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stereo hearing is important to our evolutionary ability to locate sounds in space."
anyone who says otherwise doesn't deserve to listen to music
is that stereo can be shit and inconvenient in a noisy environment, but no duhhhh
and something with extreme L/R panning is missing a guitar part or something
An indier-than-though opinion as timeless as, 'I prefer their older stuff', 'vinyl just sounds warmer!' and 'the best Radiohead album is Amnesiac'.
he mostly seemed to be focusing on older releases. The mono versions of albums pre-1969 or so do sound much better in mono... but mostly because they didn't know how to mix in stereo otherwise.
it was more of a novelty then, so the mono mixes are "proper" and stereo was an afterthought. Too much stuff was separated wildly and sounds very odd with headphones. It is the equivalent of watching films in 3D where they do loads of wacky effects and make stuff pop out at you just because they can.
which is a rare thing for me to say about P4K these days. Also it's great to see a major music site write about the legendary engineer that was Alan Blumlein.
As mentioned in this thread, it's always better to listen to mono mixes of most 50s/60s music as stereo was just an after thought and the majority of the creative work was put into mono (those Beatles recordings where you hear the drastic left and right placements of every instrument sound awful on headphones).