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Remastered by a hack
May 26, 2019
All remixing engineers who don't understand how to be meticulously faithful to the balance of the original recording - *especially* when you're working with music as imprinted on our brains as the Stones - should be banished to Siberia for life. As some have already said, the bass on several tracks is pushed too far and it's way too prominent, with some tracks worse than others.
Some folks have blamed a poor quality recording. You've been listening to these very recordings for decades, reproduced countless times in TV commercials, sporting events, movies and all over the radio. They've never sounded as crappy as they do here. No, the problem with this album is the remixing engineer who just *knew* he could improve on the Stones.
The songs themselves are awesome of course. I didn't count but I'd say there are probably about 5 or 6 tracks where the drums and bass guitar are so front and center that you can't even enjoy the song. The rest of the tracks are more or less tolerable.