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Black Sabbath Albums, Ranked From Worst to Best
Black Sabbath Albums, Ranked From Worst to Best

Ranking the heavy metal band’s extensive 19-album studio discography.

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Best Pearl Jam Fan Gift Ideas
15 Pearl Jam Gift Ideas

Whether you’re shopping for a longtime fan or introducing a loved one to Pearl Jam’s magic, this list is your go-to guide for Pearl Jam gifts.

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Ranking Iron Maiden's Studio Albums
Iron Maiden Albums, Ranked From Worst to Best

A critical look at the legendary Heavy Metal band’s 17-album discography.

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Metallica Albums Ranked, Best to Worst
Metallica Albums, Ranked From Worst to Best

A guide breaking down the legendary heavy metal band’s impressive 11-album studio discography.

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Album Reviews

Paramore This Is Why Album Review
This Is Why Launches Paramore Into a New Era of Musical Artistry

Almost 6 years after their last LP, Paramore have returned with an elevated sound on new album This Is Why.

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SZA SOS Album Review
SZA Expands Her Sound in Highly-Anticipated SOS LP

After nearly 6 years of waiting, SZA released her second album and it does not disappoint.

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Eddie Vedder's Earthling Shows Passion for Music & Life

Pearl Jam frontman’s third solo album features collaborations with other legendary artists.

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Steve Gunn's Other You is his "Most Complete Vision"

The cult artist’s new album is a quiet and sophisticated vision of reflection on what it means to be alive.

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Music Features

The Top Record Store Day Black Friday Releases of 2023

We’ve combed through the complete list of RSD Black Friday 2023 releases, and these are 17 albums we want!

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Record Store Day 2023
Record Store Day 2023: 17 Releases We're Stoked About

We’ve parsed the complete list of RSD 2023 releases, and here are 17 albums we can’t wait to get our hands on.

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Collecting Tips

Turntable Buyers Guide for Record Players
VinylMapper's Guide to Buying a Turntable

Our turntable buying guide to help you pick the best turntable for you — for budgets of all sizes.

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Guide to Safely Cleaning Vinyl Records

Whether it’s cleaning solution or wood glue, keeping your vinyl clean is essential for its longevity.

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12 of the Best Vinyl Record Storage Ideas & Solutions
12 of the Best Vinyl Storage Solutions

Explore solutions including antique magazine racks to IKEA shelves, cabinets, wall frames, and more.

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Vinyl Lingo: Differences Between LP vs EP Vinyl

New to vinyl collecting? Learn about the differences between LP vinyl and EP vinyl records.

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Music Reviews, Lists, Features, and Resources

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