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  1. Considering Ke hasn't acted in twenty years, and then went and nailed three very different versions of the same character... it's an amazing performance.
  2. Each to their own I guess. I'd rather have Filoni Star Wars (including Rebels, Bad Batch etc) than the car crash of the sequel trilogy.
  3. There's a couple of albums I want that this has happened to, where the physical formats have missed the streaming release. I think it's delays to vinyl, which then also pushes the CD back so they can be released at the same time. Someone on YouTube recently commented that it took them two years to get vinyl pressed for a release, and three weeks for the CD version.
  4. Evelyn is obviously the centre of film, and Waymond it's heart. However my favourite character turn might be
  5. I've been through a fair few turntables over the years- Rega Planar 2, Technics SL-1210, Technics SL-D2, NAD 5120, Pro-ject Classic, Garrard SP-25 (and a few I've forgotten) all fitted with a raft of cartridges from Stanton, Ortofon, Shure, Audio Technica, Goldring etc. I'm sure there's probably been differences, but none of particularly stood head and shoulders above the other. Funnily enough, the one I wish I'd kept is probably the worst technically, but ended up being the most fun - the Garrard SP-25.
  6. To be honest, as long as you've brought something that isn't junk, I don't think there's a huge amount of difference between record players (and cartridges); at least not at the price level that 99.9% of mukkers are buying them at. As you've mentioned there isn't also a huge amount of difference between CD players (and DACS), again at the price level mukkers are buying them at. Getting to a level where the biggest impact on sound is the mastering of the recording isn't difficult, and I find that to be the biggest differentiator.
  7. Not as such. Perhaps the only difference in that regard is playback of dirty and/or mispressed vinyl. Otherwise, there's roughly the same stuff that influences playback.
  8. I saw it at the weekend and loved it; hugely inventive, warm and funny. All the cast were uniformly excellent, and the central family story was full of heart.
  9. Missed Actress' music first time around, but now loving the blend of Detroit Techno fed through a UK Dubstep/Electronica weirdness blender. Have brought Karma & Desire, and will be working my way through the rest of his back catalogue.
  10. This Pete Rock James Brown tribute mix is great https://soundcloud.com/officialpeterock/pete-rock-tribute-mix-james-brown?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
  11. I think there’s only one cinema in Birmingham(Cineworld) showing it too? Hopefully will get a chance to see it this weekend.
  12. I think it used to be that, and it's something Michael Caine complained about in the past. I think it's more now, with the continued erosion of the welfare state, that only actors (or artists, musicians etc) from a privileged background can support themselves until they make it.
  13. That's the thing I guess. You're either picking up SACDs issued from 20 odd years ago, or audiophile re-issues on labels like Mobile Fidelity. If I see a used CD/SACD player for cheap, I'll still probably pick one up though, just 'cos. Like you say, it's a shame. Hybrid discs sold at the price of a CD would have kept shiny discs going well into the download, and then early streaming days. Out of all my CD's, I think I've only got that's accidentally also SACD.
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    Vinyl lovers

    I don't own one myself, but apparently they still sound fine.
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    Vinyl lovers

    The vinyl manufactured during the 70s oil crisis are nearly flexi-discs, but still sound great.
  16. Do you play SACD's much? I've been tempted to get something capable of playing them, but not sure how many SACDs I'd actually get (availability/price).
  17. I suspect I'm going to be in the minority here, however, what's the album?
  18. Thread resurrect! I've seen them a couple of times, and they've been fantastic. I probably need that comp.
  19. I was in my local on RSD, and ended up buying seven used CDs for the price of one new vinyl RSD release. CDs are where it’s at if you used to like digging for cheap vinyl in the 90s/00s
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    Great CD Revival

    Today’s haul from from a local Oxfam and record shop, roughly £3 each (ignore the stickers)
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    The Jazz Thread

    Continuing on the Blue Note tip, I'm quite enjoying this. It starts off with a standard, but enjoyable, blues based hard-bop tune, but then goes other places on the other tracks. Bit of a Donald Byrd fan, always willing to experiment; from stuff like this to New Perspective and the Jazz Funk of his Mizell Brothers records. https://open.spotify.com/album/3iiXriAL04UEj7IjHa2J72?si=MMv2m8CrRv6SLHhtY6RBAg
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