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posted a review of Endless Melancholy - Fragments Of Scattered Whispers. 2 months ago
Amazing pressing all around, noiseless heavyweight record + beautiful packaging!
posted a review of Confidence Man - Confident Music For Confident People . 2 months ago
Seriously people! this should be sold out in a matter of a week! Amazing record!
posted a comment on Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer. 2 months ago
I couldn't agree more, this is truly a phenomenal pressing! All of the previous Monáe pressings I own sound muddy and distorted
posted a review of The Lemonheads - Varshons. 2 months ago
Just another perfect pressing, so dynamic, so clear, so delicately pressed.
posted a review of Ariana Grande - Sweetener. 2 months ago
Really good pressing, the bass is too heavy on mine though and I would have preferred colored image sleeves for this record. (Playing "R.E.M" on this is a must)
posted a review of Haley Heynderickx - I Need To Start A Garden. 3 months ago
My copy is sadly ruined by the loudest pops and clicks I have ever heard on a record so far on the track B1 "Show You A Body" / It would have been a perfect pressing...
posted a review of Mitski - Be The Cowboy. 4 months ago
Very quiet pressing, loads of hissing and clicks. Volume changes dramatically over the song course which is kind of bizarre. Though kudos to the packaging, the sleeve, wallpaper, the gatefold jacket. They've made an excellent job with it.
posted a comment on Florence And The Machine - High As Hope. 4 months ago
Yess! Ceremonials is by far her magnum ops, her greatest effort even though the pressing of it didn't give the album any justice. Hopefully in the future another label would step in to repress their whole discography on better wax.
posted a review of Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain. 4 months ago
A truly phenomenal pressing. I never thought wax could sound this eargasmic!
posted a review of Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's You. 5 months ago
A pretty crisp repress, I've read tons of negative feedback on the 2008 pressing. I hesitated before buying this but my copy is clear of pops and click, dynamic and perfectly mastered.
posted a comment on Florence And The Machine - High As Hope. 6 months ago
Yes! Ceremonials is my favorite album of hers and this comes in second, I couldn't agree more. I am sad though that the mastering of the pressings of her catalogue are simply horrid.
posted a review of London Grammar - Truth Is A Beautiful Thing. 6 months ago
Filled with distortion on the highs, constant noise, clicks, pops / I have also purchased the UK deluxe edition which was terrible as well. I am pretty disappointed since I have read that the standard European/US editions sound massively terrible.
I hope ... See full review
posted a review of Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.A.A.d City. 6 months ago
This is the way records should be pressed, I'm so psyched about how eargasmic this is!
posted a review of Portishead - Third. 6 months ago
My copy sounds fine (distorted though) - it does not do justice to the album but it sounds alright, no noise whatsoever, few clicks though.
posted a comment on Goldmund - Occasus. 7 months ago
Mine came shaped perfectly yet there are some three pops and some clicks, while there's this strange noise on the left channel of Side A, which is bizarre and a shame.
It is not the worst sounding LP I own and certainly not the best sounding one.
posted a review of Florence And The Machine - High As Hope. 7 months ago
This deserves a trophy. All of the previous Florence + The Machine LPs were pressed terribly and sounded like shit.
I expected this to have hissing noise, constant pops, poor sound dynamics... etc.
I was stunned by the quality of this press, even in the ... See full review
posted a comment on Christina Aguilera - Back To Basics. 7 months ago
The pressing is quiet, dynamic but the volume is pretty lower than most of the LPs I own. I only wish they would have added more into the packaging: make it a double gatefold with thicker inner sleeve plus a 12 to 28 page booklet... To at least justify ... See full review
posted a review of Marian Hill - Act One (Expanded). 7 months ago
The only disappointing thing about this is the packaging: plain white inner sleeves with light cardboard single sleeve package. I expected printed color sleeves with a download code + a gatefold packaging would have been amazing.
The quality of this ... See full review
posted a review of Lily Allen - No Shame. 7 months ago
The pressing's quality is phenomenal but my copy has a weird glitched noise filter on "Family Man" which makes the vocal sound deep and the instrumentals around sound very noisy and scratched but everything else sounds perfectly.
posted a comment on Damien Rice - O. 7 months ago
Fucking marvelous pressing, I will not be any more vocal about it. Go buy this.
posted a comment on Lorde - Melodrama. 7 months ago
Also would like to add that the packaging is super neat: the gatefold jacket is sturdy and well made, it has a clean matte (I guess) finish, whilst the booklet and the photo inserts are phenomenally packaged and look stunning.
posted a review of Lorde - Melodrama. 7 months ago
There's little to no surface noise on my LP, it's quite punchy, dynamic, the tracks breathe it seems.
