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posted a comment on Echo & The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain. 17 days ago
I agree with you there. The Japanese pressings of the first 4 albums are the best sounding versions I own.
posted a comment on Meat Puppets - Too High To Die. 29 days ago
Vinyl is not distorted in the high frequencies at all. The record has a rich analog warmth that the CD does not capture at all. Thankfully, this 90s piece of vinyl was done right.
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posted a comment on Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue. 4 months ago
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posted a comment on Mother Love Bone - Apple. 4 months ago
If the matrices match than it’s an original press. Bootleg pressings would not have the same matrices as an authentic original Uk copy
posted a review of Screaming Trees - Invisible Lantern. 4 months ago
Records released by SST actually sound pretty decent. The recordings aren’t perfect, it sounds like the engineer was trying to get it right, trying to figure out the right balance between Lanegan’s vocals and that screaming guitar from Gary Lee (some... See full review
posted a comment on R.E.M. - Murmur. 4 months ago
[quote=firstpunicwar] Gonna say I agree with you. Mike Mills and Bill Berry both really vouch for the MoFi. The Reckoning MoFi might only be "different" and maybe not better but this one is a clear choice to me over the original pressings.... See full review
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posted a comment on R.E.M. - Murmur. 4 months ago
I totally agree. I personally think the original REM pressings sound better than the MFSL versions especially for the first 2 albums.
posted a review of Pixies - Bossanova. 4 months ago
This reissue is awesome. I actually think it sounds better than my original US version. Sounds more full and definitely more defined bass and a more driving low end. Drums are huge and everything sounds very clear and detailed with crisp treble. My... See full review
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posted a comment on The Anti Nowhere League* - The Perfect Crime. 4 months ago
This is like the 2nd weirdest transition of hardcore punk bands to new wave other than Blitz. How can a band go from ‘I Hate People’ and ‘Let’s Break The Law’ to signing about human rights in Africa. A very odd transition for a band. It’s like they... See full review
posted a review of The Feelies - Only Life. 4 months ago
This is really a fantastic reissue of this album. Punchy drums, nice thick low end. Detailed midrange that makes that guitar work come alive. Clear vocals. Nice definition and clarity. Sounds abundant and full. He a warm analog sheen to the sound. The... See full review
posted a review of The Flaming Lips - Transmissions From The Satellite Heart. 4 months ago
This reissue damn near blew my socks off! What a humongous sound! This cut absolutely kills. Drums are huge! Bass is huge! Crazy weird effects are huge! Everything just sounds larger-than-life! I have never experienced this album like this before. The... See full review
posted a review of 3RA1N1AC* - Hissing Prigs In Static Couture. 4 months ago
This is an excellent sounding reissue. Drums and bass are solid and really add the extra heaviness to some of these songs. Detail is immaculate and all the weird electronic, synthesizer things sound awesome. This is also a very high quality pressing... See full review
posted a review of Fear (3) - The Record. 4 months ago
This is actually a decent reissue. While it doesn’t quite have the sonic definition and texture of the original, it still sounds good. The drums and bass have been supercharged and are mostly out front here and really give the music a hard-pounding... See full review
posted a review of Roland Kirk - Live At Ronnie Scott's, 1963. 4 months ago
Ahhhhhh. This record is a breath of fresh air! The sound is simply mind blowing! For a live jazz album this is exactly what I want it to sound like. This is a larger-than-life soundstage that just explodes this music into another dimension. I’ve never... See full review
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posted a review of Ani DiFranco - Ani DiFranco. 4 months ago
I have to say this is an awesome pressing. Pressed perfectly and plays dead quiet…I mean dead quiet! Listen to The Slant, you won’t hear a thing in the background, just Ani’s lush voice. The dynamics in DiFranco’s vocals are magical, reaching the... See full review
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posted a review of Neworder* - Technique. 4 months ago
This album just sounds tremendous on vinyl. Elegantly saturated analog synths with a warm, blissful sound and heavy, trance-inducing drum beats that pound out of the speakers. I have Substance and Brotherhood on vinyl as well and while those pressings... See full review
posted a review of New Order & Joy Division - Total (From Joy Division To New Order). 4 months ago
I was very surprised with how good the sound quality on this CD is. The original 12 inch version of Blue Monday is probably the most excellent mix of the song I’ve ever heard. I don’t typically listen to CDs and this particular one sounds really good.
