Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
>plebs don't understand the purposefully brickwalled mastering to have it sound more vintage and timeless
MBDTF would've sounded like shit with a generic, modern hip-hop production.
i forgot the pic
You think the sonic dynamics aren't awful? Ridiculously disappointing how badly compressed this album is.
twat james and lars cutting out the bass. jason was riding the guitar anyway but album just got fucked
That's one of the best produced metal albums of all time, along with Remission. What's with you people and disliking anything that doesn't sound like complete generic mastering? Yeah, the bass is inaudible but the whole album has a dry, clinical sound that is distinct. I personally am not a fan of generically produced 'studio music' with clearly separated audio tracks, instruments etc. It just sounds generic and lifeless.
I agree man, and ive been producing for years and years...No matter what, when I say this, though, people assume I am a massive, stubborn pleb, but I enjoy muddied frequencies and sloppy production, sometimes. Honestly, I just listen to the song with open ears, and usually, if the artist isnt totally shit, they mixed it a certain way intentionally. I hate that polished sound anyway, lol
Fucking terrible. do producers not understand that you need to have some quiet moments to balance between the loud ones? jesus.
It's the most obvious offender in modern production
No one's going to bemoan the low-freq sidechain compression on blah-dee-blah's new album or its use of multiband EQ/comp ahead of too much limiting
Many producers nowadays say that they're sacrificing some of the quality and sphistication of certain sounds for a more loud end for the musics, specially in the rock, pop, hip hop, mainstream stuff in general.
Reason: mostly kids with iPods who don't give a flying fuck about album mixing and its richness will listen to it, so it's not that worth of the endeavour.
>inb4 rolling stone magazine
It's still worth the reading
This should have been a better record than Let It Be as there's only one weak track: "Lay It Down Clown" (And it's only weak because of it's chorus). But Tommy Ramone had to come in and put fucking reverb and doubling fx on nearly everything, it makes it sound thin and frail, which is the exact opposite of what the Replacements were. The only track the production works on is "Here Comes a Regular".
Really? I thought the mastering and production on American Idiot helped the direction of the album, as well as make the songs easier to get into I suppose.
The thing is where it DIDN'T work was when they tried using the same EVERYTHING for Black Parade, where it's always going to be an 8/10 partially because the production doesn't work with the subject material. If it's in the head of a cancer patient looking over his life and the reality of death, it shouldn't sound like a garage rock band of some punk who moved to the city to get away from the family who doesn't actually have a studio yet. Sleep's one of the best examples of this on the album, the sample has all the reason in the world to be there, but the sample just doesn't feel like it's in place because the production's so stripped back. Yeah I can hear every instrument and tell what every one is, but does that really work with what they're trying to put forward here? It's like if Dark Side of the Moon was produced and recorded like Aja.
Yeah, yeah, say stuff, skip's a pleb who likes teenage pleb bands, I listened to this stuff when I was in highschool, same as everyone.
The vocal tracks on this are legit GRATING. Ruined the albums potential.
HDtracks version sounds good
this one here
the remastered version at any rate.
honestly, I think /mu/ would be all over this album if it had been a little less well-produced and not given to a mainstream audience. It's good, but you guys don't like it because other people do.
came here to post this
this, although I've only listened to it a handful of times and starting to believe I just don't care for the music much. besides The Killing Moon, fuckin love that one.
God this pisses me off so much. I'd contend it's even worse than Raw Power. When I hear the demo versions of any Tim songs (incl. Can't Hardly Wait), I just imagine how great the Mats could've been after LiB.
what's up with the production here
this album is awesome but it sounds awful