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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. neilvg

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

  2. greatfool
    Don't see this anywhere - Eric Johnson - Ah Via Musicom. Its certainly well recorded from an instruments point of view, not sure about mastering though.
  3. Dork Knight
    I thought I would give this a little bump to see if anyone knows of any further albums to be added which have been released in recent months.

    I will have to try and make my way through the ones that take my fancy, Master Of Puppets 24k Gold takes my fancy but I have no idea where I can pick up one of these in or delivered to the UK.
  4. L7R
    WOW! This thread deserves hefty bump!

    Quick list from my collection (I list only the best of the best of the best):

    Number one: Steely Dan - Two against nature

    2. Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble - Music for the Native Americans

    3. