Added to the Archives This Week
Listmania from Art Dudley for "Listening #21." AD lists obscure music, overrated music, and "twelve huge pop albums that everybody—critics, record buyers, radio programmers—got right."
Next, Jim Austin ruminates on "House Calls & Home Auditions," noting, "Conventional wisdom has it that you should listen to an audio component, preferably in your own system, before you decide to buy it. But who, these days, has the opportunity to do this consistently?"
Finally, we have Stereophile's Recording of September 2004, Mozart: Requiem. David Patrick Stearns says, "With a recording so stimulating on all fronts, it's yet another necessary acquisition for anyone interested in exploring new facets of the Requiem."