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Grover Neville  |  May 03, 2020
Fiona Apple’s newest Album Fetch the Bolt Cutters has been causing quite a stir in the popular music world and is proving to be a bit of an enigma for many folks. I’ve had enough folks request I shed some light on what’s going on that I figured it was worth doing a full breakdown of the album. We’ll be looking at everything: composition, lyrics, production, sound quality - the works.
Stephen Mejias  |  Mar 11, 2020
Our daughter Veronica, who turns one next week, is gaining more balance and growing more curious by the second. She likes to turn the volume knob on our Arcam A19 integrated amplifier – always up, never down.
Scott Eastlick  |  Feb 24, 2020
I freely admit that I have rarely loved a digital album as much as the analog ones I would take an hour-long bus ride to find and then spend all of my money on to buy. As deeply as I lament this romantic lure, this selective purity shouldn’t nullify the value of having access to an infinite amount of music with a minimal amount of effort.
Stephen Mejias  |  Feb 04, 2020
I am an audiophile, which means I exhibit certain tendencies that might be considered compulsive. I can purchase one, three, five, or even 11 records at a time, but never two or four or 12, for instance.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jan 13, 2020
2019 was the year that I stopped caring about new music. 
Stephen Mejias  |  Nov 29, 2019

Only among audiophiles does the word “resolution” conjure some relationship between reproduced music and the live event, some measurable level of fidelity to the original audio signal. To the audiophile, then, resolution is another sort of promise: the promise of – of – what? 
Stephen Mejias  |  Oct 26, 2019

Sometimes, on days when you’re awake at 5 a.m., you find yourself at 7:30 a.m. wondering what you should be doing next. You pour another cup of coffee and remember the lyric, “There’s nothing wrong with loving something you can’t hold in your hand.” 
Stephen Mejias  |  Sep 28, 2019
In August 2000, when I started working at Stereophile as an editorial assistant, I was almost 23 years old, identified mostly as a guitarist and poet, listened to more music than anyone in the world (other than the girls I tried hopelessly to date), and knew absolutely nothing about hi-fi. I did not know that high-end audio existed. I had never even heard the word audiophile. 
Rafe Arnott  |  Jul 10, 2019
Shoreditch doesn’t exactly bring to mind transcendental synth-drenched sonic landscapes.Yet the working-class district in London’s east end which is its geographic namesake is where electronic music composer and producer William Orbit (née Wainwright) was born in 1956.
Scott Eastlick  |  Mar 31, 2019
Where my Winter Mix was an obscure selection intended to be enjoyed in isolation while shrouded in headphones and framed by frosted windows, the spring season finds me emerging from my musical shell with a more social selection – fresh like newly grown flowers or a pair of recently purchased sneakers.
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 05, 2018
I often get asked what music I use when I’m assessing components for review, so I thought it was time to commit to page space a small fraction of the many albums I call upon or discover in the course of reviewing gear.