Pearl Jam re-mastered to oblivion

Pearl Jam re-mastered to oblivion

Just in passing, I mentioned The Loudness Wars a couple of years back. Sadly things have not improved. Here is a quick introduction to the concept.

The ever-increasing drive for irritatingly loud mixes is no longer confined to the disposable pop market but is now reaching back into the past to find its innocent victims.

The classic debut album from Pearl Jam 'Ten' was re-released a few months back. Here is a comparison of the waveforms from 'Alive' on the original CD and the remastered version.

Note the lack of white space (dynamics) in the newer version
Note the lack of white space (dynamics) in the newer version

For further debate see the Pearl Jam forums. To do your bit for music, check out the Turn Me Up organisation.

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