I havent heard this particular album but I suspect its just the way its engineered. I cant actually think of one I could name off the top of my head but I have definately had the same problem with albums in the past. Sure rock music is supposed to have a certain edge but it can be frustrating if youre having a party and want to wack it up a bit and it distorts to the point you have to turn it down or change the record.
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I've got this album and their previous two and it does indeed sound a little compressed and boxed in. Great tunes and playing, poor production/engineering/mastering. Perhaps.A great album, guitar and production-wise, is Copper Blue by Sugar. Bob Mould's layered guitars are melodically and harmonically wondrous. Vinyl version, of course.
Survivor / Charlie
Thanks for your comments - glad its not my hearing or equipment!
Copper Blue is good but only have it on CD.
The Southern Harmony & Musical Companion by The Black Crowes is also excellent - not quite Husker Du / Sugar but good all the same.
"The Southern Harmony & Musical Companion by The Black Crowes is also excellent"
Good call !!..indeed it is a most excellent record. Some amazing songs on that album - Sting Me, Remedy, No Speak No Slave to name but three. One of my favourite albums - period !
I was lucky enough to go to the record company album playback party at Bar Cuba, Kensington High Street - and was one of the first to hear it. Also, met Chris Robinson, the lead singer there and chatted to him for nearly an hour - really nice guy, if slightly under the influence