As a teenager growing up in Scotland 85-91 my youth was full of Tartan Techno, English drum & bass, NWA, Ice Cube, Dr Dre. Then came the Brit Pop years Oasis, Blur, The Verve etc. I've always bought music but my playback solutions were very dubious. Now 48 I have managed to get a modest system together. And after a major struggle rescued some 600 CDS from the loft. To my surprise half of them sound absolutely honking on my system. It's like a sonic assault! Probably due to the loudness wars... I appreciate for long term audiophiles they have heard these albums over and over. But I'd just like to say it's been an epiphany for me to start to listen to Steely Dan, Diana Krall, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Eva Cassidy etc. And I think they rock!