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#1
We all have atleast one. That perfect album that has ONE problem: the sound quality due to a bands lack of a proper recording in the early stages of their career. But no matter how bad it sounds, we still love it.

My favorite is Atreyu's "Fractures in the Facade of Your Porcelain Beauty"

So i was wondering, what are some of yours?
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#2
All Hail West Texas by The Mountain Goats is pretty good, not sure if it is my favorite, but worth a listen for sure.
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#4
Black Sabbath - Born Again and Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time. Guitars are waaaaaay too loud on both albuns. The effects also annoy me.
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#8
Two albums immediately come to mind -- The Stooges' Raw Power, and Dino Jr's You're Living All Over Me.

Both sounding paper thin, tinny, the drums barely heard and guitars eating everything up. They're raw and they hit hard, but the level of quality probably won't be tolerated these days.
#9
Raw Power by The Stooges.
I haven't heard the Bowie mix, but Iggy's remaster is absurdly loud & distorted. It's pretty br00t4l, really.
#10
Wretch by Kyuss, everything by Sleep sounds like a demo, can't think of anything else
#12
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Saint Anger by Metallica. lol


NO! St. Anger is the saint of contemporary post-2000 heavy rock albums - no flaws at all in that album, not one! Not classy Metallica sound, that I feel. But still kicks ass far into the next millenium.

I blast it out on my car stereos everyday to piss off the metal purists.
#13
Campfire Songs. But that's kinda the whole point.
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Saint Anger by Metallica. lol


+1

Loved it for what it represented rather than what it sounded like
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#15
if you wanted to go with truly bad production, probably reek of putrefaction by carcass, the riffs sound nuts. the production makes it sound like an airplane is taking off though
#18
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Raw Power by The Stooges.
I haven't heard the Bowie mix, but Iggy's remaster is absurdly loud & distorted. It's pretty br00t4l, really.


Raw Power is BEAST.
#20
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OT: I'd say Undertow by Tool.

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#23
Almost all of Metallica has terrible production/sound quality in one aspect or another. Load and Reload are so compressed that they have no guts... the production on them matches almost perfectly with the pop of the late 90s. The Black Album (Metallica) or Master of Puppets is the closest they have to good production, which is sad given the incredible resources they have available.

I can't think of any particularly horribly recorded albums that I love so much as ones with terrible production decisions... Unless you count Guided By Voices or other stuff that's just straight-up lo-fi (so what do you expect!?).
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#25
Woody Guthrie's songs, but honestly, if Woody had recorded the songs with modern recording technology and mixing they just wouldn't be the same.
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#28
Either:

The Fall of Troy - s/t (the production is good, but still a tad shoddy)
Converge - Jane Doe
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#30
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NO! St. Anger is the saint of contemporary post-2000 heavy rock albums - no flaws at all in that album, not one! Not classy Metallica sound, that I feel. But still kicks ass far into the next millenium.

I blast it out on my car stereos everyday to piss off the metal purists.

honestly i like the album. its not my favorite metallica stuff, but it is actually pretty good. but lars drums sound like so much shit.
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#32
Emperor's first full length, In the Nightside Eclipse. love the album, but like most black metal albums of the time, it sounds awful, but then again that's kind of the point.
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#33
Killing is My Business - Megadeth. I think Dave mixed this, and he mixed all the heaviness pretty much out of it - the guitars are pretty much clean and way too thin and quiet in comparison to the rhythm section
#34
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Killing is My Business - Megadeth. I think Dave mixed this, and he mixed all the heaviness pretty much out of it - the guitars are pretty much clean and way too thin and quiet in comparison to the rhythm section

I think it sounded Ok tbh,i mean you have to consider the production values which were pretty much equal to that of no life til leather
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#35
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honestly i like the album. its not my favorite metallica stuff, but it is actually pretty good. but lars drums sound like so much shit.


I honestly think the drums on ...And Justice For All sound worse.

They sound thin on Anger, I know, but it gives this kinda "I do what I want with my music and I don't give a shit" feeling to it that I very much like.
#36
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Black Sabbath - Born Again and Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time. Guitars are waaaaaay too loud on both albuns. The effects also annoy me.

Somewhere In Time has gorgeous production! If any Maiden album has poor production it's their self titled debut... or the reunion albums. If they want to record live in the studio that's great, but they can at least master it decently so that it doesn't sound like a bootleg minus the crowd.

Ozzy's first couple solo albums sound a little rough around the edges. Some Pantera albums have some pretty awful production too.
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Emperor's first full length, In the Nightside Eclipse. love the album, but like most black metal albums of the time, it sounds awful, but then again that's kind of the point.

Yeah In The Nightside Eclipse is a little rough, but at least Emperor chose to actually make some decent sounding albums, not shitty for the sake of being gr1m
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#38
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#39
Dunno if i'm just d/ling shoddy rips, but Tokyo Jihen's drums can sound awful sometimes.
#40
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