I had the opportunity to listen, finally, to Arcade Fire's latest, Reflektor recently. It was a FLAC rip of a CD so should have been OK, but I found it to be a mess - pretty much unlistenable. Has anyone else had this experience? I like this band a lot, so it's not the music itself. Am I:
a) having an off day
b) listening to a bad rip
c) listening with the wrong kit (HE500, DA&T Dac/Amp)
d) yet another victim of the loudness wars
I'd be interested if I should bother to seek out a CD of better of this and give it another go - or if the album is actually just badly produced. Anybody know please?