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posted a comment on Califone - Stitches. 4 days 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. 7 days 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. 7 days 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. 8 days 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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. 2 months ago
pleased with my copy. quiet, no surface noise, nice dynamics.
posted a comment on Steve Gunn - The Unseen In Between. 2 months ago
Happy with this pressing. Quiet, thumbs up, no surface noise.
posted a comment on Alice Coltrane - Lord Of Lords. 2 months 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 opinion ... See full review
posted a comment on John Coltrane Quartet* - Ballads. 2 months 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. 3 months ago
As many have spoken, you give United a run for its money in terms of SHITTY PRESSING QUALITY.
posted a comment on The Cure - Disintegration. 3 months ago
Read the reviews here, and of the company RAINBLO RECORDS who pressed this first.

If this is the only way you can listen to this album, then maybe buy this pressing. ... See full review
posted a comment on The Mama's And The Papa's* - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears. 3 months ago
Egads, I'm hearing surface noise on this pressing despite cleaning it with an Audio Desk Systeme Pro. Bummer for a brand new copy. Unhappy with this pressing.
posted a comment on John Prine - Diamonds In The Rough. 3 months ago
Quiet pressing, which is why I bought this reissue, got tired of the surface noise on my 2 original pressings. Satisfied. Not amazing pressing, as I'm hearing some very occasional noise in places on some sounds (hard to describe). But again, it's quiet, ... See full review
posted a comment on Bon Iver - Blood Bank. 3 months ago
Unfortunately, I am generally disappointed in Jagjaguwar vinyl releases. They're often noisy and poorly pressed. Upon reading these comments, I figured this would be another disappointment in a long string. It's not great to be sure—I hear light surface ... See full review
posted a comment on John Martyn - Solid Air. 3 months ago
Agree with the other comments, this is a fantastic sounding pressing. Recommended
posted a comment on Songs: Ohia - Love & Work (The Lioness Sessions). 3 months ago
I'm going to buy this, but I'm kinda dreading it too. So gunshy of Secretly Canadian pressings these days..... fingers crossed
posted a comment on Laura Veirs - July Flame. 4 months ago
soft surface noise on quiet passages. Not impressed with the pressing quality but the songs sound clean and dynamic, so the mastering supports this spare record. Cleaned with an Audio Desk System Pro
posted a comment on The Ahmad Jamal Trio* - The Awakening. 5 months ago
Listening now, and cleaned with and Audio Desk System Pro, hearing clicks on the first song. Surprised as I just bought 8 albums from Be With records. Will update when I get through the album.
posted a comment on Case* / Lang* / Veirs* - Case / Lang / Veirs. 5 months ago
love this record. just cleaned it again [Audio Desk System Pro] to see if it'll clean up more of the noise on the quiet tracks. But highly recommended vinyl purchase, especially on a warm tube analog system. Just flows. Regarding the earlier review of ... See full review
posted a comment on Cat Power - Wanderer. 5 months ago
Yep, I'm hearing noise and some pops despite deep cleaning.
posted a comment on Cat Power - Wanderer. 5 months ago
EDIT: this is filled with noise throughout and serious pops. Shame, shame DOMINO, I'm looking at you.

I guess mileage may vary. I deep cleaned this (clear vinyl pressing) twice using an Audio Desk Systeme Pro and I still hear light noise on some quiet ... See full review
posted a comment on Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska. 6 months ago
Wow, so much better than the crap reissue I just sold back. With this album all I want is vinyl silence and for the few parts Bruce does to sound amazing. And this pressing delivers better than any I've heard. Can't comment on the remaster vs. the ... See full review
posted a comment on Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt. 6 months ago
First off: enjoying this. Jason Pierce lullabies ('Let's Dance) and hymns. Return to form. Listening to the songs, and props to him for learning pro tools and doing this on a laptop in his bedroom b/c he ran out of money on earlier sessions with Youth ... See full review
posted a comment on Grouper - Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill. 6 months ago
I too am happy with this pressing for the most part and love this record. Cleaned with Audio Desk System Pro yet still some pops, like on the start of Tidal Wave. But great record.
posted a comment on Calexico - Feast Of Wire. 6 months ago
Decent pressing but hearing surface noise on some songs, particularly on last song of side C and on side D. Cleaned with an Audio Desk System Pro.
