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Definitive List of Well-Recorded Rock Albums

Discussion in 'Music' started by binkgle, Feb 27, 2006.
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  1. binkgle
    All above entries editted into first post.

    Let me clarify this a bit. We're looking for well-recorded rock albums, not good albums. for instance, i like coldplay's a rush of blood to the head, but it's badly recorded (very compressed and blended sounding at times, at least on my system), so it's not going to appear on this list
     
  2. boodi
    A sublime record ( and sublime metal album , one of the best of last year ) is Opeth "Ghost Reveries"
     
  3. max-9
    weezer
    tool
    zappa
     
  4. binkgle
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by max-9
    weezer
    tool
    zappa




    could you please name some specific albums?
     
  5. kramer5150
    The Police, Live 1984
     
  6. shplorgh
    The problem is that people are naming great albums, with average quality, not great quality. I want to see this develop though, it could be a good resource. [​IMG]
     
  7. ckacosta
    Band - Blackfield
    Album - Blackfield

    One of the best sounding albums I have ever heard through high-end earphones, which is how I listen to 99% of my music.
     
  8. busta
    Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory
    The Who - Quadrophenia
     
  9. binkgle
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hungrych
    The problem is that people are naming great albums, with average quality, not great quality. I want to see this develop though, it could be a good resource. [​IMG]



    it's a problem. sometimes love an album so much that it sounds great even if it's not very well recorded.

    WE'RE LOOKING FOR REALLY GOOD RECORDINGS, NOT REALLY GOOD ALBUMS, guys. it's hard, i know, but there's a difference.
     
  10. clarke68
    These all appear on Bob Katz' CD Honor Roll, although technically these are all well mastered albums (not well recorded per se) I assume the point of the list is to identify rock albums that sound good. I'll let someone else decide which of these are "rock" or not.

    Body and Soul - Joe Jackson
    Heartattack and Vine - Tom Waits
    Reunion at Carnegie Hall - The Weavers
    Crazed Woman - Blazing Red Heads
    Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
    Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
    Stop Making Sense - Talking Heads
    The Night Fly - Donald Fagen
    Waiting for Columbus - Little Feat Live
    Security - Peter Gabriel
    Citizen - Steely Dan
    Innervisions - Stevie Wonder
    Joshua Judges Ruth - Lyle Lovett
    Are You Passionate? - Neil Young
    Pleasure and Pain - Roy Rogers
    Workingman’s Dead - Grateful Dead
    Amused to Death - Roger Waters
    Burn to Shine - Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals
    If I Could Only Remember My Name - David Crosby
    Luck of the Draw - Bonnie Raitt
    Sergeant Pepper - Beatles
    Southland of the Heart - Maria Muldaur
    Forgiving Eden - A Triggering Myth
    Hot Rocks 1964-1971- The Rolling Stones
    Hourglass - James Taylor
    In My Life - George Martin
    Recycler - ZZ Top
    Shelter Me - Richard Page
    Whenever We Wanted - John Mellencamp
    Back in Black - AC/DC
    The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys - Traffic
    Messenger of Truth - Chris Beckers
    The Radiators
    Rage Against the Machine
    The Shaming of the True - Kevin Gilbert
    Toy Matinee Special Edition
    Aenima - Tool
    Brand New Day - Sting
    Every Single Day - Lucy Kaplansky
    Korn
    You’re the One - Paul Simon
     
  11. Aman
    Dark Side of the Moon - NOT a good recording. Mediocre at best. Compressed to hell due to all of the new and experimental effects.

    Quadrophenia - Talk about sibilance on the cymbals! [​IMG] Hell, on the two recordings I have of this album, you can hardly separate the instruments. And there seems to be a muffle, particularly on bass and drums, showing us that the record was recorded lousy, and not just mastered lousy.

    Tool - Ugh. I'm sorry - just, ugh.

    The last two examples were some instances of how heavy-styled music is difficult to record. It is VERY hard to make a hard rock/metal record sound good and still maintain that power and style that the albums are supposed to achieve.

