I know none of these labels, so now I need to get educated…

whitneymcn:

Earlier today I had a Twitter exchange with @aweissman about the record label Sublime Frequencies (specifically how consistently incredible their records are).

That got me thinking about other cases where the label itself carries some significance for me: I don’t like everything the label releases, but seeing that name in parentheses after some band or album I’ve never heard of is itself enough to make me stop and listen.

Here’s what I can come up with off the top of my head. Reblog to add any that you’ve got—would love to see what others obsess over.