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Best sounding albums on headphones

post #1 of 134
Thread Starter 
What album(s) sound incredibly good to you thru headphones??

Let's eliminate the obvious Beatles and Pink Floyd. What album would you throw on to really impress someone. Not like I need more CD's, but I'm looking for suggestions.

I'll start:
Tower of Power - Back to Oakland, Urban Renewal
Michael Franks - Art of Tea
Lemon Jelly - all
Fila Brazillia - Power Clown
Kid Loco - Jesus Life for Children Under Inches
Funki Porcini - Hed Phone Sex
Joey DeFrancesco - Live: The Authorized Bootleg - sounds like you tipped the waiter and got a front row table.... can smell the smoke... not to mention one hell of a good album
A Positive Life - Synaesthetic
Getz/Gilberto - considering the year it is a very sharp recording.... not to mention maybe the classiest album of all time
Telepopmusik - Genetic World

Have fun!
post #2 of 134
X2 on TOP. Great band, great album.
post #3 of 134
Afrocelt Sound System - Seed

Porcupine Tree - In Absentia

Spirit - The 12 Dreams of Dr Sardonicus
post #4 of 134
Girl Talk, Feed the Animals
The Mamas and the Papas, Gold
Nirvana, Nirvana Unplugged,
Suede, Coming Up
The Clash, London Calling
Bob Marley, Legend
DJ Shadow, Endtroducing
post #5 of 134
Remember the Day by Exit Ten...amazing...
post #6 of 134
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Originally Posted by NiceCans View Post
Afrocelt Sound System - Seed
Haha oh man, I was gonna post this an hour or two ago, and then when it told me to log in i was like "eh.."
Nice to see we have similar tastes
I always found converting vegetarians to sound great too... particularly tracks 6 7 and 8 of side 1
post #7 of 134
Hey, wasn't there a sound file on the internets that demonstrates your headphones soundstage/imaging capabilities?
post #8 of 134
Thread Starter 
Ya know, I was listening to Porcupine Tree while I was making this thread. As soon as I clicked "submit" I realized I forgot to add it.

Good choice!
post #9 of 134
Pain of Salvation - 12:5
Isis - Panopticon
Tool - Aenima
post #10 of 134
This:



CAN recorded Flow Motion binaurally and even put the remaster on SACD.

Well worth picking up and enjoying the hell out of!
post #11 of 134
I havent heard of that album Uncle Erik, will check it out soon!
post #12 of 134
moby - 18
moby - ambient
isobel campbell & mark lanegan - ballad of the broken seas
art of noise - daft
post #13 of 134
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Originally Posted by NiceCans View Post
Afrocelt Sound System - Seed

Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
I will second these.

And add these:

=> "Amused to Death", by ROGER WATERS

=> "Khmer", "Er" & "American Compilation", by NILS PETTER MOLVAER

=> "Radioaxiom: A Dub Transmission", by JAH WOBBLE & BILL LASWELL

=> "Into the Labyrinth", by DEAD CAN DANCE

=> "Ephemera", by CARLA LOTHER

=> "Seven Veils", by ROBERT RICH

=> "Lights in the Dark" and "Sahara Blue", by HECTOR ZAZOU

These are just some few I can recall at the moment.

Demetrio.
post #14 of 134
And also these other greats (in addition to my reply above):


=> “I Ching”, “Aguas da Amazonia”, “Trilobyte” & “21”, by UAKTI

=> “Elektra”, by ARILD ANDERSEN GROUP

=> “Spirit of Eden”, by TALK TALK

=> “Black Canvas”, by PROJECT LO

=> “October Project”, by OCTOBER PROJECT

=> “Crashes to Light Minutes to Its Fall”, by CUL DE SAC

=> “Dream”, by U.SRINIVAS & MICHAEL BROOK

=> “If Mountains Could Sing”, by TERJE RYPDAL

=> “Cobalt Blue”, by MICHAEL BROOK

=> “Transmission”, by THE TEA PARTY


Demetrio.
post #15 of 134
Nils Lofgren - "Acoustic Live"
Ole Edvard Antonsen - "Landscapes"

To name a couple..
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