I've found that lots on new artist records are recorded in a weird lo-fi way that is not conducive to critical listening. Not sure why the artist or record companies choose to record it like that, maybe it easier? Maybe their target audience doesn't care? Maybe it's a style thing?
I bought a 2019 release from 2019 - Kelly Finnigan - "The Tales People Tell" on vinyl. It is produced by a local record label owned by one of the brothers that own/run my local record store. Anyway, the album was on a few "best of 2019" lists, but I found it unlistenable from a sound quality perspective. Too bad as the musical content was pretty good. I ended up selling the record back to my LRS as I just couldn't listen to it on my hi-fi system.
Sorry, didn't answer your question. Just an observation about a "modern" recording's lack of sound quality.