View Poll Results: Rate the SACD of Thorns - THE THORNS

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    4 33.33%
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Thread: Thorns, The - THE THORNS [SACD]

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    Default Thorns, The - THE THORNS [SACD]

    Please post your comments, thoughts and observations....... :thumbsdow

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    Default Re: WE 3/20/2005: Thorns, The - THE THORNS [SACD]

    I love the music. But the mix and sonics suck the sweat from a monkeys butt. Keep Nick Didia away from a 5.1 console!

    7 only cuz I love the music so much.
    Getting it done in 5.1 !!!

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    Default Re: WE 3/20/2005: Thorns, The - THE THORNS [SACD]

    7 sounds about right to me, nice music, and a fair surround mix.
    Last edited by MIDIQ; 08-09-2005 at 06:06 AM.

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    Default Re: WE 3/20/2005: Thorns, The - THE THORNS [SACD]

    5 out of 5 for the music and a 2 for the mix/sonics. A 7 in total.

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    Default Re: WE 3/20/2005: Thorns, The - THE THORNS [SACD]

    Bad sonics. Bad surround mix. Gave it a 4.
    Musically, though, I definitely recommend it.
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    Default Re: Thorns, The - THE THORNS [SACD]

    Revisited this, as I am a lot of discs since finishing my music room. It sucks sonically harder and longer than I remember, and the mix starts off great and goes to poo right after the first song. Bad bad bad. TOO bad cuz the music is great! :thumbsdow
    Getting it done in 5.1 !!!

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    Default Re: Thorns, The - THE THORNS [SACD]

    Well, that settles it for me. I own the CD, and love the music, but I'll pass on the SACD. I didn't know it existed until I saw it a few days ago at the local Best Buy. No wonder it's still on the shelf.

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    Default Re: Thorns, The - THE THORNS [SACD]

    Just revisited this tonight for the first time since buying it back in 2003. Have to agree with y'all.
    Music:8
    Sound:2
    Mix:1
    These guys are a clone of Crosby Stills & Nash and the music is nice, but the sound is shrill, what some people call "digititus". And the mix? Each song has maybe one sound pop up in the rears (maybe to "highlight" it), and the rest of the time they are silent, not even any ambiance!
    Going on eBay soon.

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    Default Re: Thorns, The - THE THORNS [SACD]

    I disagree with the people who say this mix sucks! Yes it is no Elliott Scheiner mix, but there is active stuff in the surrounds on every song - mostly instruments rather than backing vocals and perhaps not as pronounced as you'd like. Sonically, this is much better than the CD, a much much wider soundstage and frequency response. I don't find it harsh at all; I often listen to this at between -20 and -15 on my system (Denon AVR-2310 feeding 5 full range KEF 'Q' series speakers and a 300 watt KEF sub) and as of late it's become one of my favourite hi-rez discs.

    Do I wish it had a mix like America's 'Homecoming'? Certianly. But if you like this album on CD you should definitely own the SACD.

    PROTIP: Crank up your surrounds by 1-2dB and a lot of the discrete information in the rears will become more apparent because of dominant channel theory.

    This one is at least a 7 for me!

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    Default Re: Thorns, The - THE THORNS [SACD]

    Was this that "supergroup" with Matthew Sweet and a couple of other 90's-era guys doing the triple-harmony thing? Some decent moments on that CD.

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