When They Knew How To Engineer Records,
This review is from: GAUCHO (Vinyl)
I bought this album when it came out, haven't listened to it for decades, but since re-discovering my record collection now that vinyl's making a comeback, I gave it a spin recently and was amazed by the sound. Compared to so much modern digitally compressed rubbish, it's awe inspiring, and that's despite all the crackles and pops on my old copy. I prefer it to the remastered hi res download now available, which I bought just to compare. There's a cohesiveness missing in the new version - whilst it's very bright and clear, it lacks the soul of the original. Anyway that's an audiophile thing, the music itself is just so classy it will never age. By way of a modern comparison, Alt J are a great new young band, and very clever, but it'll be some time, if ever, before they achieve the level of musicianship and craft to be heard here.
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Initial post: 16 Feb 2014 03:24:50 GMT
Raving Russell says:
Alt J are not a patch on Steely Dan! An Awesome Wave bores me already. I've only just discovered the Dan and they are very very good indeed. Agree, the music hasn't aged.
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