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NapalmBrain last won the day on November 24 2018

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  • Birthday 06/07/1985

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  1. Came out great looking, and killer record too. I really enjoyed the Vandal Moon record too (not shoegaze but worth mentioning)
  2. The stereo set is fine, the initial copies had pressing defects on many copies but good ones are definitely better sounding than 60s rainbow, red or green labels or even apples as it's from a lower generation source even if it's a digital transfer (purple labels are debatable, those wally cuts are great). At least worth grabbing Magical Mystery tour as it's true stereo unlike all copies outside of the german horzu (yes including the mobile fidelity)
  3. Oh yeah and they emailed me of a forthcoming Mare Vitalis reissue as well, so get excited if you need a copy or another copy. I think I'm covered with my Record Club variant
  4. Got my teal today. Didn't see any traction for like a month, sent an email I wasn't trying to pester with a pandemic and all but they apologized and told me it would go out tomorrow. Another week passed, no tracking so I emailed asking for tracking and they assured me it went out and provided tracking the following monday said not received, and updated to leaving kentucky Wed and arrived today in great shape. Turned out real nice color, packaging and sound, no surface noise and they did what they could on the remaster, it says masterdisk inside the gatefold. Not sure who pressed it but was not GZ. Now I just need LLO and Sagarmatha
  5. the remasters are great and can be had for cheap through dischord and discogs. I have Talking Songs and Sound In Time and I'm quite pleased with the reissues.
  6. The Tennis System Fuck Everything Else looks great on the blue/white starburst. How ya'll handling the bag situation? I cut it on the opening, the cover inside was also shrinked. Got 65/200 on The Tennis System and 6/200 on The Vandal Moon. I also got some leftovers: Appleseed Cast Mare Vitalis, Tokyo Shoegazer Crystallize, Tennis System Lovesick, Dott Swell and hooking up a dear friend with the Peregrine hand pour since they are helping me get the VMP Fiona Apple. So anyone on the fence about the record club there is some really rare stuff left including a ton more not listed (unless I grabbed the last of any of those, and you gotta take the plunge before you can see the list, but I'm pretty damn happy with my first shipment and 3 slots left still and I've got my money's worth and then some)
  7. I signed up for the record club during the pandemic and my first shipment is coming including this, really looking forward to hearing this!
  8. I would guess that a euro or us press exists but is most likely scarce, perhaps promo only and has yet to be added to the database. I've never heard of an instance of an american record only being pressed in Mexico
  9. Weird, mexican pressing is the only one on discogs and no recorded sales on popsike, that tracklist looks pretty weak though. Great film though
  10. I get the wanting the rare variant, but if we are truly in the hobby for listening purposes that is not always the best path, I missed the tricolor the closest show was 4 hours away and without consecutive days off it was not feasible and sold out before I could try to rearrange my schedule so I settled for the black, and from what I hear the tricolor is noisy, the black is not and the mastering is superb, Heba Kadry is one of my favorites for modern mastering engineers, she did the recent Daughters and Chelsea Wolfe. I got my employee discount so $14-15 for a record with 3 of my favorite modern artists still seemed like a no brainer even with no hope for resale down the line, but that is also tough to say. 10 years down the line who knows they could all be on different labels and at a stand still for licensing a reissue
  11. What an album! On first spin my inclination is this is a better album than SITP. I feel it is a tad more cohesive and drags less, there were some really strong songs on the first one, but this just feels more enjoyable front to back and I think it is better recorded, produced and engineering , it says Robert Ludwig did the mastering, not sure who cut the lacquer as he stopped cutting lacquers years ago, but it's a fine sounding record