Vinyl Pressing Review

Man on the Mountain


Reviewed by Rob Peoni on 10.25.2013

This release serves as the self-titled, debut LP from Man on a Mountain. The group struggles to set itself apart from late 1990s alternative rock and pop on this 10-track release. The album was recorded at Bad Lab Studio in Tabernacle, NJ.

Ratings are based on a scale from 0-10.

Overall Sound:


There's no glaring errors or missteps in terms of production on this LP. The vocals are energetic and up front. The drums are a bit cymbal-heavy for my taste. The guitars and vocals are crisp and coherent, but they sound manufactured, devoid of any flaws, as if made in a vacuum.

Pressing Quality:


The 150-gram vinyl feels heavy and durable. The paper sleeve and jacket are standard issue. No warping, weaving present. Our copy had some minor scuffing, but nothing that affected playback. It also included a version on CD. The glossy lyric sheet insert is high quality. Nice pressing overall.

Vinyl Noise:


Very quiet pressing throughout. No popping, skipping, or static present even between songs.

Overall Artwork:


The lone bit of artwork is the vintage clock radio on the album's cover. Not much to speak of here.

Overall Extras:


Our copy included a version on CD and a digital download card. The album also included a glossy lyric sheet insert.

Reviewed By:
Rob Peoni

I'm a longtime music junkie who began collecting vinyl around three years ago. I have around 300 titles that span a broad variety of genres. I tend to gravitate toward...

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Total Score

: 3.65



Label: none
Release Year: 2013
Purchase Price: 20.00
Pressing Company: unknown
Format: 12 inch LP
# of Records: 1
Pressing Weight: 150-gram
Color: black
Gatefold: No
Digital: Yes
Inner Sleeves:

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