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posted a comment on Pizzicato Five - The Band Of 20th Century: Nippon Columbia Years 1991-2001. 3 months ago
Pretty disappointing selection to be honest. Many classics included, but some eras feel so misrepresented - the earlier years with Maki in particular miss a handful of obvious inclusions (Baby Love Child, Twiggy Twiggy), and the later years just baffle ... See full review
submitted Mike Huckaby - Too Many Classics (To Be Left With Little Or No Protection). 6 months ago
posted a comment on Pizzicato Five. 8 months ago
Saint Etienne are a British pop band, in no way involved with the Shibuya-kei movement that P5 (along with other Japanese artists like Cornelius, etc.) spearheaded. They do draw from many of the same influences (lounge, exotica, etc.) and have a lot of ... See full review
posted a comment on Pizzicato Five. 8 months ago
Unfortunately it's just been random (generally the few early, pre-1991) albums, mini-albums/EP and compilations getting reissued in recent years. I'd love a full album campaign with vinyl - or even settle for the US Matador albums. They do have a new ... See full review
posted a comment on Moloko. 12 months ago
Moloko's albums are being reissued by Music On Vinyl as colored discs, starting with Do You Like My Tight Sweater? on Aug 30 2019.
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posted a comment on Stereolab - Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements. about 1 year ago
Interesting that they mention later album demos departed more dramatically from the final product (since they went away from their habit of rehearsing before recording). So while these are by comparison closer to the final versions, the later albums ... See full review
posted a comment on Stereolab - Mars Audiac Quintet. about 1 year ago
It's definitely not worth it for what it is, and won't hold it's resale value in the future compared to vinyl (pity for whoever pays it). What's more irritating is that something meant as a nice bonus treat for fans is just being exploited for personal ... See full review
posted a comment on Stereolab - Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements. about 1 year ago
These sound amazing!!! Really happy with the package overall (though notes on sleeves rather than on the back of the foldout poster would have been a bit better - as it stands you have to open it fully to read, and can't really use it as a poster unless ... See full review
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posted a comment on Patrick Cowley. about 1 year ago
Dark Entries is preparing a fourth compilation of unreleased works, to be released in the coming months. Stay tuned...
posted a comment on Moloko. about 1 year ago
I emailed Be With Records after their recent reissue of Roisin Murphy's "Overpowered" album to ask if they'd ever consider doing Moloko's "Statues." They told me they'd love to but could not because BMG was supposedly going to do their own? We'll see if ... See full review
posted a comment on Poe - Haunted. about 1 year ago
Readily available for $25. Don't pay the sharks $80, this is ridiculous.
posted a comment on Various - Brazil Classics 1, 2, 3. about 1 year ago
FYI this was selling for $30 on RSD, all albums available separately for dirt cheap used. Don't play into the price gouging of RSD...
posted a comment on New Order - Movement. about 1 year ago
A player is far cheaper than this box these days... Especially if it *had* been released on vinyl...
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posted a comment on Massive Attack - Mezzanine. about 1 year ago
Well, when you can't commit to actually finishing a new album, gotta pay the bills somehow... The pricing is outrageous and makes it a definite miss for me. Would be nice if they had a standard version without the frills for a more reasonable price, but ... See full review
posted a comment on Moloko - Statues. about 1 year ago
I have heard the same rumors as below. I emailed Be With Records (the company that recently released a repress of Roisin's "Overpowered") with a request for this album and was told they "would have loved to do Statues but believe BMG have a reissue of ... See full review
posted a comment on Róisín Murphy - Overpowered. about 1 year ago
Still would never be worth the exponential price difference for me... Especially considering the sound quality of the reissue and inclusion of "Parallel Lives." There is no question that this extremely limited original release was digitally sourced - EMI ... See full review
posted a comment on Róisín Murphy - Overpowered. about 1 year ago
After waiting 12 years for a reissue, a little patience would benefit you. Order it online like everybody else - you'll get it eventually. Many UK releases don't get US distribution either, just be glad you're getting it at all!
posted a comment on The Cardigans - Super Extra Gravity. about 1 year ago
Beautifully done. Glossy picture sleeve, gatefold with full lyrics, heavyweight disc with great sound... Glad to finally have this!!!
