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Notable Discogs Lists:
100 Best Albums Ever ~ The Guardian
100 Best Albums Of The 1980s ~ Slant Magazine
100 Best Album Covers ~ Thorgerson / Powell
100 Greatest Albums Ever ~ Q Magazine
100 Greatest Album Covers ~ Rolling Stone
100 Great Political Songs
100 Songs That Changed The World ~ Q Magazine
1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die
20 Most Underrated Albums Of All Time ~ Salon
50 Darkest Albums Ever ~ NME Magazine
500 Greatest Albums ~ Rolling Stone
90 Greatest 90's Albums ~ Alternative Press
90 Greatest 90's Albums ~ Spin Magazine
Albums That Changed My Life
Best Ambient Albums
Best Travel Log Trips
Biggest Boxed Sets
Canadian Folk Artists
Churches As Recording Locations
Common Runout Groove Etchings
Edge Cases
Essential Rock Artists Of The Eighties And Nineties
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Experiments, Gimmick & Concept Albums And Bands
Freakshow - A Museum Of Strangeness
Greatest Jazz Albums
Hi-Fi Test & Adjustment Records
Highest Rated Albums On Discogs
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Most Expensive Items Sold On Discogs - Monthly Lists
Number Ones in Finland: The Albums
Original Cover - Tribute Cover
Target CDs
The Rock'N'Roll Hall Of Fame
The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock
Top 100 Bestsellers Of All Time ~ DMDB
Top 100 - Discogs Most Expensive Records
Top 100 - Discogs Most Wanted (by master release)
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Top 30 - Discogs' Most Popular Albums
Top Female Albums At Discogs
Universities
Unusual Album Covers

Recommended Audio Software:
Accuraterip ~ Perfect DAE (Digital Audio Extraction)
AcoustID ~ Identify & Fingerprint Songs
Ampache ~ Freeware streaming music server
Audacity ~ Freeware audio editor & recorder
AudioShell ~ Freeware Win2K / XP audio tag integration
CUETools ~ Freeware cue file tools
DADA Auto-Rating For Foobar ~ Automatically rate your music
DRC (Digital Room Correction) ~ Advanced listening room equalization
Drupal ~ Website development platform
EAC (Exact Audio Copy) ~ Advanced freeware CD ripper
FLAC (Free Lossless Audio CODEC) ~ Open-source no loss audio file format
Foobar2000 ~ Advanced freeware audio player
Foobar2000 @ Customize.Org ~ Skinning Foobar
Foobar2000 @ Deviant Art ~ Skins & Themes
foo_discogs = Foobar2000 + Discogs ~ Advanced file tagging
freeDB ~ Set up freeDB access Search FreeDB
KeyFinder ~ Freeware analyzer determines musical key
LAME ~ Freeware mp3 encoder
Mp3tag ~ Freeware metadata tag editor
PlexTools ~ Plextor's CD ripper
RareWares ~ Freeware audio apps & CODECs archive
ReplayGain ~ Advanced gain equalization
ReplayGain & Foobar ~ Implement ReplayGain with Foobar2000
ReplayGain & Foobar under Linux ~ Implement ReplayGain with Wine & Foobar2000
RightMark Audio Analyzer ~ Freeware PC Audio Hardware Analyzer
Sound Hound ~ Name that tune
WinAmp Repository ~ NullSoft WinAmp file archive
Windows DirectShow Filters - Allows Windows to open FLAC & OGG files, freeware
Windows Discogs Gadget ~ Desktop Discogs search
WMP Tag Plus ~ Extends Windows Media Player tag support, freeware

