Ramzy

Kelela - Take Me Apart Ramzy

August 1, 2020
referencing Take Me Apart, LP, Album, WARPLP287
Sounds great! Yes, it's a quiet pressing but turn it up and it's dynamic and lush. Much better than cutting it too loud and losing definition by having to compress it. Separation, clarity and bass are excellent. Quiet pressing would be an issue with a high noise floor, but the background here is near silent. Recommended, especially for the price.
billkormaz1234

Kelela - Take Me Apart billkormaz1234

July 1, 2020
referencing Take Me Apart, CD, Album, WARPCD287

this is a good album tf everyone's talking about lol
RecordChaser9

Kelela - Take Me Apart RecordChaser9

June 30, 2020
referencing Take Me Apart, LP, Album, WARPLP287

Really good sound quality and pressing quality, although they really fucked up on the loudness levels. The vinyl is way, way, way too quiet.
ntoombs

Kelela - Take Me Apart ntoombs

November 10, 2019
referencing Take Me Apart, LP, Album, WARPLP287
Single vinyl SOUNDS LIKE CRAP. Why do they do this? I ordered it by mistake.
ntoombs

Kelela - Take Me Apart ntoombs

November 10, 2019
referencing Take Me Apart, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Tra, WARPLP287X
How's the pressing on the 2x version? I ordered the single vinyl by mistake years back and boy it sounds like crap.
eulatron

Kelela - Take Me Apart eulatron

February 16, 2020
edited 10 months ago
referencing Take Me Apart, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Tra, WARPLP287X
Crackly, unfortantely. Especially the B side. I'm going to wash it and see if the quality improves.

update - Washed and upon a relisten much better than before, but B side still a bit crackly in parts. Especially B3
vulnicuran

Kelela - Take Me Apart vulnicuran

December 26, 2018
referencing Take Me Apart, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Ora + CD, EP, Ltd, WARPLP287X, WAP387CD
they aren't selling copies with the cd anymore- mine came in the mail today, it's gorgeous and the record sounds amazing. definitely one you need in your collection!!
lazylistener

Kelela - Take Me Apart lazylistener

May 21, 2018
referencing Take Me Apart, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Ora + CD, EP, Ltd, WARPLP287X, WAP387CD
Can attest to the other reviews — this sounds phenomenal. Not sure why the other pressings aren't getting the same reception, maybe it's a different cut?

I digress. Kelela is an important voice in contemporary R&B and I'm so excited for her next effort.
goldencalves

Kelela - Take Me Apart goldencalves

September 22, 2018
referencing Take Me Apart, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Ora + CD, EP, Ltd, WARPLP287X, WAP387CD
lazylistener
Can attest to the other reviews — this sounds phenomenal. Not sure why the other pressings aren't getting the same reception, maybe it's a different cut? I digress. Kelela is an important voice in contemporary R&B and I'm so excited for her next effort.

Its definitely a different cut from the EU single disc version, as this 2xLP is cut to fit on 4 sides instead of 2.

EU 1xLP:
https://www.discogs.com/Kelela-Take-Me-Apart/release/10957424

I can imagine what it would sound like (dull), I don't really need to A/B it to know that 54 minutes of these sonics belong on two discs. This Rough Trade version sounds great to me. Its difficult to comprehend why there are the two different (1x vs 2x) versions.
nikolaicezek

Kelela - Take Me Apart nikolaicezek

December 27, 2017
referencing Take Me Apart, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Ora + CD, EP, Ltd, WARPLP287X, WAP387CD
Excellent pressing of a fantastic debut album from the queen of alternative RnB. I didn't get a CD though for some reason.
mudkip

Kelela - Take Me Apart mudkip

November 14, 2018
referencing Take Me Apart, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Ora + CD, EP, Ltd, WARPLP287X, WAP387CD
I ordered this version as well and I didn't receive a CD either.
minusthesnake

Kelela - Take Me Apart minusthesnake

December 7, 2017
referencing Take Me Apart, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Ora + CD, EP, Ltd, WARPLP287X, WAP387CD
Incredible album, one of the best of the year. This orange pressing sounds great. Full of range and detail and her voice sounds incredible on wax. I only noticed some minor surface noise, mostly during the first minute or so of each side. Tons still available for $25.99 from Rough Trade, when I went in to buy it the other day the woman there told me they had ordered thousands of this exclusive orange version. Annoyingly, there's nothing on the outside marking that it's the exclusive version. I only found it because she told me that in store they only stock the orange version, seems like a hype sticker could've helped it sell more copies.
ouaismaigre

Kelela - Take Me Apart ouaismaigre

November 6, 2017
referencing Take Me Apart, CD, Album, WARPCD287
Very disappointed by this album. Previous tracks on the past years were much better, I don't see the beginning of a classic song here. Over rated..
bigstupid

Kelela - Take Me Apart bigstupid

October 24, 2017
referencing Take Me Apart, 2xLP, Album, Club, Dlx, Ltd, Num, Yel, WARPLP287X
The end of Track 2 "Waitin" stutters in and out. It's supposed to fade out, so I guess the groove just isn't cut very well to handle it getting so quiet? Anybody have this issue?
minusthesnake

Kelela - Take Me Apart minusthesnake

December 7, 2017
referencing Take Me Apart, 2xLP, Album, Club, Dlx, Ltd, Num, Yel, WARPLP287X
I have the orange pressing from Rough Trade and don't have this issue, it fades out properly.
alexandro_papi

Kelela - Take Me Apart alexandro_papi

October 18, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Take Me Apart, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Tra, WARPLP287X

Does anyone else have an alternate version of "LMK" pressed to their copy? I have the promo cd which has "radio edit" and "album version", but the version on the vinyl copy that I have is an alternate take on the album version, which contains a slightly altered middle-eight.
nikolaicezek

Kelela - Take Me Apart nikolaicezek

December 27, 2017
referencing Take Me Apart, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Tra, WARPLP287X
Yes i also have a different version of LMK. I have the orange pressing.
minusthesnake

Kelela - Take Me Apart minusthesnake

December 7, 2017
referencing Take Me Apart, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Tra, WARPLP287X
Have you compared to the album version of "LMK" on Spotify or iTunes? It's likely they just changed the song slightly between when your promo CD was pressed and when the final album master was delivered. Good catch!