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: 6,018
    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: 4,930
    Pitchfork didn't like it. Pretty disappointing, because I wanted to hear good things about it. I just figured it had to be good.
    https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/greta-van-fleet-anthem-of-the-peaceful-army/
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,105
    edited October 2018
    The LP suffers from the same. I listened to it once, all I need.
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,776
    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: 2,238
    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: 1,960
    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: 1,861
    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: 20,147
    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: 6,018
    Still in the wrapper gents :smile:
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,291
    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: 13,121
    No kidding Ron they (producers) foul up their own product.
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,949
    edited October 2018
    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: 3,803
    Van fleet???

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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,930
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Van fleet???

    I regret a van fleet.
  • decaldecal Posts: 3,149
    gudnoyez sez........
    The lead singer needs to find his own self and quit trying to be somebody else.


    I agree wholeheartedly.
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  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 2,385
    I just saw where they are going to be on SNL this week.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,414
    Wasn't Kingdom Come the original Zeppelin rip off? These guys are just cheap imitations.
  • cvccvc Posts: 65
    I have no idea regarding the recording quality but not surprised to hear it's bad.. Now, as stated here, some like the music and others believe they're just a rip off of Zeppelin, etc..

    I've watched their live vids on youtube and they're very impressive.. They''re great musicians..You can tell the brothers have been jamming together for many, many years because they sound tight.. Years and years of jamming in the garage together will do this.. Also, like him or not, the singer can belt it out effortlessly.. He's very impressive.. I hope to see them live some day..

    I really think and hope we are about to experience a surge in rock music again.. The movie about Queen scored at the Golden Globes and like them or not, Greta is hot right now.. That means the possibility of all labels looking for "a new rock band" to support and sell to us..

    That's what happens in the music industry.. Something gets hot and they all try to jump on the next wave.. I hope rock music is the next wave!.. Try and support Greta in hopes that more bands come our way..
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,291
    Like the old saying goes

    Rock Will Never Die

    Gawd I hope not
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,121
    NOT in MY HOUSE B) B)

    I was not as impressed with the new album from them it has some snoozers for sure.
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,121
    Agree with Greta, I’m hoping Starcrawler pushes to the next level on their new album..
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  • warrenwarren Posts: 646
    Not ....
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  • reverbreverb Posts: 68
    IMHO their Saturday Night Live appearance was cringe-worthy. Almost comical. I likes some of the stuff I had heard before but this was just horrific. Maybe it was just too big a stage for them this early, who knows.
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,105
    edited January 26
    ^^they did look a bit uncomfortable. Being so young I think they are still in the, I cant believe this is happening to us stage. It will be interesting to see where they are in another 5 years.

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  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,238
    Harsh and off the mark remarks referring to the SNL performance. Not sure what triggers such reactions as the audience sure loved it. No I'm not a fan but these young brothers threw down right there. I know I know..to each their own. I enjoyed it.
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,803
    Harsh and off the mark remarks referring to the SNL performance. Not sure what triggers such reactions as the audience sure loved it. No I'm not a fan but these young brothers threw down right there. I know I know..to each their own. I enjoyed it.

    Bashing Greta Van Fleet is in vogue in 2019. Enjoying Greta Van Fleet is so 2018. Aintcha heard? :p
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,238
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Harsh and off the mark remarks referring to the SNL performance. Not sure what triggers such reactions as the audience sure loved it. No I'm not a fan but these young brothers threw down right there. I know I know..to each their own. I enjoyed it.

    Bashing Greta Van Fleet is in vogue in 2019. Enjoying Greta Van Fleet is so 2018. Aintcha heard? :p

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