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Bubbe was a DJ?

I have inherited over 70 old record albums, many 78's. They are mainly a mix of Yiddish and Hebrew songs and spoken word. I have contacted The Idelsohn Society, but they do not have room in their cramped NYC office for this. There's a chance some of these have historic value, so I'd like to get them into good hands. Any ideas who to contact?
posted by Sophont on Feb 8, 2014 - 11 answers

Preserving Old Documents 101

I have inherited a box of old photos and documents from my grandfather's house. Not sure what/how to best share and preserve them. [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Jan 5, 2014 - 7 answers

Updating to HD Album Artwork: Best free, painless software solution

Looking for a slick way to update the album artwork for a large (>150gb) music library on a PC. The key here is updating to HD album artwork. My smartphone has a really high res screen and most artwork looks awful on it. What's the easiest, most painless way to do this (for free!)? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Dec 10, 2013 - 2 answers

What music should I try on Spotify?

What bands and albums should I listen to now that I'm finally able to stream almost anything ever made? Extended information as to my taste preferences inside. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Apr 29, 2013 - 18 answers

Songs by a world-weary cowboy/girl required...

I have recently discovered that I really love the kind of music that is heartfelt, lyrically strong, with a wistful and melancholic vibe. The type that conjures up images of a world-weary cowgirl/boy (cowperson?) passing on words of wisdom as the sun sets in the distance... and I am looking for more! [more inside]
posted by 0 answers on Mar 14, 2013 - 50 answers

read the labels

I have a seemingly never satiated appetite for new, interesting, original music. In the past when I've felt starved for something new, I've looked at the latest releases from record labels I trust that consistently put out exciting albums - think Thrill Jockey, Warp, Ipecac. What other labels should I be monitoring?
posted by mannequito on Feb 20, 2013 - 19 answers

The most fabulous albums

As a mini-resolution, I am going to take a month and listen to one new-to-me album every day. The genre is totally unimportant- I just want them to be good! [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Feb 1, 2013 - 93 answers

Is Foster the People as good as Pumped up Kicks?

I used to hear a song I liked, and if I really liked it I'd buy the album. But often that has left me feeling disappointed with the quality of the album as a whole. Sometimes all the songs sound the same and the song I liked is the best possible version of that song. Sometimes the other music on the album just doesn't have the feature(s) that made me love the first song I heard from it. So for a while I've only bought the song I liked, and maybe a few others that sound ok when I preview in iTunes. But I'd like to buy whole albums. Hivemind, what are the awesome albums, new or old, that bear listening all the way through, again and again?
posted by bunderful on Jan 10, 2013 - 32 answers

Is itunes match limited to 25,000 songs or as many songs as itunes actually sells?

Question about Itunes Match....I just got off the phone with an Apple Care Specialist, but I have some doubts of the answers I received as the gentlemen never truly came across as confident in any answers he gave me, as well as a lot of it contradicts stuff I have read by looking around online...Looking for confirmation and clarification... [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Jan 3, 2013 - 14 answers

Rotten Tomatoes for Jazz?

I'm buying CDs for a friend to fill in his jazz collection. What are good online resources to help me pick the best discs? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Oct 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Your persona here.

Examples of musicians with alter egos? [more inside]
posted by book 'em dano on Jun 30, 2012 - 71 answers

Wanna be on Mommy's new album?

Music Trivia: What musicians have included their children's voices in their recordings? [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on May 9, 2012 - 52 answers

Looking for good tribute albums

Tribute albums - I would like to hear your favorites. [more inside]
posted by henry scobie on May 8, 2012 - 124 answers

Turning a huge collection of digital photos into prints

What is an easy solution for someone who takes a lot of photos and would like to print all of them--or create a printed photo book--WITHOUT putting a lot of effort into it? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Apr 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Instrumental Rock to Write To?

