the Pig, the second in their series of 12″ Zodiac EPs celebrating the Chinese New Year, which was released in mid-July that year.
The Chemistry of Common Life Just three months later, the band released its first full-length for Matador, The Chemistry of Common Life, which earned the band the Polaris Music Prize, an award given to the year’s outstanding Canadian album. The 2011 follow-up, David Comes to Life, was a highly conceptual beast of a double album, nearly 80 minutes in length, ushered in by several accompanying singles and a limited Record Store Day vinyl companion piece titled David’s Town. While not as conceptually daring, the band’s fourth album, 2014’s Glass Boys, found Fucked Up continuing to evolve their sprawling sound with an album of personal and self-reflective material. In 2015, Fucked Up released yet another EP, Year of the Hare, their seventh Zodiac series installment, and an eighth, Year of the Snake, appeared in 2017. – Artist Biography by Mark Deming

Continue reading Fucked Up – Albums Collection (2006-2014) [FLAC]

Aimee Mann – Albums Collection (1993-2012) [FLAC]

Aimee Mann - Albums Collection (1993-2012) [FLAC] Download

Artist: Aimee Mann
Album: Albums Collection
Genre: Indie
Year: 1993-2012
Size: ~ 3.3 Gb
Source: CDs
Format: FLAC (tracks/image + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

During the ’80s, Aimee Mann led the post-new wave pop group ‘Til Tuesday. After releasing three albums with the group, she broke up the band and embarked on a solo career. Her first solo album, Whatever, was a more introspective, folk-tinged effort than ‘Til Tuesday’s albums, and received uniformly positive reviews upon its release in the summer of 1993. However, the album was just a small hit, spending only seven weeks on the American charts, where it peaked at 127. Nevertheless, Whatever rejuvenated her career — after its release, critics were praising her songwriting, as were peers like Elvis Costello, Difford & Tilbrook, and Andy Partridge.
Melrose Place: The Music Early in 1995, Mann had a modest hit with “That’s Just What You Are,” a song included on the soundtrack to the television series Melrose Place. Following the success of the single, Mann was set to release her second solo album in the spring of 1995, but her record label, Imago, filed for bankruptcy before its release. She signed a contract with Reprise Records after Imago went under, but Imago prevented her from releasing any records. For most of 1995, Mann battled Imago in an attempt to free herself from the label, eventually winning her independence at the end of the year. After her dispute with Imago was settled, she signed with DGC Records. Mann’s second album, I’m with Stupid, was released in England in the late fall of 1995 and in January of 1996 in America. Again, it was greeted with positive reviews yet weak sales.
Magnolia [Original Soundtrack]Mann’s career got a kick-start in early 2000, however, when she released her soundtrack for the critically acclaimed film Magnolia; the song “Save Me” was later nominated for an Academy Award. Originally available only at live dates, the solo Bachelor No. 2 received national release in the spring. In the summer of 2002, Mann returned to the forefront with the self-released Lost in Space. Late 2004 saw the release of Live at St. Ann’s Warehouse, a CD/DVD package recorded during her summer tour. It was followed in 2006 by the critically acclaimed Forgotten Arm, a concept album built around the return from Vietnam of a drug-addicted boxer. Mann released a collection of Christmas songs called One More Drifter in the Snow in 2006. @#%&! Smilers followed in 2008.
CharmerMann spent the next few years working on adapting The Forgotten Arm into a musical, a project that was ultimately abandoned. She remained in the spotlight through semi-regular concerts and a memorable cameo on the IFC comedy series Portlandia before finally returning in the fall of 2012 with Charmer, her first album in four years. In 2013, Mann started performing with Ted Leo in a project that was eventually named Both; the duo released an album, also called Both, in 2014. Following that, Mann turned her attention to her ninth solo album, recording the deliberately slow and sad Mental Illness with producer Paul Bryan. The album appeared in March 2017. – Artist Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Continue reading Aimee Mann – Albums Collection (1993-2012) [FLAC]

Dean Martin – French Style (1962/2014) [HDTracks 24-96]

Dean Martin – French Style (1962/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 35:49 minutes | 699 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Legacy Recordings

Recorded in 1962, French Style features French-themed popular songs and Chansons arranged by Neal Hefti, including “C’est si bon” and “La Vie En Rose.”

Continue reading Dean Martin – French Style (1962/2014) [HDTracks 24-96]

Eumir Deodato – Motion (1984/2011) [HDTracks 24-192]

Eumir Deodato – Motion (1984/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 36:40 minutes | 1,34 GB | Genre: Electronic, Pop, R&B
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Rhino/Warner Bros.
Recorded: Duplex Sound, NYC, January, February, March, 1984

Motion, released in 1984, is an invigorating work that finds Deodato delving into the realms of electro-inspired music. The futuristic project presents Deodato combining Linn and DMX drums with more traditional instruments highlighting his compelling keyboard skills. Singer Katreese Barnes lends refreshing vocals to this urban funk-disco album. The mind-bending record is vital for any music library.

