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post #31 of 354
I always thought Megadeth's Countdown To Extinction was well recorded.

Certainly as has been suggested multiple times Tool's Lateralus & Aenima. I second the Porcupine Tree recommendation as well.
post #32 of 354
Megadeth Countdown To Extinction MFSL no that is worth spending a lot of money on.

Most of Dire Straits CDs are well recorded so are some of the older studio Bruce Springsteen records.

Nils Lofgrens Acoustic Live is a perfect live recording, sounds absolutely fantastic.
post #33 of 354
Children of Bodom, I personally like all their albums, but i think hatebreeder is probably the best. Blooddrunk is their new one and it is awesome. Dragonstorm-Valley of the damned
Deftones-around the fur
Mushroomhead-XIII
Protest the hero-Fortress
The sword- Age of winters
Three inches of blood- fire up the blades
three inches of blood- advance and vanquish
post #34 of 354
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Originally Posted by FrederikS|TPU View Post
Most of Dire Straits CDs are well recorded
x2,I have the first dire straits album on vinyl and is indeed a great recording
post #35 of 354
Smashing Pumpkins - Adore and Siamese Dream are both very well produced in my opinion.
post #36 of 354
Black Sabbath's "Paranoid"? To me the instruments are well separated and placed, and the bass is distinct and audible. Drums are pretty dynamic. Very stereo-y. Sounds great with my D2000s.
post #37 of 354
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Black Sabbath's "Paranoid"? To me the instruments are well separated and placed, and the bass is distinct and audible. Drums are pretty dynamic. Very stereo-y. Sounds great with my D2000s.
I love the Paranoid album, but depends which master you get. I have the Castle remaster (from memory), and it's horribly crackly and staticy. Faeries Wear Boots, especially, is one of my favourites, but there's a bit of ugly distortion that keeps me from turning it up. The Black Box version is superb, though.

A recommendation for ...and Justice for All? I think the mix is horrible. You can't hear the bass, and the drums are so sharp/bright from being so treble biased.
post #38 of 354
Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction (MFSL)
Yes - Fragile (MFSL)
Tool - Aenima, Lateralus
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia, Lightbulb Sun (Original master), Stupid Dream
Opeth - Blackwater Park, Deliverance
Gojira - The Link Re-Release
Necrophagist - Epitaph
Monstrosity - Spiritual Apocalypse
Satyricon - Volcano
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (SACD, XRCD)
A Perfect Circle - Thirteen Steps
Primus - Sailing The Seas Of Cheese
RHCP - Blood Sugar Sex Magic
Dave Matthews Band - B4 These Crowded Streets, Crash
Godsmack - Other Side
Lacuna Coil - Comalies
Nightwish - Oceanborn
Pantera - Far Beyond Driven
Pearl Jam - Ten (Ok, not exceptional)
Pink Floyd - The Wall (MFSL), WYWH (MFSL), DSOTM (SACD), The Final Cut
Roger Waters - Amused to Death (Q Sound!)
Steely Dan - Umm....Aja, Gaucho are top, but all albums sound great
Donald Fagen - The Nightfly
Stevie Ray Vaughan - The Sky Is Crying
Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses
Dream Theater - Awake
Nirvana - Unplugged
Eric Clapton - Unplugged
Lamb Of God - Ashes Of The Wake
Liquid Tension Experiment - Liquid Tension Experiment
Incubus - S.C.I.E.N.C.E
Extreme - III Sides to Every Story
Fates Warning - Pleasant Shade of Gray
Cowboy Junkies - Whites Off Earth Now! (SACD), Trinity Sessions, Lay it Down (not exactly rock, but I had to mention
Breaking Benjamin - We Are Not Alone
Audioslave - Audioslave
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
Amon Amarth - With Oden On Our Side
Scorpions - Moment Of Glory
Metallica - S&M
System Of A Down - Toxicity
Gov't Mule - Dose
Iced Earth - Horror Show, Burnt Offerings
Enslaved - Ruun
Kasabian - Kasabian
Dredg - El Cielo
post #39 of 354
Theatre Of Tragedy1998 - Aegis is a really well recorded album!
post #40 of 354
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Dredg - El Cielo
definitely one of my best-sounding albums. Good music too.
post #41 of 354
Tool - 10,000 days in flac also sounds amazing. Good balance and composition, a pleasure to listen to
post #42 of 354
Ghost REveries and Blackwater Park by Opeth and that one album Still Life.
Dreamtherater- MEtroplis PArt one is good.
Porcupine albums are very well produced- In absentia is the one I like.
post #43 of 354
I love the quality on Strapping Young Lad albums.

Also anything from Century records seems to be of good quality (came with a sample cd of some artists).
post #44 of 354
The Dark Side of the Moon SACD sounds wonderful. So does Brothers in Arms and all the CAN reissues on SACD.
post #45 of 354
Some of these suggestions are very curious. Tool sound excellent with headphones - they're just that kind of band - but they're albums are not well-recorded IMO. Absorbing listens, no doubt, but well recorded? No. Kinda like Radiohead's Kid A in that respect.

I'll throw in one perhaps nobody's noticed:

Audioslave (at least, Out of Exile and Revelations)

Great separation and organic presentation. Cornell's voice on tracks like Be Yourself is just phenomenal with a headphone with great midrange like my R10s.
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