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posted a review of Dead Boys* - We Have Come For Your Children. 5 days ago
This original US press sounds so good. Really deep, defined bass, loud, punchy drums and a nice wide all encompassing soundstage. Vocals are clear and crisp. Sounds like this album was recorded a lot better than the first record. A little more of a ... See full review
posted a review of The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead. 13 days ago
Not a big fan of the Smiths US Sire pressings. For the most part they’ll do. But they lack the clarity and definition I hear in the UK Rough Trade releases. The Sire pressing of this album doesn’t necessarily lack low end, the bass sounds really good at ... See full review
posted a review of Stone Temple Pilots - Shangri-La Dee Da. 14 days ago
Doesn’t sound bad but I don’t think I can say this offers anything more than the CD soundwise. Limitations due to source material probably but they did make the bass a huge beast. Everyone praises the MOV STP reissues but the sound on this particular ... See full review
posted a review of The Smiths - The Smiths. 15 days ago
This is one of the best Smiths records I’ve ever heard. Super punchy drums and heavy, hi def bass driving the songs. Clarity is next to none. Wide soundstage, amazing atmosphere. This record seems to me like it was recorded better than their later ... See full review
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posted a comment on T. Rex - Electric Warrior. 21 days ago
I’m aware of the details about the release. Larger indie retail stores generally get more stock of these limited releases than other stores. And this release sat on the shelves for nearly 2 years at Amoeba Hollywood. They had enough to keep the title in ... See full review
posted a review of The Smiths - Meat Is Murder. 21 days ago
A nice sounding piece of vinyl. Coherent drums and fluid bass drive the tracks. A nice saturated, warm sound that is vibrant and detailed is produced. Rich and smooth. I have different pressings of different Smiths’ albums and I think the UK originals ... See full review
posted a review of Pixies - Doolittle. 25 days ago
This is probably one of the best pixies records I’ve ever heard. I have this thing cranked to 11 right now and it’s like my own little stadium concert performance. This record sounds rockin. Almost livelike in nature. This has to be heard to be believed.
posted a review of Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication. 26 days ago
The vinyl release sounds excellent albeit a little rough around the edges; some sibilance here and there, slight compression on the vocals at times and rhythm guitar kinda gets buried in the mix on some songs but that’s really where my complaints end. ... See full review
posted a review of Beck - Odelay. about 1 month ago
This is really a beautiful deluxe reissue. The quad gatefold is high quality, durably made and opens up and turns pages like a book with each record housed in a polylined sleeve inside its own slot. The cover is also embossed in places and the artwork is ... See full review
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posted a review of Nirvana - Nirvana. about 1 month ago
I like Nirvana. I own several original albums as well as ORG reissues and I would have to say this 45 rpm compilation is decent in its own right. Immediately noticeable is the high definition boosted bass, heavy, pounding, realistic drums, and the music ... See full review
posted a review of Stone Temple Pilots - Purple. about 1 month ago
A very odd pressing. Does it sound great? No. Does it sound horrible? Also no. It’s just kind of an odd mix that doesn’t translate immediately well onto vinyl. The low end is deep and powerful and really drives the bulk of the recording. As are the drums ... See full review
posted a review of Sparklehorse - Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain. about 1 month ago
This record is an amazing sound collage. Recorded and mastered very well so everything is clear, defined and projected. Powerful low end, thunderous drums, spaciousness, clarity. The music pulls you in. Very high def, lovely sound. The vinyl format gives ... See full review
posted a review of Smashing Pumpkins* - Gish. about 1 month ago
Sounds really good. Hard hitting drums and bass that really drives the music. Excellent separation and nice depth to the sound. Midrange could have been a little more emphasized but still nice guitar tone and detail. I like the way this album sounds on ... See full review
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posted a review of Pixies - Bossanova. about 1 month ago
This is a pretty excellent pressing. The sound is big, full and detailed. With a gigantic low end and heavy, punchy drums, the songs are projected into another galaxy. The sound really opens up as the space and depth between the instruments is enhanced ... See full review
posted a comment on The Beatles - The Beatles And Esher Demos. about 1 month ago
