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posted a review of Yngwie Malmsteen - Inspiration. about 1 month ago
this is an incredibly dull album , just seek out the original versions of these great songs.
posted a review of The Police - Outlandos D'Amour. about 1 month ago
my copy was bought new and looks mint but this is where the fun ends , i'm hearing heaps of surface noise on this but that's the least of it's problems.
if you want an expensive vinyl that sounds tinny and sounds like an mp3 compressed file straight to ... See full review
posted a review of Kansas (2) - Leftoverture. about 1 month ago
a great collection of musicians but i find most of the lyrics to be very simple and cheesy to the point where i knew how almost every line would end while listening .
i also get a joe lynn turner vibe from the singer but thats not a bad thing.
"carry on" ... See full review
posted a comment on Low Roar - Death Stranding: I'll Keep Coming. 3 months ago
not an album , tis a single. three more words.
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posted a review of King Diamond - Abigail. 4 months ago
the labels aren't white on this pressing , they are as pictured.
sadly this is a very dull sounding pressing i have most of king diamond's first few albums on metalblade and this one stands out as the worst sounding of the lot.
posted a review of Sesame Street - Sesame Street Platinum All-Time Favorites. 4 months ago
mine has a big ass outer edge warp .
0/5 stars.
posted a review of Gong - Flying Teapot (Radio Gnome Invisible Part 1). 4 months ago
a really good sounding pressing and stellar production. this was the album that introduced me to the immense universe that is gong.
posted a review of Gong - Flying Teapot (Radio Gnome Invisible Part 1). 4 months ago
my copy is very good condition at best with heaps of paper scuffs and still it's one of the best sounding records i own , i can only imagine how sweet it would be to have a mint copy of this pressing.
i have some brand new gong albums that don't come ... See full review
posted a review of Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time. 4 months ago
my copy also sounds very good for a picture disc , if compared to "from fear to eternity" it suddenly sounds like an audiophile edition.
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posted a review of Jon English (3) & Mario Millo - Against The Wind. 5 months ago
i wasn't expecting much from this album as i had only ever heard "six ribbons" a few times on australian radio many moons ago but i found this in a 2 dollar bin and liked the cover so i took a chance.
for me this is a mesmerising album that sounds like ... See full review
posted a review of Bloodrock - Bloodrock U.S.A.. 5 months ago
i found this version very cheap , the production is top notch and the material is also very nice.
it's too bad that their albums are so pricey in good condition.
5/5 !
posted a review of Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue. 5 months ago
i got a little worried when i read about the pops and surface noise but i'm happy to say i lucked out for a change and my copy sounds near perfect.
posted a review of Dio (2) - Holy Diver Live. 5 months ago
very sexy translucent red vinyl but whoever decided it's a good idea to put them in those nasty paper inner sleeves needs a good talking to .
this is really only for the completionists , if you have the concert on dvd there is no need to bother with this ... See full review
posted a review of Mastodon - Cold Dark Place. 5 months ago
a nice e.p but the sludgey mixing style is wearing very thin for me , you probably get a better sound listening to most mastodon albums on spewtube on 2 dollar speakers than wasting your dough on c.d's or vinyl.
the band really needs to look into getting ... See full review
posted a review of Daevid Allen - Banana Moon. 5 months ago
i find the drumming on song one to be at a level of someone who has been learning drums for a month or so , the timing is all over the shop and is very distracting.
the strange thing is that i usually like pip pyles drumming even if it can seem a little ... See full review
posted a review of Mastodon - Emperor Of Sand. 6 months ago
really not liking the mixing of this pressing but after many spins i'm starting to understand why this is their best selling album.
the windchime/bell intro of the first song probably impresses me the most as well as brent's lead work.
but you know ... See full review
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posted a review of Edition Spéciale - Aliquante. 6 months ago
i really like this album but i would like to add that i'm pretty sure it's a needle drop recording as i can hear a slight amount of crackle for a few seconds on one of the songs.
my ears are very sensitive to vinyl surface noise so there's a very good ... See full review
posted a review of Mother Gong - Robot Woman 3. 6 months ago
i really like this album despite it being a drummer free zone as harry williamson decided to nerd out on the drum machine , while not as musically complex or jazzy as robot woman 1 and 2 i still find it to be a alot of fun even though there are some ... See full review
posted a review of Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn Of Events. 6 months ago
i played this for the first time after finally buying the c.d as i don't like listening to music from spewtube not to mention my pissant computer speakers. usually i have to listen to a dream theater album many times before it gets to the point of being ... See full review
posted a review of Progressive Line. 6 months ago
unknowingly bought a pirana double album on c.d from these crooks.
oh well.