posted a comment on Simon And Garfunkel* - Bridge Over Troubled Water. 6 months ago
also very happy with my copy and agree with previous posts regarding the sonic quality. Haven't heard the Ultradisc One Step so can't comment there. Very pleased
posted a comment on Willie Nelson - Teatro. 7 months ago
Ugh, I guessed, given this is another Modern Classics Recordings edition just like the album Spirit, that this record would have similar quality issues. And lo and behold, it seems to. Huge bummer. I'll probably still get it because I really want this ... See full review
posted a comment on Willie Nelson - Spirit. 7 months ago
Not happy with my pressing either. I have the yellow and hear noise with distressing frequency, which really ruins the mood of this quiet beautiful album. Disappointed.
posted a comment on Neko Case - Hell-On. 7 months ago
Yep, mine is cleaned with an Audio Desk Pro and I'm still hearing surface noise crackling. Not happy with this pressing.
posted a comment on Ryley Walker - Golden Sings That Have Been Sung. 7 months ago
On first listen, I'm thinking I'm hearing distortion in places but haven't been able to check against another version. Disappointed.
posted a comment on Mazzy Star - Still . 7 months ago
mine also has surface noise, which for Mazzy Star kinda sucks. And I cleaned it with an Audio Desk System Pro so it can't get much cleaner. sigh.
posted a comment on Patti Smith - Horses. 7 months ago
agreed with previous comments. noisy pressing. cleaned with Audio Desk Pro before listening. still noisy. Going to have to buy another, better copy. Don't waste your money if you care about scratchies in the quiet passages. Disappointing
posted a comment on Kevin Morby - Harlem River. 7 months ago
Cleaned a new copy with an Audio Desk Pro, which normally clears up surface noise that others complain of on same version of the record. This, however, is full of surface noises, loud scratchy noises, on many tracks. Thumbs down on the quality of this ... See full review
posted a comment on Wire - Chairs Missing. 7 months ago
I'm enjoying this pressing. Don't have the original so can't compare dynamics. I cleaned mine on an Audio Desk Pro and am not hearing the surface noise others are complaining about, so I'd suggest a deep cleaning of the record before playing. I do have ... See full review
posted a comment on Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters. 9 months ago
Just one more gushing comment on how great this record sounds! Worth the price.
posted a comment on Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville. 10 months ago
Um yeah, the key thing is the pressing, colored vinyl and gatefolds and all the rest of the goodies (hype stickers, DL cards, booklets, yadda) are entirely secondary to a great, quiet pressing. Which is sadly hard to achieve on a lot of new, capitalize ... See full review
posted a comment on Damien Jurado - The Horizon Just Laughed. 10 months ago
Relieved this pressing is gonna be decent given the crap that happened with his previous albums. Will provide more info once I can listen.
posted a comment on Beth Orton - Kidsticks. 10 months ago
Pressing is quiet, which is nice as Anti doesn't always do the best job with that (see the many complaints re: the Tom Waits reissues of Bastards, Bawlers & Brawlers for examples of poor quality control).
posted a comment on Bert Jansch - L.A. Turnaround. 11 months ago
I bought one too as I’ve been looking for this for a long time. That said, feels like a cash grab. I paid $38 for a non gatefold release with a printed insert and a CD that has some alternate tracks. Oh yeah, blue vinyl, but sheesh. $38.
posted a comment on Paul And Linda McCartney* - Ram. about 1 year ago
Great sounding quiet pressing. i'm enjoying it. Cleaned on an Audio Deske Pro.
posted a comment on Tortoise - The Catastrophist. about 1 year ago
New copy cleaned with an Audio Desk Systeme Pro. Still hearing surface noise pretty regularly throughout. Unhappy with this pressing.
posted a comment on Lifetones - For A Reason . about 1 year ago
Love this album and the pressing does sound great. Noticed the runout groove issue described here but it wasn't too bad.
posted a comment on Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness. about 1 year ago
Cleaned with an Audio Desk system pro but still hearing surface noise during the quiet parts, so this isn't a dead quiet pressing for me, unfortunately. My copy did have a download code.
posted a comment on AIR - Talkie Walkie. about 1 year ago
Quiet, great sounding pressing. Cleaned first with Audio Desk record system.
posted a comment on Slowdive - Slowdive. about 1 year ago
I have the black version and its noisy with crackles and pops and thats after being cleaned on Audio Desk record cleaner. Great album, disappointing pressing.
posted a comment on Junip - Fields. about 1 year ago
Returned this pressing. First song was so distorted that it was unlistenable.