I agree, this is much better than "Stupid Dream." And I love "Stupid Dream"; very much, in fact. But "Recordings" is better. Even if you can compare the two, because considering the two releases... you really can't. But yes, it's still better in terms of what I enjoy listening to more.
Probably the greatest PTree album ever. I will go as far to say that it is one of my all time favorite albums by any band! With tracks like Buying New Soul, Even Less(the 14 minute version) and [Untitled] - the instrumental version of Buying New Soul, it would be difficult to not call this a masterpiece.