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post #121 of 157
Originally Posted by Aman
It's a great album, but it sounds like absolute crap. It's engineered by one of the industry's most infamous figures.
post #122 of 157
Don't see this anywhere - Eric Johnson - Ah Via Musicom. Its certainly well recorded from an instruments point of view, not sure about mastering though.
post #123 of 157
I thought I would give this a little bump to see if anyone knows of any further albums to be added which have been released in recent months.

I will have to try and make my way through the ones that take my fancy, Master Of Puppets 24k Gold takes my fancy but I have no idea where I can pick up one of these in or delivered to the UK.
post #124 of 157
WOW! This thread deserves hefty bump!

Quick list from my collection (I list only the best of the best of the best):

Number one: Steely Dan - Two against nature

2. Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble - Music for the Native Americans

3. Porcupine Tree - Voyage 34: Complete Trip (no.1 for headphone listening!)

4. Blackfield - Blackfield

5. Opeth - Damnation

Steely Dan - Everything Must Go
David Gilmour - On an Island
Donald Fagen - Morph the Cat (DVD-A)
Blackfield - II
Jeff Lynne - Armchair Theatre
Fun Lovin' Criminals - Welcome to Poppys
Fun Lovin' Criminals - Livin' in the City
Metallica - Metallica
Pink Floyd - Division Bell
David Coverdale - In to the Light
Frank Black - Honeycomb
Rush - Counterparts (their only well produced studio recording imho)
Van Halen - Balance
Fishbone - Fishbone and the Familyhood Nextperience Present: The Psychotic Friends Nuttwerx
Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing (non-remastered)
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
Steely Dan - Aja

Honorable mention goes to:
All Porcupine Tree recordings

Wll-recorded pop/other albums:
Mike Oldfield - Songs of Distant Earth
Gaelle - Transient
Delerium - Nuages Du Monde
Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion
Laura Pausini - Resta in Ascolto
Chaka Chan & London Symphony Orchestra - ClassiKhan
post #125 of 157
The 24K remastered version of DSOTM is pretty darn good
Not sure if they would be considered rock by all, but Massive Attack's Mezzanine and 100th Window are two of my top reference albums (I consider them rock amongst other genres).
The Gathering's Home and How to Measure a Planet also have some fantastic recordings.
post #126 of 157
I might add "American Beauty" Grateful Dead.
post #127 of 157
To me all of The Alan Parson's Project sounded well produced to me, my favourite's being "The turn of a friendly card" and "The time machine"

One of my favourite and in my opinion a finely produced album is Isaac Hayes' "Hot Buttered Soul"- The Bar-kays kicking it with James Alexander just mindblowing on "By the time i get to Pheonix"
post #128 of 157
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post #129 of 157
Originally Posted by dgbiker1 View Post
The 24K remastered version of DSOTM is pretty darn good
DSOTM SACD (and 5.1 mix) sounds very good too!
post #130 of 157
Brand new but Jack Johnson - Sleep Through The Static sounds great. Is it "Rock"? I don't know.
post #131 of 157
Off the top of my head to add to the list:

Maroon 5, Songs About Jane - Matt Wallace home run.

Pierre Marchand is brilliant. Along with his Sarah McLachlan work don't miss The Devlins, Waiting.

Also don't miss Del Amitri, Twisted - maybe Bob Clearmountain's best of his best.

Very tough to pick an Andy Wallace favorite, just about any of them are reference standards.

And Tom Lord-Alge, another tough one. Going to go with Live, Secret Samadhi.
post #132 of 157
I'm glad to see Symphony X's The Odyssey on that list. Opeth as well. Both sound amazingly well-recorded, but Opeth's more death-metal stuff can get a bit tiring to listen to. The album Damnation though... I can listen to that over and over.
post #133 of 157

My Morning Jacket: Okonokos
Black Sabbath: Paranoid
Porcupine Tree: Stupid Dream
The Who: Who's Next
Rush: 2112
Pavement: Wowee Zowee (parts of the album at least)
post #134 of 157
My Morning Jacket - Z

I have listened to this album numerous times each on a wide range of headphones and speakers, and I can honestly say that I have never heard an album that sounds THAT much different on high-end phones. This album is so subtle, and the k701s especially bring out all those aspects.
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