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posted a comment on Beach House - 7. 8 months ago
Ok pressing, but vinyl mastering is squashed. Stick to the digital as your go to.
posted a comment on Against All Logic* - 2012–2017. 9 months ago
Nicolas Jaar music always seems to sound better on wax. This is no exception. Clean, flat, low surface noise and best of all, not as harsh gritty or metallic as the digital file. If you love this work, it is the version to have.
posted a comment on Beach House - Devotion. 11 months ago
Yup, same issue here, and I don't think cleaning will help much. I don't know what it is, but this recording has always been problematic on wax. Even the Bella Union blue edition had some problems.
posted a comment on R.E.M. - Automatic For The People. about 1 year ago
Noisy, not as dynamic and a bit flat sounding compared to the original US pressing, but passable being that an original is over a hundred bucks.
posted a comment on St. Vincent - Masseduction. about 1 year ago
Avoid! Very noisy pressing along with other noted issues. Stick with the Digital.
posted a comment on Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins. about 1 year ago
Fantastic pressing, but unfortunately the music was not recorded to tape like previous records and is very hot/loud. With this kind of loudness, details cannot be heard and is fatiguing to listen to all the way through. The Cd is bad too, but there is a ... See full review
posted a comment on Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up. about 1 year ago
My copy is near dead silent, very pleased. Mastered by Greg Calbi.
posted a comment on The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan. over 2 years ago
My copy is laced with pops and tics throughout. I wonder if these were all pressed in the same house.
posted a comment on R.E.M. - Out Of Time. over 2 years ago
Can anyone tell me if the original is just as hot/loud/compressed as this? This is horrible!
posted a comment on Jim James - Eternally Even. over 2 years ago
Most importantly, is there less heat/distortion compared to the digital version.
posted a comment on Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars. over 3 years ago
Great record, and no, my copy is very quiet, with low surface noise and no more than a few low tics on the whole LP. I did vacuum clean it before playing though. Very pleased.
posted a comment on Holly Herndon - Platform. over 3 years ago
To anyone uncertain how this would sound on vinyl, rest assured, this sounds great, and the wax is dead quiet. If only all vinyl sounded this clean. Thank You, Holly!
posted a comment on Hundred Waters - The Moon Rang Like A Bell. over 4 years ago
Don't bother with the vinyl, it is an embarrassing excuse for a wax edition. I bought 3 copies and all are warped, extremely thin, and loaded with pops and tics. The only thing good about it is the cover art and booklet.
posted a comment on Memory Tapes - Player Piano. over 7 years ago
Yes, I went through several copies from Amazon before I finally gave up. And I've had problems with the Car Park label before. I could not get a flat copy of the 2nd Beach House record from them. They need to step up quality control. Pity, because Player ... See full review