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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to whoa in Radiohead - Kid A / Amnesiac 21st Anniversary Reissue (KID A Mnesia)   
    I love when discog comments are like old man ramblings.
     
    Anyone getting distortion? Radiohead came to my school, back then I used to like milk warmed up on the radiator, but my friend became lactose intolerant and we always thought he lacked toast and was being tolerant of that. He  went on to become a famous drag queen and my record sounds scratchy towards the end of one track because I have a shonky 1940s tuba attached to a diamond my ex girlfriend gave to me when she ran off with Marc Bolan.
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to The Fuck Whisperer in PO: Drowning Pool - Sinner - September 17th   
    Calling someone pretentious because they're making fun of Nu Metal is like calling someone who uses toilet paper a neat freak.
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Derek™ in PO: Drowning Pool - Sinner - September 17th   
    Recognizing that nu metal is legitimately a [jokes aside, real world] soundtrack for preteen angst is hardly a staple of being cool.  Just FYI.

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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from mitchard in At what point will you stop collecting?   
    As long as I’m willing and able to spare the time and cash to explore new (to me) genres and artists, I’m game. With a toddler things might slow down for a while now, but there’s still no such thing as a finished collection for me. 
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Just Us in PO: My Bloody Valentine - Loveless and Isn't Anything   
    Ortofon Concorde Pro S Cartridge, Technics SL 1210 MK2 Turntable, Yamaha A-S 501 Amplifier, Teufel Ultima 40 Speakers.

    I know my cartridge is a weak spot, gonna try to replace it with a better one since forever. But there are always new records to buy. 🤪
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Derek™ in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Statistically speaking, if "prog[ressive]" is located within any 1 of the first 3 genre descriptors that come to mind for a band, there's an 87% chance the general fanbase will be insufferable.
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from tetsuodaironman in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Sure, the prices are way out there. BUT: I have the MOV and the box and oh boy the remaster shits all over the oversized CD MOV put out.  
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Derek™ in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    If you’re going to troll, at least play by the truths established in the thread: 2 great albums, with the remaining being various shades and temperatures of hot dog shit.
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to The Fuck Whisperer in PO: My Bloody Valentine - Loveless and Isn't Anything   
    Yes, other than the vinyl and the jacket the rest is the same.
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from The Fuck Whisperer in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    @Derek 
     
    Should we go ahead an calm this place down once more?
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from chrisapple in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Yup. I vividly remember passing on it for 35€. I also no longer trust myself in any half-important issues since I  passed on it when it was on clearance for 15€ two years later, though. 
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to The Fuck Whisperer in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Exactly. I bought mine the second time though lol. It bought me many more records when I sold it too ha
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from The Fuck Whisperer in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Yup. I vividly remember passing on it for 35€. I also no longer trust myself in any half-important issues since I  passed on it when it was on clearance for 15€ two years later, though. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from mcpherson123 in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Yup. I vividly remember passing on it for 35€. I also no longer trust myself in any half-important issues since I  passed on it when it was on clearance for 15€ two years later, though. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from kannibal in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    If anyone with warped discs or other defects is considering reaching out to CH customer service, I highly recommend doing so. Just had a perfect correspondence asking for a replacement of Ampu LP1 and it’s all being taken care after one mail. They took my adress from my original order and ship it out on monday. Perfect. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from Jim Steele in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    If anyone with warped discs or other defects is considering reaching out to CH customer service, I highly recommend doing so. Just had a perfect correspondence asking for a replacement of Ampu LP1 and it’s all being taken care after one mail. They took my adress from my original order and ship it out on monday. Perfect. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from tokimedo in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Wow, I thought the box set was pricey as hell, but with the individual releases stacking up to pretty much the same I’m almost willing to call it a cheapo haha.. 
     
    Also laughing about the CEO of Clouds Hill stating that people won’t have to worry about scalpers on eBay anymore. Wouldn’t have thought he’ll be trying to preemptively outscalp them all. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from chrisapple in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Wow, I thought the box set was pricey as hell, but with the individual releases stacking up to pretty much the same I’m almost willing to call it a cheapo haha.. 
     
    Also laughing about the CEO of Clouds Hill stating that people won’t have to worry about scalpers on eBay anymore. Wouldn’t have thought he’ll be trying to preemptively outscalp them all. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from Derek™ in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    The new remastering really pops the whole thing open, for sure. I did a quick A-B with the digital version and it’s all just glued together without any cohesiveness. This heavily compressed mastering doesn’t do the record any favor, I think. Those sweet analogue synths with the overall calmer, but trippy atmosphere and the drums just relentlessly going insane.. without a broad soundstage and lots of space it just doesn’t add up, I think. And the remaster is spacey and dynamic all the way.  
     
    If you should ever feel inclined to give that album another go, I’d give it a few weeks for high quality needle drops to pop up and try it out. It seems to be settled that the new remastering will stay vinyl only, unfortunately. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from Derek™ in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Gotcha, there’s no denying that De-Loused and Frances are the most popular and it’s easy to see why, also as a fan of the entire discography. What’s interesting to me is that my level of enjoyment of these albums has changed quite significantly during the last ten years, in which I barely listened to any of them at all. Having revisited them all during the last couple weeks has opened the later entries up drastically for me.  I also used to hate the meandering and more out there-parts of Frances back then and thoroughly enjoy the entirety of it today. I guess that’s just me growing as a music fan and finding loads of stuff like mid 70s Miles Davis fusion era immensely captivating which lends new colours and a renewed focus to TMVs output for me. 
     
    I grabbed a box set via CH early on and think that it’s, while a bit overpriced, yeah, a great value. Will spin these a lot. Good to see individual represses rather sooner than later. 
     
     
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Derek™ in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    We listen to too many of the same bands and overlap too many threads to quarrel, haha.
    I get where he's coming from and in his defense – as a filthy casual who almost exclusively goes for De-Loused / FTM – I have been revisiting some of the less-celebrated albums of their discography and finding them less egregious and masturbatory than I remembered them being some years back.  I still think Octahedron is the red-headed stepchild of their discography, and everyone seems to unanimously shit on Noctourniquet.  [Did read that the new plates really open up the latter, though, giving it a fresh sheen for appreciation.]  So his points are valid.  But there's something to be said for the countless comments on FB / Reddit / etc. that confirm how many people are going to grab De-Loused and FTM, exclusively, and I think there's a reason for that.
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Fowty Dollaz in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    @Derek™ and @Eliminator Jr. just talking like actual human beings to one another on the internet. Pay attention VC, that was the most polite disagreement this place has seen. 
    2 thumbs up.
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Derek™ in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    It's great that you're gun-ho about the entirety of their discography.  I have an ex who would wholeheartedly agree with you, and then there's the dude with the De-Loused avatar that'd probably give you a resounding thumbs-up, too.  But that post of mine [and predictions within] were based off the general verdict, where De-Loused + FTM have notably higher user scores and critic reviews in general.  Of course there are outliers and super fans; if you're one of them, I hope you copped the box and are enjoying it.
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from Chrundle The Great in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    I respectfully disagree. Consistency is actually the main feat of this band IMO. I love De-Loused and Frances as much as the next guy, but apart from Octahedron, which I adore but is a bit tame, I would rate them all pretty much the same. Amputechture and Bedlam are my go-to albums most of the time. 
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Derek™ in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    (Credit to @Your Ex-Wife for the idea on this one. )
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