Metallica – Death Magnetic (Box Set)
Metallica – Death Magnetic (Box Set)
  In Australia, Death Magnetic was the fastest selling album of 2008, selling 55,877 copies in its first full week of release.[109] Death Magnetic was Australia's highest-selling record in one week since Australian Idol winner Damien Leith's The Winner's Journey, in December 2006. The same success was repeated in Germany, where Death Magnetic has become the fastest selling album of 2008. Within the first three days of the album's release, Death Magnetic sold over 100,000 copies and has been certified platinum. Reviews for the album have been mostly positive. Allmusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine stated the album was like "hearing Metallica sound like Metallica again". Other positive reviews come from publications like The Guardian, who say that the album is "the strongest material the band have written in 20 years", and Uncut, declaring that "like all the best heavy rock albums, it suspends your disbelief, demands your attention and connects directly with your inner adolescent." BBC Music's Chris Jones felt that Hetfield's lyrics had become "the channel of his post-therapy angst". The Observer stated "...it's a joy to have these gnarled veterans back to reinforce the sheer visceral thrill of timeless heavy metal"
not rated $ 85.00 Add to cart
Metallica – Kill ‘Em All
Metallica – Kill ‘Em All
Kill 'Em All is the debut studio album by the American heavy metal band Metallica, released on July 25, 1983, by the independent record label Megaforce Records. Kill 'Em All is regarded as a groundbreaking album for thrash metal because of its precise musicianship, which fuses new wave of British heavy metal riffs with hardcore punk tempos. Its musical approach and lyrics were markedly different from rock's mainstream of the early Eighties and inspired a number of bands who followed in similar manner. The album did not enter the Billboard 200 until 1986, when it peaked at number 155, following Metallica's commercial success with its third studio album Master of Puppets; the 1988 Elektra reissue peaked at number 120. Kill 'Em All was critically praised at the time of its release and in retrospect, and was placed on a few publications' best album lists. It was certified 3× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1999 for shipping three million copies in the United States. The album generated two singles: "Whiplash" and "Jump in the Fire".
not rated $ 40.00 Add to cart
Metallica – Master of Puppets
Metallica – Master of Puppets
Master of Puppets was Metallica's last album with bass player Cliff Burton. Acclaimed to be one of the most influential rock albums of all time.
not rated $ 45.00 Add to cart
Metallica – Ride The Lighting
Metallica – Ride The Lighting
  This album exhibits staggering musical growth and boldly charting new directions that would affect heavy metal for years to come. Metallica is aggressively expanding their compositional technique and range of expression. Every track tries something new, and every musical experiment succeeds mightily. The lyrics push into new territory as well - more personal, more socially conscious, less metal posturing. Ride The Lightning if often hailed by fans as a classic of the thrash metal genre, and a vital bridge between the band's albums Kill 'Em All and Master of Puppets.
not rated $ 45.00 Add to cart
Metallica – Ride The Lightning
Metallica – Ride The Lightning
This album exhibits staggering musical growth and boldly charting new directions that would affect heavy metal for years to come. Metallica is aggressively expanding their compositional technique and range of expression. Every track tries something new, and every musical experiment succeeds mightily. The lyrics push into new territory as well - more personal, more socially conscious, less metal posturing. Ride The Lightning if often hailed by fans as a classic of the thrash metal genre, and a vital bridge between the band's albums Kill 'Em All and Master of Puppets.
not rated $ 55.00 Add to cart
Rufus Wainwright : Does Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall
Rufus Wainwright : Does Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall
This is the 10th anniversary release of this historic performance. In celebration of it, the original album will be reissued for the first time on vinyl. 3LPs pressed at RTI and cut by Kevin Gray at Coherent Audio.
not rated $ 106.03 Add to cart
The Police – Zenyatta Mondatta
The Police – Zenyatta Mondatta
The stage was set for the Police to become one of the biggest acts of the 80's, and the band delivered with the 1980 classic Zenyatta Mondatta. The album proved to be the trio's second straight number one album in the U.K., while peaking at number three in the U.S.
not rated $ 45.00 Add to cart
Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak
Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak
Thin Lizzy found their trademark twin-guitar sound on 1975's Fighting, but it was on its 1976 successor, Jailbreak, where the band truly took flight.
not rated $ 45.00 Add to cart
U2 – Boy
U2 – Boy
U2's Boy is one of those very special records from my teenage years. The sound of this new edition beats the pants off of my stock copy of my youth. The super quiet vinyl makes for a great listen. The 16 page booklet features pictures from the period and a nice little essay by English journalist Paul Morley.
not rated $ 50.00 Add to cart
U2 – October
U2 – October
U2's most openly spiritual album, in which Bono wrestles with faith, doubt and devotion and does it all live on the microphone, calling out to the Lord like a preacher speaking in tongues, the Holy Spirit coursing through his veins. It was a high wire act, a white knuckle affair, a musical Rorschach test. There is little polish and finesse about the lyrics on October but they are extraordinarily alive and revealing, a genuine example of Van Morrison's much vaunted "inarticulate speech of the heart."
not rated $ 50.00 Add to cart
Van Morrison – Tupelo Honey
Van Morrison – Tupelo Honey
Tupelo Honey is typical of Van Morrison's early work in both sound and stucture; after dispensing with the requisite hit - here, the buoyant, R&B inflected "Wild Night" - he truly gets down to business, settling into a luminously pastoral drift typified by the nostalgic "Old Old Woodstock." At the heart of the record are a pair of stunning love songs, "You're My Woman" and the hymn-like title cut, one of Morrison's most enduring and transcendent compositions.
not rated $ 45.00 Add to cart