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Reviews: Incubus: A Crow Left of the Murder

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Reviews: 5

Review by crazyhayashi December 16, 2004 (0 of 3 found this review helpful)
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Very good album...I love it. I don't have an SACD player yet, but the CD layer sounds pretty good. My favorite songs are "Megalomaniac", "A Crow Left of the Murder", "Talk Shows On Mute", "Sick Sad Little World", "Pistola", "Southern Girl", and "Priceless". "Sick Sad Little World" is my #1 song off this album. It's quite ironic that I loved this album so much considering that I didn't really enjoy Morning View all that much (too soft).

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Review by Teej December 19, 2004 (0 of 1 found this review helpful)
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The actual music is great, but then I like nearly everything that Incubus puts out, so make up your own mind on that one ;)

I haven't heard the surround mix, but the CD layer is the exact same as the non-SACD CD (compressed to hell, no dynamics, clipped), and the Stereo SACD layer left me disapointed, because it was only very slightly better in that department, still completely compressed, clipped etc.

Again, I can't speak for the surround mix...i hope to hear that in the not too distant future.

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Review by sthebkrman February 26, 2005
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My son took me to an Incubus concert and I became an instant fan at 50 years old. This SACD is almost as good as the live performace. If you have not gotten a Super Audio systen yet, go get one now. You will never regret the price. I spent $1300 and it was worth every penny. This CD is one you must have if you like Incubus. My son is a huge fan and he cannot believe how much better the SACD sounds compared to all of their regular CDs.

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Review by Dansk July 18, 2008
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A truly fantastic album, filled with adventurous songwriting and aggressive playing, but utterly ruined by the production. I bought this SACD and immediately regretted it. What's the point of creating an audiophile version of your album if you're just going to destroy it with compression and limiting?

The bottom line? Avoid at all costs, unless you can deal with the compression.

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Review by k1001001 November 29, 2011
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In agreement with other users, this is not a good buy. The mix on the stereo SACD version is slightly improved, but still pegs the meters. What's the point of buying an SACD if it is just as compressed as the CD version? This is the loudness war at its finest. I'm disappointed because I really like the music on the album, but abhor the mixes on both the CD and SACD layers.

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