I'm looking for album or track suggestions along the lines of Doves' Instrumentals of Rust or their track Firesuite. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by Benjy on Apr 11, 2012 - 5 answers

How to create an album on a Facebook fan page?

I just created a fan page for my photography. Naturally I'd like to add some photos but I can't seem to figure out how. If I click on photos, there's an album for the profile picture, but I can only change that photo; not add to it. There's no option to create a new album. Am I missing something? [more inside]
posted by Joseppi on Jan 19, 2012 - 2 answers

Beautiful Afrikaans music albums

What are some beautiful Afrikaans-language music albums? I'm looking for modern popular music that is not too folksy or religious, in addition to more timeless songs. [more inside]
posted by datarose on Jan 7, 2012 - 3 answers

Albums that pick you up and take you with them?

What are some great, coherent, sing-along-able albums? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Dec 30, 2011 - 24 answers

The Cheap Completist

Google Music is selling $4.99 albums, but songs are only 49 cents each. Help me beat the system by suggesting great albums that include just a handful of songs. [more inside]
posted by Knappster on Dec 23, 2011 - 33 answers

What are my options for a nice photo album in a post-film world?

I still use film. I have a bunch of prints sitting in a box. I would like to put together a non-tacky photo album. How? [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Oct 9, 2011 - 16 answers

Looking for albums for my commute. Any Suggestions?

What are some classic/great albums that are less than 45 minutes? [more inside]
posted by milarepa on Sep 21, 2011 - 59 answers

How to best organize a lifetime of family photos?

Elderly parent has boxes and boxes of photos which are not in any particular order. Some are loose, some are in albums, and a few are on CDs. I have offered to assist in the organization and scanning of some or all of these photos. What would be the easiest way to accomplish this? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jun 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Separating complete albums from singles on my iPhone/iPod

iPhone/iPod music conundrum. How can I easily see my full albums - and only my full albums - when I also have loaded playlists with multiple single tracks? [more inside]
posted by m@f on Mar 23, 2011 - 9 answers

iTunes Store help for a newly listed artist?

Do artists listed in the iTunes Store get to adjust the prices of their own music? If so, how? I don't really know what to search for and my usual google-fu is leaving me empty-handed. [more inside]
posted by mirepoix on Dec 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Yet Another What Similar Album Do You Recommend Question :)

Similar Albums to Neutral Milk Hotel's In The Aeroplane Over The Sea [more inside]
posted by fantodstic on Oct 18, 2010 - 39 answers

Seeking: Sprawling Albums

What are the best sprawling albums? I'm looking for single-disc albums around an hour long with many songs, e.g. Rain Dogs, Exile on Main Street, I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One, and The Runners Four. No compilations, please.
posted by Houyhnhnm on Aug 29, 2010 - 34 answers

Hey, Facebook, I think you goofed on these new thumbs…

I'm really hating the new thumbnails layout for Facebook albums and want to do something about it. But what? And… [more inside]
posted by dpcoffin on Jul 24, 2010 - 2 answers

Trying to find a very specific music blog.

Looking for a very specific music blog... Audiophiles, please help! [more inside]
posted by hellomina on Feb 10, 2010 - 10 answers

the best underground/extreme Metal albums you know of

looking for recommendations on thrash/death metal albums. [more inside]
posted by herbplarfegan on Dec 3, 2009 - 28 answers

Music reviews? What are your faves?

Examples of really great music reviews? [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Oct 31, 2009 - 15 answers

Where does the good stuff hide?

Help me find more of the good stuff on emusic. [more inside]
posted by Nonce on May 4, 2009 - 12 answers

Help me build a vinyl collection instantly!

What's the best way of building a vinyl record collection if you know what you want? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Apr 26, 2009 - 11 answers

Which albums sequence their best song in the middle of a side?

Which albums sequence their best song in the middle of a side? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Apr 24, 2009 - 29 answers

Best albums of 2008

What were the best albums of 2008? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Apr 17, 2009 - 49 answers

Itunes is turning single albums into multiple ones..help, please?

