Hybrid Theory unmastered sounds better than the official version

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    Skrilla Mine

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    Just discovered this version recently and it really makes me feel disappointed about the official version of the album. There's more bass, drums are somewhat punchier, more dynamics, and the vocals feel slightly more natural, the mastering engineer somewhat butchered the final version. I'm prolly guessing the label (or Don Gilmore) wanted to suck the bass out and have the levels pushed all the way up :facepalm:

    I can imagine it's the same case with Meteora
     
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    sam1232

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    please are you for real??? Hybrid Theory original was the best
     
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    minuteforce

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    I haven't listened to the unmastered version of these songs in a pretty long time but, hearing them now, I get what you mean. There are pros and cons - I think the vocal mixing is better in the final release, but hearing more prominent bass guitar is indeed nice.
     
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    HybridT

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    Hmm, I wonder where I could find this unmastered version... I’m surprised I’ve never heard of it.
     
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    Skrilla Mine

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    Just found out about it recently too, been out since 2011 apparently. Just google it...
     
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    Skrilla Mine

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    Noticed the vocals felt a little "muffled", I guess there are some tradeoffs
     
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    Astat

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    Imagine being so enamored with nostalgia for an album that you're this quick to jump to its defense when you probably don't even know what's being talked about.
     
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    Skrilla Mine

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    Dawg please
     
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    Let the person enjoy the original HT if they wish, holy shit.
     
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    Skrilla Mine

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    Dawg I'm drunk rn lol

    It's just my opinion
     
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    about2break

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    Hmm never heard of it either. Notice some of the song titles are different. Are they different songs or just different names? What else should I know about this?
     
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    minuteforce

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    Some of the songs didn't have their final titles yet and I'd assume the tracklisting hadn't been fully decided upon either. Every mix is fairly different from the one heard on the eventual album, some of them even have extra drum fills, scratching parts and such which were eventually muted/deleted. You can consult @Astat for more details
     
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    Spiderguy252

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    Completely agree, but you get the feeling that HT wouldn't have sold as well if it was released instead.
     

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