Jun 28

Linkin Park – Living Things (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 46:58 minutes | 448 MB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover  | © Warner Bros. Records

Living Things is the highly anticipated album from multi-platinum selling artist, Linkin Park. With over fifty million records sold worldwide, the two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning band has built their success on the premise of blending their favorite musical styles. Pushing the boundaries, the album is on the forefront of cutting-edge music. With their honest and thrilling enthusiasm, Living Things is a deeply personal release centered on human emotions and relationships. Included on the album is their acclaimed single, “Burn It Down,” which has topped various international charts.

Tracklist

1.    “Lost in the Echo”      3:25
2.    “In My Remains”      3:20
3.    “Burn It Down”      3:50
4.    “Lies Greed Misery”      2:26
5.    “I’ll Be Gone”      3:31
6.    “Castle of Glass”      3:25
7.    “Victimized”      1:46
8.    “Roads Untraveled”      3:49
9.    “Skin to Bone”      2:48
10.    “Until It Breaks”      3:43
11.    “Tinfoil”      1:11
12.    “Powerless”      3:44

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Jun 28

Linkin Park – Minutes To Midnight (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 43:29 minutes | 542 MB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | © Warner Bros. Records

Back in 2007, Minutes to Midnight was one of rock’s most anticipated albums of the year. The outing saw the band incorporating a new mature sound, redefining one of today’s most accomplished rock bands. Produced by Rick Rubin and band member, Mike Shinoda, the album would have one of the strongest opening weeks in 2007. This exquisite effort debuted at number one in the United States, Canada and thirteen other countries. Minutes to Midnight was also listed Rolling Stone’s “25 Best Albums of 2007” and Billboard’s “Hot 200 Albums of the Decade.” Included on the album were the breakout hits, “Leave Out All The Rest,” “Given Up,” “Bleed It Out,” “Shadow of the Day” and “What I’ve Done.”

Tracklist:
01 – Wake
02 – Given Up
03 – Leave Out All the Rest
04 – Bleed It Out
05 – Shadow of the Day
06 – What I’ve Done
07 – Hands Held High
08 – No More Sorrow
09 – Valentine’s Day
10 – In Between
11 – In Pieces
12 – The Little Things Give You Away

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Jun 28

Linkin Park – A Thousand Suns (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 47:50 minutes | 581 MB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | © Warner Bros. Records

Continuing their successful partnership, Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin, produced the band’s multi-concept album, A Thousand Suns. Delving into themes of pride, destruction and regret, the album topped various Billboard charts. This sonic journey finds the band experimenting with their sound. A Thousand Suns would yield the hit singles, “Iridescent,” “Waiting For The End,” “Blackout,” “Burning In The Skies,” “Empty Spaces,” The Catalyst” and “The Messenger.” With wide acclaim, the album would be certified Gold by the RIAA.

Tracklist:
01 – The Requiem
02 – The Radiance
03 – Burning In The Skies
04 – Empty Spaces
05 – When They Come For Me
06 – Robot Boy
07 – Jornada Del Muerto
08 – Waiting For The End
09 – Blackout
10 – Wretches And Kings
11 – Wisdom, Justice, And Love
12 – Iridescent
13 – Fallout
14 – The Catalyst
15 – The Messenger

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Jun 28

Linkin Park – Meteora {Deluxe Version} (2003/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 44:38 minutes | 966 MB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Mora.jp | Front cover | © Warner Bros. Records

Following their successful debut, Linkin Park released their chart-topping sophomore recording Meteora. The album would earn the covenant spot in sixteen different countries. Incorporating their trademark sound, the band delivered exhilarating guitars and riveting rapped verses. The sure-fired hit yielded the six singles, “Somewhere I Belong,” “Faint,” “Lying from You,” “Numb,” “Breaking the Habit” and “Session.” “Numb” would become one of the biggest songs of the year and “Session” was nominated for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the GRAMMYS®. The record solidified the group’s standing as bona fide rock legends.

Tracklist:
01 – Foreword
02 – Don’t Stay
03 – Somewhere I Belong
04 – Lying From You
05 – Hit The Floor
06 – Easier To Run
07 – Faint
08 – Figure.09
09 – Breaking The Habit
10 – From The Inside
11 – Nobody’s Listening
12 – Session
13 – Numb
14 – Step Up (Live) [Bonus Track]
15 – Somewhere I Belong (Live At Milton Keynes) [Bonus Track]

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Jun 28

Linkin Park – Meteora (2003)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 36:42 minutes | 498 MB | Genre: Alternative
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover

Following their successful debut, Linkin Park released their chart-topping sophomore recording Meteora. The album would earn the covenant spot in sixteen different countries. Incorporating their trademark sound, the band delivered exhilarating guitars and riveting rapped verses. The sure-fired hit yielded the six singles, “Somewhere I Belong,” “Faint,” “Lying from You,” “Numb,” “Breaking the Habit” and “Session.” “Numb” would become one of the biggest songs of the year and “Session” was nominated for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the GRAMMYS®. The record solidified the group’s standing as bona fide rock legends.

