Charli XCX ‎– Number 1 Angel / Pop 2

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Asylum Records ‎– 0190295685317
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Mixtape, Red
Vinyl, LP, Album, Mixtape, Clear
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A1 Dreamer
Featuring – Raye (3), StarrahProducer – A. G. Cook
A2 3AM (Pull Up)
Featuring – Producer – Easy FX*
A3 Blame It On You
Producer – A. G. Cook
A4 Roll With Me
Producer – Sophie (42)
A5 Emotional
Producer – Easy FX*
B1 ILY2
Producer – Danny L Harle
B2 White Roses
Producer – A. G. Cook
B3 Babygirl
Featuring – UffieProducer – John Hill (14)
B4 Drugs
Featuring – Abra (5)Producer – A. G. Cook
B5 Lipgloss
Featuring – CupcakKeProducer – A. G. Cook, Life Sim, Sophie (42)
C1 Backseat
Featuring – Carly Rae JepsenProducer – A. G. Cook, easyFun
C2 Out Of My Head
Featuring – Alma (27), Tove LoProducer – A. G. Cook, Sophie (42)
C3 Lucky
Producer – A. G. Cook, Ö
C4 Tears
Featuring – Caroline PolachekProducer – A. G. Cook
C5 I Got It
Featuring – Brooke Candy, CupcakKe, Pabllo VittarProducer – A. G. Cook, umru
D1 Femmebot
Featuring – Dorian Electra, Mykki BlancoProducer – A. G. Cook, David Gamson, easyFun
D2 Delicious
Featuring – Tommy Cash (2)Producer – A. G. Cook
D3 Unlock It
Featuring – Jay Park, Kim PetrasProducer – A. G. Cook, Life Sim
D4 Porsche
Featuring – Producer – A. G. Cook, King Henry (2), easyFun
D5 Track 10
Producer – A. G. Cook, Life Sim, Lil Data

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Double LP combining Charli XCX's two album-length mixtapes from 2017: Number 1 Angel (red vinyl) and Pop 2 (clear vinyl).

℗ 2017 & © 2018 Asylum Records UK, a division of Atlantic Records UK.
A Warner Music Group Company.
Made in the E.U.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 0190295685317
  • Barcode (Text): 0 190295 685317
  • Label Code: LC14666
  • Rights Society: GEMA/MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, Etched): BI13311-01 A1 0190295685317 STU.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, Etched): BI13311-01 B1 0190295685317
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side C, Etched): BI13311-01 CA 0190295685317
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side D, Etched): BI13311-02 D1 0190295685317

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krudy91

krudy91

August 31, 2018
edited about 1 month ago

These sound great on my player! Maybe you should return ones that are not correct. Mine plays 100% fine on my Audio-Technica.
FemmaGenton

FemmaGenton

July 4, 2018

Probably the noisiest pressing in my modest vinyl collection. A lot of pops and crackles, fair bit of distortion on the high end - especially on the inner grooves - and a little floor noise on Pop 2. Not a disaster - thankfully we're not dealing with ambient stuff here - so it's perfectly listenable, but it's also a bit of a shame given the quality of the music and the lack of a black vinyl or CD alternative for cleaner sound.

That said, my Pop 2 is one of the clearest looking clear LPs I've seen, at odds with other reports.
supra382

supra382

June 29, 2018
edited 3 months ago

Not the best pressings – Number 1 Angel sounds much better than Pop 2 (likely due to the latter being clear/translucent vinyl), which is really disappointing given Pop 2's tracks that demand hi-fidelity tend to run near the inner grooves which were definitely poorly cut. I cleaned both LP's before digitizing and overall, it didn't come out too bad I just had to cut and splice quieter intros and outros with actual digital FLAC audio because the shitty artifacts are unbearable. As far as Number 1 Angel's pressing is concerned, the louder the track, the better it sounds on the LP (ILY2 & Lipgloss sound phenomenal!) The tracks with quiet parts or slow instrumental builds without heavy over-synths or treble get completely washed out by awful floor noises and crackles. Here's a list of my main issues from the pressings - can anyone corroborate and verify they too have these artifacts? Thanks!

Number 1 Angel (Red Vinyl)
Side A
Track 1: Terrible floor sounds and crackles from Intro's instrumentals to opening vocals, otherwise "good".
Track 2: Excellent
Track 3: Vocals are scratchy at high-octaves, Outro instrumental to Track 4 picks up major floor noise.
Track 4: Phenomenal
Track 5: Good
Side B
Track 6: Phenomenal
Track 7: Excellent
Track 8: Phenomenal
Track 9: Phenomenal
Track 10: Phenomenal

Pop 2 (Clear Vinyl)
Side A
Track 1: Terrible floor sounds and crackles from Intro's instrumentals to opening vocals, otherwise "excellent".
Track 2: Outro of Track 1 to Track 2 via inner grooves have tons of residual background noise and crackles, otherwise "good".
Track 3: Vocals sporadically distort/scratch at high notes, etc. (This is also right along the inner groove running-line.)
Track 4: Good
Track 5: Excellent
Side B
Track 6: Terrible floor sounds and crackles from Intro's instrumentals to opening vocals, otherwise excellent.
Track 7: Really hard to enjoy the deep bass drones with high floor noises and artifacts from inner groove defects; excess crackles. Outro chorus/instrumental is AWFUL – heavy floor noises, scratches & crackles.
Track 8: Excellent
Track 9: Terrible floor sounds and crackles from Intro's instrumentals to opening vocals, otherwise "excellent".
Track 10: Phenomenal

TL;DR:
Number 1 Angel's "Dreamer", "Drugs" & "Lipgloss" are the best sounding tracks from my pressing, down to the waveforms.
Pop 2's Side A is a disaster. Side B has a lot of floor noise issues in-between tracks, which sucks because most of the latter tracks have slow, quiet intros and outros before the loudness can muddle out the defects from the pressing.

Overall, 6.5/10.
lazylistener

lazylistener

May 13, 2018
The colours actually look great in person — the clear is slightly murky, but there's a slight marble effect which is still quite cool.

The sound, for the most part, is great, but what Maslakoff pointed out below is unfortunately right: the inner grooves aren't cut as well, and while there isn't strong distortion when played on my cart (Grado Black), the highs start to become shrill.

Not at all a terrible release (although pricey for what it offers), and many of the songs sound dynamic, but go into this expecting little sonically and owning it as a neat collection piece, especially since these two mixtapes are fantastic and Vroom Vroom is outrageously expensive.
Maslakoff

Maslakoff

May 8, 2018
edited 5 months ago

Man, what a lousy job.
Both wonderful mixtapes are printed on the crappiest mass possible. The "clear" disc looks like it's "dirty" inside, and it's not even remotely "cute". The "red" one is pale : I have some Soviet red discs that look more sexy than this.

The layout of the cover looks cheap : they didn't really spend much time on it, rushed to the best.

Knowing that it was printed by Optimal, I expected some decent sonic results. Well...
It's playable and even enjoyable for the most part. Clicks (mostly on the second disc), some background noise (not that distracting), but what kills all the fun is a terrible distortion by the end of every (!) side. First I thought that my stylus broke but then by testing it with other discs the realization came through - what the actual F !

One of the best mixtapes of recent times killed by the atrocity of a vinyl. What a shame.
charlixcx

charlixcx

April 21, 2018
Could somebody please tell me how limited this vinyl is and the cassettes for that matter? I thought they’d just continue running but I keep on seeing them sell out online, in irl stores, and even on the official Warner page and then restocked I guess? Anyway if anyone could explain the process to me lemme know :) I have both vinyl and cassette x