I know it's not a good thing to generalize, but because of my limited exposure to the new vinyl pressings, I'd like to ask the community if my observations hold water or not: I've noticed that pretty much any newly pressed vinyl that I've purchased recently tends to sound darker, more muffled than the original LP pressings. For example, the Beatles ("White Album", "Abbey Road", etc.) -- my old scratchy pressings of these LPs sound much, much brighter and have way more sparkle than the new 180 gram pressings. I've also noticed that new Erykah Badu vinyl pressings sound rather dark, gloomy, with rolled off highs. Same could be said for my new Donny Hathaway pressings. And so on... Is that some kind of a new trend in mastering albums for vinyl (i.e. roll off the highs a bit), or is it just that I happened upon some oddball pressings? Anyone else have similar observations to share?