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Meh... Beach Boys deserve better sound
Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2020
The songs are great, but the quality and packaging of this pressing both leave something to be desired.
My first copy arrived damaged (the LP was marred) and the LP was covered in small debris. I didn’t bother cleaning it or listening - it went straight back (thank you, Amazon - you are awesome!).
The second copy wasn’t damaged, but the LP was still covered with debris. A tour on my Okki Nokki record cleaner took care of the debris, so no worries there.
Unfortunately, the LP is a crackle monster. Also, the sound isn’t that great. It isn’t close to audiophile quality (I didn’t expect it to be), but it isn’t even of average quality. There is no fullness of sound or depth. It doesn’t have a lack of dynamic range, but something just sounds dull and cold.
I’d love to find a better sounding Beach Boys compilation.