Soul Coughing ‎– Irresistible Bliss

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Super Bon Bon 3:31
Soft Serve 3:12
White Girl 2:37
Soundtrack To Mary 3:06
Lazybones 4:48
4 Out Of 5 3:12
Paint 2:55
Disseminated 2:41
Collapse 3:06
Sleepless 4:50
The Idiot Kings 3:57
How Many Cans? 4:24

Versions (22)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 46175-2 Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss(CD, Album) Slash, Warner Bros. Records 9 46175-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
2-46175-A Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss(CD, Advance, Album, Promo) Slash, Warner Bros. Records 2-46175-A US 1996 Sell This Version
828 759-2 Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss(CD, Album) Slash, London Records 828 759-2 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
CDW 46175, W2 46175 Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss(CD, Album) Slash, Warner Bros. Records, Columbia House CDW 46175, W2 46175 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
POCD-1222 Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss(CD, Album) Slash, London Records POCD-1222 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
828 759-2 Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss(CD, Album) Slash, London Records, Polydor 828 759-2 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
POCD-1242/3 Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss(CD, Album + CD) Slash, London Records POCD-1242/3 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
9 46175-2 Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss(CD, Album, Club) Slash, Warner Bros. Records 9 46175-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
POCD-1222 Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss(CD, Album, Promo) Slash, London Records POCD-1222 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
828 759-2 Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss(CD, Album, RE) Slash, London Records 828 759-2 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
828 759-2 Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss(CD, Album, RE) Slash, London Records 828 759-2 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
828 759-4 Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss(Cass, Album) Slash, London Records 828 759-4 Malaysia 1996 Sell This Version
4-46175, 9 46175-4 Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss(Cass, Album) Slash, Warner Bros. Records 4-46175, 9 46175-4 US 1996 Sell This Version
9 46175-4, 4-46175 Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss(Cass, Album, Club) Slash, Warner Bros. Records 9 46175-4, 4-46175 USA & Canada 1996 Sell This Version
SOUL 1996 Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss(Cass, Album, Promo, Dol) Slash SOUL 1996 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
828759-1 Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss(LP, Album) Slash 828759-1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
9 46175-1 Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss(LP, Album) Slash 9 46175-1 US 1996 Sell This Version
POCD-1242/3 Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss(CD, Album, Promo + CD, Promo) Slash, London Records POCD-1242/3 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
825646133376, R1 46175 Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss(LP, Album, RE, 180) Slash, Rhino Records (2) 825646133376, R1 46175 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
R1 46175 Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss(LP, Album, RE, 180) Rhino Records (2) R1 46175 US 2015 Sell This Version
9 46175-2 Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss(CD, Album, Club, Bar) Slash, Warner Bros. Records 9 46175-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 46175-2 Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss(CD, Album, RE) Slash, Warner Bros. Records 9 46175-2 US Unknown Sell This Version

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Tgould55

Tgould55

May 3, 2021
referencing Irresistible Bliss, LP, Album, RE, 180, 825646133376, R1 46175

Super bass-heavy mix. Mids and highs are kind of muddy as a result. Very small amount of surface noise. It's not as bad a pressing as the reviews would indicate, but it could be better mixed.
devotown

devotown

October 11, 2020
referencing Irresistible Bliss, Cass, Album, Promo, Dol, SOUL 1996
Yet another promo cassette exists. Different white printing on clear tape case. J-card white with black lettering. Cat. No. 4-46175-A. Tape duplication by WEA Manufacturing.
MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

December 1, 2019
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Irresistible Bliss, LP, Album, RE, 180, R1 46175
I think this reissue sounds pretty damn good. Smooth highs, thick low end and an excellent soundstage that really projects the music into a bigger sound. The pressing is also high quality and plays dead quiet. Overall I think it’s a decent reissue. That being said, I favor the original, the only real reason being there is slightly better bass definition (even though this reissue has great bass too!) so it’s really a minor thing. Also, there is minor sibilance on Super Bon Bon but it really isn’t bad, I’ve heard much worse and I’m listening with boosted treble and it definitely doesn’t hit me in the ears the way bad sibilance does. Both issues sound great I’d grab either one if you can.
MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

April 7, 2019
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Irresistible Bliss, LP, Album, 9 46175-1
I have to respectfully disagree with both of the previous comments. This vinyl issue sounds awesome. The soundstage alone on the vinyl issue of this album will blow anything the CD has to offer out of the water. The vinyl has a touch of nice analog warmth that enriches the music with a full, bold sound. The depth and clarity of the music alone is unmatched. I think the problem for some might be the bass. The bass is slightly overdriven. But I can crank this thing pretty loud and the low end still retains its definition and everything still sounds crystal clear. Really nice, punchy realistic drum sound, deep bass, dynamic vocals and exemplary detail on this record.
VinylMindControl

VinylMindControl

September 6, 2017
referencing Irresistible Bliss, LP, Album, RE, 180, R1 46175

I find it odd there are negative reviews for this pressing. I heard of the negative reviews from someone else that read them here. Zero problems with my copy. Sounds great!
Dextrus

Dextrus

March 16, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Irresistible Bliss, LP, Album, 9 46175-1
After going back and listening to both the repress and the original 1996 pressing on a few systems, I've come to a conclusion. On lower to mid-range setups the album doesn't sound all that bad, maybe equivalent to listening to a 192kb/s MP3. It's only on higher end players that the record begins to sound a bit naff. So, if you're spinning the record on a Rega RP1 (even with the upgrade pack) for example, it's not too bad. If your system is too good it'll sound crap.
powerstone05

powerstone05

December 26, 2015
referencing Irresistible Bliss, LP, Album, RE, 180, R1 46175

The 2015 reissues of Soul Coughing's albums could be described as a lazy cashgrabs, and you would be right. However I do feel the negative reception is slightly overdone.
First off, the artwork and record pressing is professional, record has very few clicks and most of them are quite light. The inner sleeve is generic with the cellophaned sides. As someone previously pointed out, "Super Bon Bon" definitely wasn't mastered properly and has major sibilance problems that none of the other tracks have ("move aSSSSide"), which is very odd . The cut otherwise does sound very good. I can't tell if it was remastered or not, but it still sounds damn fine.
If you want this on vinyl, it's still probably worth it, even with the poor job on "Super Bon Bon".
cottonmouthVII

cottonmouthVII

November 24, 2015
referencing Irresistible Bliss, LP, Album, RE, 180, R1 46175

Anyone else getting really bad distortion on the vocals during "Super Bon Bon" especially when the letter "s" is pronounced? The rest of the album sounds great, so I'm wondering if it's just my copy that's messed up or if they screwed up the mastering.
Sonik_Grooves

Sonik_Grooves

September 2, 2015
referencing Irresistible Bliss, LP, Album, RE, 180, R1 46175
This is not remastered, right?
The originals sound awful.. Guess the same will happen with other albums.
cheap_suit

cheap_suit

October 31, 2012
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Irresistible Bliss, LP, Album, 9 46175-1

Not worth buying. It's clear from the first bass note in "Super Bon Bon" that this was never mastered for vinyl. They didn't even bother to retool the artwork for the vinyl release; they literally just took to the four-panel CD booklet and reproduced the images sequentially on the back of the sleeve. If you're a Soul Coughing completist then yeah, I guess you'll have to pick it up... but for your listening dollar, you're better off dropping $3 on a much better sounding CD.