Top album picks for 2016 (updated)

December 27, 2016

Music. The lifeblood of audiophiles. Or is it? I’ve had this conversation several times with friends, a number of whom have thrown their head back and laughed in derision. “No way,” they snort, “it’s all about the gear, [...]

The Vinyl Grouch: NEW! from ECM

January 27, 2016

By Ken Micallef Manufactured in Germany at PALLAS and branded with a “180g Audiophile High Quality Pressing” sticker on every jacket, ECM’s current vinyl releases align with label boss/producer Manfred Eicher’s long-standing commitment to [...]