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posted a review of Black Box Recorder - Life Is Unfair. about 1 month ago
WOW!

Sonically, this is a fantastic release! The vinyl is among the cleanest and clearest sounding in my collection and the mastering is top rate. It blows the sound of my original CDs (and my original vinyl pressing of "England Made Me") out of the... See full review
posted a comment on New Riders Of The Purple Sage - The Adventures Of Panama Red. 2 months ago
I managed to get a copy of this edition and the sound is wonderful! It's a nice quiet pressing with great dynamic range... Made my day to find a copy in my local record store!
posted a comment on Bob Marley - Soul Rebel. 2 months ago
You didn't listen to "African Herbsman" all the way through I guess? That track is a total mess. It starts out with the vocals and the music in sync then gets more and more off as the song progresses. It almost sounds like they had remastered the... See full review
submitted Boney M. - Stories. 2 months ago
posted a comment on Bob Marley & The Wailers - Ultimate Wailers Box. 2 months ago
I got the repress and the sound quality is fantastic. Are the first editions all bad or did you just get a dud?
submitted Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - The Pacific Age. 4 months ago
posted a review of The Dave Clark Five - 5 By 5. 4 months ago
This KILLER album from the DC5 is quite the odd-duck.

Does anyone know the story behind this particular release? Was it ever released in stereo? It seems odd to have a 1968 mono-only release with no reprints and only 4 editions. It is especially... See full review
submitted Taco - After Eight. 4 months ago
submitted Eddie Rabbitt - Greatest Hits, Volume II. 4 months ago
submitted Malo (2) - Dos. 4 months ago
submitted Song To The Source - Song To The Source. 4 months ago
submitted Andreas Vollenweider - Caverna Magica (...Under The Tree - In The Cave...). 4 months ago
submitted Cliff Richard - I'm Nearly Famous. 4 months ago
posted a comment on The Grassroots* - Wait A Million Years. 4 months ago
I own GG-137 edition of this single. Side 1 is Mono, but side 2 is stereo.
submitted Sunfruits - Certified Organic. 6 months ago
posted a comment on U2 - Zooropa. 6 months ago
Oh hell, yes. I 100% agree with you.... alternately they could have fut the damn thing out on a single disc, even that would have been better, LOL!
posted a comment on Monster Movie - Last Night Something Happened (Expanded). 7 months ago
Alrose, you have the retail version of this release (disc 1 is see-thru and disc 2 is white). There were only 2 versions pressed in 2019 (the one you have), and the record club exclusive colors (this listing)... though you should have the lyrics... See full review
posted a review of Ray Stevens - Ray Stevens' Greatest Hits. 7 months ago
Although it is a pretty decent collection, I was disappointed that it doesn't include all the original versions of his hits. "Gitarzan", "Harry the Hairy Ape", "Along Came Jones", and "Ahab the Arab" are the live versions from the album Gitarzan:... See full review
submitted Joan Osborne - Relish. 7 months ago
submitted Helen Reddy - All-Time Greatest Hits. 7 months ago
posted a review of Various - 24 Heavy Hits. 7 months ago
I *LOVED* listening to this album and recommend it for anyone who would like a nice collection of 60s themed radio-friendly pop to listen to.

Before I begin, in the interest of full-disclosure, I need to let you know that I have a huge soft-spot for... See full review
posted a review of Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again. 8 months ago
According to the sleeve notes on the back of the jacket, this album contains songs re-recorded by the original artist. Buyer beware.
submitted The Meeting Places - You And I. 8 months ago
posted a review of Ray Stevens - Gitarzan. 8 months ago
This is a "Live" album. Had I known that beforehand I wouldn't have bought it, but in the end I was glad that I did.

If you are looking for a "best of" collection from Ray Stevens that features the original studio version of his hits, keep looking.... See full review
posted a review of Solar Corona - Lightning One. 9 months ago
Holy FORK! This album kicks serious ass. The album is instrumental save for a few bits of breathing here and there, but all the tracks are heavy and driving, Even seven minute tracks pass in the blink of an eye. They catch a groove and get totally... See full review
posted a review of Herman's Hermits - Greatest Hits. 9 months ago
Awww man. :(

This is a nice collection of songs, but unfortunately it sounds like it was sourced from really low-quality masters. A few of the songs sound particularly muddy and the audio often fades out on the left or right side, as though sourced... See full review
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submitted Jigsaw (3) - 12 Chapters of Love. 9 months ago
submitted Lady Gaga = 女神卡卡* - Joanne = 喬安. 10 months ago
posted a review of Editors - Black Gold. 10 months ago
Super quiet vinyl, but the music sounds like it has been compressed to high heaven. IMHO it all sounds overly loud. It sounds like someone (in this case, Matt Colton) just put everything through Audacity's "Normalize" function and forgot to select the... See full review
posted a comment on Editors - Black Gold. 10 months ago
Super quiet vinyl, but the music sounds like it has been compressed to high heaven. Very loud.
submitted Mary MacGregor - Torn Between Two Lovers. 10 months ago
posted a review of Various - 60's Dance Party. 10 months ago
DAMNIT! Most of these are re-recordings... not the originals. There is nothing I hate so much as getting taken for a ride by sneaky crap like this.