Thanks for the info. I agree the OG UK albums or reissues pressed from the plates are the way to go for Beatles. I have a Japanese 80s reissue of Revolver that uses the original mono UK stampers and it’s unlike anything I’ve ever heard. Just pure sonic ... See full review
posted a review of The Blue Aeroplanes - Tolerance. 3 months ago
This sounds excellent on vinyl. If you’re looking for this record. This late 80s reissue still captures a pure, raw sound that’s rich and revealing. The sound is dense and pulls you in. Very warm and inviting. Great depth. Great atmosphere. If you’re a ... See full review
posted a review of Meat Puppets - Too High To Die. 3 months ago
This is a quality spin. Super realistic percussion. You can hear those skins being pounded even in the most delicate parts. Very nice deep, defined bass and a surging, prominent, warm and smooth guitar tone that’s flows like a hot knife through butter ... See full review
posted a review of Stone Temple Pilots - Tiny Music...Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop. 3 months ago
This f**kin vinyl sounds amazing. No need to second guess STP vinyl. I’ve read so many negative reviews about original STP vinyl. Not the case (Except for Purple which is just an odd mix on vinyl). This vinyl is insane and sounds great with nice clarity ... See full review
posted a review of The Pogues - Hell's Ditch. 3 months ago
Revised review: Seek out an original pressing. The sound is just so much more pure, direct and in-your-face. Bold and beautiful. Not that this reissue sounds bad. But there’s something to be said for the original high definition recording. Just an ... See full review
posted a comment on The Stooges - The Stooges (John Cale Mix). 3 months ago
Really nice pressing and high gloss tip on packaging. Do I like this mix more? I can’t really say. I like them both compared to my Rhino reissue. Does this mix sound bad? No. It actually has its own character and is an interesting listen in its own ... See full review
posted a review of The Church - Starfish. 3 months ago
If you are a fan of this album, do yourself a favor and get it on vinyl. It’s amazing how much more is revealed through the vinyl format. The sonic layers open up and reveal themselves with maximum definition and clarity. I think I heard what might be an ... See full review
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posted a comment on Big Star - #1 Record. 3 months ago
It’s not ‘clear vinyl’ as you commented. It’s actually ‘clarity vinyl’ which is the true color of vinyl used in the manufacturing process before adding black.
posted a review of Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium. 3 months ago
This is one of the highest quality record releases I have ever seen. From the luxurious packaging straight down to the vinyl pressing...I’ll go into more detail later. First off, this record touts itself as being an all analog recording in a time when ... See full review
posted a review of The Clash - London Calling. 3 months ago
This version sounds excellent. Th drums are punchy and humongous! The cymbals sizzle effortlessly and the kick drum pounds relentlessly. Great soundstage on this that makes the music have a larger-than-life presence. Well rounded low end with full bass ... See full review
posted a review of The Beatles - Revolver. 3 months ago
This LP contains the original UK mono mixes and is pressed from the original UK mono master! I was not impressed with the 2014 mono reissue of Revolver at all. I thought it sounded weak, low in volume and lacking presence. This LP blows that one the ... See full review
posted a review of Mercury Rev - Yerself Is Steam. 3 months ago
Sounds great to me. No pops or clicks. Vinyl plays clean, uninterrupted. This LP has a very saturated sound, thick and heavy with fine details gleaming from its depths. It’s a very interesting record, it’s like LoFi but not, very hard to describe. ... See full review
posted a review of Soul Coughing - El Oso. 3 months ago
For this album, I prefer the reissue to the original album. It seems as though the balance is better and the bass more defined and contained but still heavy af. Whereas on the original LP version I find that the vocals are slightly buried in the mix. The ... See full review
posted a review of Big Star - #1 Record. 3 months ago
The most notable difference between this reissue and the Classic Records version, is that the Classic is cut at a higher volume. The louder volume enhances the acoustic timbre and makes it sound a bit more present and realistic than on this current ... See full review
posted a review of Pink Floyd - Meddle. 3 months ago
This version sounds excellent. Super crystal clear, clean vibrant sound. The acoustics are bright, beefy and magical and the bass is deep and defined. Drums punchy and balanced. The vocals sit pleasantly in the mix and sound direct and present yet flow ... See full review
posted a review of Big Star - #1 Record. 3 months ago
Finally purchased a brand new copy of this record on beautiful 200 gram quiex clarity vinyl and it sounds gigantic! I personally think it sounds better than the recent Craft records reissue. That’s not to say it sounds light years better or blows the ... See full review
