Top positive review
Great purchase, but not without it's problems
on 20 January 2018
In this review I'll talk about the condition of the vinyl, the postage, and the songs on the album.
Postage: 5/5. Came four days earlier than the predicted date.
Condition: 3/5. (For this part I'll include pictures). The back of the sleeve isn't the best, there's a crease in the bottom left corner, and a load of very light scratches all over. The top corner where the sleeve folds looks a bit dodgy, but it's not really a problem, just a nitpick. The rim of the second vinyl is a bit rough, as if it had been knocked against a sharp edge or something, but once again this a nitpick. On side B of the first vinyl there is scratch of about 4cm in length, but when played the sound is still perfect.
Contents of the vinyl: 4.5/5. I won't show pictures for this as I personally like to not know what is inside double sleeved vinyls before buying them myself. The main picture when you open up the vinyl sleeve is pretty nice, but the main surprise was a booklet containing 13 pages of stunning photography of the group during the time of recording, which I loved having a look through. The pictures on the sleeves of the vinyls are also very nice. I was really pleased with that. Only downside is the speed, which is 45 rpm. All my other vinyls of this size are 33 rpm, so when I started playing it the sound was slow. After a minute of thinking I'd been given a faulty vinyl, I realised it was at a different speed. Not too much of a problem, I just thought it was a bit odd. Partly at fault on my side for not noticing the speed given in the centre of the vinyl.
Songs: 4/5. I've heard many people, Liam Gallagher included, say this is Oasis' worst album, but for me this is one of my favourites. Side two contains three flawless songs: Stop Crying Your Heart Out, Songbird, and Little By Little. Ever since I heard the lyrics "True perfection always stays imperfect" from Noel's 'Little By Little' I've been saying it in my head every day. Such a good line. I'd say 5 out of the 11 songs are amazing, the rest range from good to awful.
Overall I have mixed feeling about this purchase. I definitely don't regret it, but it could have been better. Hope this review was helpful to anyone!