Stories from the Stacks Archives

Please enjoy our full catalog of Stories from the Stacks, in which Andrew Daly discusses various themes in music and vinyl.

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My Metal Evolution

Lately, I have been retrospectively examining my relationship with music and how listening primarily to records has affected that experience. The catalyst for this reflection? A playlist I made on Spotify and the resultant discussion I had with a friend. I know, I know, this is a record group and I’m talking about streaming music. I promise that it has a valid place in this discussion.

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Vinyl and the Overlooked Era of Hip-Hop

I would say somewhere around 2009, I finally began to regard Hip-Hop as the amazing musical art form that it should be seen as. My life changed after I heard the Illmatic for the first time.

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Musical Discovery Through Compilations

There are many aspects I love about listening to my records. One such aspect is that it enables me to enjoy and appreciate a full album. More specifically, I wanted to sit down and listen to full studio albums of original music.

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Third Wave Ska and What We Need On Vinyl

Ska is a category misunderstood by many. This is especially true amongst people from my generation (millennials) who grew up when “Third Wave Ska” filled the airwaves.

Mix-Tapes & Memories Archives

Please enjoy our full archives of Mix-Tapes & Memories, in which Joe O’Brien discusses various themes in music

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An Interview with Andrew Rossiter of ORG Music

This week we are taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming for a very special interview with Andrew Rossiter of ORG Music. Andrew Rossiter is not only the general manager of ORG, he’s also co-owner.

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An Interview with Cash Carter of Kindercore Vinyl

This week we got the chance to “sit down” with someone who has become very special to the Vinyl Writer universe, none other than the Chief Operating Officer of Kindercore Vinyl, Cash Carter.

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An Interview with Melinda Colaizzi of Women Who Rock

This week, we are celebrating women in music, and in our community. This week, I “sit down” with the founder of Women Who Rock, Melinda Colaizzi. Last month, I wrote an article centered around the contributions of women in music over the last half century, the inspiration for which was inspired by the incredible organization, Women Who Rock

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