posted a review of Dinosaur Jr. - Without A Sound. 3 months ago
This Dino Jr album sounds beautiful on vinyl. Big, open soundstage with exceptional separation and clarity. Jay’s vocals are intimate and passionate. You can hear that uneasy tension in his voice. Drums are robust and punchy and the guitar is direct and ... See full review
posted a review of Talking Heads - Little Creatures. 3 months ago
All the original Talking Heads albums sound wonderful. Recorded and mastered well with excellent clarity and separation. Beautiful midrange tones, punchy drums and defined bass. A real treat to listen to. Spacious and full sounding, intimate vocals and ... See full review
posted a review of R.E.M. - Eponymous. 4 months ago
The sound on this compilation LP is pretty great albeit a little treble heavy. The recordings are tight and mastered well. Pounding drums, lively bass and vocals placed ever so gently. Sparkling acoustics and a detailed midrange. The songs are balanced ... See full review
posted a review of The Church - Gold Afternoon Fix. 4 months ago
This record doesn’t sound bad on vinyl but kind of has that cold, sterile production that was applied to a lot of records during the lates 80s early 90s period. The bass is kind of buried in the mix and the sound is very midrange heavy. It really doesn’t ... See full review
posted a review of The Cure - Boys Don't Cry. 4 months ago
Exceptional sound on this Elektra reissue. Defined, rich with supreme clarity and smooth delivery. Super punchy, realistic drums you can feel and beautiful midrange tones make the guitar work really cut through. Vocals are lush and intimate and the bass ... See full review
posted a review of The KLF - What Time Is Love?. 4 months ago
Holy shh it! The bass and low end on the last track scared the shit out of me. I thought someone was knocking on my door and freaked. Wow just a great experience on vinyl all around.
posted a review of McRad - Absence Of Sanity. 4 months ago
This album sounds McRad. Super heavy, super hard-rocking, nothing standing in between the music and the listener. Just a bold, bombastic, all out assault of sound. Mastering is excellent. Not LoFi, sounds like a professionally recorded LP. The hardcore ... See full review
posted a review of Pearl Jam - Vitalogy. 4 months ago
I’ve found that original Pearl Jam vinyl sounds rad. They were recorded and mastered well for vinyl and the vinyl releases really exemplify their sound. Ten, Vs., Vitalogy...all sound downright exceptional on vinyl. With a rich, full, thick sound that is ... See full review
posted a review of Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York. 4 months ago
Bought a sealed copy recently. My copy is not noisy at all, plays clean and dead quiet. A quality pressing all around. I also own the ORG pressing and I like that one a little more. The soundstage is a bit bigger enhancing the live feel. This original ... See full review
posted a review of The Cure - Disintegration. 4 months ago
This pressing sound fantastic. I was very surprised how the low end remained so full and thunderous given the long run time of each side. The dynamics are also engaging, smooth and textured and the instruments given excellent clarity. Plus realistic, ... See full review
posted a review of Nirvana - Incesticide. 4 months ago
Follow up review: the original is the way to go. While the ORG sounds excellent in its own right. I didn’t think the sound could get any better. But the original is more analog, rich and pure which sounds like it was just recorded the day before, right ... See full review
posted a review of Nirvana - In Utero. 4 months ago
So listen, I have this ORG repress and it sounds great but if you want to get closest to the real sound you need and original copy, plain and simple. I’m not sure the ORG reissues were cut from the masters, remastered from the original masters, yes, but ... See full review
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posted a review of Nirvana - Incesticide. 4 months ago
I thought the ORG reissue sounded amazing (which it does in its own right) until I heard this original. There’s a reason people tend to favor original presses and this album proves it. The sheer definition and richness of the music attacks you, not ... See full review
posted a review of The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me. 4 months ago
This is a pretty amazing sounding record. From the instrumental opening of The Kiss, you know you’re in for a treat. Full, defined, emboldened sound that really pounds the speakers to preform at their very best. High energy, atmospheric, chaotic, crazy, ... See full review
posted a review of Green Day - Dookie. 5 months ago
This sounds good for a fierce, uproaring punk record. Very, very nice drum sound on this, the realistic drum kit sound really enhances the music (the amazing drum sound seems to make up for the shortcomings of the rest of the music at times). The vocals ... See full review