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posted a comment on The Feelies - The Good Earth. 3 months ago
Also cleaned mine in an Audio Desk ultrasonic cleaner and mine is noisy too. Sounds good when it's not crackly but there's a number of quieter parts on the record (both sides) where the noise is quiet loud.
posted a comment on Nils Frahm - Encores 2. 4 months ago
Cleaned with ultrasonic machine before playing. Unfortunate occasional pressing noise on this quiet album (sounds like a quick shhhhhhCHKKK). Happens a handful of times.
posted a comment on Echo & The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain. 5 months ago
It has a printed insert that mirrors the original except it's black rather than purple. The photo isn't well produced as a lot of the detail evident in the original is lost.
posted a comment on Brian Jonestown Massacre* - Aufheben. 6 months ago
I came down to the comments to say what you already said and likely more eloquently. Highly recommended.
posted a comment on The Brian Jonestown Massacre - My Bloody Underground. 6 months ago
My barcode matches this listing and is red vinyl. Much more likely I snagged a new 2013 rather than a 2008
posted a comment on Alexandra Savior - The Archer. 7 months ago
My copy also sounds like surface noise scratchy ass too. Cleaned with ultrasonic first. I have colored vinyl with generic inner sleeve and the terrible blurry labels. Bummed. Track A2 is what attracted me to this and it sounds too bad to play out.... See full review
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posted a comment on Blitzen Trapper - American Goldwing. 7 months ago
My copy sounds really bad, muffled. Is it the pressing or just the way it was recorded? No clue but be forewarned.
posted a comment on Bill Callahan - Apocalypse. 7 months ago
I agree this sounds amazing. That said, I had to do some cleaning to get it dead quiet. First I tried ultrasonic cleaning but still heard some surface noise (my guess would be leftover mold release compound from the pressing). I then cleaned it by... See full review
posted a comment on Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky. 7 months ago
I agree with the previous poster, this is a nice pressing. I cleaned it ultrasonically, like I do all records, and it plays quiet and great. Trading up from a noisy 70's version as well.
posted a comment on Wilco - Being There. 7 months ago
My version did not come with a CD as indicated in this listing
posted a comment on Devendra Banhart - Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon. 7 months ago
From a pressing quality perspective, this took a LOT of cleaning to get rid of the initial surface noise which I'll assume was due to the mold release compound used in the pressing process. First I cleaned it ultrasonically but still heard surface... See full review
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posted a comment on Demon Fuzz - Afreaka!. 8 months ago
Agree, nice sounding pressing for a stellar album. Highly recommended.
posted a comment on John Martyn - Sunday's Child. 8 months ago
Mostly quiet but a bit of surface noise during the quiet passages. Cleaned ultrasonically but plan to give it a go with an enzymatic cleaner and then redo the ultrasonic cleaning. I find enzymatic cleaners can really help remove mold release compounds... See full review
posted a comment on Gil Scott-Heron & Makaya McCraven - We're New Again (A Reimagining By Makaya McCraven). 8 months ago
Cleaned first ultrasonically but this pressing sounds nice and quiet.
posted a comment on Herbie Hancock - Dedication. 9 months ago
I cleaned mine ultrasonically and still have some light ticks. Eventually will try enzyme cleaning which helps some with new pressings but yes, this pressing is a bit noisy.
posted a comment on Plain Recordings. 9 months ago
Just wanted to add to the chorus of naysayers who have had awful experiences with most any Plain Recordings vinyl pressing. Yes, they suck. All my experiences have been poor and I kick myself when I purchase something and forget to check the label... See full review
posted a comment on Dire Straits - Dire Straits. 10 months ago
Quiet pressing that sounds great, better than my '79 Warner Brothers repress. Very happy. And that's BEFORE I even cleaned it with my ultrasonic machine. Wish all albums sounded this quiet
posted a comment on Miles Davis - Early Minor (Rare Miles From The Complete In A Silent Way Sessions). 10 months ago
Haven't gotten a chance to clean and listen yet but my copy is unscuffed.
posted a comment on Dr. John - Locked Down. 11 months ago
Mine did NOT come with the CD. That said, I wanted to thank Nonesuch for a nice pressing, mine sounds great, no noise and good sound. A rarity these days with newly pressed vinyl. And really enjoying the return of the Nite Tripper, great album.
posted a comment on Sudan Archives - Athena. 11 months ago
Ugh, while I love some of our new stars I hate having to buy their stuff on vinyl because new pressings often suck. While this pressing, so far, isn't as bad as some, it has noise, despite being cleaned ultrasonically with an expensive cleaner. Mostly... See full review
posted a comment on Red House Painters - Ocean Beach / Shock Me. 11 months ago
I've cleaned my copy with an ultrasonic audio desk machine and I'm still hearing a lot of tics and pops and noise. I'll try cleaning again with an Enzyme cleaner and then ultrasound but I'm guessing it's this pressing.
posted a comment on The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms. 12 months ago
I'm not having the same noise issues so I'd recommend deep cleaning this album anyway you can. I used an ultrasonic machine but even Spin Clean would help a lot. My pressing is now pretty darn quiet, so I'm pleased. Great album deserves a little work... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Burning Ambitions: A History Of Punk. 12 months ago
Agree with everyone, this is a great compilation. Just picked up a nice used copy.
posted a comment on Moon Duo - Stars Are The Light. 12 months ago
Pressing sounds great, very pleased as I’m often annoyed with the quality of new release pressings. Cleaned ultrasonically before listening. Very quiet!
posted a comment on Brittany Howard - Jaime. about 1 year ago
Cleaned with Audio Desk Pro ultrasonic but still hearing surface noise. Since this is a new album, I'll clean it with Enzyme cleaner and see if that helps get rid of any leftover mold release compound. Will post results once I've enzyme cleaned it.... See full review
posted a comment on Charlie Mingus* - Mingus Plays Piano (Spontaneous Compositions And Improvisations). about 1 year ago
Listening now and hearing the distortion mentioned by the previous poster. Quite unfortunate for a quiet piano album.
posted a comment on Andrew Bird - Are You Serious. about 1 year ago
I too am hearing the persistent surface noise and I cleaned this ultrasonically. Seriously noisy to the point I can't listen anymore and have to take this off. Going to try to enzyme clean this and if that doesn't help, sell this back.

