So I just received the new No Age 7" in the post and it's practically bent in half, all the corners are scuffed and, in short, it looks like shit. I realise that, to a certain extent, it's a risk you take when ordering vinyl through the post but this is about the fifth time in the past year that I've ordered direct from a record label and they've basically stuck the record in a fucking envelope with absolutely no protection, save for a shitty little sheet of cardboard. It's not really on, is it? I know overheads and margins are tight at independents but surely they can stretch to actually bothering to protect the records that they're selling people, especially when, in the case of one particular label, they charge 15 dollars postage. While not everyone is as OCD about the condition of their record collection, the artwork is part of the whole package with an album and it really fucking sucks when you receive a record that's battered to shit. That'll be all.