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posted a comment on Stone Temple Pilots - Purple. about 1 month ago
So, do you own both the MOV and 1st press and compared them back to back?
posted a comment on Katharine Whalen's Jazz Squad - Katharine Whalen's Jazz Squad. about 1 month ago
Really wish for a vinyl cut of this one. Nonetheless a great album.
posted a comment on The Black Keys - Brothers. 2 months ago
Tempted but I'll just stick with my original. The digital remaster tracks definitely sound crisper and louder than the original tracks (vinyl or digital) and have a bit better separation to the layers, added depth to the soundstage - though I can't... See full review
posted a comment on Imogen Heap - Speak For Yourself. 2 months ago
Why are there so many of these for sale and not a single image uploaded to the release??
Do your job people. You want to sell, great - but *contribute*.
posted a comment on Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head. 2 months ago
Please no. Can we let the colored vinyl obsession die.
posted a review of OK Go - Hungry Ghosts. 2 months ago
This press sounds RIDICULOUSLY good. Leave it to the meticulous nature of these guys to deliver a release of this quality. HUGE sound on both discs... flat and silent as a surface-noise mouse. Just awesome. Mine is from the box set. Outstanding!
posted a review of OK Go - Classic Box. 2 months ago
Great cover art. Great presses at first glance. I've only listened to the first disc of "Hungry Ghosts" (pink marbled) and it sounds fantastic. The double-disc, at least in the case of this first album I've heard, leaves a ton of room in the dead-wax... See full review
posted a comment on OK Go - Classic Box. 2 months ago
I'll answer my own question. Yes. They are the same covers.
posted a comment on Squirrel Nut Zippers - Christmas Caravan. 2 months ago
Great sounding pressing. Glad to have this on the shelf - it's been one of my holiday favorites since it came out.
posted a comment on Paul McCartney - McCartney III. 2 months ago
I don't really care. I don't "collect" per se - I buy LPs to listen to. If one happens to be worth something down the road, so be it, if I ever want to part with it. But I'm incredibly selective about what takes up space on the shelf these days. A... See full review
posted a comment on Paul McCartney - McCartney III. 2 months ago
bozbro "A seller"?? What seller? Where are you getting this information?
posted a comment on Paul McCartney - McCartney III. 2 months ago
I've heard or read nothing about an included poster. My local record shop had one on hold for the better part of the week for me and they're good people. No poster with mine.
posted a comment on Paul McCartney - McCartney III. 2 months ago
Sounds great. Flat and quiet. Great dynamics. I usually avoid colored vinyl releases but this one doesn't suffer. Excellent pressings. Love the gatefold photo collages calling back to McCartney's first album.
posted a review of The American Analog Set - Know By Heart. 3 months ago
This cut is absolutely stellar. STELLAR. Dynamic, deep, crisp.... everything you want in this sort of release. The pressing is flat and noiseless. The artwork is fantastic quality. If they'd included poly-lined inner sleeves and FLAC digi downloads... See full review
posted a comment on Radical Face - The Family Tree: The Bastards. 3 months ago
Quite honestly, this album is my second favorite of the series. What I wouldn't give for a copy of this one too on wax. Dear Ben: pretty please.
posted a comment on Beastie Boys - Check Your Head. 3 months ago
Bit of wavy going on in my copy as well, but doesn't affect the SQ in the least. Gonna have to state mine is as many other - sounds outstanding. This one can't *not* be on the shelf. Period.
posted a comment on Beck - Guero. 3 months ago
I've had the original 45rpm since release but I've considered bagging it for this one for no other reason than I adore well cut single disc releases when they're done right. And though the 2xLP sound quite good i wouldn't say it's anything special,... See full review
posted a comment on Beck - Guero. 3 months ago
FWIW, the original album is only 49 minutes runtime. The original vinyl release was indeed 2xLP, but it was 45RPM (I have that one), and those versions are still everywhere for rather cheap all things considered. That said, having never heard this... See full review
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posted a comment on Primus - Suck On This. 3 months ago
So many reviews about warpage and surface noise.... standard GZ fare by the sound of it. I'm genuinely curious about the fidelity though. I'm assuming this is the remaster from '02 cut to vinyl, or did Memphis actually rework it for this release. One... See full review
posted a comment on Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues. 3 months ago
In my opinion, I tend to take the ST first album along with Sun Giant almost as a single work, and in that case I think it is better by a bit. But I hear you barking. :)
posted a comment on Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes. 3 months ago
That's heartbreaking. I'd bet you might write to Subpop and ask for a replacement. They're good folks.
Truth be told, when I picked this up years ago I actually had no idea that Sun Giant was even there. In fact it was like a year before we figured it... See full review
posted a comment on Bill Elm And Woody Jackson - Red Dead Redemption (Original Soundtrack). 3 months ago
LMFAO. No one needs this soundtrack on wax at these prices, particularly a pressing of this average-at-best quality (Rainbo is not known for excellence) that is nothing more than a collecting piece. If it's the music you're after, it's available... See full review
posted a comment on Various - The Music Of Red Dead Redemption II (Original Soundtrack). 3 months ago
100% agreed. The entire runtime is ONLY just a tick over 42 minutes! There is nothing bass-heavy or loud in this entire OST. If it were mastered well for a vinyl cut to a single 33 1/3 disc, it'd sound just fine. Unnecessary double-LP releases... See full review
posted a comment on Brad - Interiors. 3 months ago
Requisite WTF....? All that for one star? Who are you anyhow? Your seller's link is a "Burning Man Countdown"? Now it *is* all starting to make sense.
