NEIL YOUNG Hates Mp3 Quality, Says We’re Missing 95% Of The Sound!

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]NEIL YOUNG[/lastfm] is very unhappy with the quality of music these days.

But he’s not complaining about the music itself.  He’s upset about the actual SOUND you get with digital music.

He says, quote, “I’m finding that I have a little bit of trouble with the quality of the sound of music today.  I don’t like it.  It just makes me angry.  Not the quality of the music, but we’re in the 21st century and we have the worst sound that we’ve ever had.

“It’s worse than a 78 [rpm record].  Where are our geniuses?  What happened?”

Neil says MP3s feature only 5% of the data from an original master file, and he adds, quote, “If you’re an artist and you created something and you knew the master was 100% great, but the consumer got 5%, would you be feeling good?”

Young posted a note on his Facebook page early Tuesday morning saying, “I support Occupy Audio. Thanks for listening.”

The Facebook page that Young links to features a video of musicians such as [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Flea[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tom Petty[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]David Crosby[/lastfm][lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kid Rock[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mumford and Sons[/lastfm] listening to music in an El Dorado owned by Young and exclaiming how great it sounds.

The page says, “Occupy Audio and get the sound back to the people. Musicians, hear this. This is the 21st century. We need to take our tones back.” ~JZ.

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  • Paul

    I started encoding my records almost 10 years ago now, than downloading, ITunes, Rhapsody, Napster, you name it. I use to have 1000 LPs, 500 tapes, 500 CDs, and they are all pretty much sold off or collecting dust. The digital songs are so much easier, you can load up 10-20 hours of music into a device or burn a CD. Changing CDs or records I couldnt do it anymore. I listen to too much music on the go, in the car, etc. Most of my stuff is encoded at 256k, 320k, and I have a lot of FLAC, and lossless stuff. Honestly I prefer the digital, I cant much tell the difference. I do like the remastered CDs and the audiophile versions which also are on digital format! The low quality stuff I wouldnt have to begin with. The only thing I notice is I dont have a $1000 stereo system anymore like I use to with my albums. That is the main difference I think. if I had a stereo like that with Infinity speakers, I bet big money if I could play my MP3 through a high end receiver it would sound awesome! Digital is here to stay, it is for me. i can’t go back!

    • Vaentin

      lol CDs, FLAC, and anything you can save on a HDD or a SD card is digital too!

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