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Sunday, April 7, 2019

What's the deal with new vinyl?

 
   I'm curious if any of you share my opinion on some new vinyl releases? I've tried different cartridges, different alignments, etc and no matter what I do; a number of records just sound like shit. A couple of examples like: anything on Queen Mum records or 1977 records. I have some of the originals and, (in my opinion) these reissues are clearly inferior. I bought a copy of The Not Amused, (Totally Destroyed) on Queen Mum. It's a new recording and it sounds terrible? This issue isn't pertaining only to these labels. I've noticed many new records, just sound like shit. I pop on a record from the 70's and it sounds great? I would think with all of the advances in recording equipment, records should be improving, not regressing? Are they making them sound bad on purpose or are they using cheap, inferior equipment to make them? Does that make them more Punk? I'm not saying all new records sound bad; I run into some that sound great also. I understand the whole DIY thing but many records from the 70's and 80's were DIY and they just sound superior too me. It's almost getting to the point, where I won't buy anything new unless I hear it first.