submitted Various - Soul Of A Nation 2 (Jazz Is The Teacher Funk Is The Preacher: Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk And The Roots Of Rap In The Black Power Era 1969-75). about 1 year ago
posted a review of Saint Etienne - Mondo Casino. about 1 year ago
I love Saint Etienne, but "Mondo Casino" is in so many ways a huge letdown for fans. While some of the selections are very hard to find, a handful have been included as vinyl rips, with some at the wrong speed - an unforgivable choice in almost any case, ... See full review
posted a comment on Saint Etienne - Mondo Casino. about 1 year ago
The original Casino Classics (1996) includes the full version - readily available on CD for very cheap - as does the CD single. Like A Motorway (full length) is the same on the singles, the original (1996), the deluxe editions (2002) and now this. BONUS ... See full review
posted a comment on The Cardigans - Long Gone Before Daylight. about 1 year ago
Reissue will be a 2LP release as per the original European promo. No release date yet but at least test pressings exist now... No bonus tracks - b-sides are being collected on 2 compilation releases, allegedly. ... See full review
posted a comment on ススム ヨコタ* - Acid Mt. Fuji = 赤富士. about 1 year ago
much cheaper to press and buy, easier to manufacture, CDs still significantly outsell vinyl... vinyl would be nice but take your pick of reasons
posted a comment on Rita Lee - Hoje É O Primeiro Dia Do Resto Da Sua Vida. about 1 year ago
Are there two separate issues of this? I just bought a sealed copy of the Rev-Ola 2006 with identical catalog number, but it has the same cover as all other editions (without the Polydor logo in the top right corner). Can anyone verify owning this red ... See full review
posted a comment on Chromatics - Cherry. about 1 year ago
Vocals are the same but the production is pretty distinct. Only "Cherry" has the guitar melody.
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posted a comment on Saint Etienne - Foxbase Alpha. about 1 year ago
Not sure why it's that strange of comment... I agree with the reservations about splitting this across 4 sides. It's not that long of an album, and is built to flow with all of its interludes, so stretching it feels like it loses some of the charm. And ... See full review
submitted Syclops - Pink Eye. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Various - Welcome To Paradise (Italian Dream House 89-93). about 1 year ago
No, and not sure they ever will be. Safe Trip hasn't put out any of their releases on CD thus far - just vinyl + digital. I'd love a CD version too, but don't let that keep you from getting it - it's a wonderful collection (and unless you know the tracks ... See full review
posted a comment on A Certain Ratio - Sextet. about 1 year ago
This is a wonderful edition of the classic album. High quality pressing with great sound, and the full second album of bonus tracks and live sessions is excellent. This is the version to seek out!
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posted a comment on Various - Acid: Can You Jack? (Chicago Acid And Experimental House 1985-95). about 1 year ago
You have the repress with that track replaced: https://www.discogs.com/Various-Acid-Can-You-Jack-Chicago-Acid-And-Experimental-House-1985-95/release/4557463. Strange replacement tbh.
posted a comment on Madonna - The Immaculate Collection. about 1 year ago
There's actually not much left in her back catalogue that hasn't been reissued already in recent years (and singles frankly aren't going to happen). She's notoriously against any "new" back catalog releases (she hates looking back and her contracts with ... See full review
posted a comment on Tosca - Suzuki. about 1 year ago
This came out in 2000, Chemical Brothers in late 2004. Draw your own conclusions.
posted a comment on Tosca - Suzuki. about 1 year ago
This is actually the CD release page though, but good on you for wanting to warn others :)
posted a comment on Pet Shop Boys - Elysium. over 2 years ago
Speaking for myself, I've given this album many listens, and it is undoubtedly my least favorite among all their albums (up through Super). It's much more than an issue of not pleasing at first - I actually liked it more with early listens, but with ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Spiritual Jazz (Esoteric, Modal And Deep Jazz From The Underground 1968-77). over 2 years ago
They've been quietly repressing several volumes, but they are going very quickly. Vol. 5 was repressed a few months ago, already scarce in shops, and same happening to Vol. 2 that just came out. Don't sleep on it!
posted a comment on Pizzicato Five. over 2 years ago
It surprises me that there hasn't been a P5 reissue campaign since 2006, especially considering how much vinyl has risen in popularity in recent years. Not that any new Japanese pressings would be anywhere near affordable, but one can dream...
posted a comment on Róisín Murphy - All My Dreams / Innocence. over 2 years ago
Priced at 2x even the most expensive 12" singles, compared to a full album at 20-25 euro... Why?
posted a comment on Róisín Murphy - All My Dreams / Innocence. over 2 years ago
Gorgeous edition and wonderful tunes but 20 pounds for a 12" single is ridiculous. No thanks, Vinyl Factory.
posted a comment on Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra* - Interstellar Low Ways. over 2 years ago
The Rough Trade listing may just be the 180g Saturn/Scorpio pressing in stock as of 2013 - it lists the label as Saturn rather than their home label. I've seen copies recently in London at Sounds of the Universe as well, but no indication of it being ... See full review
posted a comment on Suede - Dog Man Star. over 2 years ago
How many versions of their back catalog albums are really needed? They must have bills to pay...