I'm simply suggesting that many cd masters (especially some current albums) are more dynamically compressed than their vinyl releases. The first example that comes to mind is M83s "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming." The CD version always sounded more congested to me...and this is coming from someone who isn't a vinyl fan or analog freak. Of course this isn't always the case, but it does happen (and no, I'm not making any rookie EQ mistakes:tongue_smile: ).
You can master loud (bringing your peaks to -0.1dB) without needing any dynamic range compression.
And adding compression still shouldn't add clipping, which is the problem that SunJ was describing. If he's hearing clipping when listening to CDs, it suggests that there is something wrong with his setup - unless he just happens to be listening to albums that actually are clipped on the disc. (which is rarer than you might think)
It does seem that your example came from a different master than the CD version though: http://www.dr.loudness-war.info/index.php?search_artist=&search_album=hurry+up%2C+we%27re+dreaming
But I do wonder how much of that is a difference in the master, and how much of it is the capture process. Not necessarily that album, as I am not familiar with it, but with vinyl rips in general.
It's not inconceivable that the process of creating a vinyl rip could simply expand the dynamic range from what is actually on there, and that you could achieve similar results by processing the CD audio, without the additional distortion that you get from Vinyl.