Sonic Youth – Washing Machine (1995) [24bit FLAC]

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Artist: Sonic Youth
Album: Washing Machine
Genre: Rock
Year: 1995
Tracks: 11
Duration: 01:08:09
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Size: 2.55 GB
Label: Geffen Records

Sonic Youth’s ninth album Washing Machine is the first record to almost exclusively feature Kim on guitar rather than bass, and contains some of their lengthiest material since “Goo” and “Daydream Nation”, including the epic “The Diamond Sea” which drifts onward for an unprecedented 20 minutes, still the longest track on any SY album (excluding the SYR releases). Incidentally, “The Diamond Sea” would prove to be one of the band’s most popular songs, and it along with SY’s headlining spot on the summer Lollapalooza tour would introduce legions of new fans to their music.

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Smokey Robinson – Yes It’s You Lady (1982) [24bit FLAC]

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Artist: Smokey Robinson
Album: Yes It’s You Lady
Genre: R&B
Year: 1982
Tracks: 09
Duration: 00:37:42
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Size: 1.54 GB
Label: Universal Motown

Yes It’s You Lady is a 1982 album by American singer Smokey Robinson. As 1981’s Being with You it was produced by George Tobin and recorded and mixed at Studio Sound Recorders, North Hollywood, California. It was released on the Motown sub-label Tamla. The album was peaking at #33 in Billboard pop charts, and at #6 on the R&B charts. The two follow-up singles to 1981’s chart success’ “Being with you” were strangely no Robinson compositions: “Tell Me Tomorrow” peaked at #33 Billboard and #3 R&B charts, “Old Fashioned Love” at #60 Billboard and #17 R&B charts. The third and final single, Robinson’s “Yes It’s You Lady” only peaked at #107 Billboard, without entering the R&B charts.

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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Going To A Go-Go (1965) [24bit FLAC]

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Artist: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Album: Going To A Go-Go
Genre: Soul
Year: 1965
Tracks: 12
Duration: 00:33:54
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Size: 1.38 GB
Label: UNI/Motown

The only album from the Miracles to break into the US top 10, Going To A Go-Go from 1965 spawned four top 20 hit singles, including The Tracks Of My Tears, included at number 50 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. The tune was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 and has also been preserved by the United States Library of Congress as an “culturally, historicall, and aesthetically significance” to the National Recording Registry.

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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – A Pocket Full Of Miracles (1970) [24bit FLAC]

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Artist: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Album: A Pocket Full Of Miracles
Genre: Soul
Year: 1970
Tracks: 12
Duration: 00:44:05
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Size: 1.89 GB
Label: Motown Records

A few good sides make this a fair to middling LP and not one of their best overall. Two single releases, “Point It Out” and “Who’s Gonna Take the Blame,” did all right but didn’t blow up the charts; the latter, a Valerie Simpson/Nicholas Ashford composition, is a teary tale of a girl who turned into a prostitute — heavy stuff for the Miracles. The original version of “Darling Dear” is one of the better tunes here, though a later recording by the Jackson Five is the more popular rendition. Other tunes are competent but fall short of being winners or A-sides. ~~AllMusic Review by Andrew Hamilton

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Smokey Robinson – Being With You (1981) [24bit FLAC]

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Artist: Smokey Robinson
Album: Being With You
Genre: Soul
Year: 1981
Tracks: 08
Duration: 00:32:41
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Size: 1.24 GB
Label: UNI/Motown

Smokey Robinson’s most successful post-Miracles solo album, Being With You has sold over 900,000 copies and peaked at number 10 in the US, propelled by the million-selling hit single title track. Seeking a more contemporary, modern sound, Robinson sought out the hot producer of the day, George Tobin (Tiffany, Kim Carnes) to work his magic behind the board.

