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#102884 - 10/29/06 10:56 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? ***** [Re: chesseroo]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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The latest John Mayer, Continuum.
The recording is less than impressive.

Crap. I just bought that since Mary likes it so much!
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#102885 - 10/30/06 01:41 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Well...I understand that people will have their differences *especially* when it comes to John Mayer. I'm interested why Chess doesn't like it. The production? The songs? I'm not going to argue, but before you make a judgement, I think you need to listen to it for yourself first.
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#102886 - 10/31/06 12:12 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: sonicfox]
chesseroo Offline

Registered: 05/13/02
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The music is fine, although a bit more mellow than his last album, but it has a couple of catchy tracks that i enjoy. However my comment on quality is really more towards the actual recorded sound. It just doesn't sound particularly good (certainly no Norah Jones and her latest album IS stellar in music and in quality). I actually looked on the back of the Mayer cd and noticed that Sony-BMG was the primary, highlighting "Columbia Viva Tonal Recording" in various spots.
Perhaps Alan can weigh in on the meaning of that, but if it means they are using some specific method of recording, i think it sucks. The music sounds muted and the tone of the voice is just not right with the instruments. It is akin to listening to a person play an instrument part in a quiet, soft walled room while the singer is in a hard walled bathroom with a 1945 mic. The midrange is thin. The tone just sounds off.
I'm hoping that the last Mayer album was produced differently. I don't have a copy yet but the high bit rate mp3s sound very good on my office system.

Mind you, alot of the Pearl Jam albums i have also sound harsh which really pains me as well. Good artists with bad record companies or bad ideas?
Not that Sony has ever done anything to harm the consumer buying music...
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#102887 - 10/31/06 11:59 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: chesseroo]
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In the Halloween spirit listening to the Witches Sabbath movement from the Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique and Moussourgsky's Night on Bald Mountain.

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.

#102888 - 11/01/06 06:47 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: JohnK]
F107plus5 Offline

Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
Cool! I managed to skip through a few sellect sections of Verdis' "Macbeth", mostly the witches from act 1, after we got home from the Halloween party last night and the kids were devouring some of their candy just before going to bed!

...the standard Halloween CDs just didn't cut it and even organ music didn't seem to fit, so Verdi kind of fell in by default.

It was gettin' late and we didn't want the kids gettin' too interested in a TV show at bed time!

.....darn excess sugar and chocolate kept them awake anyway.

#102889 - 11/04/06 04:52 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: F107plus5]
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Registered: 10/21/06
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Loc: WI, USA
As a new owner of fantastic m60's, i'm rediscovering my collection. today so far - Harry Connick self titled, Sade - Diamond Life, David Benoit - Urban Daydreams, Twin Peaks Soundtrack. Sound is so clear and revealing that I still can't belive it! Every CD I put in I hear instruments and ambience sounds(breathing, picks on strings, bows on strings etc)that blows my mind. I'm on the verge of becoming a recluse!
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#102890 - 11/04/06 06:35 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: chesseroo]
Rock_Head Offline

Registered: 10/10/04
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Loc: Delta, BC, Canada
I finally had a chance to really listen (loud) to the new John Mayer CD Continuum. My wife and son were out of the house for few hours today. I can't quite put my finger on it but the recording is crap compared to John's previous efforts. It sort of sounds like a blanket was put over the whole band. The quality of the songs (writing) and musicians is good though. I hope they re-mix this cd and issue on DVD Audio!

#102891 - 11/04/06 07:43 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Rock_Head]
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Registered: 12/03/05
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Loc: Southern California
Pink Floyd "Pulse" from 1994 Concert. If you are a Pink Floyd fan ... its a must have.

#102892 - 11/05/06 06:41 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: KC23]
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I drove down to civilization today and picked up The Rush R30 DVD set, as soon as the kids go down tonight I'll be watching/listening to it. To my I don't think I've ever heard Rush before.
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#102893 - 11/05/06 06:49 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: HomeDad]
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I don't think I've ever heard Rush before

Is this even possible

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