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posted a comment on Pallas USA. about 1 year ago
Quality has been going down the tubes with them, either that or I'm just the most unlucky MF on the planet. Off centered pressings out the arse.
posted a comment on Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth. about 1 year ago
Side 1 on my copy is off center, but the rest is fine. Pallas is really slipping lately. Even the QOTSA "Song for the Deaf" reissue has 2 off center sides and if I'm not mistaken the Paul's Boutique 30th anniversary is off center on 3.

But overall,... See full review
posted a comment on Precision Record Pressing. about 1 year ago
One of my favorite plants out there right now but a couple of records I’ve bought pressed by them lately have been off center (Taylor Swift “Lover” on its third side). Hopefully they can stop that because I love me some PRP!
posted a comment on Mariah Carey - Daydream. over 2 years ago
Feels like an Urban Outfitters pressing instead of VMP. Disappointed, will be selling promptly.
posted a comment on Record Technology Incorporated. over 2 years ago
I’ve noticed their QC is lagging a little lately. Got a repress of Natalie Merchant “Tigerlily” releases by MoFi and it was off centered on one side. Not to mention some coming scuffed. Sad, considering they’re usually one of the best.
posted a comment on Danny Elfman - Batman (Original Motion Picture Score). over 3 years ago
Pressing sounds really good. A couple small clicks and pops and surface noise due to it being a split color record. Give it a good cleaning before listening!
posted a comment on United Record Pressing. over 3 years ago
Rainbo’s stuff can come out looking pretty hockey puck as well. Really sad. Makes me sad that a lot of the majors use these guys. Gotta stick to importing records I guess.
posted a comment on José González - Veneer. over 3 years ago
It’s a Rainbo pressing, so I highly doubt it. Mine has some slight edge rippling and surface noise on the first disc. Haven’t listened to C/D yet though.
posted a comment on Sublime (2) - Greatest Hits. over 3 years ago
Sounds good. Both sides on my copy are pressed off center though. Typical MRP job.
posted a comment on Bloc Party - Silent Alarm. over 3 years ago
My copy finally arrived, played it and it didn’t skip at all. Played on a Pro-ject Essential III. This really should have been a 2xLP set, but I’m just happy to finally own it on vinyl.
posted a comment on Interpol - Marauder. over 3 years ago
Now, which version sounds better, because the production on this album is hideous because of Fridmann's awful distortion techniques?
posted a comment on Dashboard Confessional - Dusk and Summer. over 3 years ago
Is it just me or does “Stolen” sound a little slow?
posted a comment on Circa Survive - Juturna: Deluxe Ten Year Edition. over 3 years ago
Anyone else’s pressing off center? More words needed blah blah.
posted a comment on The Cranberries - No Need To Argue. over 3 years ago
My pressing doesn’t have much in the way of surface noise but it was cut a bit too hot as there is some distortion in Dolores’ voice at times. It’s far from a great sounding reissue but until a better one comes along (maybe Analog Spark can take a... See full review
posted a comment on Memphis Record Pressing. over 3 years ago
The newest Ghost album “Prequelle” was pressed here and I had to go through 2 copies to get a good one. The first was the coke bottle clear that had two really bad audible scratches on side 2, and the second is noisy but tolerable. The second side is... See full review
posted a comment on Frou Frou - Details. over 4 years ago
There will be 1000 on red and when that’s sold out there will be a black pressing from there on out.

Sounds great to my ears. Been dying to have this on vinyl since I started collecting!
posted a comment on Snow Patrol - Final Straw. over 4 years ago
Went through two copies of this from Amazon before deciding to keep it. Doesn’t come sealed, just in a poly sleeve. Record comes really scratched but the music is fairly loud and compressed enough that the surface noise doesn’t become an issue much.... See full review
posted a comment on The Killers - Hot Fuss. over 4 years ago
Exact same cut as the “JK02”, just heavier vinyl. I think it sounds fine, minus some surface noise here and there.
posted a comment on Story Of The Year - Page Avenue. over 4 years ago
Agreed, this LP is truly awful. Regret buying it. Just keep your CDs folks.
posted a comment on John Carpenter - Anthology (Movie Themes 1974-1998). over 4 years ago
Mine has a tiny warp too and yeah the sound is very compressed throughout. Thankfully I didn’t pay more for a color variant. I’ll live with this. Also agreed that maybe there should have been a second LP with the original recordings but seeing as how... See full review
posted a comment on 3 Doors Down - The Better Life. over 4 years ago
I (respectfully) disagree, I think this pressing sounds pretty damn great. My guess is that they might have used the re-recorded version of “Kryptonite” that was on the Greatest Hits CD. IMO, I think everything popped a little more on here. Chris... See full review
posted a comment on Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile. over 4 years ago
Sold out now on NIN's store. Hope this is only temporary because it's my favorite album of Trent's and I lagged on grabbing it due to finances.
posted a comment on 311 - Greatest Hits '93 - '03. over 4 years ago
Cut by Kevin Gray and pressed at QRP. Sounds pretty great. Nice and punchy at times. Worth the purchase.
posted a comment on Radiohead - OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017. over 4 years ago
Another vote for a noisy pressing. Local shop I bought from doesn't do refunds so I'll likely just hold onto this or maybe sell it. It's listenable for the time being though as I've never heard this on vinyl.
posted a comment on Papa Roach - Crooked Teeth. over 4 years ago
Sound is pretty awful for the most part on this release. Sounds like they cut this from a stream and pressed it. Great inner sleeve though. I'd say only hardcore collectors and fans need this, otherwise stick to the digital version (pains me to say that). See full review
posted a comment on Further Seems Forever - How To Start A Fire. over 4 years ago
No printed insert in mine or my friend's copies. Just the record in a poly-lined sleeve. On the plus side it sounds great. Surprising considering the lackluster sound on the last few T&N reissues.
