I was wondering if the production of an album can actually sway you to like or dislike a cd? My opinion is if I like the songwriting but the production is poor due to the plain fact that a band has no money to have it done better it has NO IMPACT on whether or not I will listen (unless of course it is unlistenable like you cant make out what is being played). Perfect example: My fave Spheric Universe Experience cd is "Mental Torments" and that is their worst production but I love the songs. Another example..Clockwork "Surface Tension"..A killer underrated cd released on Sensory records over 10 years ago STILL blows me away and the production is weak. Even a lot of current releases have production issues that can be overlooked due to the greatness of the writing and playing. It seems the market will not have mediocre productions released (understandable from a retail point of view) unless the production is in some cases...flawless. can anyone shed some light?