    "Pump" and "Appetite for Destruction" don't belong there either. I'm not so sure about the 311 selection.

    Some truly GOOD rock recordings include Zappa's late seventies work. "Joe's Garage" (which was half-speed mastered at release) and "Waka/Jawaka". "The Mothers at Filmore East '71" is a great recording as well!

    Neil Young had a few great recordings, including "After the Goldrush", "Greendale", and "Tonight's the Night" (although "Tonight's the Night" has some copies where there are odd fluctuations in volume in the vocals - don't know what that's all about).

    Bob Dylan's "The Freewheelin'" is a superb acoustic recording. I don't know if that counts, but I'm sure it does.

    The Classic Records release of "Led Zeppelin II" is also fantastic, particularly in the vocals. They're very natural and up-front.
     
  12. binkgle
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Aman
    Dark Side of the Moon - NOT a good recording. Mediocre at best. Compressed to hell due to all of the new and experimental effects.

    Quadrophenia - Talk about sibilance on the cymbals! [​IMG] Hell, on the two recordings I have of this album, you can hardly separate the instruments. And there seems to be a muffle, particularly on bass and drums, showing us that the record was recorded lousy, and not just mastered lousy.

    Tool - Ugh. I'm sorry - just, ugh.

    The last two examples were some instances of how heavy-styled music is difficult to record. It is VERY hard to make a hard rock/metal record sound good and still maintain that power and style that the albums are supposed to achieve.

    "Pump" and "Appetite for Destruction" don't belong there either. I'm not so sure about the 311 selection.

    Some truly GOOD rock recordings include Zappa's late seventies work. "Joe's Garage" (which was half-speed mastered at release) and "Waka/Jawaka". "The Mothers at Filmore East '71" is a great recording as well!

    Neil Young had a few great recordings, including "After the Goldrush", "Greendale", and "Tonight's the Night" (although "Tonight's the Night" has some copies where there are odd fluctuations in volume in the vocals - don't know what that's all about).

    Bob Dylan's "The Freewheelin'" is a superb acoustic recording. I don't know if that counts, but I'm sure it does.

    The Classic Records release of "Led Zeppelin II" is also fantastic, particularly in the vocals. They're very natural and up-front.





    thx aman. this can give people an idea of what we mean by well-recorded, too. i'll edit the list. i feel bad removing dsotm, but i understand that it has to be compressed due to all te detail. it's the kind of album that gets better and better with better equipment (especiallythe source, or so i hear) so you hear more and more detail, but it's not especially well-reocrded (so you've confirmed what i've been told)
     
  13. VicAjax Contributor
    Brian Wilson - SMiLE
    recorded on the same tube powered boards as the original SMiLE tapes, and mastered with incredible dynamic range, especially for a contemporary release.

    Frank Zappa - One Size Fits All
    all of zappa's albums are well-produced. i picked this one because it's a great mid-period representation of his work. rooted in rock, but still freaky and very complex. difficult vocal arrangements with different style voices really show off the quality of the recording.

    Frank Zappa - Live in New York
    again, most all of his live albums sound quite fantastic. i say it's a tie between this and Roxy and Elsewhere. Terry Bozzio's drum work on this album is beyond compare. not only is it some of the most amazing percussion i've ever heard, the recording quality really brings out the harmonics and transients of the cymbals, which often gets lost in mediocre recordings.
     
  14. ilikemonkeys
    It hurts to post this....but I've recently heard it AND read here that I was right in believing that Michael Jackson's Thriller is very well recorded.

    Never thought I'd listen to that album so closely.

    B
     
  15. binkgle
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ilikemonkeys
    I've recently heard it AND read here that I was right in believing that Michael Jackson's Thriller is very well recorded.



    i've heard that, too.

    list ahs been updated, again. i'm really enjoying this [​IMG] I'm gonna have to buy me some zappa, i don't know him at all
     
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