Trying to eat my lunch, browsing the internet….come across article mentioning GG Alin….promptly close window.
I gots the…
Phoenix - Bankrupt!
I just acquired this record and I’m literally unable to listen to it. I’ve always given modern mastering techniques the benefit of the doubt and don’t buy the whole conspiracy of the “loudness war” but there is something about this record that is positively LOUD. And not in that “They’ve got more edge to them” sort of way, but more of “let’s red line these tracks so they sound good on a laptop” sort of way.
Forever, I’ve defended the mastering and sound of the Arctic Monkey’s “Favourite Worst Nightmare” and thought it to be quite enjoyable. But Bankrupt takes it to the next level of loud.
The only way I can put it into terms even I can understand (as I’m not a person who often masters multi-platinum records) is that my ears can’t find a place to settle and listen to the song itself. I find myself getting literal fatigue attempting to listen to the song, let alone enjoy it.
Riot Fest Announce Denver, Toronto Lineups (The Replacements, blink, Brand New)
Did Riot Fest just get better? Yes. The Replacements will be reuniting for all three Riot Fest shows across Chicago, Denver, and Toronto. The festival has also announced the lineup for its Denver and Toronto dates, which PropertyOfZack is also happy to be sponsoring. Check out the lineups below!
IM SEEING THE MATS
I would sell my first love to see this.