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Vinyl Review, not necessarily worth it.
on March 4, 2013
I got this on vinyl, not from amazon but from a store. The problem I found is that whoever produced the disc may not have been too bright.
The first problem you notice isn't about the disc, but the content. "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" present on the album is not the same studio recording that comes with the digital or cd copy. I understand electro music always varies (especially live) but this version present on the album is extremely disappointing. As anyone that's listened to the song knows the 'drops' (I hate using that word) have a set progression, occasionally fading back to the melody present outside of the drop, and then returning to the bass/wobble/stuff. The problem is on vinyl this progression is entirely lost, it simply sounds as though the song is skipping (it's not, I tried two copies to be sure) around and has no 'flow' to it whatsoever. This song is not enjoyable to listen to on vinyl and I have no idea why this version was included on the album. The downloadable copy that comes with the album is the normal, good version of the song, strangely enough. And all of the other songs on the album are normal transfers.
The second problem with the album is that whoever produced it Messed up the pacing near the center, and the album gets progressively slower as you reach the middle tracks. All of the songs are noticeably slowed near the center and as such, the pitch is off. This is not my turntable changing speed, but the tracks themselves have been fabricated incorrectly.
Overall, I don't even really like skrillex all that much, but I liked these songs and bought the vinyl because I was curious to what dub would sound like on vinyl. I was disappointed that my favorite song on the album was not correct and also disappointed that the other songs do not play correctly. That said, I still listen through it every once in a while, because the clean, warm versions of the song produced by the vinyl medium are quite interesting. Mixing hard electro with vinyl is something everyone should try, however you should probably go with another album.