posted a comment on Dream Theater - The Astonishing. 6 months ago
to a point i have to agree with mrdream , for me the snare drum sound is pretty horrible to my ears but that's nothing new as it sounds a little similar at times to that snare sound on the images and words album it's that synthetic sounding snare that ... See full review
posted a comment on Edition Speciale* - Aliquante. 7 months ago
this is why c.d's are sometimes better than vinyl , two bonus tracks and no crackle or pops to be heard.
i do have a mint copy of this on vinyl also but i won't be playing that again anytime soon.
posted a comment on Edition Spéciale - Aliquante. 7 months ago
this is one of the gems of my collection , i have played this about 10 times and i am yet to understand it on a technical level.
so many things to hone in on from the constant odd time signatures to the individual performances.
in short this album just ... See full review
posted a comment on Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn Of Events. 7 months ago
thanks for the heads up , buying bad sounding vinyl sucks.
posted a review of Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos. 8 months ago
this is probably my favourite d.t album at the moment , for me this is heavier than train of thought.
the only negative i can find is that i'm sure i can hear a click track thing underneath song one when they start playing flight of the bumble bees which ... See full review
posted a review of Pirana (2) - Pirana. 8 months ago
this album is awesome from the first note to the last , in an alternate universe they became one of the most loved psych rock bands of all time .
play this bitch as loud as you can !
posted a review of Mother Gong - Tree In Fish. 8 months ago
another gem from the almighty mother gong , another solid 5/5 for me.
posted a review of Daevid Allen And Mother Gong - The Owl And The Tree. 9 months ago
this is a near perfect album of beauty from the two legends that started psychedelic space jazz.
this is one of my favourite albums of all time.
r.i.p daevid and gilli.
posted a review of Various - Norm's Neighborhood Concert. 9 months ago
i had the good fortune of finding this in a dollar bin , this is one of the greatest albums in my entire collection and the pressing is top notch.
5/5
posted a review of Various - G'Day Neighbour. 9 months ago
a pisser of an album and a nice sounding pressing as well.
5/5
posted a review of Mother Gong - Robot Woman. 9 months ago
who knew that insane feminist rambling and a song about shooting commies in the head could be so funny and whimsical ?
a great album but the pressing sounds very shrill and treble-y when all the levels are at neutral.
a very pricey record but well worth ... See full review
posted a review of Pierre Moerlen's Gong - Time Is The Key. 9 months ago
i have a few gong vinyl from the time when they became more instrumental and serious jazz , i consider "shamal" , "gazeuse" etc to be pierre moerlens gong even though they are just named "gong" .
it might have been more accurate to have called the band ... See full review
posted a review of Berenice Kavanagh - My Name Is Berry. 9 months ago
this is a really interesting listen for a kid's fairy tale album , the musicianship and lush orchestrations are of the highest level.
too bad it's a little hard to find at a reasonable price in good condition.
of the two copies i have on vinyl one has a ... See full review
posted a review of Julian Bream & John Williams (7) - Julian & John. 10 months ago
two of the greatest guitarists of all time , very happy to have found this down at the thrift store.
very nice pressing . play it at maximum volume for best effect !
posted a review of Cleo Laine and John Williams (7) - Best Friends. 10 months ago
i really like this album , so what if your friends sneer and tell you it's elevator music ?
this version of elenor rigby is my favourite .
5/5
posted a review of The Don Burrows Quartet - The Jazz Sound Of The Don Burrows Quartet. 10 months ago
one of the best jazz albums in my collection , a great pressing with phenomenal sound.
5/5
posted a review of The George Shearing Quintet With Nancy Wilson - The Swingin's Mutual. 10 months ago
this is one of the best jazz records in my collection , i found this at a thrift store for $2.00 but it's in really nice condition.
a really nice pressing with superb sound.
5/5
posted a comment on Nu Guinea - Nuova Napoli. 10 months ago
yes i know , but you wouldn't do a cover from such an obscure band if it wasn't a MAJOR influence .
it all sounds like "edition speciale mark 2" to me.
posted a review of Nu Guinea - Nuova Napoli. 10 months ago
i just heard one of their songs on the radio and thought "cool , they are playing some edition speciale" only to find it's a copycat band .
still very cool even if it's just a tribute band.
posted a review of Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison. 10 months ago
i just looked at record one under a bright light and the vinyl has these weird streaking/mottling marks which may or may not be corrected after hours of washing and cleaning , for this reason alone i have to award 0/5 stars .
avoid unless you can find it ... See full review
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posted a review of Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction. 11 months ago
i have found that this pressing sounds great on the first two tracks or so on each side and then it all becomes a bit of a mess from what i assume is inner groove distortion, also the cheapass cardboard inner sleeve is a disapointment.
i am running ... See full review
posted a review that has since been deleted. 11 months ago