Vinyl Pressing Review

Burnt Ones


You'll Never Walk Alone


Reviewed by Rob Peoni on 07.15.2013

Burnt Ones picks up where it left off on debut LP 'Black Teeth & Golden Tongues.' Fuzzed out glam rock of the highest order on a release that fits the aesthetic of psych rock juggernaut Burger Records. The vocals are more discernible and the instrumentals are tightened on this terrific sophomore effort.



Ratings are based on a scale from 0-10.

Overall Sound:

9.00

1960s pop themes intertwine with fuzzed out psychedelic rock in an unabashed celebration of all things glam. On earlier releases, the vocals of lead-singer Mark Tester often got lost in Burnt Ones all-encompassing wall of sound. Such is not the case here. The reverb-heavy vocals ride a propulsive crest of fuzzed out guitars. It's a much bigger sound than any four-piece has a right to offer.
 

Pressing Quality:

8.00

The clear, red vinyl could be a bit heavier, but it's not flimsy. The gatefold jacket is beautiful. No warping, weaving or other manufacturing flaws are present. The paper sleeve is standard issue. There is some minor creasing on the corners of the jacket, but that is likely just the result of shipping. High quality pressing overall.
 

Vinyl Noise:

9.00

No noticeable static or popping throughout the release. The only ambient noise found on this release is intentional: heavily distorted guitars and bombastic drum lines abound.
 

Overall Artwork:

8.00

The album artwork looks like a still frame of a landscape in an old black and white movie. It's a simple but cohesive design that unfolds like a panoramic photograph across the albums gatefold jacket. The lone color is the red lettering of the band's name on the rear cover. It really pops against the black and white background.
 

Overall Extras:

7.00

Not too many extras here. However, the gatefold jacket is a nice touch. No digital download included.


Reviewed By:
Rob Peoni

I'm a longtime music junkie who began collecting vinyl around three years ago. I have around 300 titles that span a broad variety of genres. I tend to gravitate toward...

Rob has reviewed 48 other Records.

 

Total Score

: 4.10

 


Info

Label: Burger Records
Release Year: 2013
Purchase Price: 15.00
Pressing Company: unknown
Format: 12 inch LP
# of Records: 1
Pressing Weight: unknown
Color: clear red
Gatefold: Yes
Digital: No
Inner Sleeves:
paper
 







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