CanJam Music Appreciation Contest

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  1. Beyakusenn
    Some great songs that are not only ideal to test the capabilities of the headphones, but also fun to listen to:
    Flim & the BB's - TriCycle
    Flim & the BB's - View From Seventh Heaven
    Flim & the BB's - Thunder and Birdies
    Flim & the BB's - Street Charmer
    Dave Brubeck - Blue Rondo a la Turk
    Beethoven - Symphony No. 5
    Pendulum - Tarantula
     
  2. gixxerwimp
    YYZ - Rush, Moving Pictures
    Set Fire to the Rain - Adele, 21
    Red Rain - Peter Gabriel, So
    Sand in my Shoes - Dido, Life For Rent
    The Chain - Fleetwood Mac, Rumours
     
  3. Bong Hollywodd
    Here are the list of albums that i use when I'm testing headphones and I would love to listent to them with your HiFiMan HE1000
     
    ALTERNATIVE LIST
     
    Portishead Roseland NYC live -  "Only you" and "Glory box"
    Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York - "The Man Who Sold the World" and "Where did you Sleep Last Night"
    Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy (Remastered) - "The Rain Song"
    Peter and Kerry Benaize "I Don't Know - Accoustic"
    Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine Remastered  - "Killing in the name of"
    Radiohead KID A -  "IDIOTEQUE"
     
    ELECTRONIC LIST
     
    James Blake Overgrown - "Retrograde"
    Submotion Orchestra All Yours - "All yours
    Massive Attack - Mezzanine - "Teardrop"
    Jonsi We bought the zoo soundtrack - "Go Do"
    Aphex Twin LateNightTales - FLIM
    Daft Punk Discovery - "Something About us"
    Retro List
     
    Bauhaus 1979-1983 Volume One - " Bela lugosi's Dead"
    The Who Who's next Deluxe Edition" "Buba O'Riley"
     
    Cafe List
     
    Linda Ronstadt The 80's Collection - I've Got a Crush on you
    Louis Armstrong La vie en Rose - "La vie en rose"
    Julie London The Very Best of Julie London 1991 Remaster - "Cry me a River"
    Johnny Cash Unhearted - "Hurt"
     
    HipHop/Bass
     
    Kanye West 808 and a Heart Beat - "Love Lockdown"
    Dr. Dre the chronic 2001 - "The Next Episode"
    Jay-z The Blueprint - "Never Change"
     
    Classical/Jazz
     
    Duke Ellington and John Coltrane Duke Ellington &  John Coltrane - "In Sentimental Mood"
    Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um - "Pork Pie Hat"
    Ryuichi Sakamoto BABEL - "Bibo no Aozora/04"
    Jaques Morelenbaum  DREAMER - " Vivo  Sonhando"
    Jose Feliciano Jose Feliciano - Affirmation
    Alan Silvestri "Cosmos Space time Odyssey" 
    Nobuo Uematsu Distant Worlds II - "One-Winged Angel"
     
    Hope you enjoy my list
     
    :)
     
  4. wolfjeanne
    I've got a hard drive that you could copy :wink: Almost 22 days of non-stop listening should keep you occupied [​IMG]

    Nah, just kidding. I'd say good test tracks on such an event are tracks that both have excellent recording/mastering and people are likely to know so they have a mental image to compare the headphone against.
     
    The recent re-issue of Led Zeppelin - Kashmir should tick both boxes and would be my primary choice
     
    If you want a list of songs (mix of genres, one per letter in the alphabet to restrain myself):
    AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie
    Bach (preferably the version by Gardener)- Matthäus-Passion, opening choir
    Caribou - All I Ever Need (less know but bloody amazing and good to test bass)
    Daft Punk - Give Life Back to Music
    Explosions in the Sky - Your Hand in Mine (it's hard to find well known post-rock)
    Florence and the Machine  - Dog Days Are Over
    Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
    Hundred Waters - Murmurs (not well known, but one of my favourite test tracks)
    Iron Maiden - The Trooper (preferably the version from 'Live in Donington')
    Johnny Cash - Hurt
    Kanye West - Black Skinhead
    Louis Armstrong - Hello, Dolly
    Metellica -  Enter Sandman (S&M live version)
    Nightwish - Nemo
    Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks
    Pendulum - Watercolour (or witchcraft if you don't mind the intro)
    Queen - Bohemien Rapsody
    Radiohead - Everything in Its Right Place
    Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence
    Tom Odell - Another Love
    Used, The - The Bird and the Worm
    Volcano Choir - Seven Nation Army
    Wardruna - Helvegen (or, if you're not into pagan music: White Lies - E.S.T. )
    Xzibit - Papparazi (also the only artist I have that starts with an x :p)
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Skeleton
    Ziggy Marley - Love is my Religion
     
