My copy was quite noisy; unlike Ocatagon, the distortion and surface noise throughout this record was distracting. Very unfortunate, as this is one of my favorite of the "RIFT" series. Not the worst/most unexpected outcome, but still a shame to have to honestly mention the shoddy sound quality.
mine came in pretty flat and clean, sounds great. the paper sleeve was really tight though, i did what i normally do with these new releases and cut it open instead of sliding the record out which could cause scuffs.