Useful Audio / Visual / Shipping Web Sites:
Audiophile Rock Album Reviews ~ Absolute Sound
Advanced music search ~ Amazon.com
Album artwork search ~ Albumart
Amazing album cover scans ~ Album Art Exchange
Audio forum and resources ~ Audio Asylum
Audio forum and resources ~ Audiokarma
Balanced Interconnects - Properly connect your gear
Barcode Reader - Inlite Research
Beatles releases comparisons ~ BeatleDrops
Best selling albums ~ Wikipedia
Billboard Magazine Hot 100 ~ Wikipedia
Calgary Cassette Preservation Society ~ Local public domain repository
Canadian artists' discographies ~ Wikipedia
Canadian Folk ~ Last.FM
Canadian Folk Artists ~ Northern Journey
Canadian Folk Music Award Winners ~ The Canadian Folk Music Awards
Canadian Record Album Covers ~ The Record Project
Canadian Society for Traditional Music ~ Arranged by artist
Canadian Music Resources ~ Institute for Canadian Music
Canadian music search ~ Museum Of Canadian Music
Canadian music search ~ Amazon.ca
Cylinder, Disc and Tape Care in a Nutshell ~ The Library of Congress
Digital audio forum ~ Hydrogen Audio
Digital media primer for geeks ~ Xiph.org
Directory of music resources - Open Directory Project
Distortion and music ~ Wikipedia
Dynamic Range Database ~ Album List & Search
EAC set up ~ Hydrogen Audio
EAC gap settings ~ Hydrogen Audio
EAC Guides ~ Hydrogen Audio
EAC cue and log conversion ~ EAC Helper
Encyclopedia ~ MusicBrainz, The Open Music Encyclopedia
Foobar - Skinning Tutorial ~ DeviantArt
Genres - popular ~ Wikipedia
Golden Ears - Hearing Better ~ Philips
Hardware database & equipment resources ~ HiFi Engine
Label Codes ~ Wikipedia
Library catalog meta-search ~ OCLC WorldCat
Loudness War & Poorly Remastered CDs ~ Youtube
Lyric Search ~ Lyrster
Musical styles ~ Listology
Musipedia ~ The Open Music Encyclopedia
Name of a song is unknown? ~ Name My Tune
Needledrops ~ 78 RPM Music Archive
Pink Floyd Discographies Page ~ Pink Floyd Archives
Playlists - Search for and share ~ Playlists.com
Ratings ~ RYM (Rate Your Music)
Record Grades - Record Collectors Guild
Record grading 101 ~ Goldmine
Record labels ~ Wikipedia
Record Store Search ~ MusicStack
Record Store Search ~ Vinyl Hub
Removing clicks and record noise ~ Audacity
Rocky Mountain Folk Club ~ Southern Alberta & Calgary Folk Music
Scanning tips ~ by Wayne Fulton
Shipping Info ~ Frank's Compulsive Guide To Postal Addresses
SPARS Codes ~ Wikipedia
Surround Sound Speaker Set-up ~ THX
Stylus maintenance ~ The Magic Eraser Method
Tagging songs by moods ~ Allmusic
Track, show and find music ~ Last.FM
Target CDs ~ Keith Hirsch
Top 100 Albums Of All Time (2013) ~ Dave's Music Database
Turntable Information ~ Vinyl Engine
Universal Scobbler ~ Last.FM
Unusual types of gramophone records ~ Wikipedia
URL Decoder / Encoder ~ Eric Meyer
Vinyl Engine ~ All the information you need to get the best sound from your records
Vinyl Pressing Plants ~ Total Sonic Media
Vinyl Price Guide ~ Popsike
Vinyl Ripping Tips ~ cliveb
World Telephone Numbering Guide ~ WTNG
YouTube Music Videos With Pictures - 9 steps ~ WikiHow

Current Audio Projects:
• Add collection to Discogs, RYM, MusicBrainz
• Scan missing artwork with a Plustek OpticPro A320 (looking for more effective imaging software)
• Finish an Aikido based pre-amp from Pearl Audio AKA Bill Perkins.
• Rebuild a pair of original Quad 57s and a mono 57 with two Quad tuners, a Quad pre-amp and two Quad II amps

My Hardware:
Altec 1569 monoblocks (highly modified)
Bill Perkins hand built PR-2 speakers
Krell KPS-30i
Linn Basik turntable with an Akito tonearm
M-Audio Audiophile 24/96
Meridian 101 Preamp
Nakamichi: BX-300, BX-125, CD-4 & TD-700
Pioneer DV-48AV DVD-A / MP3 / SACD player
Plextor 40/12/40A
Quad IIs, a 33 Preamp,a 303 Amp & a pair of semi rebuilt Quad ESL 57s
Quad Electrostatic Loudspeakers & Quad Today
Spin Clean Record Washer
TEAC UD-H01 USB DAC







