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The Best Albums of 2016

Posted by Amoebite, December 19, 2016 03:01pm | Post a Comment

Best of 2016

With the holiday season fast approaching and 2016 drawing to an end, we decided to take a look back at some of our favorite releases for the year. Staff from all three of our stores --  in Hollywood, San Francisco, and Berkeley -- shared their picks for the year's best music and movies and told us a little about what made them so awesome. So hop in the Amoeba sleigh with us, won't you, as we go on a magical holiday journey through the early months of 2016 till now, adventuring from world music to rock 'n' roll and everything in between, savoring the most memorable works from some of our most beloved artists. (It might even give you a few swell ideas for record-shaped stocking stuffers.) 

Best of 2016 - rock

Anohni Hopelessness

ANOHNI - Hopelessness

I have been a fan of Anohni (formerly known as Antony & the Johnsons) for a long time now. She has another one of those distinctive voices that there is no confusing for someone else. Another great album produced by the amazing ANOHNI. The words in the songs are so full of emotion and power it is almost too much to handle sometimes. This album somehow feels like it is in the future. The songs are very set in the present. But the music really takes me to the future. Or at least makes me feel like we will be OK as long as we have ANOHNI to help guide us through the uncertain future. - Brad, Hollywood

The Art of the LP Cover- Ice Is Nice!

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, July 17, 2010 01:20am | Post a Comment
With summer in full blaze, I present a gallery of icy scenes.

Smoke!

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, May 20, 2009 12:10pm | Post a Comment
boz scaggs middle man lp coverstan kenton hair lp coverryan adams heartbreaker lp cover
I figured that this would be a good follow up to my fire blog. After I launched that one in honor of Pele, I realized that yesterday was the feast of Brighid and that I should have offered my work to her. So today, I make this tabacco offering to her.
danny spanos passion in the dark lp covercazuza burguesia lp labelchavela vargas lp cover
commander cody we've got a live one here lp coverjimmie rodgers lp cover
down to eartha kitt lp coverjackie gleason presents night winds lp covernilsson that's the way it is lp cover
Although the entire Jackie Gleason series has beautiful artwork, Night Winds is my favorite. Very sinister undercurrents flowing through the image.
divine comedy casanova lp coverpeter dayton love at 1st sight lp cover
garnett mimms has it all lp covermajor matt mason real 12" coverapollonia six back cover
The pic of Brenda Bennett on the above Apollonia 6 LP cracks me up because she always looked old to me when I was a kid, but in this picture she's probably younger than I am now. I love the way that the Straight Lines LP came out in this photo. The giant cat urine stain on the left adds so much. OK, I'm going off to smoke my Peterson now...
ronnie spector siren lp coverphillip lynott solo in soho lp coverstraight lines lp cover

Wet Wet Wet

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, August 15, 2008 12:00pm | Post a Comment
The Dog Days of summer are at our door step. At our compound in Pasadena that can mean heat managing up to 105-110...It's been holding off for now, but when that weather arrives I will look longingly at this blog...
Bellamy Brothers Strong Weakness lp coverJimmy Buffett Changes in Latitudes Changes in Attitudes lp coverJulio Iglesias Mi Vida En Canciones lp coverBellamy Brothers Strong Weakness lp cover
Anthony and the Camp What I Like lp coverLake Paradise Island lp coverpure praire league can't hold back lp coverIssac Hayes Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak) lp cover
Grover Washington Jr. Mister Magic lp coverDanny Kortchmar Innuendo lp coverRobert Palmer Double Fun lp coverGrover Washington Jr. Mister Magic lp cover
sunrize lp cover who's stickin it? Barbara Streisand Wet lp coverBarbara Streisand Donna Summer enough is enough stickerSunrize lp cover who's been stickin' it?
Boz Scaggs Slow Dancer lp coverKlique Try It Out lp coverRoger Daltrey Parting Should Be Painless lp coverJ. Michael Reed lp cover