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Does anyone know why the album version sounds so horrible and muddy? The live versions have been simply epic.
it's really annoying because you know how great it could and should sound
Strange choice. I read somewhere that they put the demo version on the final album for some reason. Doesn't make sense.
I assume its the sound that opens the track. I like the album version, although it isn't as epic as live performances suggested it would be.
...as they weren't happy with the sound they were getting when it came to the studio sessions. I think I'm right in saying the other parts were studio takes.
Personally, I like the production; it's pretty thick sounding, though. I can imagine it'd sound pretty incoherent on a lot of stereos.
...a lot more clarity to the mix when it is played straight from the CD through some alright speakers, but its a confusing decision to restrain it so much considering that Vanderlyle is such an overblown closer.
With the possible exception of Runaway. An epic disappointment after the last 2. I have no idea why it is recieving such great reviews. It's their Be Here Now moment.
but Sufjan appeared on Letterman with them to perform Afraid of Everyone. Sweet!
that I think is criminal. When the drums sweep in, it should be epic but it sounds shit. They should go to jail for that.
but yeah, the drums are buried a bit too much in the mix. I panicked when I first heard it, thinking all the songs might suffer from the same problem, but it's only 'Terrible Love' fortunately. With that said, I kind of like the atmosphere the woozy mix lends to the song, so I'm not going to complain too much. There are plenty of other epic-sounding songs on 'High Violet' to enjoy.
It's dense and swirling and muddy, instead of being a more conventional rock song that would soon become familiar. With this you hear something new each time.
Runaway drags for far too long, the rest is brilliant though, especially Conversation 16 and England.
Considering how 'unique' the sound is on each album I find that slightly strange, but I suppose it was the band's intention...
'loose wool or hot tar' thing that matt was on about in an interview? I agree it is a bit muddy but that seems to be what the band wanted. I think its actually pretty nice though.
i appreciate the album version, but i adore the version they played live on the jimmy fallon show