I've used Maxell CDR-Pro and Maxell "Cool Colors" discs for years with no problems. From what I understand, CDR's that have had sticker labels placed on them have the most problems with disc rot. What I do nowadays when I buy releases on CDR is back them up with one of my Maxell discs just in case there's a problem later. I used to be totally anti-CDR until I realized I'd miss out on a lot of great music. So I recommend backing them up to your computer or burning a backup disc as I mentioned. There was a period of time (in the early 2000's) that I had problems with CDR's, and all the problems were from two artists who I bought music from directly. I believe it was a combination of poor/cheap media and sticky labels. I can say TDK is one of the brands one of them used and therefore I AVOID them completely. It's also not just the brand of media, it's how fast the music is being burned to disc. If you're doing 52K it's too fast and you're going to get clicks. I use a Dell computer with a program called Sonic Record Now and it takes about 4 min. to burn a disc. Never had a problem with the CDR's I've burned.