I've been a Dj fan for,well, let's face my age....two decades....i saw this band as a teenager in their so called heydey but after listening to this album a dozen times now it is hard for me not to call this the grandest achievement. it is really a great driving, droney, poppy, heartfelt punk tour de force with plenty of the sweetness adn the guitar fireworks they are known for and my god the drumming is fucking awesome........wow those are silly words...but this is indeed close to a masterpiece.
Really really horribly mastered. I'd listen to it a lot more if the sound wasn't so crushed. Plans, Pieces and Your Weather are all really really great tracks... Just a shame it's so damn loud and distorted.
I have the faulty CD version and I wonder whether I should switch? Will it really make that much difference? Also, part of me thinks it might become collectible or something. Having a deafening version might be good one day.
What a bunch of ignorance being spouted. Yes, the European version is even louder, somehow. I have the "proper" version, and when you look at a waveform, it's almost a brick wall, with clipping evident everywhere. This thing is compressed, and that's exactly the point; there are no layers to be "unfurled", no matter what your equipment is. In fact, the better equipment reveals the shit sound even more.
Of course many of you don't have a problem with how it sounds; all you know are albums that sound like shit. Read up on the "loudness war" and compare this album with another album from Dinosaur that is properly mastered (like Where You Been). Just because you don't recognize the poor mastering doesn't mean the album is mastered properly.