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Purple is the fourth album from Baroness, produced by Dave Fridmann.
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  • Vinyl (December 18, 2015)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Abraxan Hymns
  • ASIN: B014JRCA98
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,286 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Robert A. Fiasco on December 18, 2015
Format: Audio CD
Songs are amazing, unfortunately, the audio quality is not. Not sure what happened here, if it's a compression issue or what but many of the songs sound close to clipping/distorting. Hopefully this wasn't intentional.
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Just a terrible sounding album , what a shame as the songs may be the best the Band has ever done !! ~~ i bought both the Vinyl & the cd & it's so Crushed in the mastering there is very little Dynamic range left , the whole album is one big mess , at times you can't even make out what is being played ............. Wake up bands & stop ruining YOUR music & i do Blame the band , they were calling the shots on this ........ I wish i could get my $$$ back .
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When you're a metal maverick at 54 with nobody to share new music with, finding and listening to new bands is an adventure to say the least. My friends at and near my age for the most part are totally disconnected to any rock music after the mid to late '80's, and consider Nirvana to be "new" and not good, either. Fools. Granted, there is a lot of terrible music out there, but when has that not been the case? Music historians love to reminisce about the great '60's and '70's, but the decades that gave us the Beach Boys, Beatles, the first Led Zeppelin album ('60's) and Pink Floyd, more Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, the glory days of the Who, etc. ('70's) also gave us some of the most banal idiotic pop music ever, lest we forget abominations like B.J. Thomas, the Carpenters, John Denver and a host of other performers I'd just as soon forget. Of course your taste is your business, but my point is made.
So when we dismiss "new" stuff past 1991, we overlook some terrible stuff, like Limp Bizkit and most nu-metal, rap and hip hop, and the usual terrible Top 40 crap. It's just harder to find the stuff you like because with the internet and a huge recording industry, the choices are much greater, and most decent bands spawn hundreds of clones. So I delve into new music through reviews mainly, and the occasional new tune on satellite radio, and I've been open minded enough to embrace some really great stuff. Clutch, Muse, High on Fire, Wire, Mastodon, Immortal, and others make exciting music that is worthy of any rock lover's attention. The newest band to cross my radar is Baroness, whom I knew about but like usual shoved them to the back of the pile until finally giving them a chance with the "Yellow and Green" album. I was floored.
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Red-Love, Blue-Love, Yellow and Green-Love, Purple...uhhh who the F*** mixed this album and how high were they? Obviously the best thing about Baroness is the guitar and bass playing and the versatility and dynamism of the instrumental sounds as a whole (this, of course, excludes the monotonic vocals that we get on every album-lol). .

On Purple, as many others have said, is mixed so incredibly horrible that it is impossible to enjoy for anyone who is not tone deaf. Its almost as if they wanted the instruments to match the monotonic vocals. Perhaps?

In any event, It took me several days just to make it through the album because the sound is sooooo annoyingly overblown on most of the songs. Basically, its like someone walked over to an EQ during editing and just turned up every frequency level, because they could, and then walked away and recorded the album. I think Metallica did something like this when they jumped the shark.

I hope they re-release the album at some point after mixing it properly (like the first three albums). Maybe I will enjoy it then.

EDIT: After trying to listen to this again, and using the Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1 to analyze, I have to reduce my rating to 1 star. It sounds so bad and now I know why. It registered a 4 (which is bad, real bad). See results and for comparison other albums are 8 which is above average for rock.

foobar2000 1.3.9 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.
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I have had a lot of "FAVORITE BANDS" that made up my listening enjoyment over the years... after all music IS the soundtrack to our lives, especially if you are an audiophile like myself. The way BARONESS came into my life was as follows: I was already a fan of MASTODON, and I kept hearing about this new band's debut album, and how they were like the next MASTODON or something... whatever! Then, all the "best metal albums of the year" lists came out, and REVOLVER magazine put them at the very top! Now, THIS got my attention, and I figured I better read what they gotta say about 'em. In that review, they quoted the band as saying that they studied several "CLASSIC" records (which they would not name), and tried to take the elements that made them such, and distill this knowledge into the writing and recording of their record. What can I say? I was sold, and I went out and bought the album... the "Red Album". I liked it, and went back to it a few times, but wasn't 100%. At this point, no one knew (not even the band I think) that there would be a color scheme with each new record. But when I heard that "Blue Record" was coming out, my curiosity got the best of me, and I'm sure glad it did. "Blue Record" was the album that kicked the door open for me and BARONESS. Not since METALLICA, has a band made an impact on me with such an immersive front to back album. I'll just say that the opening and especially the closing track would be the music that I would like to imagine hearing, as I was ascending to the gates of heaven. The love for that album took me back to their first, and I was able to make peace and be forgiven for not believing. Now that I was on board, I had to hurry up and wait for their next effort.Read more ›
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