Tracklist:
01 – Foreword
02 – Don’t Stay
03 – Somewhere I Belong
04 – Lying from You
05 – Hit the Floor
06 – Easier to Run
07 – Faint
08 – Figure.09
09 – Breaking the Habit
10 – From the Inside
11 – Nobody’s Listening
12 – Session
13 – Numb

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Jun 28

Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory (2000)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 37:51 minutes | 507 MB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | © Warner Bros. Records

American rock band Linkin Park took the music scene by storm with their breakthrough debut Hybrid Theory. With millions of copies sold worldwide, the band’s invigorated fusion of rap and metal propelled the album to #2 on the Billboard charts. Included were the hits “One Step Closer,” “Papercut,” “In the End” and the GRAMMY® Award-winning “Crawling.” Listed in the book, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, Hybrid Theory was one of Billboard’s “Hot 200 Albums of the Decade.” The recording was one of the most successful debuts in the twenty-first century.

– 4 out of 5 stars – “An absolutely storming debut… packing more punch than Lennox Lewis armed with a rolled up copy of well…Punch…Award this album the red baseball cap of merit.” – Melody Maker

Tracklist:
01 – Papercut
02 – One Step Closer
03 – With You
04 – Points of Authority
05 – Crawling
06 – Runaway
07 – By Myself
08 – In the End
09 – A Place for My Head
10 – Forgotten
11 – Cure for the Itch
12 – Pushing Me Away

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Jun 05

Pearl Jam – 2016-04-13 – Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:44:04 minutes | 3,39 GB | Genre: Rock, Alternative
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: livedownloads.com | © Pearl Jam/Monkeywrench
Recorded live 2016/04/13, Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL

The Pearl Jam 2016 North America Tour is an current concert tour by the American rock band Pearl Jam. The tour is scheduled to consist of twenty-five shows in the United States and Canada, including appearances at the New Orleans Jazz Festival and the Bonnaroo Music Festival. This is the first tour following the Latin American Tour that finished in 2015. The first leg of the tour started on April 8 in Sunrise, Florida and is scheduled to finish on May 12 in Toronto. The band are then scheduled to play at the Bonnaroo Festival in June, before playing two shows at Fenway Park, Boston and two shows at Wrigley Field, Chicago in August.
Additional festival appearances at the Ride Festival and the Pemberton Music Festival in July were announced after the arena dates had been published. Rolling Stone listed the tour as one of the 20 hottest tours of 2016.

Tracklist:

Set 1
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
Mind Your Manners
Hail Hail
Last Exit
Lightning Bolt
Nothingman
Army Reserve
Given to Fly
Rival
Setting Forth
Corduroy
Even Flow
Of the Earth
Glorified G
Unthought Known
Let the Records Play
Spin the Black Circle
Porch

Encore:
I Won’t Back Down
I Am a Patriot
Just Breathe
Jeremy
Ghost
Do the Evolution
Better Man
Encore 2:
Smile
Once
Black
State of Love and Trust
Alive
Rockin’ in the Free World
Yellow Ledbetter

Personnel:
Jeff Ament – bass guitar
Stone Gossard – rhythm guitar
Mike McCready – lead guitar
Eddie Vedder – lead vocals, guitar
Matt Cameron – drums
Additional:
Boom Gaspar – Hammond B3 and keyboards

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Jun 05

Pearl Jam – 2016-04-18 – Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 03:07:53 minutes | 3,9 GB | Genre: Rock, Alternative
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: livedownloads.com | © Pearl Jam/Monkeywrench
Recorded live 2016/04/18 – Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA

The Pearl Jam 2016 North America Tour is an current concert tour by the American rock band Pearl Jam. The tour is scheduled to consist of twenty-five shows in the United States and Canada, including appearances at the New Orleans Jazz Festival and the Bonnaroo Music Festival. This is the first tour following the Latin American Tour that finished in 2015. The first leg of the tour started on April 8 in Sunrise, Florida and is scheduled to finish on May 12 in Toronto. The band are then scheduled to play at the Bonnaroo Festival in June, before playing two shows at Fenway Park, Boston and two shows at Wrigley Field, Chicago in August.
Additional festival appearances at the Ride Festival and the Pemberton Music Festival in July were announced after the arena dates had been published. Rolling Stone listed the tour as one of the 20 hottest tours of 2016.

