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.
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
Some of the other albums I've listened to here, Synaesthetic, Hed Phone Sex, Jesus Life for Children Under Inches, are OK albums, but not the most exciting albums I've heard for headphones so far. Hed Phone Sex stands out for making me chuckle a bit and for being a bit more unusual for this type of lounge-y electro that typifies many of the albums here.
So far the best headphone albums I've had the opportunity to listen to with these phones are:
Radiohead's Ok Computer (I don't especially like Radiohead, and I'm not entirely in love with the style of rock on this album... its all sorta... "meh", but I have to admit this is an amazing headphone album).
Beatles' Love album. I'm going to have to disagree with milkweg on the Beatles for this album at least. Granted its more a post-Beatles album than a true and proper Beatles album, but the production techniques on it are amazing. All the more so if you're a Beatles fan
Right now I'm listening to one of Not2Not1's recommendations... telepopmusik, and I have to admit that it is a very good headphone album. very trippy. I just took off my headphones because there's a track that contains synthetic sounding crickets at the end, and I had to make sure they weren't in the room with me (open headphones... can never be too sure haha). There was a track on another album he recommended that had, what sounded like a tractor-trailer passing from the left phone to the right, and it freaked me out for a sec because I thought some car in the parking lot was about to bust through the side of the office I should probably lay off the Monster energy drinks for awhile and get some sleep.