* As The Veneer Of Democracy Starts To Fade by Mark Stewart & The Maffia. Prior to the recording Stewart had been going to Dub Soundsystems (which deliberately play at ear splitting levels) and bootlegging them with a cheap cassette recorder so he could relive the memories at home. He liked the effect so much he had the engineer produce the whole album like that. It's hard to explain, but there's a discernible difference between turning everything up very loud in the studio and a live bootleg of an incredably loud performance done on cheap equipment, and the engineer managed to capture it perfectly. Even down to the particular quirks caused by Soundsystems often working with rudimentary mixing equipment and the amateur engineers/DJ's not ''quite'' understanding how everything works/being too messed up to care. The only part that gives it away is some of the panning, which would be impossible to capture in the way it's pretending, but it sounds cool so why not? They genuinely went to extraordinary levels to make the album sound as terrible as possible.
* At the end of "Incredibad" by Music/TheLonelyIsland is a loud explosion followed immediately by muffled ambient background noise and a car-alarm, giving the effect that the listener has hearing damage.
* In ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' and ''Series/ThePacific'' (at least on the DVD, rather than on broadcast where the audio may be compressed) all of the weaponry is deliberately mixed at a much higher peak level than the speech or music. This is particularly noticeable in scenes where battle erupts without warning - if you have the TV adjusted for normal speech you'll be deafened.
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