AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: AARON FRAZER/INTRODUCING…

Soul music, when done correctly, will touch you right down to your… ahem… soul. Anyone can repurpose the Soul and R&B formulas and create something that vaguely resembles the sound of Soul, but it isn’t [...]

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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: SINEAD O’CONNOR/TROUBLE OF THE WORLD (7″)

For many, Sinead O’Connor appeared out of nowhere in 1990 with the heart-melting ballad “Nothing Compares 2 U”. The song and video were everywhere during the first half of that year. You couldn’t escape Sinead [...]

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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: M. WARD/THINK OF SPRING

In many cases, singers, songwriters, and musicians walk in the door and immediately make their presence known. They’ll dazzle you with their songs, they’ll hit your over the head with their charm, and they’ll demand [...]

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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BRAND NUBIAN/ONE FOR ALL (30th ANNIVERSARY)

Like any genre, Hip-Hop evolves. In fact, it can evolve so quickly that by the time any given artist releases an album, it could already sound dated. However, the best albums have their own personality [...]

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Congratulations to our Grammy® Award-nominated AMPED™ artists!

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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: HATEBREED/WEIGHT OF THE FALSE SELF

Formed in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1994, Hatebreed has been one of the most respected Hardcore and Metal bands for over a quarter of a decade. From their original Hardcore demo that was released on a [...]

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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: NICK CAVE – IDIOT PRAYER: NICK CAVE ALONE AT ALEXANDRA PALACE

Nick Cave has been on one hell of a musical journey over the years. From his early 1970s beginnings in Australia to his more recent recordings, he went from being a post-punk outsider to a [...]

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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: LAMBCHOP/TRIP

While Pop, Soul, and Dance music usually celebrates the lighter, happier side of life and love, Country, Folk, and Americana are genres that embrace the more realistic – and often heartbreaking – darker side of [...]

By | November 13th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: LAMBCHOP/TRIP

RECORD STORE DAY: Black Friday 2020 titles from the folks at AMPED

THE BEAT FARMERS/The Beat Farmers Live At The Spring Valley Inn, 1983  (850947008634) Blixa Sounds/Vinyl LP(x2) 21 song, 2LP set of The Beat Farmers Live in San Diego in 1983, just prior to recording their [...]

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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: JUNIOR WELLS/BLUES BROTHERS

Born in Memphis, Tennesse in 1934, Amos Wells Blackmore, Jr. was better known as Blues vocalist and harmonica player Junior Wells. Acknowledged as one of the amplified blues-harp pioneers, Wells is best known for a [...]

By | November 6th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: JUNIOR WELLS/BLUES BROTHERS