Alabama Shakes

Recently purchased Alabama Shakes first album, Boys and Girls. I purchased this on iTunes right after it came out and just loved it. Gave me hope for the moribund state of rock and roll.

Now that I have an actual hi-fi system I'm buying CDs of my favorite music to replace the iTunes versions.

I'm researching the older music and getting the best CD recordings I can find. This has been VERY gratifying. So much good stuff out there. But with newer music there isn't much choice in terms of CDs recordings. Usually just one.

And I have to say this CD is a real disappointment. The SQ just isn't there. Very tinny. Her voice is way too out front of the music. Grates on my nerves. Volume is too high.....I guess its a loudness issue. At about 1/3 volume on my line stage it is as loud (decibel-wise) as my older (and better) CDs are at 1/2 volume....and nothing is gained by going higher.

This makes me wonder about Sound and Color, their second album. I do not like it as much as the first album but at least on iTunes it sounds like a very well produced album. I wonder if that CD is as bad is this one.

I know CDs are a dying if not dead media. I get that they don't account for much in the way of sales. So my question is this: Are CDs being produced for new music all low quality? Is anyone making high quality CD recordings of new music? 
Come on guys, sopranos theme is A3. The original, longer version is a sonic treat. Breaks into a little hip hop mid stream. 

Sound & Color (Deluxe Edition" is the most dramatic example I have encountered of an LP sounding freaking amazing... just so good... while the streaming version (Qobuz 24/44.1) sounds quite disappointing. It is such a difference, it affects the enjoyability of the album. 

Another such example is Abel Selaocoe album "Where is Home": beautiful SQ on LP, not as good on streaming.

This is certainly not always the case, in my eperience: I have compared a number of albums where I have both the LP and CD, or LP vs streaming, and IMO, it is unpredictable which is going to sound better. (I have some albums, both streaming and ripped CDs, that sound flipping amazing on my digital streamer + DAC... so when it sound poor, I know I am hearing a deficiency in a particular digital release.)

Maybe it reflects how the music was originally recorded (analog or digital)?

Or maybe the mastering process is so different for analog vs digital that you can't count on both results being of equal quality. 🤷‍♂️