Shure M44-7: A Cartridge Heard by Millions, Known by Few
August 15, 2020
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Shure M44-7: A Cartridge Heard by Millions, Known by Few

Of all the far-flung scenarios I could imagine happening in the decades to come, one that never occurred to me was a future without the Shure M44-7.
September 10, 2020
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Zen and the Art of Vinyl Maintenance

Like a paddle breaking through the glassy reflection of lake water alongside a canoe, the brush broke the surface tension of cleaning solution on the LP.
February 20, 2021

Heavy Rotation: Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual

In 1984 Cyndi Lauper achieved what Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Patti Smith before her had not: she became the first female artist to chart four Top 5 singles off one album. A heady space to occupy considering the size of the craters that musical heavyweights like Tapestry, Blue and Horses had left on the industry the previous decade.
March 17, 2021

Donna Leake: Soul Trips, Vinyl and Vintage Hi-fi

London-based selector and creative influencer Donna Leake’s vinyl-only NTS Radio show is a window onto how a virtuoso assembles enigmatic jazz hooks. Whether of the spiritual, straight, rock, fusion, or psychedelic varieties, Leake’s uncanny ability to mix jazz with rock, Afro-disco, dub and boogie takes listeners on a genre-bending deep dive through an astral plane of the recherché every episode.