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Spoon – Transference

Spoon - TransferenceSpoonTransference (Merge)

Here is our real-time review of our first impression of Spoon’s seventh album. Enjoy.

[13:18] Jake: heard the new spoon?

[13:19] Phil: I have not!

[13:19] Jake: me neither

[13:19] Phil: Plugging in now

[13:20] Jake: queued up

[13:20] Phil: Yeah, I am playing now

[13:20] Jake: me too now

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The Beatles – Abbey Road [2009 Stereo Remaster]

The Beatles - Abbey RoadThe BeatlesAbbey Road [2009 Stereo Remaster] (EMI/Capitol)

The following is a conversation between two guys who’ve been yammering about music together for over 20 years. We no longer live a bike-ride away from each other, but fortunately technology allows us to still have virtual record parties. The fifth in a series. Previously: Pepper, Revolver, Magical Mystery Tour, Past Masters.

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The Beatles – Past Masters [2009 Stereo Remaster]

The Beatles - Past MastersThe BeatlesPast Masters [2009 Stereo Remaster] (EMI/Capitol)

The following is a conversation between two guys who’ve been yammering about music together for over 20 years. We no longer live a bike-ride away from each other, but fortunately technology allows us to still have virtual record parties. The fourth in a series. Previously: Pepper, Revolver, Magical Mystery Tour.

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The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour [2009 Stereo Remaster]

The Beatles - Magical Mystery TourThe BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour [2009 Stereo Remaster] (EMI/Capitol)

The following is a conversation between two guys who’ve been yammering about music together for over 20 years. We no longer live a bike-ride away from each other, but fortunately technology allows us to still have virtual record parties. The third in a series. Previously: Pepper, Revolver.

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The Beatles – Revolver [2009 Stereo Remaster]

The Beatles - Revolver [2009 Stereo Remaster]The BeatlesRevolver [2009 Stereo Remaster] (EMI/Capitol)

The following is a conversation between two guys who’ve been yammering about music together for over 20 years. We no longer live a bike-ride away from each other, but fortunately technology allows us to still have virtual record parties. The second in a series. Previously: Pepper.

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The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band [2009 Stereo Remaster]

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band [2009 Stereo Remaster]The BeatlesSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band [2009 Stereo Remaster] (EMI/Capitol)

Phil and I bonded over our love of “I Am the Walrus” in tenth grade art class. We’ve been obsessing over music together ever since. We used to ride our bikes to each other’s houses to listen to records and tapes. We no longer live a bike-ride away from each other, but fortunately technology allows us to still have virtual record parties. The following is a conversation between two guys who’ve been yammering about music for over 20 years. The first in a series.

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thenewno2 – You Are Here

thenewno2 - You Are Herethenewno2You Are Here (Vagrant distro)

[14:16] Phil: Listening to that Dhani Harrison album

[14:16] Jake: how is it?

[14:16] Phil: just started

[14:16] Jake: should i catch up?

[14:16] Phil: I’ll restart

[14:17] Jake: say go

[14:17] Phil: go!

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Guns N' Roses – Chinese Democracy

Guns N' Roses - Chinese DemocracyGuns N’ RosesChinese Democracy (Interscope)

[13:47] Phil: Chinese Democracy streaming: http://web.gunsnroses.com/splash.jsp

[13:47] Jake: you listening?

[13:47] Phil: yep

[13:47] Jake: you just start?

[13:48] Phil: oh wait…it’s clips

[13:48] Phil: dummies

[13:48] Jake: boo

[13:48] Phil: Checking their myspace page now

[13:48] Phil: appears to be streaming there

[13:49] Jake: link?

[13:49] Phil: http://www.myspace.com/gunsnroses

[13:49] Phil: ready?

[13:49] Jake: ready

[13:49] Phil: go!

[13:49] Jake: ok

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Dennis Wilson – Pacific Ocean Blue (Legacy Edition)

Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean BlueDennis WilsonPacific Ocean Blue (Legacy Edition) (Sony Legacy)

Sony Legacy has lovingly reissued an album that is considered by many to be a lost classic. The first solo release by a member of the Beach Boys, Dennis Wilson‘s Pacific Ocean Blue was originally released in 1977, and while it received positive reviews, it peaked at #96 on the album charts, spawned no hit singles, and quickly fell out of print. Dennis Wilson drowned in 1983 after years of struggling with substance abuse.

So is the album any good? To find out, GLONO founder Derek Phillips and I located ourselves at opposite wings of GLONO headquarters, pressed “play” at the same time, and instant messaged our reactions to each other.

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