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Undertow
posted a comment on Tool (2) - Undertow. 11 days ago
[quote=mrzachschreiber96] Amazing first full length for a band that starts and ends strong but leaves more to be desired.Mix is great but a lot of compositions lack diversity structurally and tonally. Plus almost every song is in D (typical TOOL) but... See full review
posted a comment on Optimal Media GmbH. about 1 month ago
[quote=Shimmel] Yeah... with most presses IT IS LUCK OF THE DRAW. Even ERC, that stupid boutique label in England, that does limited editons of 300 pressings that retail for $500 has duds ! It happens. For me Optimal has a very good track record (... See full review
Sound Of Silver
posted a comment on LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver. about 1 month ago
The american reissue uses the same stampers as the original US release from 2007. So its literally the same sound.
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Mars Audiac Quintet
posted a comment on Stereolab - Mars Audiac Quintet. about 1 month ago
jjupiter
do you mean the inner sleeves? words words words words


No, he means the outer sleeve. Replace as soon as possible btw.
posted a comment on Optimal Media GmbH. 3 months ago
These dudes need to sort their s**t out, they have almost entirely ruined the Blue Note Classic series by putting out faulty after faulty pressings. Haven't seen such lack of quality control since United. These last couple of years anything pressed at... See full review
posted a comment on Optimal Media GmbH. 3 months ago
Anthon40
Kevin Shields has a mortgage and family to feed, you know. He can’t just spend money on a top quality pressing because the fans say so. ;)

Lmfao what are you talking about? This time around Domino put the money to press more... See full review
posted a comment on Optimal Media GmbH. 3 months ago
Funny you mention Loveless as sounding "fantastic". My copy has a crapload of non-fill, clicks and ticks. With Optimal its luck of the draw.
posted a comment on Record Technology Incorporated. 4 months ago
Quite a few of their Tone Poet pressings are duds and have issues. In my case it was Money Jungle and Expansions.
D. I. Go Pop
posted a comment on Disco Inferno - D. I. Go Pop. 8 months ago
[quote=jtm1967] A side by side comparison using the same gear (thorens td 165 with an ortofon om20 & marantz 1060 with paradigm speakers) clearly displayed a much deeper soundstage with the original press vs the repress. The bass was far deeper... See full review
Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
posted a comment on Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven. 8 months ago
who the hell uses Discogs to review music? go to rateyourmusic or some other forum if you want to talk about the actual music, this place is mostly to review the quality of the pressings and mastering lmao
Idol
posted a comment on Horrendous - Idol. 8 months ago
Filtered. . . . . . . . . .
Hidden History Of The Human Race
posted a comment on Blood Incantation - Hidden History Of The Human Race. 8 months ago
The recording might be "analogue" but the vinyl itself wasn't cut from tape, but rather a digital transfer from the master tapes.
The Ape Of Naples
posted a comment on Coil - The Ape Of Naples. 8 months ago
its quite literally the same stampers cut by GOLDEN. .
Weezer
posted a comment on Weezer - Weezer. 8 months ago
This is a digital recording, dafuq u talking about a "master tape". You can be sure the lacquer was cut from the original master though, as usual.
Detestation
posted a comment on Gism* - Detestation. 9 months ago
Ofc freedom of speech and artistry is not something a bootlicking faux commie would find troubling, but what can you expect.
Penis Envy
posted a comment on Crass - Penis Envy. 9 months ago
Is it really "pressed from the original analogue master"? This was actually pressed at GZ Media, and AFAIK they almost never work with analogue cutting.
Reachin' (A New Refutation Of Time And Space)
posted a comment on Digable Planets - Reachin' (A New Refutation Of Time And Space). 9 months ago
Why don't you email or dm the label? The only proof that this might have been pressed at RTI is in the runouts (check the numbering, classic RTI sign), Blowout Comb for example has runout etchings that reveal that it was pressed at Rainbo. Anything... See full review
Fantasma
posted a comment on Cornelius - Fantasma. 9 months ago
Quite hard to believe but, aside from a few ticks during the first seconds of side A, I got an almost pristine pressing.
Deathconsciousness
posted a comment on Have A Nice Life - Deathconsciousness. 9 months ago
Who cut the lacquer for this version? . . .
Marquee Moon
posted a comment on Television - Marquee Moon. 9 months ago
rkk
Manufactured possibly around 2020 (my copy was bought in 2021).


How does it sound? Is it a good pressing? Thinking of buying it.
Blackwater Park
posted a comment on Opeth - Blackwater Park. 9 months ago
My copy has a bit of non-fill during the first silent seconds of The Leper Affinity, at the very end of Bleak, and at the end of Patterns In The Ivy on Side C. Does anyone share this same issue?
Fear
posted a comment on John Cale - Fear. 9 months ago
AndyJL
Yeah I hope wax cathedral went out of business. They fuckin suck. I have Fear and Slow Dazzle from them and both skip. Such a bummer.

