In rec.audio.tech,comp.dsp, Richard Owlett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Ben Bradley wrote:
>> The music industry 'standards' for making a CD have changed in the
>> past decade or so. A song that sounds 'louder' is, at first listen,
>> deemed more interesting and exciting, so it will sell more CD's than a
>> clean-but-not=as-loud song, so record labels are making songs sound
>> louder to increase sales. Yes, they're sacrificing sound quality to
>> make more money.
>Sounds as if OP should write a forceful, but polite, complaint letter
>to the offending label. Don't bother with "customer relations"
>[whatever they call it]. Send it to CEO or Chairman of Board of Directors.