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Osee Yee
Osee Yee
Price: £12.64

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best comeback album ever?, 17 April 2011
This review is from: Osee Yee (Audio CD)
Lets face it. Most comback from old farts are dissapointing. Not this one! It is truly excellent. Other reviewers have described the music so I won't repeat it. Suffice to say that this is uplifting feelgood music that would appeal to all fans of the classic Osibisa albums. Perhaps the best release of 2009; it is that good.

Steeple [VINYL]
Steeple [VINYL]
Price: £20.56

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great music - Bad sound, 17 April 2011
This review is from: Steeple [VINYL] (Vinyl)
Excellent guitar orientated rock - with a good drummer - inspired by the likes of Cream, Zeppelin and hints of Tull. It is amazing that such great music is still being made.
Unfortunately the sound is too compressed with limited dynamic range (has it occured to anyone that what made Zeppelin so hard hitting was dynamics?). This is so-called modern production values and is one of the main reason why people are buying less albums as listening fatigue is instant.
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The Constant Pageant [VINYL]
The Constant Pageant [VINYL]
Price: £15.82

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A genuine folk rock classic, 17 April 2011
A future classic let down by too much compression. The music has a rockier edge than their previous albums and their songwriting has become progressively more focused over the years. This album is also blessfully free of inspiration from the overrated and underwhelming Incredible String Band; the guys that single handed made hippies unfashionable. This is genuinely a great album with great songwriting.

Although this album sounds fuller than the two previous ones it is still too compressed with almost no dynamic range. The rockier arrangement lent themselves more to compression so it isn't as spoiled soundwise as its predecessors.
The idea that every instrument should be as loud as everything else doesn't work for this kind of music (or any kind of music). Lets hope Trembling Bells apply more professional production values for their next album; something more in tune with the music that inspired them. Music that breathes.

Offered by Side Two
Price: £22.49

10 of 42 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst sounding album of all time, 17 April 2011
This review is from: INNERSPEAKER [VINYL] (Vinyl)
Musically an interesting album taking inspiration from 60's psychedelia. Unfortunately the band/producer/record company treats the buying customer with utter contempt as the recording and production is totally incompetent. I have several thousands of albums and this is by far the worst sounding album of them all. It basically sounds like a vinyl album played with a defect needle with dust on. In addition it is comperessed beyond belief; no dynamic range. This music needs dynamic. Listiening fatigue is instant and the album is basically unlistenable.
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