Post the best recorded, or mastered if the album is electronic, album you've ever heard in your life.
Mine has to be Altered: Second Movements by Solar Fields. The intro is mind numbing:
I heard the 2011 Remasters weren't that great...I really want to give them a listen but I won't be buying the box set without hearing them first.
Especially having just bought the SACD of Dark Side of the Moon.
Depends if your rig is up to the task.
Seriously, from Piper to Meddle the improvements are HUGE and from DSoTM to Division Bell, still quite a good step up. FWIW, I have the Discovery Ed. and the Immersion Ed.s of DSoTM and WYWH.
I understood the title quite well. Should I go ahead and consider everything recorded to tape as poor quality? I can't think of any album with better or sounding percussion than Max's drums on this album, and that is why I chose it.
If the 'best recording quality you've ever heard' has audible hiss, you need to listen to some of the recordings the other guys have mentioned.
I'm loving this thread, and I figured it was about time to contribute:
I'll nominate the 1975 recording of Norman Blake, Tut Taylor, Dave Holland, Sam Bush, et al., often referenced as the Hank Deane or HDS Sessions as a worthy contender. See: http://webpages.charter.net/tutbro/tuthds.html. Dave Shreve uses this LP to fine tune VTA adjustments (as discussed here: http://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/vta_method_e.html ), and I've never heard playback of a string bass sound more real than when I had a chance to listen to track 2 "Sauerkraut and Solar Energy" on his setup. The downside: it seems damn near impossible to get your hands on a copy of the CD version, but the LP shows up on auction sites with a fair degree of regularity.