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Does it annoy you when an album is overproduced?


By overproduced I mean an album that sounds "too polished" or has an excessively digital sound or makes use of autotune or something similar. For me, it certainly does.

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Keith Abt (FatFreddysCat) says

4 years ago
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    TheHeavyReview 4 years ago

    I can agree with you on hair metal, although that stuff is rough in production compared to what we get on the radio these days. Thrash is ridiculous sounding with a smooth production job.

    Yes, Napalm Death would sound absolutely hilarious that way!


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e-five says

4 years ago
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    TheHeavyReview 4 years ago

    I agree with you on how it started, but I don't think albums during the 80s were nearly as bad as they are today. Autotune is even worse, and really it's almost like cheating. At least it's obvious, though.

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Omnivium says

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Steve Orion says

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    TheHeavyReview 4 years ago

    Good call there on Death Magnetic and the loudness wars. There's an increasing number of new albums that follow this trend. In fact, the Eluveitie album (song) I posted in reply to Omnivium plays noticeably louder than 90% of the stuff on my iPod.

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Murphy (CriticalMessage) says

4 years ago
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  • WhydThatHappen 4 years ago

    Hopefully the single hit artists stop making albums soon, because they flood the charts on account of hit singles


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Trevor Basile (TrevorBasile) says

4 years ago
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    TheHeavyReview 4 years ago

    That's a good point of view. I completely agree with you on live albums. I personally just don't really care for a super-glossy sound on studio albums either.

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WhydThatHappen says

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    TheHeavyReview 4 years ago

    There are definitely good things about smooth production, such as how audible the instruments can be with such control. But it can certainly be used to mask mistakes and, like you say, it can lead people to falsley belie some musicians are excellent

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