I would not suggest a popup stopper, you will be bring a lot of sites down, because they survive due to their advertising income.
The archive is 99,9% people who come from search engines, and the function serves no other reason, you can find everything that's in the archives on the normal Club CD Freaks pages, without popups.
We are showing popups over there, because they are mainly visited by people who are searching for something in a search engine, and likely do not come back, there are clear messages that if they want popup free information, then then should click the appropiate links.
The archives give us the opportunity to leave the main forum popup free and show only a small amount of ads to our regular visitors, while showing the most annoying ads to one time visitors. I hope this clears it up.
The archives are linked to make them better accessible by the spiders.