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2.0 out of 5 stars Louder yes, but where is the subtlety, 29 Nov. 2010
This review is from: Pretty Hate Machine: 2010 Remaster (Audio CD)
I was looking forward to this release but have been sadly disappointed.

As with the majority of modern remasters the volume has been pumped up and the range compressed. The dynamic range of the original recording has been IMO severely compromised, but then again this will matter not a jot to those who know little care even less about the quality of music.
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Initial post: 4 Dec 2010 17:24:25 GMT
Both these early reviews are not reviews of the vinyl reissues as it hasn't been released yet.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2010 19:38:48 GMT
nin/ja77 says:
Ya they are not but you can't stop amazon posting your review on it!! Even if you do it for one format they usually attach them to all formats now, so it's not the reviewers fault!

Posted on 4 Dec 2010 20:24:17 GMT
B. Taylor says:
Matt,

whilst your comments are your own opinion, i would think that Trent Reznor would know a little bit more about remastering music rather than pumping up the volume and compressing the range.

i think the remaster has been a success, there is a lot more range across the music, think 'with teeth'.

5 star from me.

Posted on 11 Dec 2010 03:47:06 GMT
Only listened to it once so far, but a vast improvement on the original, soundwise - louder, yes, but also deeper bass sounds, more clarity, and just overall a lot more pleasing to the ear than the original, which I always felt was a good bunch of songs, severely dimished by poor production. This redresses that balance.

Posted on 8 Sep 2011 19:37:59 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Sep 2011 19:40:26 BDT
SilverWolf says:
Struggling with this opinion a little, this isn't a quick remaster by an unknown, and it seems obvious on my reasonable quality hifi that there is a vast improvement in sound other than just 'its louder'. If this CD was more compressed how can it have a much greater and more defined soundstage, whilst being less harsh sounding at volume? Soundstage has nothing to do with volume - check out Shpongle for a good example! Of course remastering is open to opinion in the same way production is - sometimes it's a matter of taste, but the depth and clarity improvements are starkly obvious on this disc. Perhaps there is a trend of people hating some remasters just because that's what they are? And because they're a bit louder as well as improved?

Posted on 6 Jan 2012 13:35:21 GMT
J Carpenter says:
I would suggest this review says more about the reviewer than the product.

Posted on 5 Apr 2014 18:14:23 BDT
I love pretentious fools like you.
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