Originally Posted by Rob Instigator
older CD's and early CD-r's are also experienceing this problem
it is an oxidation of th inner metal that holds the encoded data
eventually ALL CD's will degrade as such, just by virtue of plastic darkening and stiffening and shrinking through time.
i had an older sonic youth bootleg pressed on a cd-r and it played normal for a year and then started to have a staticy skip starting on the later tracks and working towards the early ones. there weren't any scratches and the disc wasn't exposed to excessive heat or moisture, i assumed it was burned to a defective cd-r that had oxidized.