I love flat, centered, quiet vinyl. Rainbo and United are atrocious. I love a lot of different artists and albums, but Scott Walker is the one artist I listen to most.
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posted a comment on Willie Colon* - Cosa Nuestra. 19 days ago
Typical for Memphis Record Pressing, this one is off center and has a weird mark on it that looks like a scratch. Another garbage pressing from them.
posted a comment on Parish Hall - Parish Hall. 26 days ago
The usual garbage from Memphis Record Pressing. Off-center to an alarming degree on side two, because they cannot be bothered to QC. Avoid.
posted a comment on Camille Yarbrough - The Iron Pot Cooker. 27 days ago
My copy has a pressing flaw that causes a bump for several seconds, demonstrating again why you never, ever let Memphis Record Pressing handle any pressings. They pump out junk without any QC.
posted a comment on Don Blackman - Don Blackman. 2 months ago
My copy sounds fine - full, bottom heavy, dynamic. I'd go for it.
posted a comment on The Zombies - R.I.P.. 2 months ago
Garbage pressing. It's so off-center the tone arm basically straddles time zones. Avoid it.
posted a comment on Laura Marling - Song For Our Daughter. 2 months ago
Was surprised that it was off-center. Even more that Optimal pressed it off-center.
posted a comment on Lady Gaga - Chromatica. 2 months ago
Agreed that the packaging is garbage,but at least the pressing is perfect
posted a comment on P J Harvey* - Dry. 3 months ago
Slightly warped, slightly off-center. At least it sounds fine, but United needs to do a better job, if they actually pressed this.
posted a comment on The Electric Prunes - Release Of An Oath. 3 months ago
Doing this at 45RPM was a great idea, given the brevity of it, but it is off-center and noisy at the start of side one.
posted a comment on Khruangbin - Mordechai. 4 months ago
This is one of the worst sounding presses I have heard lately. It just sounds muddy and harsh. No warmth. Nothing. At least it isn't off-center like most IRP pressings are. But it is proof that IRP is the worst pressing plant around right now.
posted a comment on John Prine - The Missing Years. 4 months ago
Not sure when my copy was repressed, but side one is woefully off-center. Thought United was getting better at pressing vinyl.
posted a comment on Hayley Williams - Petals For Armor. 5 months ago
Great, my copy has sides a/b but not side c. This is ridiculous.
posted a comment on Soccer Mommy - Color Theory. 6 months ago
Two copies, both off-center. Not sure who pressed it, but it is junk. Avoid.
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posted a comment on David Axelrod - Songs Of Experience. 6 months ago
Like pretty much everything pressed by United, this one is off-center.
posted a comment on David Axelrod - Song Of Innocence. 6 months ago
United pressed this, and like most product from United, it's off center.
posted a comment on Nina Simone - Fodder On My Wings. 6 months ago
Not sure who pressed this, but my copy is very off-center on side two. Avoid it.
posted a review of Soccer Mommy - Color Theory. 8 months ago
Not sure who pressed this, but somehow it is off-center on both sides, so avoid it.
submitted Marian Henderson - Cameo. 9 months ago
posted a comment on Fiona Apple - Tidal. 9 months ago
Garbage pressing. Memphis Record Pressing handled this for Vinyl Me Please and it is off-center, just like everything Memphis does. Avoid.
posted a review of John Scoggins - Pressed For Time. 9 months ago
Wasted opportunity. Rhino had Rainbo press it, and Rainbo did their usual botch job, pressing it off-center. Avoid.
posted a comment on Darrell Banks - Here To Stay. 10 months ago
More Memphis Record Pressing junk. Wildly off-center on side two. A waste of time, money, and vinyl
posted a comment on The J.B.'s - More Mess On My Thing. 10 months ago
Great album. Too bad side two is quite off-center. What a shame.
posted a comment on Scott Walker - Scott 4. 10 months ago
My copy is flat, centered & quiet, with interesting details and depth that essentially shift the listening experience. I don't really hear the digital sheen others have cited, but it isn't quite as warm as the original. Still the way things pop out,... See full review
posted a comment on Scott Walker - Aloner. 10 months ago
I had a copy of Aloner and it sounds compressed/tinny compared to the UK mono and stereo. Although it is the same album with a different title, you are best off to get a UK original.
posted a comment on Blood Orange (2) - Angel's Pulse. 10 months ago
It's Rainbo. It's off-center. Domino knows better, but they don't care.
posted a comment on Charlie Parker - The Magnificent Charlie Parker. 11 months ago
Tried two copies of this and both are off-center. Avoid.
posted a comment on David Axelrod - Seriously Deep. about 1 year ago
Astonished. It is centered, nearly deathly quiet where it should be, comes in a polylined innner, and it sounds amazing. And yet, I think it is a United. It beggars belief.
posted a comment on Big Thief - Two Hands. about 1 year ago
Taking it back only gets your money back. It doesn't help in terms of getting a good pressing and it doesn't remotely demonstrate that 4AD is willing to do anything about preventing this from happening again.
