De La Soul – 3 Feet High and Rising

Sounding like they were taped via a cassette recorder placed in front of an AM radio, the original digital and LP copies of this hip-hop classic sound positively dreadful, with not much useful information above about 5khz. The new “remastered” version has to be better, right?

Wrong.  It sounds even more lifeless and rolled off, as if someone recorded the original on a cheap tape deck, re-broadcast it on AM radio, and then taped those results on a cheap cassette recorder.

In short, this is the worst vinyl pressing we’ve heard in years, and a huge waste of thirty bucks.  Pass.  -Jeff Dorgay

Tommy Boy, 2LP