Originally Posted by mediocrefunkybeat
I'm just listening to the album on Spotify. This is one LOUD album. The songs are great, but these have had the absolute bejesus compressed and limited out of them. Eddie's right, this is some really bad mastering. It won't seem like it unless you've got a good set of speakers and know what you're listening for (or in my case, I'm listening on headphones) but it's 'Death Magnetic' all over again. It's not as bad as 'One by One' with the mastering, but it's close.
Yeah, I'm starting to see Eddie's point too.
As much as I know Youtube sound quality is not the greatest, I can at least A/B the new official Foo Fighters uploads with their previous official uploads, and blast them through my studio monitors.
The songs from the new album do come off as way over compressed relative to their previous songs.