Listening for alien DJs


"Censorship reflects society's lack of confidence" ~ Potter Stewart

About having the very last word. ;~)
Recent Activity
submitted Joe Nolan (3) - Goodbye Cinderella. about 8 hours ago
submitted Karla Anderson - The Embassy Sessions. about 9 hours ago
submitted Karla Anderson - Brand New Day. about 17 hours ago
submitted The Swingfield Quartet - Take Five - A Jazzy Coffee Break. 1 day ago
submitted Greg Paul (3) - Love Will. 4 days ago
submitted John Tesh - One World. 4 days ago
added Soulfood - Zen Lounge to their collection. 5 days ago
added Erroll Garner - Concert By The Sea to their collection. 5 days ago
added Anna Nalick - Wreck Of The Day to their collection. 5 days ago
submitted Cowpuncher (3) - The Brown Album / Call Me When You're Single. 5 days ago
submitted Gary Koliger - Loopsatively. 5 days ago
added Kitaro - From The Full Moon Story to their collection. 9 days ago
submitted Deborah Nyack - Unforgettable. 9 days ago
added Various - Classical Classics Volume II to their collection. 10 days ago
added Various - Holiday Favourites Volume 2 to their collection. 10 days ago
added Various - Smithbooks Holiday Favourites Volume 1 to their collection. 10 days ago
added Hans Zimmer - The House Of The Spirits to their collection. 11 days ago
added Various - National Lampoon's Animal House - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to their collection. 11 days ago
added The Wilderness Of Manitoba - When You Left The Fire to their collection. 11 days ago
added Various - Women & Songs 6 to their collection. 11 days ago
added Annie Herring - Glimpses to their collection. 11 days ago
added Velvet Elvis - Velvet Elvis to their collection. 11 days ago
added Ashley MacIsaac - Fine Thank You Very Much - A Traditional Album to their collection. 11 days ago
added Supreme Beings Of Leisure - Supreme Beings Of Leisure to their collection. 11 days ago
submitted Kris Allen - Kris Allen. 11 days ago
added The Watchmen (2) - In The Trees to their collection. 11 days ago
added John Jones (4) - Rising Road to their collection. 11 days ago
added The Co-Dependents - Live Recording Event to their collection. 11 days ago
submitted Steve Pineo - A Perfectly Good Friendship. 19 days ago
submitted Gary Koliger - In My Dreams. 25 days ago
added Billy Cowsill* - Live From The Crystal Ballroom Calgary, AB July, 1985 to their collection. 25 days ago
added The Co-Dependents - Live At The Mecca Cafe Volume 2 to their collection. 25 days ago
submitted Various - The Ultimate Spring CD #3. 28 days ago
submitted David Lanz - Cristofori's Dream. about 1 month ago
submitted Big Sugar - Heated. about 1 month ago
submitted Various - Weird Nightmare: Meditations On Mingus. about 1 month ago
submitted Buffy Sainte-Marie - Coincidence & Likely Stories. about 1 month ago
submitted Cowboy Junkies - Black Eyed Man. about 1 month ago
submitted Cowboy Junkies - Lay It Down. about 1 month ago
submitted Mary Black - No Frontiers. about 1 month ago
submitted Ann Gray - A Twist In The Tale. about 1 month ago
submitted Richard Searles - Emerald Castles. about 1 month ago
submitted Los Lobos - La Pistola Y El Corazón. about 1 month ago
submitted Various - A Very Special Christmas. about 1 month ago
submitted Buddy Holly - The Best Of Buddy Holly. about 1 month ago
submitted Ruby Blue - Down From Above. about 1 month ago
submitted Michael Hedges - Taproot. about 1 month ago
added Giant Sand - Glum to their collection. about 1 month ago
submitted Tom Phillips (10) - Mr. Superlove. about 1 month ago
submitted Gaye Delorme - Rodeo Songs. about 1 month ago