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posted a comment on Boards Of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children. 9 days ago
My copy matches this one, but has a download code. Some do, some don't, I guess.
posted a comment on Khruangbin - Mordechai. 10 days ago
Received my copy today. No surface noise issues. It's flat, no warps. Sounds pretty good. Doesn't look like the mock up, but still cool. More purple than red.

Probably my least favorite album of theirs. Songs are all pretty mellow, almost to a fault. ... See full review
posted a comment on Tame Impala - The Slow Rush. 17 days ago
Very clean pressing. Flat, centered and quiet. A huge improvement over those crap pressings of Currents from United.

No download code in my copy either.

Poster is kind of a joke.
posted a comment on King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard* - Chunky Shrapnel. about 1 month ago
On my third copy. It's clean thankfully.

Three more words.
posted a comment on King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard* - Chunky Shrapnel. about 1 month ago
Received my replacement copy. LP1 is pretty warped, side C has a constant click throughout the side even after I wet washed it, side D sounds good. I'm having bad luck with this LP.
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posted a comment on King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard* - Chunky Shrapnel. about 1 month ago
My records look like they have glitter mixed in with the vinyl. It's weird. When I shine a light on it, it sparkles. Unfortunately the copy I have also has quite a few pressing defects (mostly dimples). However on The River there is a big bump that ... See full review
posted a comment on Blue Sky Black Death - Euphoric 001. about 1 month ago
Excellent pressing. Flat, centered, no surface noise. Cool dark ripples in the pink vinyl when held to light. Sounds awesome. Looks great. Happy I picked this one up,
posted a comment on Blue Sky Black Death - Euphoric 001. about 1 month ago
My copy has been stuck in transit in Belgium since March 28th. Likely a COVID issue. Hope it arrives one day.
posted a comment on Blue Sky Black Death & Nacho Picasso - Exalted. about 1 month ago
My copy arrived today. Sounds legit.

2xLP @ 45 rpm. Flat, centered pressing, no surface noise. Comes in poly- lined inner sleeves. No sleeve scuffs! Really pleased.
posted a comment on Blue Sky Black Death & Nacho Picasso - Exalted. 2 months ago
Yeah, I'm in the same boat. Said they would ship in April. Well, tomorrow is May. Hasn't shipped yet.
posted a comment on The Presidents Of The United States Of America - The Presidents Of The United States Of America. 2 months ago
Update:
My copy sounds very clean. No surface noise to speak of.
posted a comment on The Presidents Of The United States Of America - The Presidents Of The United States Of America. 2 months ago
Haven't listen yet, but heres some info on this release. Very flimsy paper jacket, simple insert of the cover art, and the LP comes in a plain white paper sleeve. Pretty bare bones re-release.

