In an interesting turn of events, "oneway23" has posted what he claims is a reply from Ted, stating that the album was supplied to him with the clipping already in the mix:
I’m certainly sympathetic to your reaction, I get to slam my head against that brick wall every day. In this case the mixes were already brick walled before they arrived at my place. Suffice it to say I would never be pushed to overdrive things as far as they are here. Believe me I’m not proud to be associated with this one, and we can only hope that some good will come from this in some form of backlash against volume above all else.
Check out the thread for yourself:
I GOT A RESPONSE FROM TED, JENSEN wrote back...He's not happy
Assuming this is genuine, props go to Ted, imo, for sticking his neck out and saying what he believes - let's hope this helps turn the tide of ever-increasing loudness and distortion.
(*) Of course the iTunes versions probably sound even worse than the CD itself, thanks to the likelihood of intersample peak clipping in the encoding process.