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posted a comment on John Lee Hooker - Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive. about 1 month ago
Just amazing, a perfect pressing - deep punchy bass and lively stereo field. JLH is almost in the room . Personally I think he is so much more entertaining when accompanied by a band, than his often exhausting solo material. A side note - after listening ... See full review
posted a comment on Doves - Lost Souls. about 1 month ago
This is a masterful release, exactly how reissues should be delivered - I recommend all three. Wonderful instrument separation, lovely full sound with deep bass. I now understand more about this album that ever before.
posted a comment on Doves - The Last Broadcast. about 1 month ago
The Last Broadcast is an incredible piece of musicianship, an anthem of uplifting work by a three piece band whose songs appear immersed in a backdrop of soul revealing stereophonics. So glad I bought these wonderful repressings of my favourite indie ... See full review
posted a comment on Sigur Rós - Variations On Darkness. about 1 month ago
Thank you! I listened to it at 2am last night and I was I have to say it was so immersive it was borderline terrifying, haha... . The mixing is a total trip and there are times when it literally hovers and rotates in front of the speakers. Incredible ... See full review
posted a comment on Doves - Some Cities. about 1 month ago
Its a quality reissue indeed - thoroughly recommended. I have 0246, white vinyl. It sounds superb for a busy guitar album (which can often sound congested due to overdriven guitar mixing complications). The stereo field is wide and extremely enjoyable as ... See full review
posted a comment on Bill Evans - Evans In England. 2 months ago
I bought this, I also bought the Resonance Grant Green releases in last years RSD. I can't get the appeal of listening to radio quality releases on record. Yes its good musicianship, but the fidelity is really disappointing with them all. I would think ... See full review
posted a comment on Elbow And The BBC Concert Orchestra - The Seldom Seen Kid Live At Abbey Road. 2 months ago
Effortless gliding and soaring with the BBC - the wonderful separation and delicacy to the instruments make this experience transcend the live format. Miles Showell's fabulous half speed mastering makes this a vivid live experience with breathy ... See full review
posted a comment on Sigur Rós - Variations On Darkness. 3 months ago
This immersive vision shimmers out of the speakers through dense reverb, combining sliding surfaces surrounded by pulsing gritty reverse rhythms, lifted upwards with eerie drenched vocals... wonderful late night listening, reminiscent of their earlier ... See full review
posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London - Yage 2019. 3 months ago
The genius that still exists in these archive representations of FSOL - it should be a mandatory electronic history lesson for all would-be producers . I still find in unimaginable that all this was going on in 1995. Yes, you can tell the technology has ... See full review
posted a comment on The Rolling Stones - Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass). 3 months ago
My copy is also open on he left gatefold with the booklet... how very strange there is a difference.
posted a comment on Clark* - Death Peak. 3 months ago
Came across this entirely by accident on Spotify, what an album. I agree with this fabulous sentence in a review I read... "his tracks sound like jittery, rusted iron machines that somehow produce long rainbows of melody, and there are many moments when ... See full review
posted a comment on Grandaddy - Under The Western Freeway. 3 months ago
My copy is absolutely stellar - a very pleasing purchase.
posted a comment on Henryk Górecki - Dawn Upshaw, London Sinfonietta, David Zinman - Symphony No. 3. 3 months ago
Thanks for that - I nearly ordered it from the USA > UK and now I'll stick digital - it needs a $40 master production / vinyl done on this incredible music.
posted a review of Kiasmos - Blurred EP. 5 months ago
Again a fabulous return after the epic Kiasmos self titled, but the pressing should have been a 2x12 as there is way too much music for one record. Subsequently overall volume of the track is lower and the tracks lose dynamics, meaning a flatter more ... See full review
posted a review of Kiasmos - Kiasmos. 5 months ago
Its a masterpiece of intelligent electronica, but sadly three copies I have bought have a badly pressed Side A2, with 'Looped', arguably the albums greatest moment ruined by excessive noise / distortion as the amplitude of the track lifts. It's all the ... See full review
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posted a comment on Röyksopp - Senior. 7 months ago
Mine's a festival of clicks and pops, more side A than B... so frustrating - this is one of my favourite all time albums... i'm going to ask for a Juno replacement.