EDIT: I am... See full review
posted a comment on Emmylou Harris - Blue Kentucky Girl. about 1 year ago
Bought this reissue to replace some noisey old copies. Had to clean it a bunch to remove the surface noise from this new pressing. First ultrasound, still noise, then cleaned with Enzyme cleaner then rinsed in ultrasound. After that it was quiet. I... See full review
posted a comment on Stereolab - Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements. about 1 year ago
Just agreeing with everyone else on what a crap pressing this is. I got suckered when buying a bunch of records and didn't look closely. Never again will I purchase something from 1972, they're up there with 4 Men with Beards competing to be the worst... See full review
posted a comment on Clinic - Internal Wrangler. about 1 year ago
No problems with this pressing, thumbs up. Cleaned with audio desk
posted a comment on Steely Dan - Gaucho. about 1 year ago
Bought it used, cleaned on Audiodesk.clean and quiet, no noise. Enjoy the sound of this pressing. While i dont know other versions of this album, it sounds awesome and dynamic.
posted a comment on Kevin Morby - Oh My God. about 1 year ago
It's not an especially bad pressing but it doesn't sound great either. I cleaned it on an Audiodesk Pro and while I'm not hearing the pops, I do hear some occasional distortion on some passages. Hearing a good bit of surface noise on side 2 despite... See full review
posted a comment on Jessica Pratt - Quiet Signs. about 1 year ago
Not a great pressing but not horrible; light surface noise and I had pops on A2. Cleaned with an Audio Desk Systeme Pro
posted a comment on Andrew Bird - Hands Of Glory. about 1 year ago
Mine has surface noise on numerous tracks; granted I bought it used but cleaned it with an Audio Desk System Pro so it's as clean as it'll get but I'm hearing surface noise on quiet tracks. Not awful but not dead quiet neither.

EDIT: cleaned it again... See full review
posted a comment on Califone - Stitches. about 1 year ago
Just bought a used copy and while it's not warped, the sound is just "fuzzy" which when compared to digital copies, I'll attribute to the pressing. Doubt I'll be listening to the vinyl version again.
posted a comment on Secretly Canadian. about 1 year ago
Like Secretly Canadian's artists but am frequently disappointed by the quality (or lack thereof) of their vinyl pressings. Always sigh when I see a favorite artist's new album come out on this label as often the sound is poor. See some of my posts for... See full review
posted a comment on Damien Jurado - Maraqopa. about 1 year ago
Great album but another crappy pressing from Secretly Canadian (like many of Damien's albums unfortunately). Hearing inner groove distortion on A5 and significant noise on B1. Thanks Secretly Canadian, love your quality control!
posted a comment on Dion (3) - Born To Be With You. about 1 year ago
Love the songs, but this sounds (despite Phil Spector) like it was recorded in a tin drum or something.
posted a comment on Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin Music. about 1 year ago
Thumbs up, really enjoying this pressing. Quiet, sounds great and liking the dynamics of the record.
posted a comment on Cass McCombs - Tip Of The Sphere. about 1 year ago
Agree with the previous poster, happy with this pressing. Quiet, sounds great.
posted a comment on Mercury Rev - Bobbie Gentry's The Delta Sweete Revisited. about 1 year ago
Intro grooves on the first song are really noisy and had me super worried. quiets down after that but it's not silent, bits of noise pop up here and there. and with voices like Hope Sandoval's, you want this to be a quiet record. Cleaned with an Audio... See full review
posted a comment on Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped. about 1 year ago
My copy, bought used, but cleaned on an Audio Desk Systeme Pro is nice but FILLED with surface noise. Not bad, but constantly there. Again, used, can't speak to new/sealed but noisy. Paid $18 for my used copy and I'll likely never listen to it again.
posted a comment on William Tyler - Goes West. about 1 year ago
Happy with this pressing. Cleaned on an Audio Desk Systeme Pro before listening, so it's as clean as it'll get and it was nice and quiet. Great album too.
posted a comment on Myrkur (4) - Mareridt. about 1 year ago
pleased with my copy. quiet, no surface noise, nice dynamics.
posted a comment on Steve Gunn - The Unseen In Between. about 1 year ago
Happy with this pressing. Quiet, thumbs up, no surface noise.
posted a comment on Alice Coltrane - Lord Of Lords. about 1 year ago
I think that it's a critical function of Discogs to help us understand and share with each other the quality of the pressings. It's not about negativity; for that reason I don't post reviews of the music or the artists here. That's a subjective... See full review
posted a comment on John Coltrane Quartet* - Ballads. about 1 year ago
This pressing is dead quiet and sounds great to my ears, although I haven't heard other pressings. Cleaned with an Audio Desk System Pro. Wonderful album.
posted a comment on Rainbo Records. about 1 year ago
As many have spoken, you give United a run for its money in terms of SHITTY PRESSING QUALITY.