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Smokey Robinson – A Quiet Storm (1975) [24bit FLAC]

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Artist: Smokey Robinson
Album: A Quiet Storm
Genre: Soul
Year: 1975
Tracks: 07
Duration: 00:36:36
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Size: 1.29 GB
Label: UNI/Motown

Smokey Robinson invented a style of songwriting and singing that influenced artists as diverse as James Taylor, Michael Jackson, Bobby Brown, Boyz ll Men and Linda Ronstadt, to name just a few. Smokey’s gentle, sensual vocals are effortlessly delivered but completely captivating. No less an authority and devoted fan than Bob Dylan once called Smokey Robinson, ‘the greatest living poet in a America today.’ 1975’s A Quiet Storm” contains all the patented Smokey touches: the sweet irresistible melodies; the slow-dancing ballads; the jump-for-joy love songs. You can’t go wrong with a Smokey Robinson record, no matter what it’s decade of origin, but this is perhaps his definitive ’70s album, defining a smooth, contemporary R&B style that would be emulated for decades to come. As exemplified by A Quiet Storm”, Smokey’s gift is constant and genuine.

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Esther Yoo, Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy – Sibelius, Glazunov: Violin Concertos (2016) [24bit FLAC]

Esther Yoo, Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Sibelius, Glazunov: Violin Concertos (2016) [24bit FLAC] Download

Artist: Esther Yoo, Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy
Album: Sibelius, Glazunov: Violin Concertos
Genre: Classical
Year: 2016
Tracks: 08
Duration: 01:06:57
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Size: 1.15 GB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Vladimir Ashkenazy collaborates with Esther Yoo in a new recording of Sibelius and Glazunov Violin Concertos with the Philharmonia Orchestra. Yoo first came to international attention in 2010 when, aged 16, she became the youngest prize-winner of the 10th International Sibelius Violin Competition. She made her London debut in 2014, performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 under the late Lorin Maazel at Royal Festival Hall. That same year, she was a soloist on the Philharmonia’s South America tour under Ashkenazy.

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Mari Palo, Tuomas Katajala, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy – Shostakovich: The Execution of Stepan Razin, Zoya Suite & Suite on Finnish Themes (2013) [24bit FLAC]

Mari Palo, Tuomas Katajala, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Shostakovich: The Execution of Stepan Razin, Zoya Suite & Suite on Finnish Themes (2013) [24bit FLAC] Download

Artist: Mari Palo, Tuomas Katajala, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy
Album: Shostakovich: The Execution of Stepan Razin, Zoya Suite & Suite on Finnish Themes
Genre: Classical
Year: 2013
Tracks: 13
Duration: 01:05:48
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz
Size: 593.23 MB
Label: Ondine

On the whole, these are excellent performances. Bass-baritone Shenyang is a very impressive soloist, comfortable with the language, and he delivers the text of Stepan Razin with a firm tone and total conviction. The choir sings with clarity and bite, and the orchestra plays powerfully, if perhaps without the last degree of sheer volume at the climaxes. Soloists Mari Palo and Tuomas Katajala handle their roles in the Finnish Suite with warmth and easy style. The engineering is well-balanced and natural. This release is a valuable addition to the Shostakovich discography. –David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com

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She Is We – War (2016) [24bit FLAC]

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Artist: She Is We
Album: War
Genre: Indie Pop
Year: 2016
Tracks: 11
Duration: 00:39:48
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Size: 850.95 MB
Label: Vanguard Records

She Is We, fronted by alternative singer-songwriter-force of nature Rachel Taylor (formerly of the duo He Is We) has a tremendously loyal and active fan base well-primed for this much-anticipated new studio album, buoyed by lead single and video “Boomerang.”

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Seal – 7 (2015) [24bit FLAC]

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Artist: Seal
Album: 7
Genre: R&B
Year: 2015
Tracks: 11
Duration: 00:49:16
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz
Size: 591.12 MB
Label: Warner Bros. Records

On 7, Seal explores love and all of its implications, idiosyncrasies, and intricacies — subject matter he began to delicately approach as early as 2013, knowing exactly where he wanted to go. “The album concerns the most sung about, most talked about, and most documented emotion-love,” Seal says. “I tried to capture all of the wonderfully different dynamics of love, whether it’s the anger, the acceptance, the bliss, the sadness, the elation, or the recklessness. It’s this emotion and the ways it makes us feel. It’s about the extreme joy and the extreme regret as well as all of the crazy things love makes us do.”

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