I don't think I've ever started a thread just to rail about how horrible something sounds but wow this is bad. Loud, muddy, compressed to crap. Shame because there's some great stuff on here. Who could've possibly listened to this and said "yeah this sounds great.. Let's release it.". I have a friend who's a folk/country musician and he and his partner released an album on cassette and cd. They were out of CDs so today I hooked up my Tandberg 310 mkII to give the cassette a listen. They recorded it in his living room and the sound quality is a million times better than this abomination. Do others feel this way or am I just cranky?