Lmfao get a better turntable, my copy doesnt skip and is quiet as a mouse
Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space
posted a comment on Spiritualized?* - Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space. 9 months ago
Came here just to say that the new artwork on the Fat Possum release is absolutely awful. What was Jason thinking? The original cover is iconic and beautiful to look at, while this new one is a disservice, just boring and totally pointless.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 9 months ago
Left Hand Path
posted a comment on Entombed - Left Hand Path. 9 months ago
Discoconuts
Does it sound better than the original vinyl ? Of course it sounds better than Spotify :-)


Well, some current vinyl records sound way worse than their Spotify counterparts.
The Money Store
posted a comment on Death Grips - The Money Store. 9 months ago
Bought this version in 2018, sounds absolutely clean and came in a poly sleeve actually. Soundwise it's basically an exact match of the digital version.
Diadem Of 12 Stars
posted a comment on Wolves In The Throne Room - Diadem Of 12 Stars. 9 months ago
Sadly my copy has a bit of non-fill during the first minute of Queen of Borrowed Light, but aside from that the rest is great.
Diadem Of 12 Stars
posted a comment on Wolves In The Throne Room - Diadem Of 12 Stars. 9 months ago
dude. . . weed lmao . . . . .
Katanga!
posted a comment on Curtis Amy & Dupree Bolton - Katanga!. 9 months ago
Aside from a few faint ticks and pops during the first seconds of Lonely Woman, this record sounds truly phenomenal.
Symbolic
posted a comment on Death (2) - Symbolic. 10 months ago
Surprised to see all the rave reviews considering this was pressed at United and mastered by their go-to vinyl mastering service dept (which isnt very good). Might buy it eventually.
Scream Bloody Gore
posted a comment on Death (2) - Scream Bloody Gore. 10 months ago
[quote=zeppelinrecords] It is a shit product and has very little to do with the original master tape - a later generation source has most likely been used. Relapse had a choice of using a proper pressing plant but decided to use Czech under par... See full review
Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished
posted a comment on Animal Collective - Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished. 10 months ago
when the hell are they going to repress this? .
None So Vile
posted a comment on Cryptopsy - None So Vile. 10 months ago
[quote=Space_Partycles] That's fair enough, I've supported them since Blasphemy... but having Vile remastered would appeal to both new and old fans, and to be honest the sound quality of both Blasphemy & Vile could be improved upon, and that's not... See full review
Loveless
posted a comment on My Bloody Valentine - Loveless. 10 months ago
massenmedium
and unlike the AAA cut which I must presume is from tapes an analogue tape generation removed from the masters.

what the hell are you talking about
The Blues And The Abstract Truth
posted a comment on Oliver Nelson - The Blues And The Abstract Truth. 10 months ago
Do Eric Dolphy's and Freddie Hubbard's images look upscaled with an AI or is it just me? Maybe they couldn't find the original images unfortunately. Nonetheless, great pressing and great sound. Again, loving the mastering.
Suicide: Alan Vega · Martin Rev
posted a comment on Suicide - Suicide: Alan Vega · Martin Rev. 10 months ago
try making the spindle hole bigger and center the record yourself
Go Tell Fire To The Mountain
posted a comment on World Unite Lucifer Youth Foundation* - Go Tell Fire To The Mountain. 10 months ago
is the cover gold foil embossed like the original 2011 issue?
Out Of The Cool
posted a comment on The Gil Evans Orchestra* - Out Of The Cool. 11 months ago
grandbleu
I can't believe no one else mentioned this distortion issue on this track and the previous on the left channel. I honestly thought my speaker was giving up. really poorly sourced tape or digital in this case.

Some people... See full review
Out Of The Cool
posted a comment on The Gil Evans Orchestra* - Out Of The Cool. 11 months ago
A2 (second track) features a trombone with so much distortion on the left channel that it even manages to sound like crackling. The rest of the tracks are dead silent and distortion free. The mastering is indeed crazy good, so no complaints there.
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Loveless
posted a comment on My Bloody Valentine - Loveless. 11 months ago
It literally sounds the same as the 2018 RM, it uses the exact same stampers.
Loveless
posted a comment on My Bloody Valentine - Loveless. 11 months ago
No, only MBV has both releases as full analog. .
Plowing Into The Field Of Love
posted a comment on Iceage - Plowing Into The Field Of Love. 12 months ago
I think I understand now why side B sounds like absolute ass. From the runout etchings you can tell it was mastered at Nashville Record Productions (basically were most United pressings get their 'in-house mastering') rather than Calyx, while Side A... See full review
For The First Time
posted a comment on Black Country, New Road - For The First Time. 12 months ago
how does this sound compared to the digital version? .
The State Of The Tenor - Live At The Village Vanguard - Volume Two
posted a comment on Joe Henderson - The State Of The Tenor - Live At The Village Vanguard - Volume Two. 12 months ago
a couple of Tone Poets aren't gatefold, apparently its because for certain albums there might not be pictures of the musicians during their record sessions, so they just go with single sleeve jackets for those
Black Fire
posted a comment on Andrew Hill - Black Fire. 12 months ago
Sound and pressing is great, as mostly usual for Tone Poet, but yeah i don't know what's up with the piano sounding so wobbly on Side 2, comparing this to the digital version you'll find out digital has none of these issues. It's like listening to an... See full review
Lateralus
posted a comment on Tool (2) - Lateralus. about 1 year ago
NickCaveman
where is that CB supposed to be in the disc? in the inner ring?

yeah, in the dead wax were stuff usually is scribbled on, "CB" meaning who cut the vinyl master which stands for "Chris Bellman"
Loveless
posted a comment on My Bloody Valentine - Loveless. about 1 year ago
ivoblackwood
To be fair you can still buy the standard edition lol I'm sure that'll continue to be widely available

yeah but the standard one wont be analogue
Getz / Gilberto
posted a comment on Stan Getz / Joao Gilberto* Featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim - Getz / Gilberto. about 1 year ago
For everyone complaining about the "reversed channels" issue: The correct placement (on the master tape) is for Astrud to be on the left and the drums on the right. When Ami Hadani cut the ORIGINAL stereo LP master at Radio Recorders in 1963, the... See full review