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Hi Sheepy!Is this-there clipping phone-omenon worse on CD-R's as opp to pressed CDs?If its worse on the later tracks I imagine it is not clipping in the sense of overdriven transistors, etc. Instead it is probably 'dropped' data in the ADC causing an audio blip (better word someone?) that causes the upsetting noise ewe are experiencing.In addition, you may find that your neighbour's 'musician-ness' is in an older format than the CD.Or, alternatively he may have hidden 'port' that you can use to interface with his luffly sounds - more personally. You just have to find the right 'jack' 
Maybe handling the disk may be depositing something on the surface (wool?).
Could it be correlated with some other factor to do with the player rather than the disk - such as how long it has been switched on or the temperature of the electronics.
Self burned CDs are worse in their reflectivity compared with manufactured CDs. This is not usually a problem in modern computer CD players or HiFi systems but can be a problem in older systems. It results from not having an Automatic Gain Control and Level Detection system in the Laser Detector. This may be worse near the centre of the disk where the linear spacings in the track directions are smaller. It is hard to say why this gets worse after multiple plays - the laser will not damage the disk in any significant way. Maybe handling the disk may be depositing something on the surfae (wool?). Could it be correlated with some other factor to do with the player rather than the disk - such as how long iy has been switched on or the temperature of the electronics. The reflectivity problem with burned CDs can often be improved if you can clean the laser lens - though this is sometimes hard to get at. Condensation, especially with in-car systems, can also be a problem.
...causing an audio blip (better word someone?)
CDs play from the inside to the outer, (opposite of a vinyl record), if your faults only occur at the end of the album it could be due to fingerprints on the rim which have accumulated by handling "10-20" times.BTW glitching is not the same as clipping.
The problem is that you probably are buying cheap CDR blanks. Try buying genuine Verbatim AZO disks ( they are branded VERBATIM and have on the packaging either AZO or SUPER AZO printed somewhere, and are generally a lot bluer on the bottom than the cheapies) as these are produced to a higher standard, and are made with a different technology ( although they are able to be written to by any CD writer) that provides a higher contrast in the recorded data. Record then at a lower speed ( 3-6 times at most) and this may help. Your car player may be an older model ( or use older technology) that is not very comfortable with the lower cost disk blanks. This is common in car players.If this an issue with pressed disks as well, then you need to have the car player cleaned or adjusted ( although many are not able to be cleaned or serviced these days), or get a new one.If you are unable to do so, then buy a cheap FM transmitter that you plug either a SD card, any USB mass storage device, or a personal media player. Cost here is around 6 pounds, and they are quite reasonable in sound quality, at least as good as FM radio, not CD quality, though MP3 is not that in most cases anyhow.