Trying to organize my iTunes library, but I'm going crazy. Itunes is displaying one album as multiple albums. [more inside]
posted by ComeUndone on Mar 30, 2009 - 9 answers

Jazz albums where the guitarist fills the usual role of the pianist

I'm looking for recommendations for jazz albums with a lineup similar to the one on Sonny Rollins's classic album The Bridge, which has tenor sax + guitar + bass + drums and that's it. (YouTube example.) I love how Jim Hall's guitar takes on the usual role of the piano since it's the only instrument in the ensemble that can play whole chords. [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh on Jan 21, 2009 - 10 answers

How to tell itunes that individual tracks are not whole albums?

How can I group all of my individual (not on an album that I own) tracks together in itunes so that Cover Flow really is just whole albums that I own? [more inside]
posted by Lotto on Jan 8, 2009 - 3 answers

How can I browse iPod playlists by ALBUM instead of artist or song?

How can I browse and listen to iPod playlists or genres by ALBUM instead of by artist or song title? [more inside]
posted by stst399 on Sep 24, 2008 - 8 answers

From iPhoto to iView?

How can I painlessly transfer photos and albums from iPhoto (`08) to iView Media Pro? So far it's proven more complex than I thought... [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Mar 23, 2008 - 3 answers

Looking for unique albums.

I really like albums that seem to exist in their own little world, devoid of obvious influences - some good examples being Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks"and Talk Talk's "Spirit of Eden". What else should I check out?
posted by davebush on Feb 17, 2008 - 36 answers

What collection was this found on?

Some years ago, there was a resource available at the counter at record stores that enabled one to determine all the albums or collections that a particular song appeared on... [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Feb 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Seeking some easily available jazz recommendations, but kind of specific.

Jazz-heads - help me fill out my Xmas wish-list. Especially seeking those with rec's for (say) quartets to octets featuring Baritone Sax, Trombone, and/or strong and prominent rhythm sections. [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Dec 2, 2007 - 17 answers

Itunes album track: obstinate disorder

Occasionally in iTunes, I'll be unable to get an album's tracks to line up in the proper order even if I've set all the track numbers properly. It occurs with albums that have been [ahem] cobbled together from various sources. [more inside]
posted by greggish on Oct 14, 2007 - 6 answers

Midnight Release Party At iTMS

What time are albums actually released on iTunes? The new Spoon comes out tomorrow, and I want to get it the second it's available. Is there a set time, like 12:01 am PST? Or does it just show up whenever they happen to update the store? (Yes, I realize there are, ahem, other ways to get the album, but call me old-fashioned.)
posted by Ian A.T. on Jul 9, 2007 - 10 answers

Need classical recs!

I recently started listening to classical music, but my usual means of finding new albums (radio, friends, overheard-at-the-store, etc.) are somewhat ineffective. Need recommendations! [more inside]
posted by archagon on Feb 19, 2007 - 25 answers

White ABBA tape with a yellow label = which album?

When I was a kid, I absolutely loved this one ABBA tape my mother owned. Problem is, I don't know which one I was listening to. I do remember what color it was, though. [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Jan 9, 2007 - 10 answers

No Bum Album

I need a list of CD albums in which all the songs are great (no more than one filler). [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Dec 11, 2006 - 98 answers

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat...

It has come to my attention that my five year-old cousins do not have any Christmas music. Recommendations for fantastic albums, please! [more inside]
posted by Soliloquy on Dec 5, 2006 - 25 answers

Help me find albums to use as wall art.

I want to use album covers as wall hangings. I want ones that aren't too busy, have only a few colors used, and don't have words on the front (or the words are very small). Recommend me some. [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo on Nov 7, 2006 - 20 answers

What are some contemporary "story-telling" concept albums?

What are some contemporary "story-telling" concept albums? [more inside]
posted by duckus on Jun 26, 2006 - 60 answers

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