Best recorded albums of all time?

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  1. PsychoZX Contributor
    What to you guys are some of the best recorded and produced albums of all time. For me it would be (no paticular order):

    Pink Floyd - DSOTM
    Micheal Jackson (Pretty much any of them)
    Metallica - S&M
     
  2. kontai69
    Dave Matthews Band's Under the Table & Dreaming has the best SQ in my collection.
     
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  3. strohmie Contributor
    Massive Attack - Mezzanine
     
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  4. blip
    I'm torn:

    Massive Attack - Mezzanine - Ruthlessly uncovers any weakness in a system.
    Beth Gibbons - Out of Season - Just generally gorgeous recording.
     
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  5. juneamour
    Jennifer Warnes - Famous Blue Raincoat

    Loreena Mckinnett - The Book of Secret
     
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  6. EdipisReks
    The Klezmatics - Jews With Horns. fantastically well recorded and mastered, and it's amazing music to boot.
     
  7. LFF
    Another Vote for Pink Floyd - DSOTM
    Rebecca Pidgeon - The Raven
    Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney - Fancy Meeting You Here
    Mozart - Requiem (Mackerras SACD Hybrid)
    Mozart - Requiem (Harnoncourt SACD Hybrid)
    10CC - Original Soundtrack
    Chabrier - Espana (Paray, Detroit Symphony on Mercury)
     
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  8. xing3ds
    Diana Krall - Live in Paris
     
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  9. Jasper994 Contributor
    I don't know about best, but I've been impressed to varying degrees by the following:

    Barry White - The Best of Barry White (20th Century Masters Collection)
    Blessid Union of Souls - Home
    Boyz II Men - Throwback, Vol. 1
    *Cantus - Deep River
    *Cantus - Let Your Voice Be Heard
    *Cowboy Junkies - One Soul Now
    *Cowboy Junkies - 'Neath Your Covers, Pt. 1
    *Cowboy Junkies - Trinity Session
    Cyndi Lauper - Twelve Deadly Cyns
    *Diana Krall - Live in Paris (although all of the albums are pretty well recorded)
    Dixie Chicks - Fly
    Dream Theater - Awake
    *Eric Clapton - Unplugged
    *Fleetwood Mac - Rumors
    Garth Brooks - Sevens
    Garth Brooks - Scarecrow
    *Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up the Girl
    *Hanz Zimmer - The Gladiator Soundtrack
    James Horner - The Titanic Soundtrack
    Jane Monheit - Taking a Chance on Love
    *Jesse Cook - Gravity
    Jewel - Spirit
    Josh Groban - Josh Groban (the quality of his Closer album is pretty good but not great)
    LeAnn Rimes - This Woman
    *Lee Ann Womack - There's More Where That Came From
    Liquid Tension Experiment - Liquid Tension Experiment
    Liquid Tension Experiment - Liquid Tension Experiment 2
    Live - The Distance to Here
    *Loreena McKennit - Book of Secrets
    *Loreena McKennit - The Visit
    Martina McBride - Greatest Hits
    Marvin Gaye - The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 2 (20th Century Masters Collection)
    Michael Jackson - History
    Natalie Merchant - Tigerlily
    Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
    Norah Jones - Feels Like Home
    Phil Collins - Hits
    *Pink Flyod - Dark Side of the Moon (Gold Disc)
    *Pink Floyd - The Wall (Gold Disc)
    Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company
    Sade - The Best of Sade
    *Sarah McLachlan - Mirrorball
    Sublime - The Best of Sublime (20th Century Masters Collection)
    The Nylons - Perfect Fit
    The Tony Rich Project - Words

    I've placed a * next to the very best recordings among these
     
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  10. jpr703
    Eric Clapton's Unplugged is darn good for a live album.
     
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  11. TonyTripleA Contributor
    Very few "old" recordings strike me as good but here are some that surprised me:

    Tommy by The Who
    Let it be naked by The Beatles
    Dave Bruebeck collection
    Broken English by Marianne Faithful

    Some soundtracks are superb, including these:

    American Beauty... and its in HDCD too!
    Gladiator
    Master and Commander

    Modern recordings are a mixed bag generally but my favourites for sq include:

    Concrete Love by Julia Fordham
    Most Diana Krall stuff, no, all Diana Krall stuff...
    Legends - Prokofiev: Violin Conertos - Suites Ricci - Ansermet
    Medulla by Bjork, a very well recorded album and my favourite of hers
    Almost forgot Sinead O' Connor and The Cranberries...

    Just a few favourites

    TonyAAA
     
  12. Nacher
    I can't really understand the fuzz about DSOTM having a "great" recording. I find the imaging odd and the sound somehow clogged. It's good, but clearly doesn't have the sweetness and air a great recording should have.
     
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  13. headchange4u Contributor
    Alison Krauss - New Favorite
     
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  14. VicAjax Contributor
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EdipisReks
    The Klezmatics - Jews With Horns. fantastically well recorded and mastered, and it's amazing music to boot.



    wow, man. you just reached into that dark, mildewy corner of my memory and pulled out a gem. i haven't listened to the klezmatics in forever, and i never knew that this album had such good SQ. i'm going to have to dig it up, if i still have it... thanks!
     
  15. Jasper994 Contributor
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Nacher
    I can't really understand the fuzz about DSOTM having a "great" recording. I find the imaging odd and the sound somehow clogged. It's good, but clearly doesn't have the sweetness and air a great recording should have.



    Find a copy of the Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs Original Master Recording Gold Disc version, you'll uderstand what all the fuss is about.
     
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