posted a comment on Amon Tobin - Foley Room. 8 months ago
It’s an absolute writing and mixing masterpiece - I absolutely love it - the repressing is excellent, don’t hesitate.
posted a comment on Queens Of The Stone Age - Era Vulgaris. 8 months ago
It’s the original sadly and it’s sounds terrible. I see there’s now a Nov 2018 US reissue... it’s now available in the UK
posted a comment on Here We Go Magic - A Different Ship. 8 months ago
Mine is a terrible clicky pressing, all the way through both sides.... I love the album but it’s almost unlistenable sadly.
posted a comment on Queens Of The Stone Age - Era Vulgaris. 8 months ago
I too bought it for collection reasons, sealed. If you have a quality record deck, it’s a total disappointment in comparison to Matador / Music on Vinyl re-releases. Rated R / Lullabies / Like Clockwork / the latest boring one and Them Crooked Vultures, ... See full review
posted a comment on Grandaddy - Under The Western Freeway 20th Anniversary Edition. 8 months ago
My copy is loud, clear and dead silent - I got this on eBay UK which surprised me for a USA only release - so pleased.
posted a comment on Bicep - Opal (Four Tet Remix). 8 months ago
I do wonder why I buy these laptop mixed digital products on vinyl, but I have to say this is an example of a good one. Credit has to seriously go to Bicep for the incredible lead line, but its been skilfully handled way by Four Tet who has given it an ... See full review
posted a comment on Tina Brooks - True Blue. 8 months ago
I got this in PlasticWax in Bristol for £20 and I am so very glad I did. I have always wanted to get this album on Music Matters or similar, but I think the quest has stopped here. It's a wonderful clear pressing, lively and vivid.
posted a comment on Elbow - Little Fictions. 8 months ago
I agree, its the weakest of all their albums, the peak is over.
posted a comment on Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid. 8 months ago
This is one of the most astounding records I have in my collection. It's an incredibly quiet, super wide, deep and mesmerising pressing and although I was told by Miles over Twitter that it was cut from 96khz digital masters, this is no compromise. If ... See full review
posted a comment on Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue. 8 months ago
I have just had a nasty experience not only with the a poor pressing but also with the return of the record (nearly ended up getting credit card company involved). Fidelity was amazing, but click / pop wridden Side A / D with B / C near perfect. Finally ... See full review
posted a comment on Grant Green - Idle Moments. 9 months ago
Mine's a terrible rendition. Clicks an pops on Side A, Side B is faster rhythms so it masks a lot, Side C is not much better and D has a flaw in the last 5 mins. Depressing.... Its got a flatter sound that I would have expected.... a real shame and it'll ... See full review
posted a comment on Reso (2) - Valken EP. 9 months ago
So in agreement, it was the early days of neurofunk - the next landmark was Billian's Total Darkness, but this was up there!
posted a review of Queens Of The Stone Age - Lullabies To Paralyze. 9 months ago
You can always tell when such a complex sound as this, (multiple panned guitars and vocal overdubs, pounding drums etc) has been done properly and thats exactly the case with the mix and this MOV release. It's absolutely huge - such clarity, cymbals and ... See full review
posted a review of The Strokes - Is This It. 9 months ago
I think some commenters on Discogs forget the fact that there is actually a recording process - microphones, a mixer, an engineer and all this can accumulatively effect the presence and ultimately the listening experience along way before mastering. This ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Shadow - Live In Manchester: The Mountain Has Fallen Tour. 9 months ago
It has the same massive sound stage as The Mountain Will Fall - some great live versions of old favourites and some of the new material - it really shows his strength as a live performer and the record is nicely edited so it slides well across four ... See full review
posted a comment on SebastiAn (6) - Ross Ross Ross. 11 months ago
Have to agree with the penginboy66,, this era in music, arguably headed by SebastiAn, Justice, Busy P and the whole Ed Banger gang (lets exclude Daft Punk here) was some of the funkiest and most downright rocking tracks that dance music has witnessed. So ... See full review
posted a comment on Justice (3) - † (Cross Symbol). 11 months ago
I cant compare with the original, but the repress I bought from Juno seems fine to me. The whole distorted Justice sound never really makes for a high-fidelity experience in my opinion, but it gets the energy across very well.