Putting this in the context of '97 is a very different exercise trying to determine where they might... See full review
posted a comment on Fishbone - The Reality Of My Surroundings. 3 months ago
On the one hand it's a fairly cheaply available 2xLP 45rpm release. On the other hand it's green vinyl (for whatever reason), and sounds just like the CD.... that's good or bad depending on your feelings. I've heard far worse digital transfers, but... See full review
posted a comment on Stone Temple Pilots - Purple. 3 months ago
In what way? Everyone knows the MoV version is good. "Better" doesn't make any comparison. If you have both then how do they differ?
posted a comment on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist. 3 months ago
This is available on his site for $50 plus shipping.
posted a review of Pixies - Surfer Rosa. 3 months ago
Great sounding pressing - crunchy and very present guitars, nice deep and tight bass, great high extension. Excellent repress of my ongoing still-most-favorite Pixies LP. Smooth edges on the disc, hardly any surface noise anywhere, heavy-weight 180g,... See full review
posted a comment on No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom. 3 months ago
I've had plenty of bad luck with colored pressings... far more so than plain black. Colored is softer and seems to be the "value add" a label will use to market a pressing when no other additional attention has been given to the master/cut. I... See full review
posted a comment on No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom. 3 months ago
Seems to be the case. It's a bit of a shame.
posted a comment on No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom. 3 months ago
Like I said, it's listenable and good enough for the novelty factor but if you're after sound quality, this ain't it.
This was a gift for my lady so we'll keep it because it is cool looking but I generally just avoid pic discs.
posted a comment on The White Stripes - My Sister Thanks You And I Thank You The White Stripes Greatest Hits. 3 months ago
Still? Just.
Assuming the flipoffers haven't cleared their respective shelves. What a sad life.
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posted a review of Black Happy - Peghead. 3 months ago
Four days later and I've got a copy. Can't believe no one has commented on this one. PNW late 90s CLASSIC. Such a good show these guys put on. This pressing is absolutely stellar. HUGE sound like I've never heard this thing. Crisp and lovely highs,... See full review
posted a comment on Fishbone - The Reality Of My Surroundings. 3 months ago
Sounds exactly like a description of the CD - bass was boomy there and a little mid-thin. Tells me this was just a slightly lazy digital transfer cut.
But that doesn't mean I'm not gonna buy it.
posted a comment on Justin Vernon - Self Record. 3 months ago
Really wish he'd release these early recordings again, properly. They deserve to be out there for people to hear.
posted a comment on Pixies - Doolittle. 3 months ago
A common problem and too many represses these days. That's too bad.
posted a comment on Black Happy - Peghead. 3 months ago
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat???? Holy crap! How does this one sound??? Anyone? Bueller?
posted a comment on Soundgarden - Louder Than Love. 3 months ago
No reviews on this cut yet? That's really odd..... Anyone?
posted a comment on Soundgarden - Louder Than Love. 3 months ago
It's a full album of early Soundgarden tracks; of course it's cut quiet, because physics.
posted a comment on Iron And Wine - Beast Epic. 3 months ago
FANTASTIC pressing. Jacket is great quality, discs are clean and flat, dead silent as far as surface garbage, great sounding cut, even comes with good poly sleeves. Aces.
posted a comment on Iron And Wine - Beast Epic. 3 months ago
I call b.s.. The press is the same cut as the regular LP edition, full length, excellent quality, silent and flat. The 2nd LP is the additional demos/bonus tracks and not enough to necessarily fill a full LP unless i was mastered and cut differently... See full review
posted a comment on Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual. 3 months ago
Mine finally arrived. I have to concur.... this is the best this album has ever sounded.
I played Three Days three times in a row, louder each time until at near ear-bleed volume, and nearly lost my mind.
Fantastic, dead-quiet pressing. I stay the... See full review
posted a comment on Of Monsters And Men - My Head Is An Animal. 3 months ago
Target, of all places, is selling this right now for just under $23 USD. You're welcome.
posted a review of North Mississippi Allstars - Up And Rolling. 4 months ago
I had to come back and say a few more words about this album... I think plenty of folks have picked this up and plenty of them like what they hear, but I don't think many (not enough) have picked up the actual CD or the LP and really taken it in.... See full review
posted a review of The Staple Singers - Be What You Are. 4 months ago
This pressing puts the Sonic pressing to absolute SHAME. This cut has got shove, crisp highs, punchy deep bass. LOVING this album like I never had in the past. My copy is dirty as hell and needs a couple cleaning, but it's in good shape otherwise and... See full review
posted a review of North Mississippi Allstars - Up And Rolling. 4 months ago
I normally avoid colored vinyl releases.... but I couldn't resist this one. It means something. It means everything. Luckily the SQ isn't affected at all. This press sound absolutely fantastic. Punchy and deep bass, nice crisp highs and the vox are... See full review
posted a comment on Death Cab For Cutie - Plans. 4 months ago
"Talking Like Turnstiles" was released on the "Crooked Teeth" single early the following year.
http://www.ufanlaw.com/Death-Cab-For-Cutie-Crooked-Teeth/release/1292418
posted a comment on Death Cab For Cutie - Codes And Keys. 4 months ago

"SAE Mastering" (Seibel Audio Engineering) stamp on all 4 sides but no notes as to pressing locations. It *FEELS* like an RTI press to me, but that's based on nothing but the finish of the final product and the fact that a number of SAE masters of... See full review