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Helium (3)The Dirt Of Luck

Genre:Rock
Style:Indie Rock
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Tracklist

Pat's Trick3:20
Trixie's Star2:44
Silver Angel2:54
Baby's Going Underground6:24
Medusa3:10
Comet #92:09
Skeleton4:11
Superball2:35
All The X's Have Wings3:13
Oh The Wind And Rain5:29
Honeycomb4:22
Flower Of The Apocalypse3:46

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    Cover of The Dirt Of Luck, 1995-03-21, CDThe Dirt Of Luck
    CD, Album
    Matador – OLE 124-2US1995US1995
    Cover of The Dirt Of Luck, 1995-03-21, VinylThe Dirt Of Luck
    LP, Album
    Matador – OLE 124-1US1995US1995
    Cover of The Dirt Of Luck, 1995, CassetteThe Dirt Of Luck
    Cassette, Album, Promo
    Matador – OLE 124-4PUS1995US1995
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    Cover of The Dirt Of Luck, 1995, CDThe Dirt Of Luck
    CD, Album
    Matador – OLE 124-2US1995US1995
    New Submission
    Cover of The Dirt Of Luck, 1995, CassetteThe Dirt Of Luck
    Cassette, Album, Dolby
    Matador – OLE 124-4US1995US1995
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    Cover of The Dirt Of Luck, 1999, CDThe Dirt Of Luck
    CD, Album, Repress
    Matador – OLE 124-2US1999US1999
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    Cover of The Dirt Of Luck, 2017-05-19, VinylThe Dirt Of Luck
    LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Matador – OLE-124-1USA, Canada & UK2017USA, Canada & UK2017
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    Cover of The Dirt Of Luck, 2017-05-19, VinylThe Dirt Of Luck
    LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Blue
    Matador – OLE-124-1USA, Canada & UK2017USA, Canada & UK2017
    New Submission
    Cover of The Dirt Of Luck, , CDThe Dirt Of Luck
    CD, Album, Repress, Cinram 'CI' pressing
    Matador – OLE 124-2USUS
    New Submission
    Cover of The Dirt Of Luck, , FileThe Dirt Of Luck
    12×File, WAV, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 16-Bit / 44.1 kHz
    Matador – noneWorldwideWorldwide
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    Reviews

    • LiquidSmote's avatar
      LiquidSmote
      Edited 2 months ago
      I own an original release CD and this release reignited my love for the album.

      This reissue LP pressing is excellent and I do not find it to sound thin. I do run a pair of subwoofers combined with a decent table and cartridge.

      Flower of the Apocalypse = chef's kiss
      • beauzooka's avatar
        beauzooka
        This Newbury Comics blue vinyl is an edition of 300.
        • Melting_Duck_Coffin's avatar
          My only issue with this is the album art was taken from a poor digital image because there’s some serious pixelated blurry edges.
          • Ernesto2010's avatar
            Ernesto2010
            Great album and one of the hallmarks of 1990s indie pop/rock.
            • funknik's avatar
              funknik
              Has some good clarity, but the sound on this remaster is a bit shrill, harsh, and fatiguing. I have only heard MP3s of this music previously, but I imagine the original LP mastering must have been sweeter-sounding than this.
              • SimonArmenia's avatar
                SimonArmenia
                One of the best alt rock albums of the 90s.
                • PiIsARational's avatar
                  PiIsARational
                  This is a great LP through and through. I can probably do without Honeycomb but the rest is good 90s fun. Mary Timony may not be outright part of the feminist music movement but she definitely has songs relating to her experiences as growing up as a woman (particularly the track Oh The Wind and The Rain, probably my favourite on this LP next to Silver Angel). When I meet people that really enjoy feminist rock I always refer them to Mary Timony and specifically this LP. Her later solo LP, Ex Hex (not the band!), is really damn good as well.

                  Regarding the sound quality of this vinyl pressing I had some terrible sibilance issues until I maxed out the recommended weight for my cart (a Stanton 500.V3 on a 1962 Empire 298 Turntable with a 980 tonearm). Adjusting VTA, or cheating with stacking/removing turntable mats did nothing to help. Once the weight is maxed out it sounds pretty good. It's still cut a little too hot, but still very enjoyable. If you have a very revealing/unforgiving system it may not be fun to listen to.

                  When I upgrade at some point to a Denon DL-110 I'll report back if the sound quality issue persists. But, I'm not holding my breath on it as most of my collection sounds just fine. It's mostly this LP in particular and a few modern repressings (mostly the Radiohead stuff) that seem to have issues with my setup unless the weight is maxed out or the VTA is readjusted.
                  • postmant666's avatar
                    postmant666
                    Helium's second release is still in the absolute top3 of my fav albums ever. Mary's vocals are as good as it gets. from the night i first saw Pat's Trick' video on mtv 120 minutes when the songs and bands were new. that's the same night i saw Scheer's 'Wish you were Dead'. just like Pat's trick that song is also one of my fav songs ever. no disrespect to 'Pirate Prude EP', it's
                    likwise incredible.Mary's is just got the absolute perfect voice. to me it's like Heroin (Heroinne?), i'm totally addicted and can and will never get enough. ie: Mary Rules!
                    • IBIZASAVETHEVINYL's avatar
                      Helium's first full-length album expands on Timony's feminist lyrical bent and adds more colors to the band's musical palette. Full of what Timony calls "cartoon and monster movie music," The Dirt of Luck is a tight, focused album that is also diverse. The sludgy "Pat's Trick" mingles with the sweet-sounding and sweetly named "Honeycomb," which shares space with the nasty-sultry sounds of "Medusa" and the shimmery drone pop of "Baby's Going Underground." It's tied together by the album's spacious sound and Timony's singing, which is fuller and richer than on the group's debut.
                      • IBIZASAVETHEVINYL's avatar
                        Helium's first full-length album expands on Timony's feminist lyrical bent and adds more colors to the band's musical palette. Full of what Timony calls "cartoon and monster movie music," The Dirt of Luck is a tight, focused album that is also diverse. The sludgy "Pat's Trick" mingles with the sweet-sounding and sweetly named "Honeycomb," which shares space with the nasty-sultry sounds of "Medusa" and the shimmery drone pop of "Baby's Going Underground." It's tied together by the album's spacious sound and Timony's singing, which is fuller and richer than on the group's debut.

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