I've posted this website address several time on Head-Fi. It's a dynamic range database of popular albums. Check it out. http://www.dr.loudness-war.info/
yea,the loudness war kinda pee's me off especially when i'm trying to relax listening to music and all you hear is piercing fatiguing cymbals and kick drums having zero depth on impact and little to none dynamics just to make it sound good on an ipod. that's why i like vinyl more in most cases cause the vinyl copies maintains it's dynamic range while the cd version and digital version gets hampered to sound louder cause to most people ''louder is better''. that's why i can't stand modern metal cause the bad mastering that gets done a lot.