This Just In: Nebraska

I was never a Bruce Springsteen fan, and I’m probably still not. But I love Nebraska. A friend gave me a copy one day and I made a strange face. He told me to forget everything I (thought I) knew about Springsteen, suspend judgement, and just listen. And he was right (thanks Joe, wherever you are). It made sense though – this wasn’t like all the other Springsteen I’d heard – it was a demos collection of would-be E Street Band songs, never fully realized, for the better. It wasn’t cheesy, and it wasn’t forgiving. There’s a reason you rarely see this Springsteen record in the used bin. When I do come across it though, I always pick it up to give to a friend and continue the tradition of spreading the gospel of Nebraska. Now there’s also a proper 180g reissue, so it’s a little easier, albeit more expensive to share with friends. Give Nebraska to anyone you know who’s into lo-fi country/folk and hasn’t heard it yet, and you’ll be blowing minds in no time.

Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska (180g) LP
Listen: “Atlantic City”
Read the original 1982 Rolling Stone review

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Everything dies, besides new releases, reissues and restocks (they just go out of print)…
Active Child – Mercy LP*
Air – 10,000 Hz Legend 2LP*; Pocket Symphony 2LP*; Premiers Symptomes LP*; Talkie Walkie LP*; The Virgin Suicides OST LP*
Alt-J – An Awesome Wave LP
Andre Bratten – Math Ilium Ion EP 12”*
Ariel Pink – pom pom 2LP
At The Drive-In – Acrobatic Tenement LP
Bad Brains – Bad Brains LP
Barrington Levy – Too Experienced LP
Beastie Boys – Check Your Head 2LP; Paul’s Boutique 2LP
Bruce Springsteen – Darkness On The Edge Of Town LP*; Greetings From Asbury Park LP*
Burial – Burial 2LP; Untrue 2LP
Caludio Simonetti – Demons OST LP*
Chris Stamey – Euphoria LP*
D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Black Messiah 2LP
Daniel Bachman – River LP
Darkside – Psychic 2LP
Devendra Banhart – Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon 2LP
Drainolith – Hysteria LP*
El Perro Del Mar – S/T (Deluxe) 2LP
Erykah Badu – Baduizm LP; Worldwide Underground LP
Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70 With Ginger Baker – Live! LP
Fink – Horizontalism (Remixes, Interpretations, Exclusives) LP*
FKA twigs – EP2 12″
Flying Lotus – Reset EP 12”
Funkadelic – Cosmic Slop LP
Future Islands – On The Water LP
Gacha – Send Two Sunsets LP
Guided By Voices – Alien Lanes LP
Holly Herndon – Platform 2LP
In Camera – Era 2LP
Iron Maiden – S/T LP; The Number Of The Beast LP
J Dilla – Ruff Draft 2LP
J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive 2LP
Jamie xx – In Colour Deluxe 3LP; In Colour LP
Jessy Lanza – Pull My Hair Back LP
Jimi Hendrix – Miami Pop Festival 2LP
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 3LP
KEN mode – Success LP*
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid… 2LP
Kid Millions – The Sanguine Cadaver CS*
Legowelt – Anaconda Flow 12”*
Lou Reed – Transformer LP
Luke Abbott – Music For A Flat Landscape LP*
Madlib – Pill Jar LP; Rock Konducta Pt. 2 LP
Mates Of State – Re-arrange Us LP*
Metric – Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? LP*
Monster Rally – Crystal Ball LP*
Mumford & Sons – Babel LP
Muse – Drones 2LP
Nick Drake – Pink Moon LP
Nina Simone – At The Village Gate LP
Nirvana – Feels Like The First Time 2LP
Nosaj Thing – Fated LP
Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven LP
Orlando Julius & His Modern Aces – Super Afro Soul 2LP
Outkast – Aquemini 3LP
Part Time – Virgo’s Maze 2LP*
Pixies – Bossanova LP
Prodigy – Fat Of The Land 2LP; Music For The Jilted Generation 2LP
Purity Ring – Shrines LP
Ratatat – Classics LP; Ratatat LP
Ryan Adams – Gold 2LP
Serge Gainsbourg – Lola Rastaquouere EP 12”*
Shlohmo – Dark Red 2LP
SOAK – Before We Forgot How To Dream LP
Sonic Youth – The Eternal 2LP
Squarepusher – Damogen Furies 2LP
The Budos Band – Burnt Offering LP
The Darkness – Last Of Our Kind LP
The Fall – Schtick: Yarbles Revisited LP*; The Wonderful & Frightening Escape Route To… LP*; The Wonderful & Frightening World Of… LP*; This Nation’s Saving Grace* LP
The National – Boxer LP; High Violet 2LP
The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead LP
The Stone Roses – S/T 2LP*
Thievery Corporation – Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi 2LP; The Mirror Conspiracy 2LP; The Richest Man In Babylon 2LP
Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City LP
Various – Legendary Studio One Records 63-80 2LP
Various – Nu Yorica! Record B 2LP
Various – Studio One Dancehall 3LP; Studio One Disco Mix 2LP; Studio One Jump-Up 2LP; Studio One Rocksteady 2LP; Studio One Rub-A-Dub 2LP; Studio One Ska 2LP; Studio One Ska Fever 2LP
Various – Trojan Records Classic Reggae Vol.1 LP; Trojan Records Jamaican R&B/Blues Vol. 1 LP; Trojan Records Lovers Rock Vol. 1 LP; Trojan Records Original Dancehall Vol. 1 LP; Trojan Records Tighten Up Reggae Vol. 1 LP
Various – World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love’s A Real Thing 2LP
Violent Femmes – S/T LP
Warpaint – Warpaint 2LP
World Psychedelic Classics 4 – The Existential Soul Of Tim Maia 3LP
xx – xx LP

*Indicates new release or new reissue