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post #16 of 54

If you're a rock drummer, Rock Drummers, try Fear for a Blank Planet (Porcupine Tree), especially the song Anesthetize

post #17 of 54


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Originally Posted by Proglover View Post

If you're a rock drummer, Rock Drummers, try Fear for a Blank Planet (Porcupine Tree), especially the song Anesthetize

 

while i agree that Gavin Harrison's drumming is usually superb, Fear of a Blank Planet came across as one-dimensional, and overly-compressed, to me.

to hear his drumming in a closer to reference recording, In Absentia is at least not as brickwalled as FoaBP.

just my opinion, and YMMV.  darthsmile.gif
 

post #18 of 54

Yes, too many threads but still there's smth new, always,

 

Try: Eagles - Hell Freezes Over (XRCD2), Track Nr 6 is special,

post #19 of 54
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Originally Posted by Proglover View Post

If you're a rock drummer, Rock Drummers, try Fear for a Blank Planet (Porcupine Tree), especially the song Anesthetize

 

while i agree that Gavin Harrison's drumming is usually superb, Fear of a Blank Planet came across as one-dimensional, and overly-compressed, to me.

to hear his drumming in a closer to reference recording, In Absentia is at least not as brickwalled as FoaBP.

just my opinion, and YMMV.  darthsmile.gif
 



you are right about that, In Asentia is Wilson's best mix on my opinion, but Anestetize is so fantastic drum playing. Even more on the live dvd/bluray (that one does have excellent sound quality). I've tried to play it myself, but I couldn't do it, not in the way he does

post #20 of 54

Dire Straights classic Brothers in Arms has been remastered and is sublime.

 

Macca and Wings Band on the Run has recently been remastered and is also fantastic.

post #21 of 54

i guess i need to get that blu-ray, Proglover.  wink.gif

post #22 of 54

Jeff Buckley - Grace (I use Hallelujah especially when testing a new set of 'phones)

Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (gold disc)

Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction

Coheed and Cambria - Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Vol. 1: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness (maybe a compressed on the high end, but I still love to hear how it comes out on new cans)

Tord Gustavsen Trio - Being There

And other random classical, rock and jazz albums which catch my eye at the time.

post #23 of 54
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i guess i need to get that blu-ray, Proglover.  wink.gif



hell yeah, one of the best concert dvd's/bluray's I have, in sound as well as how good they play

post #24 of 54

Maybe not everyone's cup o' tea re the music genre but, check out the free downloads over at Bravura Records, a Bill Schnee enterprise. These are representative samples of Schnee's past with Sheffield Labs and make for some great demo tracks. (Remember Thelma Houston & Pressure Cooker?) The samples are 24/44.1. You'll have to give up an email address: http://bravurarecords.com/

post #25 of 54

For piano

 

http://www.amazon.com/Shostakovich-24-Preludes-Fugues-Op/dp/B0022NG9QW/

 

This is one of the best recorded piano recording by far.

It's not even sacd or blu-ray..............

post #26 of 54

I see many of my favorite reference albums here, but I think that the following qualify.
Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley
Nirvana - Unplugged
Dianna Krall - :Live in Paris

post #27 of 54

When trying out a new hi-fi I used:

the postal service - give up,

john frusciante - shadows collide with people 

the beatles - abbey road

post #28 of 54

I run new phones through this list of albums:

 

Alice In Chains - Unplugged

Dream Theater - Scenes from a Memory

Iced Earth - Horror Show

Mad Season - Above

Mesh - In This Place Forever

Opeth - Damnation

Opeth - Deliverance

Orbital - In Sides

 

 

post #29 of 54

Pink Floyd - Meddle album, specifically Fearless

post #30 of 54

Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club

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