Known Bad CDs
Here is a list of all the bad CDs that we are aware of in the UK and elsewhere at the moment. Please use your browser’s Find In Page menu option to search, or use the artist or title index pages. Help us find more! See this page for details. Please post new reports to this address, and also let us know if you have any new information about any of the CDs listed below, or if you can confirm our reports. Thanks!
For people based in Germany, I recommend taking a look at c’t magazine’s online corrupt CD database. US residents might also want to look at Fat Chuck’s site for more information on US releases and the US situation.
Note that the effectiveness of these so-called “copy-protection” systems usually depends mostly on which particular CD-ROM drive make and model you have in your PC or Mac. Some people find that a corrupt disc will extract fine without problem the first time they try, and others will have trouble even playing it. The software used seems to matter less than the hardware, but several people have recommended ExactAudioCopy or CDEx which check more thoroughly for errors than some other apps.