Portishead – Third (2008 US)

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by SQ:  65%  Pressing:  65%  Overall:  65% 

Third is the third studio album by English electronic band Portishead. It was released in the United Kingdom on 28 April 2008 through Island Records, and a day later in the United States through Mercury Records.

If you were expecting great sounding from knowing that this US release was in fact pressed on 45rpm, you would be very disappointed. As I am.

It was after all pressed by United Record Pressing and cut for vinyl by Wes Garland at Nashville Record Productions. What’s more could you expect?

It’s a typical trade mark WG/NRP ⓤ sound. Dull and uninspiring. Perhaps the EU pressing is a better bet.