     

     
  5. Brooko Contributor
    Here are some of the test tracks I use regularly when reviewing:
     
    Detail and clarity
    1. Steely Dan - Gaucho
    2. Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
     
    Soundstage & Imaging
    1. Amber Rubarth - Tundra
    2. Loreena McKennitt (Live) - Dante's Prayer
    3. Amanda Marshall - Let it Rain
       
    Bass Quality
    1. Mark Lanegan Band - Bleeding Muddy Water
    2. Lorde - Royals
    3. Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good
     
    Female Vocals
    1. Agnes Obel - Aventine
    2. Feist - The Bad In Each other
    3. Gabriella Cilmi - Safer
    4. Norah Jones - Light as a Feather
     
    Male Vocals
    1. Pearl Jam - Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
    2. Seether (unplugged) - Immortality
    3. Nils Lofgren - Keith Don't Go
     
    I also have a lot of genre specific stuff.  The list of my most common tracks for testing with is here:
    http://www.head-fi.org/a/brookos-test-tracks
     
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  6. Nemmera
    Eric Clapton - Unplugged
     
  7. hifimanrookie
    Innuendo/ queen in a 24/96 wav vinyl rip
     
  8. Herueyes
  9. HarleyZK
    Some of the ones I enjoy testing headphones with are
     
    Mothership Connection (Starchild) - Parliament
    And the Day Turned to Night... - Shpongle
    Luminol - Steve Wilson
    Skyrim Atmospheres - Skyrim Soundtrack
    Space Lion - The Seatbelts
    King Kunta - Kendrick Lamar
    Master of Puppets (gold DCC master) - Metallica
    Red Heat - Noisia
    Apparition - Ewan Dobson
    Rooster (unplugged) - Alice In Chains
    Bollywood Jam - Alex Scholnick Trio
    Elegant Gypsy Suite - Al Di Meola
    Heavyweight - Infected Mushroom
    I Follow Rivers - Lykke Li
     
  10. Bong Hollywodd
    I forgot to add.
     
    James Blake James Blake - "Limit to your Love"
     
    Just in case you love piano, voice, and BASS!!!
     
  11. davisouzarj
    Take Five from the Album: "The White House Sessions, Live 1962" - Tony Bennett and Dave Brubeck
     
    Won't Get Fooled Again from the Album: "Who's Next" - The Who
     
    Concrete Jungle from the Album: "Catch a Fire" - Bob Marley and The Wailers
     
  12. lamode
    Tone Wik & Barokkanerne - Vivaldi: Belezza Crudel - Recitative And Aria From Cantata Rv 679 (The Nordic Sound - 2L Audiophile Reference Recordings)
     
    López-Cobos, Jesús - Spanish Dance from la Vida Breve (The Telarc Collection Vol. 5)
     
    Erik can Nevel - De Monte Bona est oratio cum ieiunio (Telarc SACD Sampler)
     
    Johan Dielemans Trio - My Heart Stood Still (Opus3 DSD Showcase 2)
     
  13. rollinbr
    Connect.Ohm   -   Evolution
    Family of the Year   -   Hero
    Clair Marlo   -   Lonely Nights
    Rebecca Pidgeon   -   Spanish Harlem
    Dire Straits   -   Ride Across the River
    B.O.B.   -   Ghost In The Machine
    The Eagles   -   Hotel California
    Keb Mo   -   She Just Wants To Dance
    Dido   -   Sand In My Shoes
    Chris Thile   -   Wolfcreek Pass
     
  14. VGoghs earfrmsc
    How about
                     When Elvis met Buddy, the lost tapes.
     
  15. wega03

    When did you give the winner??
     
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