After everything is said and done, we should all be on this site for mostly one reason: The music.
I'd like to start a thread on hidden gems. We all know of a few I'm sure. Songs, Albums, Artists. These are the ones that move you, but their not necessarily everyone's cup of tea. This for me, makes them more personal. These are albums that either never made it to the charts or did so for a short duration. It can be just one song/track or an artist that never got the full recognition they deserved (in your opinion). The more music we hear the more we realize there is a whole world out there we don't know about.
Well I for one would like to know more, and I think this would be a good place to ask for help. Lets help each other expand.
I only ask one thing. The choices you list are to the best of your knowledge available and well recorded. Unfortunately good music can be poorly recorded and/or mixed. This is an audiophile site and I believe most of us would rather stay in the dark about good music that has been destroyed by the medium. Audiophile grade recordings will gain more appreciation.
I'll start by naming a few that are popular, but I think not everyone will know of:
Mazzy Star - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazzy_Star
John Martyn - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid_Air
Marianne Faithfull - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_English_(album)
Geir Jenssen / Pete Namlook - Fires of Ork II - http://www.biosphere.no/fires_of_ork_2.html
Laurie Anderson - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurie_Anderson
Dead Can Dance - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Can_Dance
Edited by NightFlight - 2/1/13 at 11:20am