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submitted Gustavo Cerati - Bocanada. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on Os Novos Baianos - Acabou Chorare. about 1 month ago
at the timing of writing this comment is was directly based on information from the plant management team at Polysom. My understanding from the convo was that the Clássicos Em Vinil series via Polysom was AAA. it's possible something was lost in... See full review
submitted OutKast - ATLiens (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) . 3 months ago
submitted Freddie Hubbard - Hub-Tones. 4 months ago
posted a comment on Pharoah Sanders - Love In Us All. 5 months ago
it's shallow and more of a collectors item than something worth spinning. I prefer some of the remastered CDs I've heard of this album over this original pressing. any amount of money you'd spend on this pressing would be better spent going towards... See full review
submitted Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia. 5 months ago
submitted Wayne Shorter - Adam's Apple. 5 months ago
submitted Joe Henderson - Inner Urge. 5 months ago
posted a review of Pusha T - Daytona. 6 months ago
Disappointing pressing. Noisy vinyl all around, tons of surface noise, crackle after a few wet cleans. Low quality wax, (my copy has jagged serrated edges), vocal sibilance all over the place (Hard Piano being the worst). For the most part I enjoyed... See full review
posted a comment on Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. 6 months ago
agree with maka_ here "best cut of this album" yet. but I feel like this might need a complete new remaster if we really wanted to see the full potential realized on vinyl. All these pressings likely used the same source, so we're really just... See full review
posted a review of Pharoah Sanders - Love In Us All. 6 months ago
Incredible album (the title track is a top three Sanders song in my book)... but this pressing sounds thin and flat. When possible avoid the original Impulse US green bullseye pressings (1974-79). Though there are not a lot of options here, the Japan,... See full review
posted a review of Souls Of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity. 6 months ago
Rarely do you hear a 25+ min per side of an LP sound so good. There's some unobtrusive surface noise on my copy, but that's the extent of the flaws. And zero IGD. It amazes me that the sound quality on this is far superior to the later 2xLP Traffic... See full review
posted a review of Dorothy Ashby - The Rubáiyát Of Dorothy Ashby. 6 months ago
Excellent packaging, presentation and quiet pressing (by QRP). But sonically this sounds fairly flat to me, especially in comparison to the other modern era VMP Classics. i enjoy the music and the vibes, but it just feels a bit tame given all the... See full review
posted a review of Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus. 6 months ago
Heard this album 1000 times and I don't think i've ever heard it sound as good as it does on this pressing (STERLING A-2 / B EG). To echo lucaper, the soundstage is incredible. The bass is perfect (nice and fat like a reggae record should be but... See full review
posted a comment on Nas - It Was Written. 6 months ago
Nas actually approved that tracklisting order, he posted it on instagram.

highly unlikely Nas runs his instagram on the daily. this "approval" was most likely a copy and paste of the tracklist and has nothing to do... See full review
posted a comment on The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??!. 7 months ago
the censored word is in the beginning of verse two when Malik B. says "And don't stop, just droppin off my bags, you f**s". The rest of the song remains "uncensored" (ie Black Thoughts verse 1 still dropping the profanity in all its grace).

this term... See full review
posted a comment on The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??!. 7 months ago
Anyone else have a copy where on Mellow My Man all sound is inexplicably but gradually turned down to 0 for a few seconds just before the second verse? I've played A4 several times over at it happens in the same spot.
posted a comment on Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way. 7 months ago
Guess you didn't read my review below. Agree this is one of those releases that often is mis-credited in peoples collections and in seller's inventory.
submitted The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??!. 7 months ago
posted a comment on Smif-N-Wessun - Dah Shinin'. 7 months ago
which "later pressings"? to date I have never seen or heard a vinyl version with "Let's Git It On"
posted a comment on Smif-N-Wessun - Dah Shinin'. 7 months ago
noticed something similar on a few tracks from the 1st pressing. doesn't seem to be a problems with later pressings that use the same stampers, so must have been just with that specific run.
submitted Grover Washington, Jr. - Mister Magic. 7 months ago
posted a review of Gary Clark Jr. - Live. 7 months ago
Music is incredible (I was actually at one of the concerts this was recorded).... but avoid this, (the United pressing) and seek out one of the Record Industry pressings. Much better lacquer cuts and higher quality wax:
-... See full review
posted a review of Nipsey Hussle - Victory Lap. 8 months ago
The label initially shipped these out in loose poly bags. Rookie move. A significant amount were damaged in shipping, so much so that they're doing another batch which should be coming in the next few months.

This release looked promising as it... See full review
posted a comment on Navy Blue (5) - Àdá Irin. 8 months ago
they started shipping these out with stickers on the back designating the color. probably to avoid what happened here
posted a comment on Genius* / GZA - Liquid Swords. 8 months ago
If it is sealed it will have the "Respect The Classics" sticker on it. If it's not sealed check the runouts on each side for the RTI catalog numbers listed above.