posted a comment on Foo Fighters - There Is Nothing Left To Lose. 11 months ago
So glad. I listened to it again the other day, it's got such a vivid and engaging sound.
posted a comment on Gorillaz - The Now Now. about 1 year ago
I absolutely love this album. Its a musical triumph. I wasn't really into Humanz, which I found to be a disconnecting sprawl of Albarn's studio parties. This on the other hand is a consistent record, with the Deluxe being a great product, with a very ... See full review
posted a comment on Jon Hopkins - Singularity. about 1 year ago
It was a typo - corrected to unenjoyable - I have listened to it around 4 - 5 times now and I think it feels like two EPs rather than an album
posted a review of Jon Hopkins - Singularity. about 1 year ago
Its a lively rehash of sounds and ideas from Immunity, and I am very sad to be writing this. It's nothing near the evolutionary step forwards we all anticipated that he would deliver, its a sidestep. Its a great pressing with a pretty terrible signed ... See full review
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posted a review of Arcade Fire - Arcade Fire. about 1 year ago
It's a reach back into the archives from the good old days or Arcade Fire, when the sound was a spectacular folk tale collision not the weird Abba-esque cul-de-sac they seem to be stuck in now. Not a high fidelity listen, but its pleasant enough ... See full review
posted a comment on Massive Attack - Heligoland. about 1 year ago
That must be some kind of VAT removed price, mine jumped to £51.49... . oh I don't know, this is getting so complex, I need to enrol in a 'vinyl economics' night-school. I have been sent a few emails to some major distributors, in search of a definitive ... See full review
posted a comment on Massive Attack - Heligoland. about 1 year ago
It's not correct - if you click on the Juno £42.91 link it takes you to a £51.49 page. Just out of interested, the cheapest I can find is What Records at £44.99 but it still says 'Release date to be confirmed' so I think the price will go up. For some ... See full review
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posted a comment on Massive Attack - Heligoland. about 1 year ago
Can I ask what country you are in? I feel were being ripped off to an obscene level here in the UK. I have a friend in France who said its €49, an improvement, but not the super low prices that yourself and others are highlighting.
posted a review of The Future Sound Of London - My Kingdom Re-imagined. about 1 year ago
After missing out on the last copy in my RSD store to the guy in the queue behind me (why did I tell him my wants list) I bought a €26 copy from Germany the Monday after. It's a super pressing, clean, expansive, punchy (for what we can assume is ... See full review
posted a comment on U2 - The Joshua Tree. about 1 year ago
I forgot to update, I got my copy replaced and it's still the same problem, just not as bad... I'll have to live with it, because it's worth it for the higher fidelity. It's a such a tight, punchy version.
posted a comment on Massive Attack - Heligoland. about 1 year ago
This is a total money grab. £51.99, and it's missing the vital third remix LP. My local store are in uproar and said they're refusing to stock this out of principal. Why UMC have priced this at over double the price their other rereleases, can only be ... See full review
posted a comment on Arcade Fire - Everything Now. about 1 year ago
Its a load of crap - what the hell kind of direction is this after such amazing albums...
posted a review of Don Ewell Quartet - Yellow Dog Blues. about 1 year ago
An absolute belter of a blues record - the trumpets are utterly sensational - so is the sound stage - its like you're sat in a large hall listening to them. They literally lift the roof off the place. Such a wonderful pressing and presentation. A go-to ... See full review