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Great album, recording could have been a little better
on April 11, 2016
It's 5 stars for Adele's music. If you're not an audio enthusiast you can stop reading.
If you are, read on. I knocked one star off because the recording is not that good. While the first track is perfect, it's seems the other tracks especially 2-4 seemed to be recorded a little too high which sounds a little distorted. If any of you remember back in the old days with cassette tapes where you adjusted the recording level to keep the peaks from hitting too far into the red and over saturating the tape? Well that is what it sounds like on some of the peaks. Fortunately my favorite track, which is 1 seems to be recorded just a hair below that level and sounds great. The other tracks seem to have a little more range and sound a little distorted on the peaks. Before you say my speakers are blown or suck, try listening carefully yourself, comparing and contrasting the clarity in track 1 vs some of the others on a good system. That's unfortunate, because I love the music, but cringe when the peaks hit in the other tracks.