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Great Album, Great Band, Great Buy; Passable mp3 Quality
on November 18, 2015
I absolutely love this album, the band, and their willingness to not only remaster it, but includ in the process the B-Sides, Demos, & Remixes for it's 20th Anniversary!
Then you ask, Why did you give it 4 stars if the album is worth 5?
- The answer comes down to 2 parts; 1 being the lack of an option for a 4 disk CD set, and 2 being the Quality of the mp3's.
I will admit I'm an audiofile and a snob when it comes to mp3 verses WAV verses FLAC and compression. (I am because I can hear a quality difference.) With the understanding that it costs more than will be earned to press a CD these days, I can respect the lack of a 4 disk CD set. HOWEVER, I am really surprised and disheartened that there wasn't a download option for something other than an mp3.
The mp3s range from about 292kbps down to 250kbps... Not Even 320, which is standard for mp3's today.
Although, I have purchased and heard WAY Worse mp3's, when it's this low, it doesn't do the music justice.
Everything is well remastered restoring a new clarity to tracks previously unheard. Unfortunately the mp3 quality leaves more to be desired.
I will be buying the 2 CD set as well, but as long as the mp3 Super Deluxe Edition is under $12 it is totally worth the purchase!
buy Buy BUY! The Album itself is Worth It! Don't worry about the mp3's if you just want the Album and/or B-Sides, Buy the CD's!