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posted a comment on Kraftwerk - Exceller 8 (The Best Of...). 6 days ago
I agree it may not be fully cohesive, but it's the cheapest way to get anything on vinyl from the first two albums. Seems like it anyway.
posted a review of Robin Trower - Bridge Of Sighs. 8 days ago
Crummy pressing. My copy was very scuffed and very off-center. Artwork is third or fourth generation. The label looks like it was printed with an inkjet.
posted a review of New Order - Movement. 27 days ago
Good pressing. There is no text on the spine.
posted a review of Neil Young - Hitchhiker. 2 months ago
My copy is excellent -- flat, no warp. And it sounds great. Love this album.
posted a review of Riff Raff* - Original Man. 2 months ago
Pretty good pressing. A couple ticks and pops here and there, but overall, it's good. If this really is a bootleg, it's good one. It's flat and perfectly centered. Not warped.

It beats the hell out of the "official" Neil Young pressings I got from ... See full review
posted a review of Brian Bennett - Voyage (A Journey Into Discoid Funk) . 2 months ago
Five-star reissue -- excellent pressing. Four stars for the music; it really kind of runs out of steam during the last couple tracks. Record sounds great though.
posted a review of Ralph Towner / John Abercrombie - Five Years Later. 4 months ago
Finally got around to getting this reissue just a day before Abercrombie died.

It's a great reissue. It sounds excellent. I love this album -- RIP John Abercrombie.
posted a review of Cybotron (2) - Cybotron. 5 months ago
Good pressing. The vinyl is nice and quiet, and the mastering is excellent. Tons of liner notes inside.

And what a crazy album. Imagine a couple guys with bizarre synthesizers, prehistoric drum machines, and a boatload of hard drugs. That's what ... See full review
posted a review of Ozric Tentacles - Erpland. 5 months ago
Excellent pressing. Both records are flat and came out of the jacket pristine; I didn't even need to dust them!

The sound is great too. This is my favourite Ozric album.
submitted Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters. 7 months ago
posted a comment on Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing. 7 months ago
Interesting -- so did they later recording sessions? I just wonder because the album was recorded at Basing Street Studios in Feb 1978. What else came out of the Pathway sessions?
posted a review of Herbie Hancock - Speak Like A Child. 9 months ago
I got my copy in March 2017, and much to my surprise, it's excellent. The record sounds good, it's flat, no defects. Even the packaging and artwork is really well done. I had only previously owned this on CD and never knew the LP was a gatefold.

Not ... See full review
posted a review of The War On Drugs - Slave Ambient. 10 months ago
I'd probably give this album 3/5 stars. At first it's quite good, but if you listen to more than three tracks at a time, they all run together. Every song sounds the same.

The vocals are mixed pretty low and the singing is rather incoherent. That ... See full review
posted a review of Marc Jordan - Blue Desert. 10 months ago
One of the best yacht rock albums ever made. Essential stuff.
posted a comment on Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance. 10 months ago
It's alright. I'm not an anti-digital person, but I agree, this record does not sound wonderful. Frankly it sounds better on Youtube.
posted a review that has since been deleted. 11 months ago
posted a comment on Tycho (3) - Epoch. 11 months ago
The black version has issues. Side one black is worse than side one red. But side two red is unlistenable. See my review here.
posted a comment on John Coltrane Quartet* - Crescent. 11 months ago
These Coltrane reissues, pressed by the one and only United Record Pressing, are so, so, so bad. Warped records, off-center, scratches that indicate rough handling. You name it. To be fair, the mastering does sound good.

I've bought five of them, and ... See full review
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 12 months ago
posted a review of Jackie McLean - Destination... Out!. about 1 year ago
This is a good pressing, and a great album. Vinyl is deep glossy black, and flat enough.
posted a review of Various - Visual Impact. over 2 years ago
Some absolutely stellar tracks here. "Rock Climb" is simply one of the greatest pieces of music ever made. Period.
posted a review of Chapterhouse Retranslated By Global Communication - Pentamerous Metamorphosis. over 2 years ago
Gamma Phase. The section that starts at 5:24. It practically brings tears to my eyes. It never ceases to amaze me how a beautiful piece of music can go right to your heart. It's an indescribable feeling.
posted a review of Andrew Hill - Dance With Death. over 2 years ago
Five stars for the music. Absolutely stellar album, probably Hill's best.