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posted a comment on Big Thief - Two Hands. about 1 year ago
I've emailed and messaged them before about this. One of the RSD Frank Blacks was off-center, as was the previous Big Thief and Deerhunter. They don't reply. They don't care.
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posted a comment on Big Thief - Two Hands. about 1 year ago
Avoid the black vinyl edition of this album. It is very off-center, much like most 4AD releases this year and thus it sounds like junk.
posted a comment on The Millennium - Begin. about 1 year ago
This is garbage. Sundazed used United Record Pressing, so side two is off-center and it sounds awful. Avoid.
posted a comment on Bonnie 'Prince' Billy*, Bryce Dessner, Eighth Blackbird - When We Are Inhuman. about 1 year ago
The pressing is pure junk. Very, very off-center and as a result completely unlistenable. An absolute disaster
posted a comment on Solange (2) - When I Get Home. about 1 year ago
A few ticks and pops, but the sound is amazing and the vinyl is nearly centered so who knew United was capable of doing something right.
posted a comment on Parliament - Up For The Down Stroke. about 1 year ago
It sounds great to me. It looks like a United, but it seems to be flat, quiet and nearly centered, which is not like them at all
posted a comment on The Feelies - Time For A Witness. about 1 year ago
It's United. It's off-center. Not such that it is too distracting, but United can't press anything right.
posted a comment on New Radicals - Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too.. about 1 year ago
The usual off-center junk from UMG and whatever pressing plant they have dump out their substandard product.
posted a comment on Erykah Badu - Baduizm. about 1 year ago
Usually lousy very off-center pressing from UMG and Respect the Classics. Not sure who was responsible for pressing, but it's clear they don't respect the classics at all and never should have been allowed near this title
posted a comment on Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping. about 1 year ago
Somewhat off-center. Which sucks. And who knows what source UMG used because the original master likely perished in the the 2008 fire, but unless Analogue Productions steps in and gives this a prestige pressing, this is probably as good as it is going... See full review
posted a comment on Norma Tanega - Walkin' My Cat Named Dog. about 1 year ago
Absolute garbaage from Real Gone, Rhino and Rainbo. My copy has scratches on You're Dead and side two is ridiculously off-center. This is a reissue to avoid.
posted a comment on Rainbo Records. about 1 year ago
The folks at Rhino still seem to have anyone licensing product use Rainbo and United to press product. Mexican Summer seems to be using RTI lately, or at least they told me that Jessica Pratt would be handled by RTI and subsequent titles I've bought... See full review
posted a comment on The Roots - The Tipping Point. about 1 year ago
Warning: this is a Rainbo pressing. Mine is scuffed/has weird marks that look like scratches and one side is definitely off-center.
posted a comment on Don Cherry - Brown Rice. about 1 year ago
Dimpled vinyl and off-center on one side. This smells like a United Record Pressing hack job. Not sure why UMG would dump this kind of junk out there instead of giving it the kind of attention that its Blue Note imprint has been giving titles for the... See full review
posted a comment on Rhino Records (2). about 1 year ago
I really wish Rhino wouldn't force anyone licensing the product they control for Warner to use United or Rainbo to press it. Rhino seems to have stopped using them for their own releases, so the fact they would condemn titles like Julee Cruise, L7, or... See full review
posted a comment on Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour. about 1 year ago
My clear vinyl appears to have been pressed at Rainbo as it has their S-##### in the deadwax and it is pure garbage, with a strange sound/surface noise throughout. Whether it is Rainbo or United, it just proves neither company should ever be allowed... See full review
posted a comment on Harlem River Drive - Harlem River Drive. about 1 year ago
For some ungodly reason, Get on Down and Rhino gave this title to United Record Pressing and it is off-center junk. Avoid
posted a comment on Harlem River Drive - Harlem River Drive. about 1 year ago
United Record Pressing pressed it. My copy is off-center. United is notorious for junk pressings.
posted a comment on Harlem River Drive - Harlem River Drive. about 1 year ago
United Record Pressing pressed it. My copy is off-center. United is notorious for junk pressings.