Need some recommendations for well produced, contemporary music.
My current favorites are Muse (Absolution, BH&R, 1st half of 2nd Law), Coldplay (Parachutes, A Rush of Blood to the Head, some parts of Viva La Vida), Arcade Fire (Funerals). I do enjoy selected works of the likes of Ed Sheeran, Phillip Phillips, and instrumental/orchestral music such as Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, Inception, TDKR) and even E.S. Posthumus (Nara, Pompeii e.t.c)
As you can see, my music preferences are quite broad. The problem is, many modern albums are so poorly produced and compressed. Funerals was terrible, as with all Muse albums bar The 2nd Law. Hard to find a mix of good music and good production.
Can anyone perhaps direct me to further my musical boundaries with your list of recommendations? Much appreciated!