This post was prompted when I read @drfindley say that radiohead records mastered by capital records is crap (not his exact words but I could feel the sentiment). Jazz has Mobile Fidelity, Music Matters, MOV etc as well respected mastering house I am even willing to pay 2x or 3x the cost of the original recording for something that really brings the recording alive. Is there a rock equivalent? I seem to buy a lot of hit or miss rock records, especially newer releases. I can see how disappointing it would be to buy a great record and get a flat or grainy recording. Any advice other than trolling elusive disc hours on end?