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posted a comment on Dangerdoom* - The Mouse And The Mask. 7 months ago
What a relief! A great pressing. I had a bad experience with the 2017 2LP+EP reissue - - ended up having to send 3 consecutive copies back to a popular online retailer (they were ... See full review
posted a comment on Madvillain - Madvillainy. 7 months ago
I found the 2016 repress to be unlistenable - I went through 3 copies, all of which I had to return because they sounded so horrible - muffled and distorted, worse than the 128 kbps mp3 files I had. It was such a relief to get a copy of this pressing. ... See full review
posted a comment on Daniel Blumberg - Minus. 8 months ago
The RT exclusive (clear vinyl) also comes with a CD detailed here:
posted a comment on Księżyc - Księżyc . 10 months ago
My white pressing sounds good - no noise, no distortion, good sound at high and low end. I have a Pro-ject Debut Carbon with Ortofon OM-20 cartridge, which isn't usually very forgiving of bad pressings
posted a comment on Sun Ra - Jazz In Silhouette. about 1 year ago
Compared to the DOL pressing this sounds very alive, good mid-range, open. On my system the DOL pressing sounds canned, compressed. I know this one is cut from digital files too, but the remaster sounds a lot more analogue to my ears. I would recommend ... See full review
posted a comment on Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue. about 1 year ago
Absolutely wonderful pressing. I've owned a few copies over the years but this is head and shoulders above any I've heard before. If the rest of the series keeps to this standard then it's well worth the investment.
posted a comment on The Incredible String Band - The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The Onion. over 2 years ago
It's a clean pressing but I find it a bit harsh compared to the mono EUK 257 pressing - maybe a touch digital-sounding. I got it to replace my battered mono pressing but find I prefer to listen to the battered one. Hope that helps!
posted a comment on Various - La La Land - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. over 2 years ago
My blue vinyl copy sounds great, no issues with noise / echo / etc as others have reported. But the end of track 5 on side 2, the audition song, seems to have been clipped off. Emma Stone pauses and is about to sing "....again", and it just cuts off ... See full review
posted a comment on Malcolm Middleton - Summer Of '13. over 2 years ago
Initial copies from monorail music in Glasgow came with bonus acoustic CD (as per the listing for the clear vinyl version,
posted a comment on Trembling Bells - The Sovereign Self . over 2 years ago
Mine is a sort of muddy gold-coloured vinyl - is that normal?
posted a comment on John Phillips - John Phillips. over 2 years ago
It's 180g vinyl, but a very poor pressing - lots of surface noise, particularly side 1, and track 3, side 1 jumps and sticks. Shame because it sounds good through the crackles....and it's a great album
posted a comment on Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas. over 2 years ago
Generally a quiet pressing, but very harsh on the high end - sounds to my ears as if it's been over-compressed,,,or over-enthusiastically digitally remastered
posted a comment on Van Morrison - Astral Weeks. over 2 years ago
wow.....a beautiful pressing....never heard it sounding so's rare to find a modern pressing that merits the 180g , but this is one!
posted a comment on Dinosaur Jr. - Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not. over 2 years ago
It's a very...ahem...DEEP purple. On first sight I thought I'd got a black one by mistake. Sounds OK, though I'd agree with what others have said about a rather flat sound. Not terrible, and no obvious surface noise. I've heard a lot worse.
posted a comment on Sparklehorse - Good Morning Spider. over 2 years ago
Poor pressing - jumping around all over the place at the start of side 1, with a visible defect from end of side into runout groove