ok, not to kiss yer butt, but I feel better now! I thought it was just me.@:JonUrban said:I was not impressed either. How this could win a poll is amazing to me, especially when you compare it to BIA, the Brick, and even ROE.
Booya! Vindicated! I don't know what other people are hearing. I will try again, but I'm sure I'll still feel the same.MIDIQ said:I agree that this is not a very good disc sonically. I don't know how they can feel that the new fangled recording setup helped anything at all. This disc sounds far worse sonically that any other SACD i have heard. And the surround mix, i think that the "who cares" surround mix sounds about right. The vocals are definately very harsh, as they usually are with this artist, but even more so on this disc. But i will say that i do like the songs. But i haven't voted yet because i plan to listen to it again before i do, i just can't get around to it.
Agreed.jeffty said:Beauty in in the ear of the beholder I suppose.
'Muted" is a good description. I used "claustrophobic" in another post somewhere. I'll try to listen to it with virgin ears, not playing anything before it, maybe that's the problem.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beauty in in the ear of the beholder I suppose. For example I am listening to this disc once again as I write this and on reflection I think I've pinpointed what put me off in the first place. Compared to a lot of current rock/pop mixes this disc lacks some "air" (that last octave between 10k-20k) that the digital revolution made so accessable and popular so in comparison it can come off sounding somewhat muted. This can be deceiving because the rest of the timbres sound just fine and very true.
We've discussed this, I don't get it either. I can sympathisize with the "muted" comments to some extent on the vocals, but the highs are present elsewhere. And IMO, the guitars have a natural (that word again) vibe and bounce. Weird. Maybe I'll send you my copy just to see if you have a bad pressing?This one is still a mystery to me. Even on my new system it sounds like poo. Maybe I got a bad copy!@:
There seem to be mixed reviews on this one.This is one of the only SACD's I have been able to pick up in a physical store. But the sound has not impressed me even though it should be a fine DSD recording according to immediate available information.
It has its moments.There is something stilted about this recording; it's not wide open as the producer's comments would indicate. Good songs but not his best; he moved onto different turf and it's unfamiliar.
BTW - get Comes Alive At Budokan as it's one of the best live albums ever. His band is crackling on that one...good surround candidate...