There are a lot of sellers on here listing this one incorrectly.
submitted Ry Cooder & V.M. Bhatt* - A Meeting By The River. 9 months ago
submitted Muddy Waters - Folk Singer. 9 months ago
posted a review of Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. 9 months ago
While the packaging may be identical to previous issues and it may disappoint some still being on standard black, this reissue features a new lacquer cut. I hate to over-use this term but it is basically newly remastered for vinyl. And it's not cut by... See full review
posted a comment on KMRU - Logue. 9 months ago
.... but the full album hasn't even been released yet? digital album releases May 14, 2021 per the bandcamp page sited here.
posted a review of Pharoah Sanders - Pharoah. 9 months ago
I hate to admit it but this reissue is actually pretty good. Especially for a GZ bootleg. The jacket and pressing are fine; nothing great but they succeed by taking nothing away. minimal surface noise... but the sound is what absolutely caught me... See full review
posted a review of Ice Cube - The Predator. 9 months ago
Unquestionably the best pressing currently available. Side D is unnecessary and skippable, but allows the album to be spread out on 3 sides (which is absolutely needed). Cut loud and has a nice punchy low end, never overpowering. Pressing is solid.... See full review
posted a review of Jeremih - Late Nights: The Album. 9 months ago
The pressing may be questionable at times... there's some crackle here and there. But damn whomever is cutting these Urban Legends lacquers with "H" signature is killing it. Sounds absolutely lights out. If this were pressed at Pallas instead of... See full review
posted a comment on DMX - Flesh Of My Flesh Blood Of My Blood. 10 months ago
The release doesn't explicitly state 180g but holding them clearly heavy weight discs. about ~175g-180g
posted a comment on Santana - Abraxas. 10 months ago
posted a comment on Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside. 10 months ago
because ever version of this recording is presented in stereo and it is redundant to otherwise note it. it only makes sense to tag something as stereo when there is also a mono version.
submitted The Heshoo Beshoo Group - Armitage Road. 10 months ago
posted a comment on The Grateful Dead - One From The Vault. 10 months ago
Mastering Engineer: Joe Gastwirt
Mastering Studio: Gastwirt Mastering
Pressing Location: Record Technology Incorporated
Release Type: Reissue
Remastering Details: Lacquers Cut By Kevin Gray

as far as I can tell the 2021 release is a repress:... See full review
posted a comment on Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly. 11 months ago
just created a new entry for this based on my copy in hand:
submitted Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly. 11 months ago
posted a comment on Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca And The Soul Brother. 11 months ago
[quote=kobleezy24] Are you sure this version actually has the remix of Mecca and the Soul Brother? I just received the 2020 MOV version and it definitely has the All Souled Out version of Mecca and the Soul Brother (even though it's labeled as the... See full review
posted a comment on Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele. 11 months ago
sorry but probably not gonna happen again ever:

Apparently RZA stated that they would actually loose money by reissuing this.
posted a review of Guru - Jazzmatazz Volume: 1. 11 months ago
Great pressing. My copy doesn't have any noticeable surface noise or flaws that detract from the listening experience. No sibilance, no IGD (which seems to be rare for hip-hop records). Nothing mind blowing here sound wise but very solid and true to... See full review
posted a review of Pearl Jam - Vitalogy. 11 months ago
The SST/MPO pressing is absolutely excellent. An impressive overall reissue both in sound and presentation. My copy is almost dead silent and yet on the other end sounds rich/dynamic (all the buzz words). I'm not sure it can quite live up to a clean... See full review
posted a review of Jay Electronica - A Written Testimony. 11 months ago
My copy sounds absolutely pristine. It's pressed at Pallas, so you should expect nothing less. Any imperfections I hear are also present in the original source recording as audible in the FLAC files released officially. The source... is not exactly... See full review
submitted Various - The Story Of Tribe Records. 11 months ago
posted a comment on Alicia Keys - The Diary Of Alicia Keys. 11 months ago
Nah, it isn't - the print is way sharper than that would be, it lists the side divisions, and the copyright and catalogue info is up to date.

You're right, good call. There are some subtle differences between this one and... See full review
posted a review of The Ahmad Jamal Trio* - The Awakening. 11 months ago
As a huge fan of the 95-97 Impulse Reissue series and Ron McMaster's work within this series, this reissue is complete disappointment. Dull and lifeless. I have to assume the... See full review
posted a review of Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music. 11 months ago
An album i consider in my top 20 hip hop albums of all time (top 5 since '00). An album i know by heart. basically the spiritual successor to The Predator. As a pick, VMP deserves... See full review
posted a review of Eagles - Hotel California. 11 months ago
I have listened to a lot of the DCC releases and owned a handful. While they all sound excellent, this is the best one that I've heard. I'm not sure why I don't hear much talk on this release... it's a stunning achievement. Probably as much credit... See full review