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Old 08-13-2018, 07:18 PM   #31
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Adore was just put back on yesterday. Ur l8 2 the party m8.

And yeah Spotify is bad about putting utterly shitty nobody bands with the same names as good bands under the same entry.

 
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Old 08-14-2018, 10:10 AM   #32
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Never got into Spotify but since I've bought every album Gish through Machina at least once, sometimes twice (CD and reissue) I have no problem with downloading FLAC or 320kbps mp3 copies from file sharing sites. Time consuming but a 2nd option would be to pull the original CDs out of storage and rip to wav then encode to whatever. Are people mostly interested in the easy access that Spotify provides?

 
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Old 08-14-2018, 01:11 PM   #33
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I’d say so. Most new cars don’t have CD players so Spotify is a good option for accessing a big library of music via Bluetooth.

 
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Old Yesterday, 03:10 AM   #34
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Old Yesterday, 05:27 AM   #35
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Siamese Dream is gone from Spotify for me now and I've seen others mention it...seems random.

As for originals vs remasters, I don't see the need to listen to remasters seeing how the albums aren't even that old. I have the original CDs that I've ripped to FLAC (exact audio copies) as I'm sure others have. I do use Spotify to listen to the bonus discs on the remasters/deluxe editions though since the CD set for Mellon Collie for example is like $65+ used for some reason. I guess they stopped printing them.

 
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Old Yesterday, 11:22 AM   #36
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The mastering "landscape" has definitely changed since the SD/Mellon Collie days, but the original Adore & Machina still seem pretty current by today's standards, as far as the mastering goes - save for the thankful lack of total brickwalling but that seems to be subsiding a bit these days too

I had tried A/B-ing the originals with the remasters back when they came out, and hardly noticed a difference on a lot of the tracks but then you'd have something like "Lily" which was night & day

 
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Old Yesterday, 06:41 PM   #38
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ego stroking

 
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Old Yesterday, 07:01 PM   #39
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Ur dad knows a thing or two about stroking

 
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Old Yesterday, 07:04 PM   #40
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this guy 'gets' it

 
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Old Yesterday, 07:25 PM   #41
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thx m8

 
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I don't even use Spotify but pulling SD is going too far

 
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Old Today, 12:48 AM   #43
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Never got into Spotify but since I've bought every album Gish through Machina at least once, sometimes twice (CD and reissue) I have no problem with downloading FLAC or 320kbps mp3 copies from file sharing sites. Time consuming but a 2nd option would be to pull the original CDs out of storage and rip to wav then encode to whatever. Are people mostly interested in the easy access that Spotify provides?
I'm with you on this one. I still have the original discs and vinyl from (jesus) around 25 years ago at this point. I always felt like if you bought the album, some of them several times, including gifts and such, you're entitled to download them for free. At least once or twice.

I don't really care for Spotify, it might be a millennial thing, where now even iPods are obsolete, but I honestly will buy the album used, like Adore, sd, or the reissues, and I'll rip them at a higher rate than the available downloads. I don't like Spotify because there just isn't much variety and they always push the cheapest album by the artists

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The Ethers Tragic 2014 mix made me want to throw up. It was a lovely, understated melancholic guitar number and this utterly unnecessary dance beat got added to it.

When it comes to the bonus discs, I substitute original tracks wherever possible. I kept all my original discs, go to my flac rips as a main listening source, and only go to Gish and MCIS for remasters.

 
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The Ethers Tragic 2014 mix made me want to throw up. It was a lovely, understated melancholic guitar number and this utterly unnecessary dance beat got added to it.

When it comes to the bonus discs, I substitute original tracks wherever possible. I kept all my original discs, go to my flac rips as a main listening source, and only go to Gish and MCIS for remasters.
Seriously? I'm not sure I gave the reissue of that song a listen.
Will do so now.

Omg, you're right. Maybe it's the original demo drum loop?
Wow.... it's both Batman songs he did this too.

 
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Yeah, I really don't think it was part of the original. I feel like it it was they'd have been called "original demo" or something similar. It's really just the original tracks with...that.

 
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