Music addict and vinyl lover.

Sometimes selling off unwanted items from my collection.

Complete music-listening history since 2007 compiled on last.fm. That includes vinyl spins. Yes I'm a bit too thorough with this.
Recent Activity
posted a comment on DMX Krew - We Are DMX. about 1 month ago
Oh crap, this record sounds SO good on vinyl. I know that's a cliche to say, but the difference after nearly 20 years of digital versions is noticeable. Have liked this album ever since I downloaded a crappy MP3 of 'The Glass Room' on a whim in 99.
submitted Rip Slyme - Masterpiece. 2 months ago
posted a comment on System Of A Down - Mezmerize. 3 months ago
Yeah I hate that. Just average would be my review. Nice to own but you're better off listening to CD. Or dare I say... a good quality streaming setup.
posted a comment on System Of A Down - Mezmerize. 3 months ago
Not very good. Sounds a bit thin, and the pressing is just average (eg: noisy during the quiet parts). Nice to have it on vinyl, but not how I'd choose to listen to it.
posted a comment on Young The Giant - Mirror Master. 5 months ago
My copy has this hype sticker claiming 'Exclusive Pink Vinyl' but with the regular old black inside. Oh well.
submitted Ben Ely - Strange Tales of Drugs & Lost Love. 5 months ago
posted a comment on Semisonic - Feeling Strangely Fine. 5 months ago
Merely a decent pressing unfortunately. Awesome album but the sound isn't great. Still, obviously pick it up (or the black, which I don't have) since it's the only vinyl release.
posted a comment on Childish Gambino - R O Y A L T Y. 6 months ago
Picked this up at Disk Union in Tokyo last week. Decent sounding bootleg, despite there being no lossless version of this mixtape (to my knowledge).
submitted Childish Gambino - R O Y A L T Y. 6 months ago
posted a comment on Grant Kirkhope - Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. 6 months ago
My first pressing from this label. I'd read bad things about iam8bit and now I am hearing bad things. While it is a quiet pressing, there's sibilance in certain areas, as well as a general 'scratchiness' and muddiness to the sound. Still, what are you ... See full review
posted a comment on Death's Dynamic Shroud* - I'll Try Living Like This. 6 months ago
Begging to be played at 45rpm to see how the slowed-down samples sound.
submitted Wheatus - Hand Over Your Loved Ones. 6 months ago
submitted Capsule (4) - Rewind Best-2(2005→2001). 8 months ago
submitted Capsule (4) - Rewind Best-1(2012→2006). 8 months ago
posted a comment on Fall Out Boy - Complete Studio Album Collection. 8 months ago
I got this way back in August, and am not very impressed. Specifically, 'Infinity on High' is an absolutely terrible pressing. So noisy that it's almost pointless listening. Apparently the clear version is better (perhaps pressed from new plates?). Would ... See full review
posted a comment on The Offspring - Ignition. 9 months ago
Mine has the same matrix/runout etchings as https://www.discogs.com/The-Offspring-Ignition/release/11619171 but otherwise seems the same as this pressing. Anyway, sounds OK. Not great. But OK.
posted a comment on R.E.M. - Automatic For The People. 9 months ago
Not the cleanest pressing, a bit of static and a pop here or there, but nowhere near as bad as I'd been led to believe it would be by Discogs. Definitely pick this up if you want a pressing of this masterpiece.
posted a comment on Metallica - St. Anger. 10 months ago
Obviously this album is famous for sounding like a toilet, but this is by far the best version of it I've heard. Much fuller sounding bass, better dynamics overall.
posted a comment on The Rakes - Ten New Messages. 10 months ago
Great pressing of this amazing album. Glad to have it in my collection.
posted a comment on Rocket Science - Contact High. 10 months ago
Really good pressing of a great forgotten Australian album. It's the UK version which I think actually has a better sequencing than the original.
posted a comment on Kanye West - Ye. 10 months ago
"Thanks Kanye for still caring about vinyl"? What?! He has committed so many crimes against vinyl, either personally or his labels, he's essentially vinyl public enemy number 1. It's a miracle we got this record in a physical release and that it sounds ... See full review
posted a comment on Placebo - Meds. 10 months ago
I really don't think there's any difference except for the catalogue numbers.
posted a comment on Electric Six - Zodiac. 11 months ago
A bit of a holy grail for me. Finally managed to grab a copy on discogs with no regrets. Not the world's best pressing, but also not bad at all. Worth tracking down if you appreciate Electric Six's best album.

