Janelle Monáe ‎– The ArchAndroid

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7567-89898-3 Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid(CD, Album) Bad Boy Entertainment, Wondaland 7567-89898-3 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
7567-89898-3 Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid(18xFile, AAC, Album) Bad Boy Entertainment, Wondaland 7567-89898-3 Europe 2010
512256-2 / 7567-89898-3, 7567-89898-3 Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid(CD, Album) Bad Boy Entertainment, Wondaland, Warner Music Argentina 512256-2 / 7567-89898-3, 7567-89898-3 Argentina 2010 Sell This Version
2-512256 Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid(CD, Album) Wondaland, Bad Boy Entertainment 2-512256 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
512256-2 Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid(CD, Album) Bad Boy Entertainment, Wondaland 512256-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
7567898983 Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid(CD, Album) Bad Boy Entertainment, Wondaland 7567898983 Australia 2010 Sell This Version
4670001547482 Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid(CD, Album) Никитин, Bad Boy Entertainment, Wondaland 4670001547482 Russia 2010 Sell This Version
7567876307 Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid(CD, Album) Bad Boy Entertainment, Wondaland 7567876307 Australia 2010 Sell This Version
none Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid(CDr, Album, Promo) Bad Boy Entertainment none UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
7567-89246-0 Janelle Monáe The Archandroid(2xLP, Album, Gat) Bad Boy Entertainment, Wondaland 7567-89246-0 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
512256-1 Janelle Monáe The Archandroid(2xLP, Album, Gat) Bad Boy Entertainment, Wondaland 512256-1 US 2010 Sell This Version
512256-1 Janelle Monáe The Archandroid(2xLP, Album, TP) Bad Boy Entertainment, Wondaland 512256-1 US 2010 Sell This Version
7567876307 Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid: Tour Edition(2xCD, Album) Bad Boy Entertainment, Wondaland 7567876307 Australia 2012 Sell This Version

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movceo

movceo

September 28, 2018
edited 3 months ago
referencing The Archandroid, 2xLP, Album, Gat, 512256-1
I think there are two different pressings for the US release. The first one was done by United Record Pressing (as shown by the test pressing in the database). But I just purchased a new copy and while it has the US copyright info on the back cover, the vinyl is an EU pressing (by Optimal Media). This pressing sounds quite good - minimal surface noise, no warping - it's also very dynamic and crankable. The other reviewer may have the pressing done by URP, which would explain the poor quality.
daveholtz

daveholtz

March 19, 2018
referencing The Archandroid, 2xLP, Album, Gat, 7567-89246-0
Artwork is beautiful, but the mix leaves a lot to be desired...quite muddy.
Dreamwreker

Dreamwreker

February 15, 2016
referencing The Archandroid, 2xLP, Album, Gat, 512256-1

Does anybody feel the highs are rolled off on this LP album? After several listens on my stereo and with my headphones (GMP 8.35D) I realized that the the upper frequency spectrum is highly attenuated on some tracks.

I don't want to obsess about this but the audio quality of this pressing is quite low for a modern pressing: low audio level, lots of surface noise, warping.

I'll order the CD at some point to make a compassion, although given the theme of the album I think that they tried to give an overall "LO-FI" character. The dynamics are great though and from the CD I expect some more compression, which is not always desirable.
AmunJazz

AmunJazz

March 19, 2015
referencing The ArchAndroid, CD, Album, 7567-89898-3

A very unique album, that mixes Janelle Monae soul with many other genres in an almost flawless way.

10 of 10