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Bloom5:14
Morning Mr Magpie4:41
Little By Little4:27
Feral3:09
Lotus Flower5:01
Codex4:48
Give Up The Ghost4:50
Separator5:19
Bloom5:14
Morning Mr Magpie4:40
Little By Little4:27
Feral3:12
Lotus Flower5:00
Codex4:46
Give Up The Ghost4:50
Separator5:21

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    • mkesse's avatar
      mkesse
      I’m listening to this CD through my Sony upscaling DVD player through my external Taishon DAC piped through my modded Black Lion Digi 003, and man, it sounds really good. I’m probably in the minority that Radiohead is one of the few bands I prefer to listen to in the CD/DSD format, as their moodiness and song arrangement lends itself to constant play from start to finish.
      • Breaking_Bad's avatar
        Breaking_Bad
        Does anyone know how one can tell the difference between the GZ Media pressing and the Record Industry Pressing?
        • jason_the_freemason's avatar
          Lot of surface noise in the silent moments, but sound quality is good while music is active.
          • abukuba's avatar
            abukuba
            Lovely quality pressing for me. Quiet and beautiful. Can’t remember where I picked this up but really pleased.
            • ryanstratton's avatar
              ryanstratton
              My copy is def not flawless, music is flawless, pressing is not. Quite a bit of surface noise and pops/clicks. Not the worst, not the best. I cleaned on an ultrasonic cleaner. Might run it through again.
              • whitespyder's avatar
                whitespyder
                Edited 2 months ago
                Finally bit the bullet after years of half-hating this one (talk about an album that creeps on you!).

                This is indeed a pretty cheap release: flimsy carboard/inner (which are already producing seam-splits), no booklet, no download card...).
                Record arrived centered & flat but pretty dirty at the edge. It also had multiple marks + 2 nasty scratches on side B.
                Optimal QC has recently dropped and thjs is another testimony of that.

                Overall, the music sounds good and this is what matters the most (especially when you look at other Radiohead releases which got botchered...).

                Since you can find it for around 20€ in 2022, this is not so bad.

                PS: i usually don't comment on tracklists but omitting Supercollider/the Butcher & the Daily Mail/Staircase and giving away 'the Universal Sigh' in the street (thankfully i got a copy) instead of putting it in the package are pretty dumb moves...
                • jondkent's avatar
                  jondkent
                  irrating clicks on first track, other than that the rest is perfect.

                  I know people love to hate this album, but it has really grown on me. So give it another go.
                  • Scrade's avatar
                    Scrade
                    It sounds pretty good. A pressing splitting it up onto 2 records would probably be better, but this isn't too bad. Not even as close to being as dynamic as most of the other Radiohead albums, unfortunately, but this is still good for what you pay for. If anything, it could definitely sound a LOT worse
                    • OldRusty's avatar
                      OldRusty
                      Outstanding sounding hot-wax, with an incredibly spacious soundstage & whisper-quiet vinyl. One of those albums that should have come with a hit of LSD, but you can't win them all...
                      • hobbesthecat's avatar
                        hobbesthecat
                        I A/B tested the GZ vs RI. There is really not material difference, they both sound great.

                        set-up: AT-120 > VMN95EN MM cartridge > Schitt MAGNI > AT-M50x headphones.

                        TL;DR
                        several vinyl LPs in RH's catalogue are what I describe as night and day when different pressings are compared against each other. ie Parlophone > Capital pressings, first pressing of Amnesiac vs anything else, Kid A '16 XL UE > XL US.
                        I do NOT believe TKOL is currently in this camp. If you have a '11 pressing of this LP and you enjoy it, keep it. I ended up keeping the GZ pressing since my I thought it had a slight edge in clarity of highs on some tracks. I could be crazy though

                        Bloom
                        GZ: during the first half of the song there is a small rotational click (this occurs on both pressings). otherwise very quiet sound floor. there is some slight increased sound floor towards the last 10-15 seconds, this doesn't last as it's dead quite once Mr Magpie hits.
                        RI: same rotational click in first half of song. The last 10-15 seconds on this pressing may be a lower sound floor.
                        result: for me it was EVEN. i wrote down that possibly the GZ pressing may produce a better presentation of highs, but that may be bias of having this pressing for so long.

                        Mr Magpie
                        GZ: absolutely dead quiet intro. lower sound floor once Thom's vocal's kick in during the start of the bridge. mildly increased sound floor during the outro - equal for both pressings.
                        RI: see above
                        result: EVEN

                        Little By Little
                        GZ: before music starts there is a mild sound floor that becomes unnoticeable once music starts. there is a slightly increased sound floor at the end of the song that continues into the start of Feral
                        RI: same as above
                        result: EVEN

                        Feral
                        GZ: the highs are crisper, but bass appears to be less that vs RI
                        RI: the highs don't appear to match that of GZ pressing, but the pass has a little more punch to it.
                        result: sound floor was equal for both. I personally prefer how the GZ pressing sounds. I guess EVEN

                        Lotus Flower
                        GZ: mildly increased sound floor vs previous tracks and sides, that does not take away from enjoyment of song. Outro slightly decreased sound floor vs intro and middle.
                        RI: same as above
                        results: EVEN, there is no clear winner

                        Codex:
                        GZ: same level of sound floor as Lotus Flower, GZ pressing may have a slight increased floor vs RI. Decreased sound floor during out when "The water's clear and innocent" kicks in.
                        RI: same level of sound floor as Lotus Flower. mildly decreased sound floor during intro vs GZ, but mildly increase sound floor during outro as per above.
                        results: EVEN, there is no clear winner

                        Give Up The Ghost:
                        GZ: improved sound floor vs Codex, still slightly increased vs tracks on side A & B. this increased sound floor has no impact on listening to Thom's vocals, as this is a soft song overall. sound floor decreases through the outro.
                        RI: same
                        results: EVEN, no clear winner

                        Separator:
                        GZ: the intro's sound floor is slightly increased vs the side's prior track Give Up The Ghost. Once the guitar kicks in, not dead quite floor, but very enjoyable and crisp sounding ie does not detract from the song. the synths during the outro are up front, highs are detailed, bass kicks may be pulled back.
                        RI: sound floor is the same as GZ throughout the song. bass hits a little harder throughout, but clarity may not be as strong vs GZ pressing
                        results: basically EVEN. if you like defined highs and don't care about bass, then GZ maybe?

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