Depeche Mode - Delta Machine sounds fantastic!
Just pre-ordered Daft Punk - Random Access Memories on 2 x 180g so looking forward to that!
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Vampire Weekend - " Modern Vampires of the City" .
Their new one - really like this. Good quality and includes a CD version inside.
I've already posted this in the "What vinyl are you listening to thread?", so apologies if you've already seen it there, but thought I'd add it to this thread also as it is as relevant.
Like many others, I've been listening to Random Access Memories by Daft Punk. Beautifully recorded, great pressing that has zero pops & clicks straight out of the sleeve, lovely packaging and most important of all, the music is just fantastic. I knew it was good as I'd listened to it several times on Spotify last week, but the vinyl release just sounds so good.
Vying for my vinyl release of the year so far with Pale Green Ghosts by John Grant.
Marvindodgers wrote:I've already posted this in the "What vinyl are you listening to thread?", so apologies if you've already seen it there, but thought I'd add it to this thread also as it is as relevant. Like many others, I've been listening to Random Access Memories by Daft Punk. Beautifully recorded, great pressing that has zero pops & clicks straight out of the sleeve, lovely packaging and most important of all, the music is just fantastic. I knew it was good as I'd listened to it several times on Spotify last week, but the vinyl release just sounds so good.Vying for my vinyl release of the year so far with Pale Green Ghosts by John Grant.
Got my Boards of Canada on pre order too 20th June
Haven't bought much new vinyl recently, but was tempted to get the London Grammar "If You Wait".
Only released on 9th September and already favourites to win the Mercury Music Prize. So took a punt as was only £16.74 from amazon
Double 45rpm album with download voucher.
Great recording, no crackles etc.
Very pleasant, hauntingly clear vocals with some very bassy moments.
Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited II
Zero pops & clicks straight from the sleeve. I wish all new vinyl sounded as good as this.
it's expensive, but it's a beautifully packaged four 180g LP plus two CD set. They even re sequenced the running order to best fit the vinyl.
I'm resurrecting this old thread to ask whether anyone else here has a copy of the US pressing of Hvarf/Heim by Sigur Rós on XL Recordings (the repress from last year on black vinyl). This one (click the image):
I bought a copy of this at the weekend. Unfortunately, apart from a few scratches on side 1, there's what appears to be a pressing fault on side 2: there is a low 'ba-dum' rumble on every rotation, and there's a variation in pitch and volume of the sustained string notes reminiscent of the 'flutter' that you used to get on stretched audio tapes. I've compared this with the CD copy and there is a definitely drop in sound quality - on the CD, although slightly tremulous (which is inevitable when playing quiet, sustained notes on strings), the notes are definitely clearer and more consistent in tone.
I'd love to hear from anyone who owns or has heard a copy of this pressing, to give me an idea of whether if I ask for a replacement I'm likely to get a decent copy, or whether, as I suspect, all copies are likely to have this fault and I should cut my losses, get a refund and try to get hold of the (limited) UK pressing.
On a side-note, what has been everyone's experience of recent US pressings? I've had troubles with a lot of the ones I've bought in the past couple of years, since I started buying new vinyl again. In fact, most of them have either contained clicks and pops, had a 'wash' of pressing release agent across them that distorted the sound, been warped or had a combination of these and other faults. There have been problems with some UK/EU pressings (particularly when the pressings are on clear or coloured vinyl), but nowhere near as often as with US pressings. Is this a known, general problem, or have I just been really unlucky?
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Tame Impala - Innerspeaker, Double LP, 33rpm
I'm not sure if it's the vinyl but it sounds like I'm listening with cotton wool in my ears. Is this just how it was recorded, or is the pressing duff?
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