Well, obviously you can't "create a silk purse out if a sow's ear." It is the long held maxim, garbage in, garbage out. So I am talking about high quality streams.
I have to say, that I have looked at streams in the popular domain closely in WaveLab, which has good analysis facilities. In the main music from the pop culture is very badly engineered. For one thing the spectroscope shows most of it to be close to mono, with the spectroscope showing a very poor stereo stage. In the "classical" domain things are almost universally very well engineered.