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Favorite Album of 2013 (so far)
Black Friday!
Album of the Month - November
Left of the Dial One Year Anniverary!


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Favorite Album of 2013 (so far)

The National - Trouble Will Find Me

Easily their best album since Boxer. Matt Berninger continues to prove that he is one of the most gifted and important songwriters of this generation. Sure it's depressing "sad bastard" music, but there's plenty of humor and hope mixed in with some great pop culture references. We have a feeling this will be tough to beat for album of the year...

Black Friday!

We will open at 8 am and there will be coffee & donuts. 
Here's what we have so far:

The Beatles - Singles 7" box set
Syd Barrett - Mick Rock Tin 7" box set
Ryan Adams - Do I Wait 7"
The Byrds - 8 Mles High 7"
The Byrds - Times They Are A Changin'  7"
The Doors - L.A. Woman 7" box set
Bob Dylan - Can You Please 7" box set
Janis Joplin - Move Over! 7" box set
Fear - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 7"
Lovin' Spoonful - Alley Oop 7"
Yardbirds - Ha Ha Said 7"

Album of the Month - November

Talk Talk - Laughing Stock

I know, it's not November yet... close enough.  This is the first LOTDR "Album of the Month" selection and will be regular blog feature. If you follow the blog and want to pick up the month's pick, we will be offering  15% off to blog subscribers.

I decided on a reissue for this month's pick, partially because there aren't many new releases knocking my socks off and because this album is pretty darn spectacular.  Originally released in 1991 (vinyl - only in the UK) this was a continuation of the experimental direction they started with 'Spirit of Eden.

Left of the Dial One Year Anniverary!

Welcome to the Left of the Dial Blog!!We are quickly approaching our one year anniversary. It has been a seriously bumpy roller coaster ride but we are still here and we are planning big things for our celebration.  Nov. 18th is the official one year mark so check back to get all the details on events planned for that week.

This was the store on opening night, Nov. 18th, 2010.