So I can keep them in one place - and refer to a list (by link) with my reviews, I've compiled a list of the test tracks I use.  Some are definitely for a set purpose (eg Amber Rubarth's Binaural "Tundra" for imaging and sound-stage), whilst others are simply tracks I know well - and use so that I can cross check headphones for a wide range of suitability across genres. Still others are there simply because they reflect my eclectic taste in music
 
All of the music listed I do actually own - most on CD, converted to FLAC.
 
Over time I'll try and keep the list updated - and also endeavour to explain why I use some of the individual tracks.
Genre
Artist
Album
Song Title
Rock
3 Doors Down
Away From The Sun
Away From The Sun
Rock
10CC
Very Best of 10CC
Art For Art’s Sake
Pop/Soul
Adele
Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Turning Tables
Folk
Agnes Obel
Aventine
Aventine
Bluegrass
Alison Kraus & Union Station
Paper Airplane
Dust Bowl Children
Rock
Alter Bridge
One Day Remains
Broken Wings
Binaural
Amber Rubarth
Seasons From The 17th Ward
Tundra
Soul
Amy Winehouse
Back To Black
You Know I’m No Good
Indie Acoustic
Angus & Julia Stone
Down The Way
For You
Blues Rock
Beth Hart
Live At Paradiso
Lifts You Up
Alt Rock
Breaking Benjamin
Shallow Bay
The Diary Of Jane
Pop
Christina Perri
Head or Heart
Human
World
Christopher Tin
Calling All Dawns
Baba Yetu
Alt Rock
Coldplay
X&Y
Speed Of Sound
Jazz
Diana Krall
The Girl In the Other Room
Love Me Like A Man
Rock
Dire Straits
Private Investigation
Sultans Of Swing
Classic Rock
Eagles
Hell Freezes Over
Hotel California
Rap/Hip-hop
Eminem
Curtain Call
Lose Yourself
Alternative
Feist
Metals
The Bad In Each Other
Pop/Rock
Florence & The Machine
Between Two Lungs
Howl
Soul
Gabriella Cilmi
Lessons To Be Learned
Safer
Rock
Green Day
American Idiot
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
OST
Hans Zimmer
Inception OST
Dream Within A Dream
Classic Rock
Jethro Tull
Aqualung
Locomotive Breath
Blues
Jo Bonamassa
Live From Nowhere In Particular
India / Mountain Time
Electronic
Lindsay Stirling
Lindsay Stirling
Electric Daisy Violin
Trip Hop
Little Dragon
Ritual Union
Little Man
Pop
Lorde
Pure Heroine
Royals
Folk
Loreena McKennitt
Live In Paris & Toronto
Dante’s Prayer
Opera
Luciano Pavarotti
The Ultimate Collection
Nessun Dorma
Blues Rock
Mark Lanegan Band
Blues Funeral
Bleeding Muddy Waters
Opera
Netrebko / Garanca
The Opera Gala
Flower Duet (Lakme)
Acoustic
Nils Lofgren
Acoustic Live
Keith Don’t Go
Jazz / Pop
Norah Jones
The Fall
Light As A Feather
Grunge/Alternative
Pearl Jam
Rearview Mirror
Elderly Woman Behind The Counter ....
Prog Rock
Pink Floyd
Dark Side Of The Moon
Money
Prog Rock
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia
Trains
Jazz Fusion
Portico Quartet
Portico Quartet
Ruins
Dubstep / World
Salmonella Dub
Feel the Seasons Change
Tui Dub
Folk
Sarah Jarosz
Build Me Up From Bones
Mile On the Moon
Acoustic Rock
Seether
One Cold Night
Immortality
Reggae
State Radio
Us Against The Crown
Right me Up
Jazz Rock
Steely Dan
Goucho
Goucho
Alt Rock
The Cranberries
Bury The Hatchet
Shattered
Electronic
The Flashbulb
Reunion
God Is Speaking
Classical
Wilhelm Kempf
Beethoven Piano Sonatas
Moonlight Sonata (1&3)
Indie Acoustic
Yesper
Cannibal King
Cannibal King
Classical (modern)
Zoe Keating
Into The Trees
Escape Artist
Classical
Julia Fischer
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D
OP 35 1st Movement
Classical
Anne Sophie Mutter, Trondheim Soloists
Vivaldi 4 Seasons
Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera" - 1. Allegro
JazzMiles DavisKind Of BlueSo What
Indie PopWildlight[size=xx-small]Hers Was A Thunder[/size]Dawn To Flight
Indie RockBand of HorsesCease To BeginIs There A Ghost
Modern FunkSola RosaSolarized : RefreshedDon't Leave Home
PopAmanda MarshallAmanda MarshallLet It Rain
 
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