Also, before purchasing, I contacted the ... See full review
posted a comment on Beach House - 7. 11 months ago
A few pops on the first side but otherwise quite decent. Very thick sounding pressing.
posted a comment on Enter Shikari - A Flash Flood Of Colour. 11 months ago
Mine's a US pressing but it's opaque blue. Ah well.
posted a comment on Frenzal Rhomb - Smoko At The Pet Food Factory. about 1 year ago
Sounds really great at 45RPM, really good pressing from Fat Wreck here.
posted a comment on Rip Slyme. about 1 year ago
Anyone looking for RIP SLYME vinyl releases (or any Japanese artists really) should turn to Yahoo Auctions JP and use a proxy like ZenMarket. You'll be paying around $40 for most releases on there.
posted a comment on The Rakes - All Too Human. about 1 year ago
Probably the worst b-side I've ever heard to be honest. Shame because the CD single b-sides are great. Bad pressing too
posted a comment on Descendents - Everything Sucks. about 1 year ago
Yep, defect here. It fades in and out of static.
posted a comment on Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar . about 1 year ago
Just FYI, vinyl thickness doesn't have anything to do with quality. Anyway this sounds great.
posted a comment on The Streets - Original Pirate Material. about 1 year ago
Really great pressing, nice and flat, pressed perfectly on centre and no sibilance. Great pickup.
posted a comment on Against Me! - White Crosses. about 1 year ago
Nice pressing. Probably the nicest Against Me! pressing I own actually... have had some bad luck with other albums.
posted a comment on Andrew W.K. - I Get Wet. about 1 year ago
This is a really great-sounding pressing. Obviously the album already sounds fantastic, but the pressing does it justice. Managed to snag a copy in Japan for $40
posted a comment on Against All Logic* - 2012–2017. about 1 year ago
Mine has labels for side A on both of record 1. No matter, sounds great.
posted a comment on Against All Logic* - 2012–2017. about 1 year ago
Maybe the Yeezus sample? Hurry up with his damn croissants!
posted a comment on Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. about 1 year ago
33 RPM. I have to fill words so I'll also it's a very nice pressing. Good dynamics.
posted a comment on LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver. about 1 year ago
This is a really, really good pressing. Fat sound, no sibilance, excellent distribution on the wax. Worth picking up for sure. I got mine for $15 on Amazon.
posted a comment on R.E.M. - Leaving New York. about 1 year ago
Well, a small to medium cockup perhaps. Massive would be pressing it in reverse or just 4 minutes of the band eating lunch or something. But yeah, can confirm 45
posted a comment on The B-52's - Cosmic Thing. about 1 year ago
This sounds mind-bogglingly good. So good. The bass dynamic is so tight. Great pressing.
posted a comment on U2 - Pop. about 1 year ago
Not getting any pops on mine. Pops? Is this an episode of great bits?

Anyway the record is pressed well. Mine came from Amazon US. I actually think the sound dynamic is pretty good and there's not any noticeable sibilance, though I don't have the OG to ... See full review
submitted Rip Slyme - Take It Easy. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Muse - The Resistance. about 1 year ago
Really nice pressing, pretty impressed. One of the nicer Muse pressings I own, along with 2nd Law.
posted a comment on The Offspring - Ixnay On The Hombre. about 1 year ago
Honestly, forget about vinyl weight. A great-sounding pressing is a great-sounding pressing, irrespective of weight. This sounds amazing, happy to have it in my collection. Probably the best sounding Offspring reissue so far.
posted a comment on NOFX - Wolves In Wolves' Clothing. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Junior Senior - D-D-Don't Don't Stop The Beat. about 1 year ago
My version sounds great too. Anyone looking to pick up this great album should grab this more readily available version and not worry about the pressing quality.
posted a comment on The Russian Futurists - Let's Get Ready To Crumble. about 1 year ago
Great to have this on vinyl, though the bass is a bit overwhelming (especially on A2). Will say that I haven't seen a navy record before and it's got to be my favourite colour.
posted a comment on Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. about 1 year ago
Typically great VMP pressing, though I am picking up some sibilance on side B that is holding me back from giving 5 stars. Definitely the definitive pressing of this album though.
submitted Oddisee - The Iceberg. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Future Of The Left - The Plot Against Common Sense. about 1 year ago
As below - not a great pressing. Simply put, it all comes down to squeezing the whole album onto a single record. 22 minutes a side is the optimum, but here we've got 25. Not unlistenable, but not great.
posted a comment on Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain. about 1 year ago
Picked it up NM for $30 from Yahoo Auctions JP. Ridiculous deal.