Greta Van Fleet's new album.

What a crappy recording!!!! The music itself is actually quite good, but the amount of compression on the cd is the worst I have EVER heard. It is so bad as to be unlistenable, which sucks, because they are a great band.

Now that they have a studio behind them, I was expecting this would sound better than their self-produced stuff that was coming out over the past couple of years. I don't know if the LP version or download is better, but steer well clear of the cd.
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  • verbverb Posts: 3,682
    What a crappy recording!!!! The music itself is actually quite good, but the amount of compression on the cd is the worst I have EVER heard. It is so bad as to be unlistenable, which sucks, because they are a great band.

    Now that they have a studio behind them, I was expecting this would sound better than their self-produced stuff that was coming out over the past couple of years. I don't know if the LP version or download is better, but steer well clear of the cd.

    Great. I’ll just leave mine in the wrapper! :smile:
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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,692
    Pitchfork didn't like it. Pretty disappointing, because I wanted to hear good things about it. I just figured it had to be good.
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,799
    edited October 27
    The LP suffers from the same. I listened to it once, all I need.
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,350
    Yep its heavily compressed and a mess if you ask me, I liked the ep they had out last year this new full length lp is disappointing to say the least. I hear less Plant and more Geddy Lee, and the second song could of came off the Rush Debut album. The lead singer needs to find his own self and quit trying to be somebody else. I doubt my CD will get a second listen.
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  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,014
    Novelty Group. Great?? Ahh..not. Cool?? Sure because the band imulates one of the greatest masters of legal plagiarism amongst the Blues legends ever to hit the industry in such fashion. All of whom were far better players at the the same age as these kids are. Still cool.
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,760
    I listened to it on Amazon Prime. No need to listen again. Very disappointed. Glad I did not spend money on it. I will still go see them in concert next time they come around. Missed them last time and I heard it was amazing ! Peace. D
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  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,701
    They were pretty fantastic live at Shaky Knees. Better than I expected.

    To me, the album is okay - not exactly inspired, but fairly enjoyable. The production certainly doesn't help. I'll listen more than once.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,437
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    They were pretty fantastic live at Shaky Knees. Better than I expected.

    To me, the album is okay - not exactly inspired, but fairly enjoyable. The production certainly doesn't help. I'll listen more than once.

    The album itself is ok song-wise, but the production value is the worst I have ever encountered, by a long shot.
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  • verbverb Posts: 3,682
    Still in the wrapper gents :smile:
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,927
    New artists have very little control. Hopefully in the future they gain that control.

    There are plenty of talented recording masters and surrounded by the best technology now days. Just wish these producers and reps would pull their heads out and see/(hear) what we want..ie Adele, poor girl :'(
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,163
    No kidding Ron they (producers) foul up their own product.
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,772
    edited October 28
    I've only listened to it in my car*, so not exactly critical listening. I haven't listened all the way through yet, but I don't think I like it as much as their last album. Can't speak to the production quality, but I trust those who have already posted that says it's not good:(

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,521
    Van fleet???

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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,692
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Van fleet???

    I regret a van fleet.
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  • decaldecal Posts: 3,092
    gudnoyez sez........
    The lead singer needs to find his own self and quit trying to be somebody else.


    I agree wholeheartedly.
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.
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