There is a local radio station that plays nothing but commercialized modern rock. I never listen to the station, though of course I often do come across the station when I am in a feeble attempt to tune-in to something I can actually tolerate. Untimately, I usually end up listening to either NPR or talk-radio. However, I notice that a lot of the mainstream modern rock I hear shares one common trait, and that is the production is like that of a really bad Hollywood movie. You have this painfully clean, sterile, compressed sound that is clearly the product of Pro Tools or something very similar. Of course all depth is lost in the process, and like a Hollywood movie, the music is very sleek, though it lacks any real emotion or depth. To me, this applies to almost all mainstream modern rock bands, including Tool and System of a Down, who people in these forums seem to rave so much about. I think the overdone production heard in much of this music is so uninspiring and downright bland, much more so than the redundancy and lack of creative ideas often found with these bands to begin with. Someone started a thread very similar to this topic in the old forums - which I found to be very interesting - but it didn't get much of a response. What is your take on this?