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posted a comment on Behemoth (3) - I Loved You At Your Darkest . 6 days ago
Wow the vinyl colour looks really bad compared to what the preview promised.
posted a comment on Sun Kil Moon - Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood. 13 days ago
Sounds great! Quiet pressing and you can hear the bass.
posted a comment on MxPx - MxPx. 18 days ago
I happen to have an SL-D2 too and it plays fine on mine. The turntable didn't work with another flexi I have, but I think that one is too close to the centre, making the auto-return activate before you can drop the needle.
posted a comment on Pink Floyd - A Nice Pair. about 1 month ago
The statement was true at the time since the orginal US version of Piper had a different tracklist than the original UK.
posted a comment on Slayer - Show No Mercy. about 1 month ago
My copy is unnumbered! Don't know how many of these were pressed.
posted a review of Various - House Of Joy. 2 months ago
Really great compilation and very unique design for the box itself. I kind of prefer having the 45 replicas as opposed to an LP compilation, but it was definitely more of an investment. A lot of these singles sell for a lot of money and it's nice to have ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - House Of Joy. 2 months ago
I sent Studio One a message and they said everything was remastered from the original tapes. A lot of these were pretty low quality to begin with, maybe there was some degredation with the tapes? Do you have any other Studio One originals to compare with ... See full review
posted a review of R+R=NOW - Collagically Speaking. 2 months ago
I have to respectfully disagree with the reviewer below. I think this album has a great flow and seamlessly blends elements of jazz, funk, soul, and hip-hop/spoken word all while sounding modern and relevant. A refreshing listen and very quiet/flat ... See full review
posted a comment on Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love. 2 months ago
My first disc doesn't play that great, especially on the edges. Side B is a little off centre for me as well.

*Edit: got a replacement and it plays great!
posted a comment on Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love. 3 months ago
I emailed Hello Merch and they gave me the number.
posted a comment on R+R=NOW - Collagically Speaking. 3 months ago
Vinyl is expected to ship July 20, according to the Blue Note US store.
posted a comment on Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Final Tour: Paris, March 21, 1960. 3 months ago
This is now back in stock in the vinyl me please store!
posted a comment on Charlie Rouse - Bossa Nova Bacchanal. 3 months ago
It's stereo 100%. Has a very obvious pan of the instruments.
posted a comment on Digable Planets - Blowout Comb. 3 months ago
The 2018 version sounds awesome! What sounds bad about the 2013 one?
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posted a comment on The Black Dahlia Murder - Unhallowed. 4 months ago
I think these ended up actually being a sort of purple with blue smoke. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bjxm_lDDqRX/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=12wayn3ke833g
posted a comment on Darrell Banks - Here To Stay. 4 months ago
Side B is off centre on my copy and same thing on my replacement copy. More noticeable on the last 2 tracks. Otherwise clear & high quality sound. Solid sleeve as well.
posted a comment on Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant. 4 months ago
I agree with the first person. You'd expect less inner groove distortion since it's spread out over 2 LPs, but no. The Nuclear Blast reissue sounds way better. Any one with an entry level setup should be able to tell the difference. The splatter looks ... See full review
posted a comment on Relient K - Air For Free. 5 months ago
Mine is the same way. I find a lot of the smlxl is pretty hit and miss but they've been good about sending replacements. Too bad this one sold out though!
posted a review of Various - Punk 45 : Approaching The Minimal With Spray Guns . 5 months ago
Really great compilation! You could see how bands with this sort of sound could have given birth to more well known bands like Black Flag and The Minutemen. The opening riff from DISINTIGRATION sounds a lot like Jealous Again, and No Nonsense sounds a ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Natural High (The Bongo Man Collection). 5 months ago
Really great compilation! My only complaint is that the song "Far Beyond" had already been released on the Studio One - Roots compilation, and I think it actually sounds a bit better on that pressing. It is interesting to hear it next to the "Far Beyond ... See full review
posted a review of Tom Waits - Closing Time. 5 months ago
I also found there was some surface noise at the start of either side, but definitely worse on side A. Also I did notice a weird 8-bit like audio quality dropout for a second or 2 on side B, which could be an issue with the master or the groove; seems a ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Studio One Records Dub Plate Special Box Set. 5 months ago
Great compilation! "Cedric Brooks - Power To The People" is a definite standout for me. Grrat sound quality for a Studio One release as well.
posted a comment on Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison. 5 months ago
Pretty quality sounding. A couple are a litte off centre or warped but don't seem to effect the quality too much.
posted a comment on Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn. 5 months ago
The mix might be ubiquitous, but before today, it was only re-issued once in 1997 on vinyl. About time!
submitted Dimmu Borgir - Stormblåst. 6 months ago
posted a comment on The Slits - Return Of The Giant Slits. 6 months ago
I have a copy! It sounds great! No complaints from me.
posted a comment on Our Lady Peace - Gravity. 6 months ago
The standard black spiritual machines one I have plays perfect. I have the blue one as well. I had to return one and it has more pops than the black one.
posted a comment on Our Lady Peace - Somethingness. 7 months ago
I just got mine today in the mail! Sounds great.
posted a comment on Erykah Badu - But You Caint Use My Phone. 7 months ago
Agreed! Such a cool splatter & sounds great! Great club.
posted a comment on Slayer - Christ Illusion. 8 months ago
Anyone else have sibilance for the end of Supremacy? Thanks.
posted a comment on Morning Glory - Tha Suicide Singles. 8 months ago
Also interested if you ever decide to sell. Thanks! Let me know.
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posted a comment on Slayer - Hell Awaits. 8 months ago
Colour looks pretty cool but as with a lot of Back on Black releases, it doesn't sound too great. Sounds kind of tin-y. I actually didn't mind the sound of the Back on Black Show No Mercy though.
posted a review of Piero Umiliani - Grazie!. 8 months ago
As someone just discovering this artist, I can say I enjoy the selections! A lot of soundtrack-esque funk and chill music. I sort of bought it on a whim because I like VMP's offerings but I think I would've preferred an album over a compilation. My copy ... See full review
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posted a comment on Big Bill Broonzy - Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs. 9 months ago
Technically this record is mono but pressed on a regular stereo vinyl.

