Just feel like rantin' here. I had a chance to pick up the new album by The Cure on its first day of release yesterday. Keep in mind they are probably my all-time favorite band, so every new release is a kind of holiday for me. So please excuse me for wanting to punch a baby seal in the throat upon hearing what has to be one of the most overly compressed albums I have ever heard. God... it even made the dreaded "Loudness" list on Amazon in only one day.
Musically - the band is tight as ever. There isn't a clunker on the album. Too bad I can barely hear most of it over a sea of clipping and jumbled noise. Other people that have the album have actually suggested turning the treble all the way down. What the hell? Why should I have to do that, as it will just cause other problems.
I hate it when this trend in the music industry hits so close to home. So many of the bands I listen to have been pretty much immune to the disease, but here it comes and bends me over.