Tracklist:

Set 1
Why Go
Mind Your Manners
Corduroy
Brain Of J.
Faithfull
I Am Mine
Jeremy
Setting Forth
Not For You
Even Flow
Daughter
Long Road
Wishlist
Sirens
Habit
Given To Fly
Lukin
Rearviewmirror

Encore:
I Am A Patriot
Sleeping By Myself
Come Back
Sad
Lightning Bolt
In My Tree
Breath
Do The Evolution
Porch

Encore 2:
Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
Inside Job
Black
Alive
Rockin’ In The Free World
Indifference

Personnel:
Jeff Ament – bass guitar
Stone Gossard – rhythm guitar
Mike McCready – lead guitar
Eddie Vedder – lead vocals, guitar
Matt Cameron – drums
Additional:
Boom Gaspar – Hammond B3 and keyboards

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Jun 04

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – Follow The Lights (2007/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 31:08 minutes | 633 MB | Genre: Rock, Alternative
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: ProStudioMasters | Artwork: Front cover | © Lost Highway Records

Ryan Adams released this EP only a few months after his album Easy Tiger, considered by many critics to be his best. It’s a mixed bag of three original songs and four live studio recordings including a cover of the grunge classic Down in a Hole by Alice in Chains. This 2007 record was released in the UK under the title Everybody Knows.

The steady, streamlined Easy Tiger was a sure sign that Ryan Adams was attempting to straighten up and play the game, but its quickly released EP follow-up, Follow the Lights, takes this self-conscious sobriety to a whole different level, as it finds Adams writing two songs for the ABC drama October Road, then rearranging three of his own songs to fit the same hazy, mellow vibe of his new tunes, adding the previously unreleased “Blue Hotel” and a cover of Alice in Chains’ “Down in a Hole” to the mix. This isn’t so much a sell-out as yet another one of Adams’ savvy genre exercises — the only difference is, here he’s gunning for the Grey’s Anatomy adult-alternative crossover market instead of crafting a tribute to the Smiths or Grateful Dead. Adams pulls it off, possibly because the abbreviated length of the EP is just enough time for him to dwell in one place without being bored, but also because the lazy, low-key vibe emphasizes the empathy between him and his excellent backing band the Cardinals, who add warmth and a ragged humanity to Adams’ tunes. Indeed, the dullest moment here is “If I Am a Stranger,” where the Cardinals recede to the background, but the rest of the record places the band on equal footing with Adams, giving this a gently ramshackle appeal not all that dissimilar to either the Dead or the Band. The Cardinals help sell the new songs and a less insistent, strident take on “This Is It,” but where they really shine is on that wonderful reinvention of “Down in a Hole,” turning AIC’s dirge into heart-on-the-sleeve country-rock that is arguably Adams’ best single recording in recent memory. ~~ AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Tracklist:
1. Follow The Lights 03:02
2. My Love For You Is Real 04:52
3. Blue Hotel 05:11
4. Down In A Hole 04:37
5. This Is It 03:32
6. If I Am A Stranger 04:44
7. Dear John 05:10

Personnel:
Ryan Adams — guitars, piano, banjo, vocals
Brad Pemberton — drums, percussion
Chris Feinstein — bass guitar
Jon Graboff — pedal steel, vocals
Neal Casal — guitars, vocals, cover photograph
James Candiloro — piano, keyboards

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Jun 04

Ryan Adams – Love Is Hell (2003/2014) 
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01;07:39 minutes | 1,37 GB | Genre: Rock, Alternative
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: ProStudioMasters | Artwork: Front cover | © Lost Highway Records

Love Is Hell is the fifth studio album by alternative country artist Ryan Adams, released on May 4, 2004. The album was originally released as two EPs, Love Is Hell pt. 1 and Love Is Hell pt. 2, at the insistence of Lost Highway, who deemed that the album was not commercially viable. A full-length version of the album was released when the EPs proved to be more of a commercial success than anticipated.

