Sorry to link to my Anastacia post again, but further to its attack on the current oppressive fashion of using limiters and compressors to increase the loudness of pop and rock recordings and my sideswipe here, Slashdot links to an(other) article about the “loudness war“.

[If you are a newcomer to Slashdot you should take advantage of that blog’s comment rating system and adjust the slider at the side of the page to filter out anything scoring 3 or less. That way you’ll get to read at least two clarifications from commenters explaining the difference between compression to reduce the difference between loud and soft sounds on a track and compression to reduce the size of the data needed to store a track. And you won’t read much of the redundant ranting around them.]

Here’s another.