Originally posted by noiseless:[..]
I'm not completely sure what sounds you mean. There's a lot going on in the background and some (unwanted?) sounds may have been there forever, just to be more noticeable due to a superior transfer from the master tapes.
Probably that. It sounds like something is grinding in the foreground. It's on my original album too, so it's probably just an effect of the transfer.
As for NLOTH, I've notice it sounds louder than it should be but a lot better than the last two albums.
NLOTH is an album that really needs to be played on a higher-end system to hear it's genius... in my humble opinion.
Was it Paul McGuinness who said U2 are one of the only bands making music designed for loud systems?