Like any Ryan Adams album, Love Is Hell comes with a back-story, one that is carefully calculated to construct the enfant terrible’s self-myth. Love Is Hell was intended to be the official follow-up to 2001’s Gold — the album that was not a collection of demos (that was 2002’s Demolition), or the recorded-but-shelved albums 48 Hours or The Suicide Handbook, or even his alleged song-by-song cover of the Strokes’ Is This It. Longtime Smiths fan that he is, Adams teamed up with John Porter — the man who produced The Smiths, Meat Is Murder, and part of The Queen Is Dead — with the intention of creating his own mope-rock album, hence the title Love Is Hell. Americana label that it is, Lost Highway balked at releasing a stylized tribute to Mancunian rainy-day bedsit music and didn’t release it, encouraging Adams to record a different album, presumably one more in line with the label’s taste. In the press and on the web, our hero spread stories about how the label claimed it was “too depressing” and “dark,” thereby cultivating the myth that he’s a maverick genius, while the label cheerfully countered with the defense that it just knew that our boy could do better. Eventually, a compromise was arranged: Adams kicked out a new album, the self-descriptive Rock N Roll, while releasing the equally self-descriptive Love Is Hell as two EPs, the first hitting the streets the same day as the “official” album, the second arriving a month later. Five months after that, the full-length Love Is Hell, containing both EPs plus “Anybody Wanna Take Me Home” from Rock N Roll, was released, negating the worth of the individual EPs (which were, after all, merely two halves of one album) and likely irritating legions of fans who bought both EPs.
While it took longer than necessary to have the whole bloody affair of Love Is Hell released as its own entity, it’s hard not to view it as a companion piece to Rock N Roll, particularly because they’re two sides of the same coin. In effect, both Rock N Roll and Love Is Hell are tribute albums, each a conscious aping of a style and sound, both designed to showcase how versatile and masterful Adams is. But since he’s a synthesist more than a stylist, Adams, for all his bluster, winds up as a Zelig-styled character, taking on the characteristics of the artists he’s emulating — something that can be sonically pleasurable, but far from being the substantive work of mad genius that he relentlessly sells himself as. If Love Is Hell has the edge over Rock N Roll, it’s because it’s more carefully considered in its production and writing, and he manages to hide his allusions better than he does on Rock, where every title and chord progression plays like an homage. Here, he shoots for the Smiths and winds up in Jeff Buckley territory tempered with a dash of Radiohead circa The Bends. To claim that it is a dark affair is to criticize its milieu more than its substance, because the songs have the form and feel of brooding, atmospheric mope-rock, not the blood and guts of the music. Adams is fairly adept at crafting that mood — anybody who’s such a fan of rock history should be — sometimes relying more on a blend of attitude and atmosphere instead of songwriting. Such is the fate of a stylized tribute to a style with specific sonic attributes, but Adams also does come up with a clutch of effective songs: the epic sprawl of “Political Scientist,” which captures him at his best Buckley; the title track, which is nearly anthemic with its ringing guitars; the understated “World War 24”; the gently propulsive “This House Is Not for Sale,” which would fit nicely between a Julian Cope and Morrissey track on a college radio show from the late ’80s. “English Girls Approximately” is an effective Bob Dylan and Paul Westerberg fusion, and the closer, “Hotel Chelsea Nights,” is one of his best songs, a mildly anthemic soulful anthem with vague overtones of “Purple Rain.” Nevertheless, it’s telling that the best song here is a cover of Oasis’ “Wonderwall.” It’s a well-done cover but not much of a reinvention — Adams uses Noel Gallagher’s solo acoustic version of the song as a template, replacing strumming with fingerpicked guitars and altering the phrasing slightly — which is why the song itself shines through so strongly: it resonates how the other songs are intended to, but don’t. While it doesn’t fatally hurt Love Is Hell, since it is an effective mood piece, it does undercut it, revealing how Adams delivers the sizzle but not the steak. ~~AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Tracklist:
1. Political Scientist 04:34
2. Afraid Not Scared 04:13
3. This House Is Not For Sale 03:53
4. Anybody Wanna Take Me Home 05:31
5. Love Is Hell 03:18
6. Wonderwall 04:09
7. The Shadowlands 05:18
8. World War 24 04:16
9. Avalanche 05:07
10. My Blue Manhattan 02:22
11. Please Do Not Let Me Go 03:35
12. City Rain, City Streets 03:47
13. I See Monsters 03:54
14. English Girls Approximately 05:41
15. Thank You Louise 02:50
16. Hotel Chelsea Nights 05:11

Personnel:
Ryan Adams – vocals, guitars, piano, and other instruments
New York Band on tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 14:
Paul Garisto – drums
John Pisano – bass
Joe McGinty – piano
Johnny McNabb – lead guitar
New Orleans Band on tracks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16:
Greg Leisz – lead guitar, pedal steel
Ricky Fataar – drums on all except 10, 11, 13, 15
Hutch Hutchinson – bass on all except 10, 13, 15
Ian McLagan – B3 organ, Wurlitzer electric piano on all except 11, 13, 15, 16
Jon Cleary – piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, rhythm guitar on all except 10, 11, 13
Ruth Gottlieb – violin on all except 11, 16
Sarah Wilson – cello on all except 11, 16

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