The Mastering Loudness War is not yet over..

“So if anyone ever wonders why music can often be tiring to listen to, this is exactly why. Mixed in with the music are thousands and thousands of clicks, just like these.
Of course, when the loudness war really is finally over, the record companies will be able to re-release their back catalog once again in unclipped versions… Perhaps they know what they are doing after all?”

from a great article at RecordProducer.com. Glad at least someone is supporting my views from 2004.