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This review is from: A Different Kind Of Truth (MP3 Music)
My rating would be more 3.5. I was surprised by two things when I first heard this album. First, is how heavy but nimble it is. It was refreshing that most of the songs weren't that plodding, cheeky radio rock-n-roll like Tattoo (which btw has grown on me). No, the songs for the most part are fast and unhinged, closer to early DLR albums. Honeybabysweetiedoll and As Is are superb, wild tunes that hold up vs. anything on their earlier records. Honeybaby has some Fair Warning menace. Good stuff.
The other surprise? --the FLAT, compressed recording. Wow. It's been noted by many as I read around, and they are correct. Nothing comes from the right or left or center. Nothing is in the back or up front. Everything is everywhere --and flat. No space at all for the music. No EVH rhythm in left and solo in right. No AVH tucked in nicely behind the music, nothing like that. It all comes pouring out from the same slab of space and it's a distracting shame I say. It's amazing it got to us this way.
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Initial post: Mar 6, 2012 10:06:18 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 6, 2012 10:09:03 AM PST
FLOYD DMELO says:
The songs and music on this album are superb. If there is one knock it would have to be compression. To me it's a minor misgiving, but your point hits home and is well articulated.
Posted on Mar 7, 2012 2:25:21 PM PST
Scott Reed says:
I agree. What's wrong with the mix? Too muddy..not enough high end. It makes some of the songs a little less than what they could have been.
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