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Helium - The Dirt Of Luck download album

  • Performer: Helium
  • Album: The Dirt Of Luck
  • FLAC: 1196 mb | MP3: 1418 mb
  • Released: 1995
  • Country: US
  • Style: Indie Rock
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 336
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Helium  - The Dirt Of Luck download album

Album · 1995 · 12 Songs. The Dirt of Luck Helium.

From Helium's 1st album "The Dirt of Luck" (Matador Records, 1995).

Album Name The Dirt of Luck. Released date April 1995. Music StyleNoise Rock. Members owning this album1.

Helium's Dirt of Luck is that kind of album. From start to finish, Dirt of Luck is no less than perfect. When i put it on, i dont think of listening to a certain song, i want the whole album. Listening to Helium's previous recordings, i always felt something missing. All that potential, dark, melancholy, blistering, and blissfull is on Dirt of Luck. This is an album of a band playing at its highest level.

Helium's first full-length album expands on Timony's feminist lyrical bent and adds more colors to the band's musical palette. Full of what Timony calls "cartoon and monster movie music," The Dirt of Luck is a tight, focused album that is also diverse.

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Helium’s hit their true stride with the recording of Pirate Prude, a 1994 EP captured almost entirely on Ends. The rest of the tracks on this mini album are equally explosive and emotionally draining. Helium only became bolder.

Tracklist

A1 Pat's Trick 3:20
A2 Trixie's Star 2:44
A3 Silver Angel 2:54
A4 Baby's Going Underground 6:24
A5 Medusa 3:10
A6 Comet #9 2:09
B1 Skeleton 4:11
B2 Superball 2:35
B3 All The X's Have Wings 3:13
B4 Oh The Wind And Rain 5:29
B5 Honeycomb 4:22
B6 Flower Of The Apocalypse 3:46

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Studio Red
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound

Credits

  • Bass – Ash Bowie
  • Co-producer – Adam Lasus
  • Design – Mark Ohe
  • Design Concept – Mary Timony
  • Drums – Shawn Devlin
  • Keyboards – Mary Timony
  • Mastered By – Greg Calbi
  • Organ – Mary Timony
  • Percussion – Shawn Devlin
  • Piano – Mary Timony
  • Producer – Helium
  • Vocals – Mary Timony
  • Xylophone – Mary Timony

Notes

The original US pressings did not have a barcode on the jacket, it was on a shrinkwrap sticker.
Gatefold sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker on shrink wrap): 744861012412

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
OLE 124-2 Helium The Dirt Of Luck ‎(CD, Album) Matador OLE 124-2 US 1995
OLE 124-4P Helium The Dirt Of Luck ‎(Cass, Album, Promo) Matador OLE 124-4P US 1995
OLE-124-1 Helium The Dirt Of Luck ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM) Matador OLE-124-1 USA, Canada & UK 2017
OLE-124-1 Helium The Dirt Of Luck ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Blu) Matador OLE-124-1 USA, Canada & UK 2017
OLE 124-2 Helium The Dirt Of Luck ‎(CD, Album, RP) Matador OLE 124-2 US 1999


Mojar
One of the best alt rock albums of the 90s.
Nettale
This is a great LP through and through. I can probably do without Honeycomb but the rest is good 90s fun. Mary Timony may not be outright part of the feminist music movement but she definitely has songs relating to her experiences as growing up as a woman (particularly the track Oh The Wind and The Rain, probably my favourite on this LP next to Silver Angel). When I meet people that really enjoy feminist rock I always refer them to Mary Timony and specifically this LP. Her later solo LP, Ex Hex (not the band!), is really damn good as well.Regarding the sound quality of this vinyl pressing I had some terrible sibilance issues until I maxed out the recommended weight for my cart (a Stanton 500.V3 on a 1962 Empire 298 Turntable with a 980 tonearm). Adjusting VTA, or cheating with stacking/removing turntable mats did nothing to help. Once the weight is maxed out it sounds pretty good. It's still cut a little too hot, but still very enjoyable. If you have a very revealing/unforgiving system it may not be fun to listen to.When I upgrade at some point to a Denon DL-110 I'll report back if the sound quality issue persists. But, I'm not holding my breath on it as most of my collection sounds just fine. It's mostly this LP in particular and a few modern repressings (mostly the Radiohead stuff) that seem to have issues with my setup unless the weight is maxed out or the VTA is readjusted.
Ballardana
Yeah, it's a nice cart for sure. My only nitpick is that I have to bump the bass up just a little bit to compensate. Otherwise, it tracks pretty well. Works extremely well with records that are cut too hot and pretty much eliminated IGD issues for me. Had an awkward break in period that required readjustment every 5-10 hours until it settled on its sound about 30 hours into it. Either way, great LP. Mary rules!
Mora
Crazy -- I always thought the same thing about this record. Terrible sound/too hot with every cart I've ever owned. And when I got the DL-110, it improved considerably. Great cart! Buy a replacement before the price goes up again!
Jeb
Got the DL-110 and it's not as bad as it was previously but still mastered a bit too hot. This is reflected in the CD version as well, but the vinyl makes it a bit more obvious. Either way, could have been mastered with the treble turned down a tad but otherwise great album.
Madi
Helium's first full-length album expands on Timony's feminist lyrical bent and adds more colors to the band's musical palette. Full of what Timony calls "cartoon and monster movie music," The Dirt of Luck is a tight, focused album that is also diverse. The sludgy "Pat's Trick" mingles with the sweet-sounding and sweetly named "Honeycomb," which shares space with the nasty-sultry sounds of "Medusa" and the shimmery drone pop of "Baby's Going Underground." It's tied together by the album's spacious sound and Timony's singing, which is fuller and richer than on the group's debut.
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