The record states clearly on the back: "These selections are re-recordings by the original artists".... See full review
submitted 10 000 Russos - Kompromat. 11 months ago
posted a review of Ras Mac Bean - Pack Up And Leave. 11 months ago
This is such a GREAT album! The tracks are good, the music is solid... but the vinyl pressing leaves a lot to be desired. Very noisy vinyl and sounds as though it is pressed slightly off center (especially side one).
Rated 4.5 stars for the music... See full review
posted a review of Various - Flare Groove. 11 months ago
I actually didn't like this record much. It's the first record I bought from KENT that I felt was kind of ho-hum. I was expecting more of a northern soul vibe, and this is really more funk and proto-disco. Doesn't mean it's bad... just not what I was... See full review
posted a comment on The Beatles - Abbey Road. 11 months ago
It's there at the end as a "hidden track" same as it always was. The title was never listed on the back of the album.
posted a review of Various - The Now Sound: Reggae. 11 months ago
This is a really decent record. My copy is a nice quiet pressing and features some extremely strong tracks from some great artists! It's nice to see these artists all together on a compilation. This would have gotten 5 stars from me except for the... See full review
posted a review of Black Uhuru - Five Star General. 11 months ago
So.. this record is particularly silly. It is riffing on "All That She Wants" by Ace of Base with a nod to "Wannabe" by Spice Girls. There is minimal instrumentation. Other than a syth intro, the entire song is Dancehall drums punctuated by minimal... See full review
posted a comment on Ace Of Base - Gold. 11 months ago
I agree with you on all counts except the crackle. I didn't notice it, but I did notice a lot of vinyl drag with my standard stylus, which I attribute to the low volume of the music on the LP. Fitting almost 30 minutes of music per side is a bit much.... See full review
posted a review of Ras Mac Bean, Soulcraft (4) - Reggae On A Mission. 11 months ago
WOW. This album is amazing. It is a classic, but somehow the world hasn't caught on and nobody knows it yet.

The vinyl pressing that I have is clean and quiet. It sounds great. I bought my copy brand new, but there is a small skip (jump) at the end... See full review
posted a review of Various - Keeping The Faith (28 Stompin' Northern Soul Classics). 11 months ago
Nice clean pressing with gorgeous sounding music probably sourced from 1st generation recordings; either the original masters or perhaps digitally archived copies thereof!

With the exception of 4 tracks that didn't thrill me, the music itself is a... See full review
posted a review of Bob Marley - Crying For Freedom. 11 months ago
WOW. I knew the sound quality wouldn't be up to scratch but *DAMN*.

I have heard quite a few records that feature these songs, but this one is quite possibly the worst sounding Wailers collection that I have ever come across (and how about the awful... See full review
posted a comment on David Cassidy - David Cassidy's Greatest Hits. 12 months ago
Although listed as A5 "Could it Be Forever" does not appear on this LP. Instead, the song appearing in position A5 is "Blind Hope" (which was the B-Side of "Could it Be Forever"... oops, LOL!) I don't know if this was ever corrected in later editions,... See full review
posted a review of Gloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye. 12 months ago
You don't have to love Disco to adore this album (but it helps, LOL!).

This album just shines with joy and effervescence! If you know any of the lyrics you will likely end up singing along whether you intend to or not. If you don't know any of the... See full review
posted a comment on Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born Soundtrack. 12 months ago
Oh I got that. They still suck SMH back at ya
posted a review of The Sweetest Ache - A New Beginning. 12 months ago
Side 1, "A New Beginning" is FANTASTIC! absolutely classic "Jaguar" era Sweetest Ache. Sadly, side 2, "Sweet Soul Sister", though not necessarily junk, isn't really something you will likely listen to again. Consider side 2 an ominous portent of the... See full review
posted a review of 1910 Fruitgum Co* - 1910 Fruitgum Co. 12 months ago
IMHO, a couple of these songs are among some of the best they ever released. Most have a definite authentic 1910 feel to them!

Unfortunately nearly all of the tracks sound like they were sourced from bootlegs (in fact, I'm pretty sure the title of A4... See full review
posted a review of The Sweetest Ache - Tell Me How It Feels / Heaven-Scented World. about 1 year ago
I love this song to death. It is one of my all time favourite Sarah releases. I love singing along to the chorus. The lyrics are lovely and there is a gorgeous sleepy feel to the whole thing that makes me feel like I am enveloped in a warm cocoon, if... See full review