Great music, poor vinyl, awesome packaging
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
The music contained in these two discs are unlike anything I've heard before. Quite a band! It's unfortunate that this will probably be the first and last album by The Postal Service. I would recommend this to anyone!
As far as the vinyl goes, it's sub-par quality. Yes, it's 180 gram, but there's quite a bit of noise on first play (as compared to the average vinyl first play). Also, the bass is lacking from this version. A direct comparison to cd shows much more bass in the cd version. I'm not sure what happened here, but the cd version wins out in sound quality. Normally, I much prefer vinyl over cd.
At this point, I would have given only 3 stars, but the packaging is excellent. You get 2 clear red vinyls, a large lyric booklet, and a foldout poster (twice the size of the record) with some artwork on it. Plus, you get 6 bonus tracks!
For the price, this is the best deal I've seen for a vinyl. Get it now, but get the CD version too.