5 out of 5
Produced by: Aesop Rock
Original review here.
An amazing album, and a fantastic pressing. Rock’s production sounds so, so rich on wax, and the runtime of Felt 3 – 68 minutes – means each side of 2 LPs is a full listen. Rhymesayers’ tri-fold packaging has been too tight and clunky on past sets, but, at least on my copy, everything slides in and out easily while still being a durable bit of construction. It probably helps that the 3rd LP is die-cut, so it doesn’t bulk up the mid-section and is also easy to get in and out.
To that 3rd LP – it’s one of three shapes (Murs, Slug, Rock) with a different single track on each. I guess I could knock the set for that, but you get each track – remixes – digitally, and so I kind of like the one-off gimmick, as it makes the reissue feel a little more unique. I realize I could be in a bad mood tomorrow and feel differently, but for now, I dig it. As to the songs themselves, Ant’s Bass For Your Truck remix, and The Grouch’s G.I. Josephine both dramatically change the tone of the original songs, making them pretty interesting. Full Clip’s Protagonists remix, though, seems way too similar; I listened to the regular and remix back to back and they’re fairly interchangeable. 2 outta 3 is okay, though. My love for this album may be making me a bit more favorable, but this felt like a worthwhile reissue, though if you owned it on wax previously, I’d also admit that the remixes / picture disc aren’t enough for a double dip.