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Various - RadioNome
posted a comment on Various - RadioNome. 5 months ago
I disagree. I'll only buy a reissue if it strongly conforms to the original. Otherwise for me what's the point? I can stream all this music if I just want to hear it. It needs to look authentic if I'm going to pay for it. Just my opinion though.
Depeche Mode - Barrel Of A Gun
posted a comment on Depeche Mode - Barrel Of A Gun. 6 months ago
LMAO! I had tears in my eyes after reading your review. Also had to google the word "stile," but yes, you're right, that's exactly what the song sounds like.
Duett (3) - Leisure
posted a review of Duett (3) - Leisure. 7 months ago
This is definitely one of his best. Strongly melodic as usual, but every track is a winner. I got it on a Bandcamp Friday and I listen to it constantly while coding. Great stuff!
Ric Ocasek - This Side Of Paradise
posted a review of Ric Ocasek - This Side Of Paradise. 7 months ago
The attitude, the aesthetic. Really, everything. It honest to god does not get much more 1980s than this. It isn't the best album of that decade, not by a long shot, but it's high in the running for MOST 80s album. (In a good way!)

What I wouldn't... See full review
New Musik - Anywhere
posted a comment on New Musik - Anywhere. 7 months ago
Supposedly there's a fix coming for the issue on While You Wait. Saw it on the New Musik FB group.
Seal - Human Being
posted a comment on Seal - Human Being. 8 months ago
I doubt anyone knows how many were made. They didn't number records back in the 90s because vinyl wasn't the trophy it is now.
Seal - Seal
posted a comment on Seal - Seal. 8 months ago
Actually digital tapes can degrade. Not saying it would necessarily happen here, but it can happen. I believe the reissue for Stereolab - Dots & Loops made mention of those tapes having issues, and they're digital.
Seefeel - Succour
posted a review of Seefeel - Succour. 8 months ago
This is one of the best Warp albums of the 90s, right up there with Tri Repetae and I Care Because You Do. Those three might even consist of a holy trinity of 1995 Warp albums. Just a great, dark, brooding collection of industrial IDM tracks. ... See full review
Central Processing Unit
posted a review of Central Processing Unit. 8 months ago
Does this label have a rule where 90% of their output must sound like Plant43? Because it does. The standout albums are the ones that don't sound like that (e.g., Paul Blackford, Splitradix).
The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) - Topaz
posted a review of The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) - Topaz. 8 months ago
Great music for a day in the desert. This is one of the best Rippingtons albums, from the golden age of smooth jazz. Yes, there was such a thing! 😀
Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny
posted a comment on Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny. 8 months ago
The word "underrated" has lost all meaning. It now implies "people aren't talking about this thing on social media as much as I think they should be."

