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posted a review of Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans. about 1 month ago
When I first got this I did not like it. I'm still on the fence about it. First off, the cover art quality is really bad. It's almost pixelated, and you can barely make out the lyrics or anything. I suspect resized CD art. Pressing quality is not good. ... See full review
posted a comment on Yes - The Yes Album. about 1 month ago
I just listened to this next to a 1970s US pressing, and I just gotta say yikes. This is incredibly muddy sounding, not much justice to the recording. Find a vg+ original and it will be well worth your money.
posted a comment on Blue Note Records 75th Anniversary Vinyl Initiative. about 1 month ago
This reissue series seems cool at first until you consider that it seems like everything was pressed by united. They are only going to be as good as united presses, so brace youself for surface noise and random loud pops if you're ready to gamble on these
posted a review of Grant Green - Idle Moments. 2 months ago
Sonically, I think this album is fine. Especially for the price point, it would be very difficult to find a copy of this that sounds better. However, the biggest flaw of this and all the Blue Note 75 reissues is the pressing defects. URP is fine for alt ... See full review
posted a comment on Bad Brains - Rock For Light. 5 months ago
Honestly, I'm not sure if this is a bootleg because I've come to expect this shit-level quality from a lot of legit reissues. The vinyl has some non-fill issues all over in weird uneven waves. There are many parts in which the the text is super blurred ... See full review
posted a comment on The White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights. about 1 year ago
I have a predicament, mine came with two disc ones! At least one of them was near perfect vinyl, completely silent the whole way through. The other was scuffed, marked, and not even a vac cleaning could make it sound as good as the first one. If anyone ... See full review
posted a review of Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong - Live Recordings. about 1 year ago
Love the recordings, which are the best live versions of all the Kid A/Amnesiac material. However, I must be honest, this is a pretty rough pressing. Lots of noise, even after vac cleaning it. I'd say listen to it digitally before buying this. It's ... See full review
posted a comment on The Avalanches - Wildflower. over 3 years ago
The packaging from Newbury was frankly too thin. There was no cushion for the record in the box. I'm pretty sure a good percentage of these have damage, ranging from crushed corners to full-on dents. If you're gonna do a special edition, why not ship it ... See full review
posted a review of Radiohead - In Rainbows. over 3 years ago
The date is wrong. When I buy from my local barnes and noble, they have a date for when they received it. So when it said 2008, I was pretty sure I had a good copy. Opened, nope. Same matrix, same misprint, same pressing issues. I have had experience ... See full review
posted a comment on Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At San Quentin. over 3 years ago
Got a response from Sundazed. This is the censored version. Unlike At Folsom Prison, there doesn't seem to be an extended version (or uncensored version) on vinyl.
posted a comment on Jack White (2) - Lazaretto. over 3 years ago
I'm hoping for a rerelease of this along with the rest of the White Stripes albums when Third Man opens the new record plant. I really hope for a better pressing of all their records (not taken through United). I just want them to release this without ... See full review
posted a review of Radiohead - In Rainbows. over 3 years ago
Never mind. Read my above review. Apparently I can't delete this
posted a review of Talking Heads - Fear Of Music. over 3 years ago
The music sounds great on my system, no doubt about it. I don't have an original but I have all of their other albums from the '70s and '80s to compare to, and this fits right in. The pressing was ok. A bit of surface noise that doesn't distract the main ... See full review
posted a review of Jethro Tull - Aqualung. over 3 years ago
It's not a digital master but a copy of the original masters digitized. Very big difference. It's practically indecipherable. Whether digital or not, it's the original master remixed by Steven Wilson. I'd have to get another copy for comparison, but it ... See full review
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posted a review of Radiohead - OK Computer. over 3 years ago
I give the album itself 4 stars. However, it seems that there are no reliable vinyl pressings of this album. You can definitely hear this over the speakers that this album sounds a bit dead. Clearly a CD transfer. I'd recommend looking for an older copy, ... See full review
posted a review of King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon. over 3 years ago
WARNING: THERE ARE TWO VERSIONS OF THIS RECORD. The U.S. Version DOES NOT have the textured cover or the original vinyl transfer card.
posted a review of Genesis - Selling England By The Pound. over 3 years ago
This is a phenomenal album, part of Genesis's best two albums (The other being Foxtrot). In terms of audio, I don't really have a gage. According to the loudness war database, this albums is in the mid-upper transition phase for dynamic range. This is ... See full review
posted a review of Yes - Time And A Word. over 3 years ago
It came in a plastic resealable outer sleeve. Plays very nice, nothing wrong with the pressing, and nothing obviously wrong with the music. Of course, it's not Yes's best album by any shot, but it is of course a must have for a big Yes fan. It has a few ... See full review
posted a review of The White Stripes - The Big Three Killed My Baby. over 3 years ago
I definitely like the song, no question there. This isn't really a great pressing. The vinyl noise gets into the peaks of the A side, and the B side has numerous little clicks going in and out. It's worth it if you love these songs and especially the B ... See full review
posted a review of The Black Keys - Thickfreakness. over 3 years ago
Great record! As said below, the dynamics are great and the bass completely shoots out of my speakers. It's the Black Keys at their best. It's colored transparent with a light blob in the middle, so it isn't a completely silent pressing. It doesn't ... See full review
posted a review of Daft Punk - Random Access Memories. over 3 years ago
I don't mean to say that this entry is completely bad, but the copy I got was an awful pressing. No dynamics, flat and sounded just like the digital version. It's not my system. I specifically bought this due to the hype that this was the best example of ... See full review
posted a comment on Cage The Elephant - Tell Me I'm Pretty. over 3 years ago
I'm not sure if anyone else has experienced this, but my completely brand new copy (literally just unwrapped) came with incredibly excessive harelines. It literally looked like there were thumbprints on the vinyl, but they were just a bunch of collective ... See full review
posted a comment on David Bowie - ★ (Blackstar). over 3 years ago
So apparently people are recommending to not open this because it's rare. RARE. You bought this goddamn album, and while it's always up to the person who owns it to do what they want with it, I'd say you sure as hell should listen to the music which you ... See full review
posted a review of David Bowie - ★ (Blackstar). over 3 years ago
A stunning album. Please, wait until the represses in February. This album is possibly Bowie's best, but not anywhere near as valuable as the dumbness who are trying to flip it for 70 times it's actual worth. Nothing special. It actually is noisier and ... See full review
posted a review of David Bowie - David Bowie. over 3 years ago
I don't have a reference record for this. While the sound is actually ok for a newer pressing, the record came sealed and immediately played with pops constantly thorough the album. This was vac cleaned and stored in a mofi sleeve, I think the vinyl ... See full review
posted a comment on The White Stripes - Elephant. over 3 years ago
I've got it too. It seems like this is the downside of this pressing. Everything else sounds fine for me
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posted a review of King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King. over 3 years ago
A great album. I've already got Steven Wilson's remaster of Jethro Tull's TAAB, which gave me confidence in this one. I don't think the US version comes with a download code, though. This is the version of the album you should get. The original had ... See full review
posted a review of Daft Punk - Discovery. over 3 years ago
This is one of the few brand new records in my collection that I don't have to constantly whip out my spinclean to listen to with an acceptable amount of surface noise. It is almost completely silent, give or take a small crackle from a bit of dirt. If ... See full review
posted a review of Radiohead - Kid A. over 3 years ago
Bought from B&N, came VERY noisy. I almost returned it, but after 3 rounds in the spin clean and a lot of rinsing and hand cleaning, I finally got it to sound acceptable if it wasn't brand new. Look for the older versions of this unless you're prepared ... See full review