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Megadeth - Greatest Hits
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I have downloaded over 30 albums from Amazon MP3s, and this is the first time that I have had an issue with sound quality. This makes me suspect it was somewhere else in the production of the album before it was converted to MP3.
Okay, I could only give this two stars. First of all, the autorip you get from Amazon is missing the track "Mechanix". That would almost be forgivable because I can just rip the disc but, add to that the abysmal sound quality and this was a losing deal all the way around.
I played the autorip on a fairly decent PC set up which includes a high end external dac and the best it sounded was like it was "remastered" in a bath tub. Why can't artists just leave the original recordings alone? I totally get the fact that they want to attract new fans and build the potential to make more money - I am totally onboard with that. What I cannot get behind is them passing off garbage to fans.
A few shining moments were the tracks that did not state they were remastered. They sound half way decent on the PC set up. The other problem with this disc which seems to be running rampant in the music industry is the "I NEED TO BE LOUDER THAN THE NEXT GUY" mentality. They have jacked the gain up so high that the waveform is clipped. I suspected this right away after listening to about ten seconds of the first track so, I confirmed this suspicion in Audacity. The waveform is clearly clipped which will take away some warmth and ambiance.
Now to give this disc a fair shake, I played it on three very different systems and the best results were to be found on my high end equipment. The disc also sounded much better on my vintage set up but, was complete rubbish on a fairly high end PC set up.Read more ›
I sure didn't need to buy a compilation disc of a band that I have admired since I was in 7th grade. But to have the man himself sign it - yeah, that is freakin' outstanding. If Jr. signed as well it would be 10 of 5 stars, but alas Amazon doesn't go that high.
Megadeth is in the news today - they are now a two-man band. I can't wait to see what is next on their journey. I think the one thing all fans can agree on -- the artwork sure got better after Killing is My Business..... :)
So, by now you must be wondering, where did Megadeth go wrong on "Back to the Start?" That answer is entirely in the mix. I loved all the original mixes, and I detect that in this remake they tried to make the album sound better through doing a tad of things such as adding the effect, compression. I hate compression, probably, because it seems as if everyone uses it these days. Sure, the kids probably won't know the difference, and maybe even will like it better, but Dave you've got to admit that you sold your soul to the devil on this one.
Of course, some of the tracks that were originally released with compression like Skin O' My Teeth rock hard. It is just that I don't like the touch ups on what I considered to be the old classic Megadeth albums. They didn't need touch ups.
Additionally, while I don't like this record mixed in with other discs, as I crave the original sound not the remix, as a whole the album mixes better with the touch ups. For example, Hanger 18 sounds hideous in this collection. Megadeth has been around for so long that technologies have changed, some for good, some for bad. What this means is that when listening to a bunch of music the technology on each album usually varies, and this hits package seems to try to overcome that, and it does so with a moderate amount of success.
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Megadeth - I gave up on Megadeth many years ago and gave away all my Megadeth CDs. Then I saw Dave's photo with BABYMETAL and started watching some new Megadeth videos on Youtube. Read morePublished 2 days ago by S. Wilkins
This CD was Perfect!!! All the Best Songs I Like from MegaDeth!!!! I wish more bands had a Greatest Hits CD!!!!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I bought it for 5 dollars at Best Buy. I was always interested in listening to Megadeth mainly due to being one of the big and respected names in metal so I figured why not. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michael H
Some good songs, some that tried my patience. Always in the shadow of Metallica. I'd even put Anthrax and Slayer about them too. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michael A. Nelson
Not a fan compilation records. Just bought it too add to my collection.Published 3 months ago by Colton Petroski