My pressing appears to be free of surface scuffs and ... See full review
posted a comment on John Coltrane - A Love Supreme. 3 months ago
Replacement copy just as warped as the first. Yippe-Kai-yay MFers!
posted a comment on Stan Getz / Joao Gilberto* Featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim - Getz / Gilberto. 3 months ago
My copy has light surface noise throughout after a wet clean, also minor edge warps. Overall it is a decent pressing by today's standards.
posted a comment on The Ahmad Jamal Trio* - The Awakening. 3 months ago
Anyone know what the source material for this release is?
posted a comment on John Coltrane - A Love Supreme. 3 months ago
Boy oh boy is my copy bowl warped. Side B is terrible. My Rega can barely track side B, launches my cartridge into outer space, it's a rollercoaster ride of pure warped pleasure.
posted a comment on Girl In Red - Beginnings. 3 months ago
Very nice pressing. Matte jacket is a nice touch as well. Happy with the purchase for $17.
Of course, the songs are wonderful as well.
posted a comment on Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade* - Live Frogs Set 1 & 2. 3 months ago
Solid pressing. Sounds excellent. I also have the RSD version. Those records were slightly bowled and has minor warps. This splatter version does not. Though, these records have extremely sharp edges to them. Don't slice your hand open while spin ... See full review
posted a comment on Hand Habits - Placeholder . 5 months ago
I have #316 out of 300. Ha ha.
Good album, but noisy pressing. Surface noise throughout. Not unbearable, but it's there.
posted a comment on Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - Texas Sun. 5 months ago
Side B of my copy has a significant warp to it. Could probably stack 3 nickels in between the gap between the platter and the record due to the warp. Side A is clean though. Hopefully Rough Trade will hook me up with a replacement copy.
posted a comment on Ike Quebec - Blue & Sentimental. 5 months ago
Outer edge. They sent me a replacement. But that too had issues. Paper label was pressed off center by about a half inch. So it covered the run out groove. If you're not quick on your feet, your stylus is gonna ride the paper label for a few rotations. ... See full review
posted a comment on Margot & The Nuclear So And So's - Meow Meow Et Chante A Moi - The Dust Of Retreat Demo Recordings. 5 months ago
The a-side on my copy has a pretty significant bowl warp.
posted a comment on Chromatics - Closer To Grey. 5 months ago
Excellent pressing. Totally flat. Sounds better than the digi files I listen to through a nice DAC. Both records are heavy, probably closer to 200 grams. Very pleased. BG in the deadwax.
posted a comment on The Bill Evans Trio - Bill Evans Trio At Shelly's Manne-Hole. 5 months ago
Pressing is flat and well-centered, but the LP comes in a white paper sleeve. This record had about the worst sleeve scuffing I've seen in a modern pressing. It cleaned up okay, but both sides have non-fill issues and abundant surface noise. There are ... See full review
posted a comment on Telefon Tel Aviv - Dreams Are Not Enough. 6 months ago
Have this version and the splatter variant. Black vinyl is hands down better. No surface noise or distortion.
posted a comment on Tame Impala - Currents. 6 months ago
I buy a lot of records, especially new titles. This is not a good pressing. Both records had an abundance of sleeve scuffs out of the printed inner sleeves. Side C had a moderate edge warp and is pressing off-center. The second record also had a very ... See full review
posted a comment on Miles Davis - Jazz Track. 6 months ago
This album sounds great. A very fine pressing. One exception, Side B has this strange tracking issue. Depending on where the stylus drops in the run-in groove, you may have the first track of side B sound all distorted and muffled. If you lift up the ... See full review
posted a comment on Bill Evans - Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top Of The Gate. 6 months ago
Nice pressing, but the recording is exceptionally flat. Almost no oomph or body behind the upright bass.
posted a comment on Whirr - Feels Like You. 7 months ago
My first copy has about 5 or 6 scratches on it that cause loud pops and other surface noise. I was lucky enough to receive a second copy from the band as a replacement. However, with that copy Side A has a fairly significant bowl warp. Side B, the convex ... See full review
posted a comment on Whirr - Feels Like You. 8 months ago
Yes.
It is not the best pressing. But it is a self-released album. Music is good though.
posted a comment on Brian Eno - Ambient 4 (On Land). 8 months ago
As others have stated, excellent 1xLP pressing. "Mastered at Abbey Road" in the deadwax
posted a comment on Wild Nothing - Gemini. 8 months ago
Very poor production. Yeah, it's "lo-fi" but still sounds pretty crumby. Pressing is okay. I love Wild Nothing but I was not dazzled with this version. I think the OG black vinyl sounds better.
posted a comment on Telefon Tel Aviv - Dreams Are Not Enough. 8 months ago
My copy has surface noise on all sides. Some is light and tolerable, others are loud pops for like 10-15 rotations. Ghostly offered to send me a black vinyl copy as a replacement. Should be an improvement in sound quality.
posted a comment on New Order / Joy Division - Total From Joy Division To New Order. 9 months ago
Excellent pressing. Flat records and clean. Sounds good to me. Very pleased.
posted a comment on Kyle Dixon (2) & Michael Stein (9) - Stranger Things 3 (Original Score From The Netflix Original Series). 9 months ago
Both LPs are flat and pressed on-center. Side A and B have light surface noise throughout. Side C has heavy and consistent distortion from the left channel. Wet cleaning the records did not improve the sound quality.
posted a comment on DIIV - Deceiver. 9 months ago
Moderate edge warp on Side A of my copy. Rough Trade is sending me a replacement.
posted a comment on The Claypool Lennon Delirium - Monolith Of Phobos. 11 months ago
This pressing is a mess. Both LPs have edge warps and other "wavy" warps. A couple sides are pressed off-center. The mastering and music is excellent. It's just United pressing their typical low quality records.
posted a comment on King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Infest The Rats' Nest. 11 months ago
Bad edge warp on my copy as well. Could stack 2 nickels between the platter and the record under the warp. Getting a replacement.
posted a comment on Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo. 11 months ago
Several of the tracks have light surface noise, mostly light popping and some singular channel distortion. Nothing terribly distracting, but it is there. I have wet cleaned the LP a few times with minimal improvement. My copy also has a couple scratches ... See full review
posted a comment on This Will Destroy You - Live In Reykjavik, Iceland. 11 months ago
Light surface noise on all sides. Really great show though.
posted a comment on This Will Destroy You - Tunnel Blanket. 11 months ago
Fair bit of surface noise and pops on my copy.
posted a comment on Hans Zimmer And Benjamin Wallfisch - Blade Runner 2049 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). 11 months ago
Side A slightly off-center. Side C slightly bowled. Surface noise throughout, occasional loud pops. Wet-cleaned all records with no improvement. Gonna contact Mondo about this. Really disappointing.
posted a comment on The Claypool Lennon Delirium - South Of Reality. about 1 year ago
As others have mentioned, the purple vinyl has a louder noise floor than the pink vinyl. So during quiet passages, you can barely hear the surface noise change slightly between vinyl colors. Not ideal, but overall probably not a deal breaker. Other than ... See full review
posted a comment on Strand Of Oaks - Eraserland. about 1 year ago
Fair bit of surface noise on Forever Chords and the first couple minutes of Side D. Can't clean it away. Otherwise decent pressing.
posted a comment on The Black Keys - Chulahoma. about 1 year ago
Sounds surprisingly good for a picture disc. No noticeable surface noise.
posted a comment on John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel Davies - Halloween (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) . about 1 year ago
Yes it does come with the poster.

3 more words.
posted a comment on Wynton Kelly Trio / Wes Montgomery - Smokin' At The Half Note. about 1 year ago
Really nice pressing. Comes in poly lined inner sleeve. Sturdy gatefold jacket.
posted a comment on King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Fishing For Fishies. about 1 year ago
Second copy has very minor edge warp on side A. Side B is flat. Big improvement.
posted a comment on King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Fishing For Fishies. about 1 year ago
Side A badly warped. Causes a skip. Asked for replacement.