But the physical product is less than stellar. My copy came pretty scuffed with lots of paper debris on the vinyl. And there are two labels stacked on side one; the top one is ... See full review
posted a review of Grachan Moncur III - Some Other Stuff. over 2 years ago
The physical product is great. Vinyl is pristine, shiny, deep black; extremely clean. Poly-lined inner sleeve with cut corners. Jacket is fine; they did a good job with the artwork. The text on the front has been re-made, but looks fine. Text on the ... See full review
submitted Bob James - Lucky Seven. over 2 years ago
submitted John Coltrane - Olé Coltrane. over 2 years ago
posted a review of Jimpster - Porchlight And Rocking Chairs. over 2 years ago
Porchlight continues Jimpster's tradition of sleek, melodic, laid back electronic grooves. The only questionable track is "Brought to Bare." The faux-soul vocal style is just so cliche and unnecessary.

Still, another Jimpster album is always a good ... See full review
posted a comment on Jimpster - Amour LP Sampler. over 2 years ago
So they release a vinyl promo but not the full album on vinyl? No fair!
posted a review of Spyro Gyra - Rites Of Summer. over 2 years ago
One of Spryo's best all-around albums. Lots of energy and very few sappy ballads. Great stuff!
posted a comment on Donald Fagen - Sunken Condos. over 2 years ago
Great music, but as Jack_Wagon said, this is a suspect pressing. The sticker on the front advertises "High Performance 180g vinyl" or something. But it took me three copies to get a good one. Among the issues I had were warped records, very (audibly) ... See full review
posted a review of Herbie Hancock - Empyrean Isles. over 2 years ago
The Blue Note 75 series has a spotty track record. My first copy of Empyrean Isles from Amazon had a big edge warp, so I returned it and got a fine copy in exchange. The sound is good; there's no discernible noise or no-fill, even on quieter parts like ... See full review
posted a comment on Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage. over 2 years ago
Somewhat noisy pressing. Mine has a bit of no-fill, especially on Little One, which is a quieter track. Luckily none of the noise lasts more than 4-5 revolutions of the record. And my copy is pretty flat, not even much of an inner warp. No edge warp ... See full review
submitted Londonbeat - In The Blood. over 2 years ago
posted a review of John Harrison (6) - George A. Romero's Day Of The Dead. over 2 years ago
I've never seen the movie, and in fact I'm not at all a fan of zombie films, but I found this soundtrack on youtube and loved it. Really great atmospheric 80s music. The pressing is good too.
submitted Sylvia St. James - Magic. over 2 years ago
posted a review of Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue. over 2 years ago
Great album, lousy pressing. Big-time no-fill on first tracks of each side. Snap, crackle, pop.

United, get your shit together.
submitted Miles Davis - Water Babies. over 3 years ago
submitted Weather Report - The Columbia Albums 1971-1975. over 3 years ago
submitted Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits. over 3 years ago
submitted Miles Davis Quintet* - Miles Smiles. over 3 years ago
submitted Wilbert Longmire - With All My Love. over 3 years ago
submitted Traffic - The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys. over 3 years ago
posted a review of The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream. over 3 years ago
It's a good album, kind of Dylanesque with a dash of Tom Petty. Good road music.

Unfortunately, I find by the time "Disappearing" finishes, I've had enough of it. The songs are just too similar. I have never even played the second LP. I feel that ... See full review
posted a comment on Idris Muhammad - Power Of Soul. over 3 years ago
This is a TERRIBLE pressing. I've now had two copies and both had the same flaw. They have a crackling in the right channel in the first third of both sides at a certain very small warp on the record. There aren't any visual flaws I can see; it's some ... See full review
posted a review of Duran Duran - Union Of The Snake. over 3 years ago
Five stars for Secret Oktober, zero stars for the title track.
submitted Traffic - On The Road. over 3 years ago
submitted Traffic - The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys. over 3 years ago
posted a review of Terje Rypdal / Miroslav Vitous / Jack DeJohnette - Terje Rypdal / Miroslav Vitous / Jack DeJohnette. over 3 years ago
A fine, fine contemporary jazz album. Vitous using his bow further plunges the music into the classic icy depths of ECM around this time. Rypdal is mostly restrained and DeJohnette holds the trio together in the perfect, understated way only he can.
posted a comment on Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here. over 3 years ago
The sound quality of this album was never that stellar to begin with in my opinion, but this pressing is suspect. There is a harshness or brittleness on higher frequencies, especially during the synth solo on Welcome to the Machine. I'll compare it ... See full review
submitted Lonnie Liston Smith - A Song For The Children. over 3 years ago