Clearly Kenny Dorham is not underrated, but a highly respected jazz composer and performer.
Herbie Hancock - Thrust
submitted Herbie Hancock - Thrust. 9 months ago
Miles Davis - Nefertiti
posted a review of Miles Davis - Nefertiti. 10 months ago
IMHO it's Kind of Blue, Bitches Brew, and Nefertiti. Those are the three greatest Miles Davis albums. Every moment of this record is enthralling! The compositions here are second to none -- Herbie and Wayne turned in an album of standard after... See full review
The Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead
posted a comment on The Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead. 10 months ago
Does anyone know why this album was originally cut at Artisan and also at Kendun? I was watching a Kevin Gray interview and he mentions this album being cut at Artisan, so it inspired me to find my pressing here, but mine is Kendun, so I wondered.
Jackie McLean - Jacknife
posted a review of Jackie McLean - Jacknife. 11 months ago
This is an excellent album. There seems to be no rhyme or reason as to why a Blue Note session got shelved. Some of those released later aren't standouts, but then there are some like Grant Green's Solid, a few from Lee Morgan, and this one from... See full review
Makoto Matsushita - Quiet Skies
posted a review of Makoto Matsushita - Quiet Skies. 12 months ago
An excellent album all the way thru, sleek and melodic, even atmospheric at times. The growth in his music over just a couple years is impressive. This is his best in my opinion. I could listen to it all day. Needs a good vinyl reissue!
Andrew Hill - Andrew!!!
posted a comment on Andrew Hill - Andrew!!!. about 1 year ago
This session, along with Compulsion, Change, and Pax, NEED Tone Poet reissues! All of em!
Michael Brook With Brian Eno And Daniel Lanois - Hybrid
posted a review of Michael Brook With Brian Eno And Daniel Lanois - Hybrid. about 1 year ago
Agreed with the others - one of the best albums of this genre. I can listen to it over and over. Only recently discovered it after having been an Eno fan for going on 25 years. I'd rank this in the top five EG albums, along with Ambient 1, 2, 4,... See full review
Can - Tago Mago
posted a comment on Can - Tago Mago. about 1 year ago
I've got the same issue on mine - static once per rotation across much of side A, though not the whole side. Frankly none of the Can reissues are very good. Each of them has their own weird noise issues, at least on the big three albums. My copy of... See full review
Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series
posted a comment on Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series. about 1 year ago
Cape Verdean would be most excellent. No good options for that one right now.
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder
posted a review of Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder. about 1 year ago
Phenomenal album. The title track gets all the hype, but for my money, Gary's Notebook is where it's at. Absolutely ridiculous track. Just follow along with the chart when Morgan and Henderson play the head --... See full review
Chick Corea Elektric Band* - Light Years
posted a review of Chick Corea Elektric Band* - Light Years. about 1 year ago
Did you like the music on the Weather Channel when you were a kid? You might really like this album if you're into that late-80s fusion/smooth jazz sound. Yes it's commercial and fairly dated (gratuitous use of the DX-7, for example), but still... See full review
Steely Dan - Everything Must Go
posted a review of Steely Dan - Everything Must Go. about 1 year ago
Mine sounds quite good. Vinyl is flat and reasonably clean. Appears to me this was pressed at Optimal. I haven't listened to this album in a very long time; musically, It's a bit more lively at times than Two Against Nature.

Only negative is... See full review
Keith Mansfield - Contempo
posted a review of Keith Mansfield - Contempo. about 1 year ago
Finally got my hands on this! I couldn't be more satisfied. It's an excellent pressing and an excellent mastering. I'm glad they reproduced the centre label. Easily one of the best library records ever made, and probably the best KPM album.

Only... See full review
Pet Shop Boys - Behaviour
posted a comment on Pet Shop Boys - Behaviour. about 1 year ago
Any sibilance on the inner tracks like Only the Wind? What about Face the Truth? Those two were quite bad on the 2018 pressing.
Pet Shop Boys - I Don't Wanna
posted a review of Pet Shop Boys - I Don't Wanna. about 1 year ago
Not a fan of the A-side, but the B-side, New Boy, is one of their very best tracks.
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
posted a comment on Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon. about 1 year ago
I bought this in 1996 when MFSL gold discs were all the rage. I was big into Floyd and couldn't wait to compare it with my 1994 plain jane Capitol remaster. I could not tell a difference between them. They were completely identical, or close enough... See full review
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - She's The One (Songs And Music From The Motion Picture)
posted a review of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - She's The One (Songs And Music From The Motion Picture). about 1 year ago
I know this one isn't considered "essential" Tom Petty, but one man's "good music" is another man's "essential." I would call this essential. There are many excellent songs here, and none of them are played on the radio, making them sound fresh to... See full review
Steely Dan - Greatest Hits
posted a comment on Steely Dan - Greatest Hits. about 1 year ago
If it was mastered in 1993, wouldn't it be largely the same sound as the Citizen box set? Do you have both to do a comparison?
Toto - Toto IV
posted a review of Toto - Toto IV. about 1 year ago
Excellent pressing! No sibilance even on the very inner grooves. It's A Feeling is my favourite Toto song and sounds great on this record!
Pet Shop Boys - Behaviour
posted a comment on Pet Shop Boys - Behaviour. about 1 year ago
Can anybody comment on the quality of this pressing? Better than the 2018 vinyl reissue? Can't be much worse.
Hallmark '87 - Atrium
posted a comment on Hallmark '87 - Atrium. about 1 year ago
Does "Glass Elevator" sample a track on the Geoff Bastow Bruton album Tomorrows World?

