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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. VicAjax Contributor
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Masonjar
    Thank you. "Kamera" Ooops. [​IMG] As opposed to "Camera" by R.E.M. It's funny how almost every R.E.M. album has a completely different sound-world. The instruments are the similar.. the jangly guitars, etc.. but the changes from MURMUR to RECKONING to FABLES to PAGEANT to DOCUMENT are quite striking. I think they hit the perfect balance with PAGEANT, but the cool thing is, it matches the performance (bright and energetic) perfectly. The recording of FABLES (dry, murky and recessed) matches the music as well. I sometimes wonder what some of the FABLES songs would have sounded like with the recording job that PAGEANT got.

    -jar




    did you know that the strange clattering noise in "We Walk" on Murmur was Bill Berry and Mike Mills playing pool down the hall while Michael Stipe recorded his vocal tracks? you probably did, as i think that's not really a secret anymore. but i thought it was cool when i first heard about it.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Lerman
    Has anyone mentioned Salomon Burke - Don't Give Up on Me? A really great sounding great album.
     
  3. VicAjax Contributor
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lerman
    Has anyone mentioned Salomon Burke - Don't Give Up on Me? A really great sounding great album.



    i just got that for my parents. the songs are fantastic, but i haven't listened to it critically yet.
     
  4. binkgle
    lots more's been added to the list [​IMG]
     
  5. PaulBoy
    Some of the discs I would feel are worthy of inclusion ...
    Most Rush albums but in particular "Moving Pictures" and "Hemispheres"
    Nils Lofgren "Acoustic Live"
    Air "Moon Safari"
    Kate Bush "Aerial"
    Steely Dan "Cant Buy a Thrill" & "Aja"
    Paul [​IMG]
     
  6. neilvg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by PaulBoy
    Some of the discs I would feel are worthy of inclusion ...
    Most Rush albums but in particular "Moving Pictures" and "Hemispheres"
    Nils Lofgren "Acoustic Live"
    Air "Moon Safari"
    Kate Bush "Aerial"
    Steely Dan "Cant Buy a Thrill" & "Aja"
    Paul [​IMG]




    If you 'have to' include Rush, I suppose the MFSL remaster of Moving Pictures is 'alright' and Hemispheres is actually quite pleasing sonically.

    Incidentally, Hemispheres is my favorite Rush Album.

    Neil
     
  7. Metaphysical
    N.E.R.D. - both of them
     
  8. ken36 Contributor
    I hate lists, because I'm always behind and never up to date.[​IMG]
     
  9. binkgle
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Metaphysical
    N.E.R.D. - both of them



    isn't N.E.R.D. rap? no matter how you look at it, rap is not rock.
     
  10. slinger1182
    How come Eric Clapton's MTV Unplugged is not on the list? I read John Grado's interview on this site and if he uses one his songs from that album as a reference, it should be good enough to be on this list. :)
     
  11. binkgle
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by slinger1182
    How come Eric Clapton's MTV Unplugged is not on the list? I read John Grado's interview on this site and if he uses one his songs from that album as a reference, it should be good enough to be on this list. :)



    i was just listening to that at a friend's house today. i love it, and it's very certainly onthe list now. gorgeous recording, gorgeous music. wonderful verison of "layla"
     
  12. Meyvn
    The Mars Volta's De-Loused in the Comatorium, definitely.
     
  13. neilvg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Meyvn
    The Mars Volta's De-Loused in the Comatorium, definitely.



    why?
     
  14. TheMarsVolta
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by neilvg
    why?



    why not? (fanboy alert! [​IMG] )
    I think it's been mentioned, but Sufjan Stevens - Illinois. The best SQ of any album I've heard recently. The horns, guitar, drums, and vocals are crystal clear.
     
  15. Aman
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Meyvn
    The Mars Volta's De-Loused in the Comatorium, definitely.



    It's a great album, but it sounds like absolute crap. It's engineered by one of the industry's most infamous figures.
     
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