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I'm mainly a classical music guy, with a few jazz and rock CDs. I'm interested in obtaining a greater variety of genres to demo my system to other people. I'd like to start by getting a list of genres that are popular with headphone listeners these days.

 

Note that I am not looking for "Holt Effect" demo albums that are good recordings but terrible music.

 

So genres include:

 

Classical--I have this covered

Jazz

Rock (from different time periods? like 70's, 80's, 90's etc.? woiuld it be good to divide it that way?)

Electronic music?

 

???

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Jazz I like Euge Groove - House of Groove album, and maybe Sunday a Evening too. Nice smooth Jazz, with some sparkly songs too like the title track House of Groove.

Stevie Wonder is a good demo artist too, since he's pretty well known

Earth Wind and Fire is great too. Some great recordings in there.

I listen mostly to Rock and Metal, so I'm better with these. I think anything by Halestorm, especially their Covers album is a good representation of modern rock.

For really progressive metal, Turisas and Nightwish are popular. Nightwish is a very well known band that most progressive metal fans would know of.

The Black Crowds have great quality recordings, so for rock I would recommend their albums.

The Who is also great quality. Especially Tommy.

For Electronic, Klaypex and Skrillex cover dubstep. The Glitch Mob is pretty good for really pulling against the beat, so their albums are good. Anything from the Monstercat albums is pretty much guaranteed to be a decent demo song since they choose pretty typical electronic music.


I hope that helps! I obviously don't know everything, but that's what I like to leave on when I'm at meets for people to demo!
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Jazz I like Euge Groove - House of Groove album, and maybe Sunday a Evening too. Nice smooth Jazz, with some sparkly songs too like the title track House of Groove.

Stevie Wonder is a good demo artist too, since he's pretty well known

Earth Wind and Fire is great too. Some great recordings in there.

I listen mostly to Rock and Metal, so I'm better with these. I think anything by Halestorm, especially their Covers album is a good representation of modern rock.

For really progressive metal, Turisas and Nightwish are popular. Nightwish is a very well known band that most progressive metal fans would know of.

The Black Crowds have great quality recordings, so for rock I would recommend their albums.

The Who is also great quality. Especially Tommy.

For Electronic, Klaypex and Skrillex cover dubstep. The Glitch Mob is pretty good for really pulling against the beat, so their albums are good. Anything from the Monstercat albums is pretty much guaranteed to be a decent demo song since they choose pretty typical electronic music.


I hope that helps! I obviously don't know everything, but that's what I like to leave on when I'm at meets for people to demo!

Thanks, this helps a lot. I'll look around for some of this stuff.

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For Electronic Music Skream has some really good sounding songs that can really test sub bass.  Deadmau5 also goes out of the way making his music to make it sound good.

 

Rock:  Jack White/The White Stripes have recordings that really sound great. For classic recordings Neil Young has some great remasters, Harvest would be a great choice.  Led Zeppelin and Queen also come to mind.

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