Ronnie Simpkins, audio specialist for the release:

"Pete remastered this title from a two track mono tape at high resolution, but the vinyl release would be pressed just like a ... See full review
posted a review of The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds. 9 months ago
I don't know if it's amazon but I've gone through 2 copies with a decent warp. Gonna go for the 200g one.
posted a comment on The Turtles - The Turtles '66. 9 months ago
This pressing is bad. Side B is off centre and warped. Too bad because it's a great comp.
posted a comment on Slayer - Hell Awaits. 9 months ago
I can't find it now on discogs, but I want it!
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posted a review of Johnny Griffin - A Blowing Session. 9 months ago
Great sounding and great visually. Flat and quiet record. Recommended.
posted a review of The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds. 9 months ago
After hearing the 50th anniversary reissue, I would now have to say that this does sound a bit muffled and tin-like in comparison.
posted a comment on Slayer - Hell Awaits. 9 months ago
This pressing sounds perfect in my opinion. I only have other remasters as a reference only though.
posted a comment on The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. 9 months ago
I picked up a US version. No issues with Side B.
posted a comment on Chad VanGaalen - Shrink Dust. 9 months ago
I agree with the review below. This is definitely my favourite album from him and I was lucky enough to see him on the tour for this album.
posted a comment on The Tragically Hip - Trouble At The Henhouse. 9 months ago
This is thankfully a great sounding remaster. Tasteful use of compression.
posted a comment on Slayer - Repentless. 9 months ago
I got the US version and the picture disc actually sounds pretty good! Maybe they fixed it with the newer pressings? Less noisy than my yellow Canadian pressing.
posted a comment on Slayer - South Of Heaven. 9 months ago
This pressing sounds really good! Nice sounding low end. Seems these sound better than the metal blade remasters of the older stuff.