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posted a comment on Our Lady Peace - Clumsy. over 5 years ago
I'm with you, both sound like garbage. Very upset about this. Going to have to rebuy the CDs.
posted a comment on Our Lady Peace - Naveed. over 5 years ago
This is hands down one of the worst pressings I've ever heard. There's no life in the recordings anymore. To my ears it sounded like a badly recorded cassette copy. "Clumsy" doesn't fare much better, it's not as lifeless but it also doesn't ascend to... See full review
posted a comment on AC/DC - Highway To Hell. over 5 years ago
Love the sound on this reissue. Has the right amount of punch and distortion on everything. Yeah it's a bit compressed but I'd rather that than an overly thin sound. Will definitely be hunting down the other 2003 remastered vinyl.
posted a comment on Soundgarden - Superunknown. over 5 years ago
I'm not entirely sure what caused the difference but something about the sound was slightly better on the US pressing. If anything I will attribute it to being pressed by QRP in the US and GZ out in EU. I say grab a US as cheap as you can and compare... See full review
posted a comment on Beck!* - Odelay. over 5 years ago
Pressed at Pallas, cut by Bernie Grundman. Sounds fantastic so glad UMe reissued these and keeps reissuing great albums that need it!
posted a comment on Various - Now That's What I Call the 1990s (The Alternative Pop Collection). over 5 years ago
I think the sources used are fine (most likely the CD of the compilation). It's more to do with the pressing itself being subpar. There's some non-fill on some tracks. But for the price paid, I'm content with having some of my favorite songs of the... See full review
posted a comment on American Football - American Football. over 5 years ago
Lot of surface noise on this one. Standard Rainbo pressing.
posted a comment on Jawbreaker - Dear You. over 5 years ago
Well that's a good enough reason to keep my 2LP Blackball pressing!
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posted a comment on Bring Me The Horizon - That's The Spirit. over 6 years ago
It's not the worst I own, but it does sound pretty bad but I'll keep spinning it because I doubt there will be an audiophile remaster of it.
posted a comment on The Weeknd - House Of Balloons. over 6 years ago
My C/D record has tons of tiny little scratches on them. Contemplated returning it but considered that I paid a decent price for this.
posted a comment on Goo Goo Dolls - A Boy Named Goo. over 6 years ago
Sounds pretty good but not as punchy as the Dizzy press. Still worth purchasing though if you're a fan. Comes with a digital download of the album with 7 unreleased live recordings.
posted a comment on The Goo Goo Dolls* - Dizzy Up The Girl. over 6 years ago
Cut by Chris Bellman. Sounds amazing!!!
posted a comment on Ghost (32) - If You Have Ghost. over 6 years ago
The red Infestissumam and the black pressing of this both sound awful. The culprit: URP. Really starting to hate records that are pressed there. I'm gonna have to import the EU pressings of these. Surely they sound better (even Infestissumam with its... See full review
posted a comment on Danzig - Danzig. over 6 years ago
I can back that up. Just got it from a local shop yesterday and it sounds surprisingly great. Couple clicks and pops here and there but it's got a beefy low end and sounds warm. Not sure what the source used was but damn it's good.
posted a comment on Social Distortion - Social Distortion. over 6 years ago
Haven't heard an original or the MOV press, but this one sounds really good. The mastering is soooo clean. Not sure if it's an all analog cut though. Worth getting if you need this classic in your collection.
posted a comment on Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head. over 6 years ago
This pressing is surprisingly good considering it's a Capitol vault release. I have no problem with it, but then again I haven't heard an original.
posted a comment on Oasis (2) - (What's The Story) Morning Glory?. over 6 years ago
I've watched the comparison videos and while, yes, from there the original sounds best, this reissue is listenable to me. I can't afford an original at it's current price point so this one will satisfy me until maybe one day I'll be able to get one.
submitted Home Grown (2) - Kings Of Pop. over 6 years ago
posted a comment on The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan. over 7 years ago
Mine as well.
posted a comment on Soundgarden - Superunknown. over 7 years ago
I've had both an early US pressing of this, along with a GZ pressed EU of this remaster and I don't know what it is but this one bests both of them somehow. I mean, it's not a perfect remaster at all. In fact the loudness has been cranked up very high... See full review
submitted Smallpools - Lovetap!. over 7 years ago
posted a comment on Various - William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (Music From The Motion Picture). over 7 years ago
Pressed at URP, has their typical scuffed look and sound. Not completely flat, B side has a rumbling sound every revolution but when the songs are loud it's not as noticeable. Thank god the price on this is fairly affordable or else I would be... See full review