Author: Mark Smotroff

Mark Smotroff is a freelance writer and avid music collector who has worked for many years in marketing communications for the consumer electronics, pro audio and video games industries, serving clients including DTS, Sega, Sony, Sharp, AT&T and many others. www.smotroff.com Mark has written for EQ Magazine, Mix Magazine, Goldmine/DISCoveries Magazine, BigPictureBigSound.com, Sound+Vision Magazine, HomeTechTell.com and many others. He is also a musician / composer whose songs have been used in TV shows such as Smallville and Men In Trees as well as films and documentaries. www.ingdom.com Mark is currently rolling out a new musical he's written: www.dialthemusical.com.

Listening Report: Bill Plummer And The Cosmic Brotherhood

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Mark Smotroff regrets an impulsive Impulse purchase…

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Listening Report: Guided By Voices’ Crystal Nuns Cathedral

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Mark Smotroff rejoices with another gem from a Dayton’s finest…...

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Listening Report: John McLaughlin’s The Montreux Years

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Mark Smotroff appreciates a well-curated live career overview…

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Listening Report: John Bullard Plays 24 Preludes for Solo Banjo, Vol. 1

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Mark Smotroff likes his banjos soft ‘n round as well as angular…...

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Listening Report: Yusuf Cat Stevens’ Harold & Maude Original Soundtrack

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Mark Smotroff appreciates the difference between a song-track and a soundtrack…...

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Listening Report: Do You Need U2’s Achtung Baby On Vinyl?

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Mark Smotroff re-considers a classic 90s era album with fresh ears…

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Listening Report: Dragnet Delivers The Facts That NRBQ Is An American Musical Treasure

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Mark Smotroff gives thanks to be able to cue up some fresh new Q…

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Listening Report: The Polyphonic Spree’s Afflatus

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Mark Smotroff falls in love with an album of poignant covers…...

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Listening Report: Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels 180 Gram Vinyl Reissue

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Mark Smotroff reconnects with an oft-overlooked masterwork…...

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Looking Back: 2021’s Albums I Didn’t Quite Review… Yet! (Part 1)

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Mark Smotroff offers up a series of mini listening reports…...

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Listening Report: Guided By Voices’ Hot Freaks Subscription USB

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Mark Smotroff gets more than he dreamed of from a fanclub download series… ...

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Listening Report: Marshall Crenshaw’s #447

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Mark Smotroff is reminded that its all about the rock…

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Listening Report: Brian Wilson’s At My Piano On CD, Vinyl & Streaming

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Mark Smotroff tunes into the magic of one of his musical heroes…...

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