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Sarah Palin's Twitter feed, as performed by Shatner

On the Conan O'Brien show, William Shatner has been declaiming Sarah Palin's words, backed by percussion and double bass. Truly, this is poetry.

By July 30, 2009


The Walkmen, 'In the New Year': Free MP3 of the Day

The Walkmen's twist is dreamy vocals that soar when you'd expect them to shout. Taut guitars and pensive percussion take care of the rest. Download a free MP3 of "In the New Year" courtesy of CNET Download Music.

By September 2, 2008


The Jealous Girlfriends, 'Roboxulla': Free MP3 of the Day

With gauzy dream-pop vocals and hypnotic hooks, the Jealous ones fill things out with heavy percussion and stray amp-ruining riffs. Download a free MP3 of "Roboxulla" courtesy of CNET Download Music.

By July 7, 2008


Tilly and the Wall, 'Pot Kettle Black': Free MP3 of the Day

On their new full-length their use of percussion remains a weirdly effective way to underline taut indie-rock tracks. Download a free MP3 of "Pot Kettle Black" courtesy of CNET Download Music.

By June 23, 2008


The Zoom H2: A heck of a stereo/four-channel recorder

This little gadget more than holds its own, whether recording blues bands, percussion instruments and even jackhammers. Oh yeah--it's also good for interviews.

By October 3, 2007


Is it possible to record the world's best-sounding music without a mountain of gear?

Todd Garfinkle's company, MA Recordings, makes astonishing-sounding albums of brilliant music with not much more than a pair of microphones and a recorder.

By September 13, 2014


Grado Prestige Series SR325e

While they aren't for bass lovers, the SR325e headphones deliver very open, detailed sound that makes for exciting listening.

July 30, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating July 30, 2014

Super Mario Bros. theme played on wine glasses

This ultimate tribute to Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad, and Yoshi uses drinking glasses, pencils, and even a frying pan to play the iconic theme song.

By April 16, 2014


Imitone converts your voice into instruments

Music composition software Imitone converts the notes you sing into MIDI signals in real-time that can then be converted into the sound of any instrument you have sampled.

By March 13, 2014


A sweet-sounding, budget-priced audiophile stereo system

The Audiophiliac auditions an awesome little hi-fi, priced from little as $880!

By June 14, 2014