I mean I really hate them. A lot. I put together a CD for car trips. I didn't "normalize" the CD because I've heard what that does unless you do it manually -- distortion city. So I'm driving and this one song comes on and almost blasts me through the door. The songs are all remasters. So I decided to rip my CD burn into CD Architect and take a look. They brickwalled Ella Fitzgerald!!! Why? Why would the do something like that? Okay it's 2002 remaster and the Sinatra songs are 1996 and some of the others 1992. Oh we can make it louder! So I get to even out the levels now, figuring this is a good way to learn how to use the program. Do I bring everything else up? If I lower the volume on Ella, it will sound like sh*8 because everything comes down and the transients (whatever are left) get buried.