Sonic Grade: F
Our Zoo label LP MURDERED the Classic heavy vinyl reissue. It’s not even close. The Classic is a opaque, turgid, muffled piece of sh*t compared to the Zoo vinyl pressing we had on hand to play, and even the CD will kill this embarrassing audiophile reissue.
This is not the easiest record to reproduce, but if you have a big dynamic system, it will really ROCK. I happen to think it’s the best thing Matthew Sweet ever did, and you deserve to hear it sound right, which means stick with the thin, good sounding vinyl and not this heavy RTI trash from Classic.