Continue reading Eumir Deodato – Motion (1984/2011) [HDTracks 24-192]

Xile-Grafton EP-CDEP-FLAC-2016-CATARACT

Xile-Grafton EP-CDEP-FLAC-2016-CATARACT Download

Xile-Grafton EP-CDEP-FLAC-2016-CATARACT

Release Name: Xile-Grafton_EP-CDEP-FLAC-2016-CATARACT
Artist: Xile
Album: Grafton EP
Genre: Hardcore
Year: 2016
Tracks: 5
Duration: 00:08:27
Size: 63.54 MB

Tracklist:

  1. Xile – 3.6.9 – 0:53 (1016 kbps , 6.47 MB)
  2. Xile – Promise Of Bloodshed – 2:05 (1060 kbps , 15.83 MB)
  3. Xile – Frozen Over – 1:30 (1032 kbps , 11.1 MB)
  4. Xile – Burn – 2:09 (1068 kbps , 16.38 MB)
  5. Xile – Warzone – 1:52 (1030 kbps , 13.75 MB)

Continue reading Xile-Grafton EP-CDEP-FLAC-2016-CATARACT

Elvis Presley – 24 Karat Hits (1997/2013) [AcousticSounds DSD64]

Elvis Presley – 24 Karat Hits (1997/2013)
DSF Mono/Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 01:01:08 minutes | 2,42 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Digital Booklet | © RCA Records

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original analog master tapes to vinyl and PCM. The DSD was sourced from the PCM. George listened to all of the different A/D converters he had before he chose which to use, and he felt the George Massenburg GML 20 bit A/D produced the best and most synergistic sound for the project.

Continue reading Elvis Presley – 24 Karat Hits (1997/2013) [AcousticSounds DSD64]

VA-The Fate Of The Furious The Album-OST-CD-FLAC-2017-PERFECT

VA-The Fate Of The Furious The Album-OST-CD-FLAC-2017-PERFECT Download

VA-The Fate Of The Furious The Album-OST-CD-FLAC-2017-PERFECT

Release Name: VA-The_Fate_Of_The_Furious_The_Album-OST-CD-FLAC-2017-PERFECT
Artist: VA
Album: The Fate Of The Furious: The Album
Genre: Soundtrack
Year: 2017
Tracks: 14
Duration: 00:49:50
Size: 347.42 MB

Tracklist:

  1. Young Thug, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa & PnB Rock – Gang Up – 3:52 (975 kbps , 26.93 MB)
  2. Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo & Travis Scott – Go Off – 3:38 (1017 kbps , 26.36 MB)
  3. G-Eazy & Kehlani – Good Life – 3:46 (1043 kbps , 28.04 MB)
  4. PnB Rock, Kodak Black & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Horses – 4:09 (1002 kbps , 29.77 MB)
  5. Migos – Seize The Block – 4:00 (918 kbps , 26.25 MB)
  6. Youngboy Never Broke Again – Murder (Remix) (Feat. 21 Savage) – 3:20 (852 kbps , 20.35 MB)
  7. Bassnectar – Speakerbox (FB Remix) (Feat. Ohana Bam & Lafa Taylor) – 3:09 (1100 kbps , 24.78 MB)
  8. Post Malone – Candy Paint – 3:49 (853 kbps , 23.29 MB)
  9. Kevin Gates – 911 – 3:12 (937 kbps , 21.48 MB)
  10. Lil Yachty – Mamacita (Feat. Rico Nasty) – 3:22 (928 kbps , 22.35 MB)
  11. Jeremih, Ty Dolla Sign & Sage The Gemini – Don’t Get Much Better – 4:26 (970 kbps , 30.74 MB)
  12. Pitbull & J Balvin – Hey Ma (Spanish Version) (Feat. Camila Cabello) – 3:15 (1009 kbps , 23.45 MB)
  13. Pinto "Wahin" & DJ Ricky Luna – La Habana (Feat. El Taiger) – 2:45 (1030 kbps , 20.22 MB)
  14. J Balvin & Pitbull – Hey Ma (Feat. Camila Cabello) – 3:15 (1007 kbps , 23.41 MB)

Continue reading VA-The Fate Of The Furious The Album-OST-CD-FLAC-2017-PERFECT

Elton John – Peachtree Road (2004) [AcousticSounds DSD64]

Elton John – Peachtree Road (2004)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 52:05 minutes | 2,06 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © The Rocket Record Company

Elton John’s 28th studio album garnered gold status by the RIAA in December 2004. The record peaked at #18 on Billboard’s Top 200 and featured three singles: Weight Of The World, Porch Swing In Tupelo and They Call Her The Cat.

Continue reading Elton John – Peachtree Road (2004) [AcousticSounds DSD64]

APE, FLAC,DTS-CD,BD-Audio…