White Stripes 'Icky Thump' Sound quality
after listening to the cd just once i feel compelled to write a rant somewhere. this is good new album, but i just cant get past the awful sound quality. this overcompressing of the music on modern music is beginning to annoy the hell out of me. im fed up of buying new cds and having to hear digital distortion which im damn sure the artist never intended to be there. listen. the new white stripes album sounds awful for a band that pride themselves on using only quality old analogue gear. listen to the crackle you hear on every hard kick drum beat. i bet thats not on the original master tape the band created, so why on earth do i have to hear it. music should sound better than ever but sadly its just treated with complete lack of care. i personally think this is a huge issue and needs to be petitioned against somehow. whats the point in me spending money on quality hifi gear if every new recording is inherently ruined before i purchase it.