The Black Keys - Rubber Factory 2014 US

Rubber Factory – 2016 US Reissue Black Vinyl

Edition: Standard Black Vinyl
Speed: 33 ⅓ rpm
Catalogue No: 80379-1
Barcode: 0 45778 03791 9
Matrix A: MRP0044-A FP80379-1-A CJH Welcome to 1979
Matrix B: MRP0044-B FP80379-1-B CJH Welcome to 1979

Reviewer Score
Sound: 3.5
Pressing/Noise: 2.0
Average: 2.75







  • Excellent lo-fi sound
  • Warm & analogue like


  • Could be very noisy
  • Shoddy pressing quality

One Comment

  1. I usually avoid buying any records on Fat Possum Records. Their motto ‘We’re Trying Our Best” is a joke, not only it is just NOT good enough, their records sounded dreadful!

    I recently decided to give Rubber Factory 2016 US reissue a go and I am glad that I did. Although the experience wasn’t all smooth and easy, my first copy of this MRP pressing was really noisy but my second copy is pretty quiet.

    Considering that this album was recorded in an abandoned rubber factory, I was surprised how good this lo-fi records sound — it’s quite terrific!


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