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posted a review of Tori Amos - Under The Pink. 4 months ago
Is this the first time this album has been on 2xLP? How does this sound?
posted a comment on Dee Gees (2) / Foo Fighters - Hail Satin. 4 months ago
The cool thing to do is to buy records that you’re never going to listen to.
posted a comment on Fear (3) - The Record. 4 months ago
What do you mean? Why would the album credits be different than the original release?
posted a comment on Descendents - Milo Goes To College. 5 months ago
Probably out-of-print. SST used Rainbo pressing plant to keep most of their titles in print. Now that Rainbo no longer exists, these aren’t being pressed, until SST finds a new pressing facility and right now that’s extremely hard to do.
posted a review of The Grateful Dead - The Best Of The Grateful Dead Volume 2: 1977 - 1989. 5 months ago
Amazing gold foil cover adds exceptional detail to the cover. No gatefold but the beautiful art makes up for it.
posted a review of Radiohead - Kid A. 5 months ago
This is an amazing sounding record and one hell of a fine pressing. The electronics sound so good here and create a beautiful full end just making these songs stand out more than they ever have. The CD just can’t portray the striking dynamics in the... See full review
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posted a review of David Bowie - No Plan EP. 5 months ago
Lazarus might be the greatest track Bowie ever recorded on vinyl. Wow. This is Bowie at his finest hour. These tracks suck you in and take you far away then bring you back down again. This is just great contemporary music. So original and unique. We... See full review
posted a comment on Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* - The Witch Doctor. 5 months ago
I agree with you. I like the drums more up front in the mix and honestly I cannot hear any blown out tones. The drums have a natural reverb to them and the bass is very deep and might be hard to drive on some systems but I think this record sounds... See full review
posted a review of Lemonheads* - Hate Your Friends. 5 months ago
I had to revise my review several times because my system was messed up but I since fixed the problem. My final opinion on this record: It sounds awesome. Fierce, hard-charging, punchy and cohesive. When comparing it to my original it actually sounds... See full review
posted a review of Joe Jackson - I'm The Man. 5 months ago
This Intervention release is legit. The original US LP already sounds pretty slammin’, so the fact that this reissue stands up and I may go as far as say sounds better than the original. The soundstage is expanded on this release and there is more... See full review
posted a review of Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* - The Witch Doctor. 5 months ago
There are some rough drum parts but I don’t think they’re so bad that they detract from a pleasurable listening experience. Mostly, everything sounds clear and well defined to me. Some of the bass tones are really low and when they interact with the... See full review
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posted a review of Danny Elfman - Big Mess. 5 months ago
I love the packaging for this album. Tri-fold sleeve with super high quality artwork. The artwork is stunning. Records come in black polylined inner sleeves accompanied by a nice lyric booklet with even more sick artwork. Everything about the... See full review
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posted a comment on Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny. 5 months ago
I don’t understand it. Before COVID my record store had the Analogue Productions version on its shelf for years. Fast forward one year later, it’s OOP and now going for over $200 on the second hand market. I didn’t think this was that popular of a... See full review
posted a review of The Go-Betweens - Metal And Shells. 5 months ago
This is a nice comp of The Go Betweens early stuff. Pressing quality is really nice. Pressed flat and dead quiet. Plays flawlessly. Was lucky enough to acquire a sealed copy recently. Sounds pleasant. Nice realistic drums, solid bass and a spacious... See full review
posted a review of The Lemonheads - Come On Feel The Lemonheads. 5 months ago
If you’re a Lemonheads fan you know they’re major label recordings always sounded really good on CD. They are recorded very clearly and coherently to where you can hear all of the instruments really well, especially the drums which often time give the... See full review
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posted a comment on Lemonheads* - Hate Your Friends. 6 months ago
Almost everything I get from Taang has that same warp. It may lessen over time if you store it compact and upright. I ordered one. So we'll see when I get it. I’m hoping it sounds ok? And the gatefold sounds cool.
posted a comment on Rudimentary Peni - Great War. 6 months ago
It’s a solid pressing. Flat, centered and plays quiet. However, it’s the mix that suffers. Not much clarity and little detail but hey it’s Peni so that’s not a surprise.