I have the standard version, I compared them... the difference is minimal: the deluxe version has more punch added to it also it is a bit clear in terms ... See full review
posted a review of Massive Attack - Heligoland. 7 months ago
The mastering on this LP is amazing, the artwork is to die for. A quiet, extremely dynamic pressing. I would kiss the mastering engineer right now.
posted a review of Kimbra - Primal Heart. 8 months ago
I've been wanting to grab this LP ever since it was announced to be pressed on wax last year. The sound is dynamic, clear & sharp. I did not expect it to be this flawless.
posted a review of Moon Ate The Dark - Moon Ate The Dark I + II . 8 months ago
Such a beautiful collection of tunes, such a beautiful pressing.
posted a review of Kiasmos - Kiasmos. 9 months ago
Formidable pressing, I'd recommend this beautifully mixed album to everyone
posted a comment on Lorde - Melodrama. 9 months ago
Minor ticks and pops along the way but the pressing is beautiful in terms of clear vocal reachability, crisp and just about dynamic beats... My copy is almost flawless.
posted a review of Beck - Colors. 11 months ago
I love Beck's musical versatility, his ability to shift from different soundscapes and still manages to create surprising LPs.
This record may be on of the best pressings I have ever owned, the levels, dynamics, tempo, everything just builds up to form ... See full review
posted a review of Björk - Utopia. about 1 year ago
Björk album pressings are quite known for not having the best audiophile quality out there, actually most of them don't do justice to the music that they contain... but wow. I beg to differ with this pressing, phenomenal, breathy pressing. It's dead ... See full review
posted a review of Keane - Hopes And Fears. about 1 year ago
This pressing is breathy, very comfortable in terms of balance between vocal and instrumental mix, I'm super pleased with it.
posted a review of Thom Yorke - Tomorrow's Modern Boxes. about 1 year ago
Identical to the original release, after all it's a reissue yet I never expected that the quality would sound even better, clear, dynamic and astonishing / the cover + sleeve are thick and sturdy, whilst the vinyl is white as snow.
posted a review of Taylor Swift - Reputation. about 1 year ago
The album is gorgeous / the sound quality is super, I never though a picture disc could sound this good.
Some pops and clicks appear on the start of the first side of the record but nevertheless it's an amazing pressing!
posted a review of St. Vincent - Masseduction. about 1 year ago
The most anticipated album of the entire year came to me in a very disappointing packaging... There's no sleeve to hold the LP, It's just the cover / poster foldout of the album that keeps it in.... THE PVC cover is torn on the corners + the center ... See full review
posted a review of Lana Del Rey - Lust For Life. about 1 year ago
A pressing to die for, the dynamics used in the mastering of this LP are on point. The packaging is beautifully simple, no pops, no clicks no distortion unlike the "Honeymoon" releases.
posted a review of Beyoncé - Lemonade. about 1 year ago
The packaging is flawless, though the booklet comes packaged loosely inside of the gatefold which is the exact same packaging strategy as "BEYONCÉ" which was released back in 2013. The records both have minimal surface noice that seem to be noticeable in ... See full review
posted a review of London Grammar - Truth Is A Beautiful Thing. about 1 year ago
Sometimes the record sounds distorted, sometimes it sounds absolutely flat - "If You Wait" pressings were top notch, this sounds nice though but doesn't give justice to the minimal instrumentation and Hannah's highs.
posted a review of Aimee Mann - Mental Illness. about 1 year ago
Everybody's having issues on their copies but mine is dead flat and dynamic, just about perfect, happy with my purchase. (One of the best packaging I've seen in a long while)
posted a comment on Goldfrapp - Silver Eye. about 1 year ago
By far the best release in 2017: very punchy, crystal clear pressing, wide dynamic range, slick and chic at the same time
posted a comment on Gorillaz - Humanz. about 1 year ago
The music itself is a bit disappointing but hopefully in time I'd appreciate this LP. Pressing & packaging are top notch!
posted a comment on RY X - Dawn. about 1 year ago
Excellent pressing, though the vinyl has two omitted tracks from the original CD tracklist.
posted a review of Björk - Medúlla. over 2 years ago
Pressing sounds formidable! The sleeves are not as thick and clear as the original 2004 UK pressing (which is a glossy gatefold package) but the sound is phenomenal!
posted a review of Eluvium - Pedals / Petals. over 2 years ago
I love Eluvium's distorted tunes, though this pressing contains constant heavy surface noise, it actually altered the song structure. But I kind of find it beautiful, it's like faded melodies, re-fading into loops
posted a review of Angus & Julia Stone - Down The Way. over 2 years ago
Heavy distortion heard only on the left channel of this record... it's a shame since it's a beautiful, powerful album.
posted a review of Beck - Sea Change. over 2 years ago
Eargasms, eargasms all the way, I cannot elaborate on how heavenly listening to this LP set was. I just can't.
posted a review of Solange (2) - A Seat At The Table. over 2 years ago
Phenomenal, simply phenomenal! Glory runs in the family it seems.
posted a review of Damien Rice - My Favourite Faded Fantasy. over 2 years ago
Outstanding pressing! Its packaging is one of the best packaging I own in my collection, the sound is flawless, crip, clear, dynamic at all presented layers. I'm super happy with this LP set
posted a comment on Solange (2) - A Seat At The Table. over 2 years ago
Actually both versions (US & European) are not Gatefold sleeves
posted a review of Nick Drake - Pink Moon. over 2 years ago
This is an enchanting record, I have never owned a Back To Black LP release, so far I'm really grateful I bought this
posted a review of Keaton Henson - Kindly Now. over 2 years ago
A dead quiet fine pressing! PIAS records are amazing, from Roísin to Agnes Abel landing at Keaton's!
added Antony And The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now to their collection. over 2 years ago