"Imposing" definitely samples "Land Lines" from the Bruton album Undergroove.
Minus The Bear - Planet Of Ice
posted a comment on Minus The Bear - Planet Of Ice. about 1 year ago
I've got the same thing. Very noisy, and one of the better tracks on the album. The rest of that side has noise too, though not as bad as track B1. Disc 2 sounds perfect.

Buyer beware.
I.F. - I.F. 2
posted a review of I.F. - I.F. 2. about 1 year ago
Just listening to this, and wow, great album. "Underwater" is as dark a track as I remember first hearing 20 years ago. Great stuff, though no idea what is going on in the last two minutes, it doesn't fit. Then there's Dub 2, one of the best Fax... See full review
Herbie Hancock - Sextant
posted a review of Herbie Hancock - Sextant. about 1 year ago
I don't have a quad setup (yet!), so obviously I'm not hearing the full effect here. But listening in stereo is still an interesting experience, and quite different from the stereo presentation. I hear parts of the music I never noticed, instruments... See full review
Xangadix - Xangadix
posted a review of Xangadix - Xangadix. about 1 year ago
Both of the Xangadix albums are quite good, classic mid-90s Fax. In fact, I think both might rank in the top 10 all-time Fax albums. Certainly they're both far better than The MS-Series from the same guys.

The second album might be a bit better,... See full review
Ronnie Laws - All For You
posted a comment on Ronnie Laws - All For You. about 1 year ago
I've always wanted to hear this extended version of All For You.

Could some enterprising individual put it on youtube?
Various - Sty Wars (A Collection Of Pork Medallions)
posted a review of Various - Sty Wars (A Collection Of Pork Medallions). about 1 year ago
Pretty good collection - does the Akotcha "Sound" track sample something by Seefeel? And is the Solid Doctor track sampling a Lonnie Liston Smith bassline?
Aphex Twin - Collapse EP
posted a review of Aphex Twin - Collapse EP. about 1 year ago
Really fine piece of work, quality music all around. Some of his best stuff. Once again RDJ's sense of humour is so evident in his music, and some of these tracks just make me chuckle in a good way. I've always loved the "faux-menacing" sound many... See full review
Grant Green - Solid
posted a comment on Grant Green - Solid. about 1 year ago
I decided to take a chance based on the other reviews here. It was a mistake. The record had several huge scuffs and gouges on one side that very badly affected play. It was also filthy, brand new out of the inner sleeve. I'm resigned to possibly... See full review
Cloud One - Spaced Out: The Very Best Of Cloud One
posted a comment on Cloud One - Spaced Out: The Very Best Of Cloud One. about 1 year ago
Listening on headphones, this sounds like a needledrop to me. Guessing the tapes are long gone. Inexplicably, Patty Duke is not in stereo here. What the heck?
Fleetwood Mac - As Long As You Follow
posted a comment on Fleetwood Mac - As Long As You Follow. about 1 year ago
Thank you, yes, I did find it on youtube. It was just out of curiosity. The performance is terrible though, especially the vocals.
Global Communication - Transmissions
posted a comment on Global Communication - Transmissions. about 1 year ago
Really wish the Curated Singles And Remixes disc could have been sold separately. Those tracks are really stellar.
Fleetwood Mac - As Long As You Follow
posted a comment on Fleetwood Mac - As Long As You Follow. about 1 year ago
Anyone know when this version of Oh Well was recorded? Can't find this performance on youtube.
Starship (2) - Sara
posted a review of Starship (2) - Sara . about 1 year ago
Bought this at K-Mart when it came out. I was with my brother and my mom. I miss her. Love this song.
Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever
posted a review of Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever. about 1 year ago
My copy sounds great; side 2 is warped but does not affect play. The blue vinyl is beautiful and reminds me of my blue 45 rpm of Sara by Starship.
Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever
posted a comment on Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever. about 1 year ago
Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever
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The Horace Silver Quintet - Song For My Father (Cantiga Para Meu Pai)
posted a review of The Horace Silver Quintet - Song For My Father (Cantiga Para Meu Pai). about 1 year ago
Music gets 10 stars out of 5, just an excellent jazz album, featuring memorable compositions and performances. All tracks are great. Pressing is 4/5 at best. Lonely Woman does indeed have issues but it's not too bad. I find the distortion more... See full review