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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:43 PM
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what is the most consistently good record label that you know of?
the kind of label that you trust their tastes and will give anyone they sign at least the chance of a listen?

stax-volt? blue note? dischord? motown? SST?

all of those are good examples...

do you have a favorite label?
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Squeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:45 PM
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1. Cuneiform
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, Univers Zero, Doctor Nerve, the Muffins, Hugh Hopper; what's not to like?
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:49 PM
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2. Merge
But only because I'm a slack motherfucker
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:50 PM
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3. Concord & Prestige
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:51 PM
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4. I enjoyed subpop for a long time
Then I was over it a bit.

I think blue note is consistently good.
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:54 PM
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5. i used to own a large number of seven inches
from their singles club...until i sold them on ebay a month ago :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

...i needed the money :cry:
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:58 PM
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7. Stuff is just stuff.
I know how you feel, if I ever had to get rid of my books I would cry my eyes out, but I would trade every one of them for the love of my family and friends, or even the love of my cat. You know what I mean. :hug:
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:01 PM
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8. exactly
in a couple months i'll forget i even had the things, so it's all good.

my book collection would probably be the last thing that i would sell though...
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:53 PM
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18. Subpop is still pretty good, but these days, I think Barsuk is quite good.
:hi:
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:57 PM
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6. Sun
They had the coolest records ever on their label.
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Tyrone Slothrop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:09 PM
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9. Merge
Dunno what it is, but I generally like most Merge artists.

So, if I see that an artist/group is on Merge, I'll generally at least give them a listen just cause I'll end up liking the band more often than not.
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:18 PM
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10. where are all the other music nerds when you need em?
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:22 PM
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11. Fat Wreck Chords is pretty cool with me.
I'd give just about anyone they signed a listen.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:36 PM
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13. Same here
Plan-It-X and Dirtnap as well.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:26 PM
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12. I'm a big Saddle Creek fan.
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 05:27 PM by primate1
And Distort/Dine Alone usually deliver as well, though they're really small labels.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:36 PM
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14. RoadRunner...nt
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:50 PM
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15. Rounder
Alison Krauss, Brave Combo, Tish Hinojosa, The Blazers, Austin Lounge Lizards in my collection.
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:52 PM
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17. you beat me...
but yeah, good label, damn good label :toast:
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:51 PM
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16. Rounder, is it still around?
or did somebody buy it out?
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:13 PM
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19. Putumayo, they put out all sorts of cool things.
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 06:14 PM by Shine
:thumbsup:

mostly, their stuff tends to be lots of compilations of specific genre's of music: ie, Afro-cuban, Celtic, Brazilian, etc...

http://www.putumayo.com /

edit: included linky poo... :hi:


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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:59 PM
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20. Oh, and how could I forget Grand Royal???
The Beastie Boys label...now sorta gone.
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:43 PM
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21. ohh that was a good label
and i should probably throw touch and go records of chicago in there...who recently celebrated a big anniversary
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