Vince Staples ‎– Big Fish Theory

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00602557445725 Vince Staples Big Fish Theory(CD, Album) Def Jam Recordings 00602557445725 US 2017 Sell This Version
00602557445725 Vince Staples Big Fish Theory(2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, Pic, Aut) Def Jam Recordings 00602557445725 US 2017 Sell This Version
B0026416-01 Vince Staples Big Fish Theory(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pic) Def Jam Recordings, Blacksmith Music B0026416-01 US 2017 Sell This Version
0062557445831 Vince Staples Big Fish Theory(2xLP, Ltd, Pic) Def Jam Recordings, Blacksmith Music 0062557445831 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
00602557445725 Vince Staples Big Fish Theory(CD, Album) Def Jam Recordings, Blacksmith Music 00602557445725 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
B0027122-04 Vince Staples Big Fish Theory(Cass, Album, S/Edition) Def Jam Recordings, Blacksmith Music B0027122-04 US 2017 Sell This Version
none Vince Staples Big Fish Theory(File, AAC, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, Album) Def Jam Recordings none US 2017

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absol1082

absol1082

May 26, 2018
referencing Big Fish Theory, 2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, Pic, Aut, 00602557445725
Pretty hit or miss on the quality here, of course to be expected with a picture disc. Tracks like Big Fish and 745 play surprisingly well, but busier tracks like Love Can Be and Yeah Right take a huge hit in dynamics and overall clarity in the mix. Really wish they went with a more traditional pressing on this one.
conditionals

conditionals

February 27, 2018
referencing Big Fish Theory, 2xLP, Ltd, Pic, 0062557445831

This was my first picture disc as I'd heard bad things. But this sounds great. Also, as a bonus, it also looks great.
willeniams

willeniams

December 4, 2017
referencing Big Fish Theory, 2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, Pic, Aut, 00602557445725
Arrived today, finally! Number 535. Have to say, I'm quite impressed by the sound quality - Bang Bak sounds particularly awesome.
dfvidaurre

dfvidaurre

November 20, 2017
edited 8 months ago
referencing Big Fish Theory, 2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, Pic, Aut, 00602557445725

It's a fantastic album, but the double picture disc isn't necessary. And the delays were annoying.
It sounds pretty good--for a picture disc. Would probably sound better if it weren't one. If it's going to be split over 2 discs, it should have at least been 42rpm.
Yeah Right, for instance, sounds kind of terrible on my copy. I can hear a little distortion on it that isn't there on the digital copy.
doctoracula

doctoracula

November 14, 2017
referencing Big Fish Theory, 2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, Pic, Aut, 00602557445725
I'm really wondering if they originally intended this to be a single LP. It was priced at $25 on his webstore, which is lower than I'd expect for a double in 2017. I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to press this on one LP, weren't happy with the sound, and changed it to be a 2xLP. That would explain the long delay.
cottonmouthVII

cottonmouthVII

November 1, 2017
referencing Big Fish Theory, 2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, Pic, Aut, 00602557445725

Very interesting way to release this on vinyl. A single disc of regular vinyl would have made a ton of sense and been much easier for every party involved, but that ain't what they did. Instead we got two picture discs for 36:04 of music.

First off, the packaging is miserable. It comes in 2 clear plastic sleeves (you know, the kind that ruin records over time) that are connected on one side and taped together on the other. The records had busted through each side of both sleeves when mine arrived, leaving several inch jagged splits in the plastic. Of course these harmful partial dust covers went right into my trash, and I am now storing the discs in MoFi sleeves inside a plastic outer. An actual jacket would have been too convenient and protective I guess.

The signed insert came with a horrible crease about a quarter of the way down across the whole thing. Having an actual jacket for the records and this insert to go into would have remedied that easily, but it was just loose in the box, so of course it was bent in the post.

Onto the picture discs themselves, they actually did a bang up job here. Once you get over the fact that putting any serious album on a picture disc is a horrible idea in the first place, these are done as well as possible. Simply put, these discs bump. The sound quality isn't immaculate as there is definitely vocal distortion on some tracks, but the instrumentals absolutely bang, as a result of how well spaced out the album is. We're averaging less than 10 minutes of music per side here, and it shows. I think this is hands down the best sounding picture disc I have ever played on my table.

So while this is far from my ideal version of a vinyl release for this album, it'll do just fine for listening. Just a little extra flipping and disc switching, and it would have been really nice to get an actual jacket.
jleb

jleb

October 27, 2017
referencing Big Fish Theory, 2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, Pic, Aut, 00602557445725
Got mine today. Sounds good so far, looks nice. Pretty happy with it. Even if it's very late, seems like Vince's deluxe vinyl packages are always solid... the Summertime 06 package was great and sounded good as well.
DeepCratesShop

DeepCratesShop

August 17, 2017
referencing Big Fish Theory, CD, Album, 00602557445725
Amazon says a vinyl is coming September 22nd. Is this true?
Dorian_Ye

Dorian_Ye

July 28, 2017
referencing Big Fish Theory, CD, Album, 00602557445725
So is this the entry for the ones that are autographed?
OutsideOwl

OutsideOwl

June 26, 2017
referencing Big Fish Theory, CD, Album, 00602557445725

On the CD it is printed 'for complete album credits go to www.vincestaples.com' however that page does not exist on vince's website