Vinyl Pressing Review

Dumb Numbers


Dumb Numbers


Reviewed by Kasey Bradley on 08.13.2013

10 years in the making, Dumb Numbers is a project from Australia's Adam Harding featuring a who's-who lineup of backing musicians, including Lou Barlow, Bob Bruno, Dale Crover, CR Matheny and Murph.



Ratings are based on a scale from 0-10.

Overall Sound:

8.50

Adam Harding's vocals range from being right up front to being the ethereal backing track for tar-pit thick guitars. This album's sound is diverse and dynamic, showcasing the different contributions of the multiple musicians involved in the project. No matter the instrumentation, each track is lush and generally fairly expansive.
 

Pressing Quality:

8.50

The limited edition marbled pink / purple vinyl is pretty heavy-duty, and is a total stunner in the looks department. No noticeable warping or weave. Standard paper sleeve with a good sturdy jacket.
 

Vinyl Noise:

8.50

I noticed one pop consistently on the pressing I received, about 5 seconds in to the first song on side 2. Otherwise, no noticeable noise or static, even between songs.
 

Overall Artwork:

9.00

All versions of this album feature artwork by legendary filmmaker David Lynch, but the limited-edition release also include a poster of Lynch's artwork - of these 25 also included prints signed by Lynch. I really like Lynch's fuzzy and somewhat minimal floral shots and the choice of typeface, especially when combined with the colored vinyl. Fantastic art direction on this release.
 

Overall Extras:

9.50

As mentioned earlier, all versions of this album feature artwork by legendary filmmaker David Lynch. The limited-edition release also includes a poster of Lynch's artwork - of these 25 also included prints signed by Lynch. All versions include an MP3 download.


Reviewed By:
Kasey Bradley

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Total Score

: 4.40

 


Info

Label: Joyful Noise
Release Year: 2013
Purchase Price: 15.00
Pressing Company: Pirates Press
Format: 12 inch vinyl
# of Records: 1
Pressing Weight:
Color: Marbled pink / purple
Gatefold: No
Digital: Yes
Inner Sleeves:
Paper
 







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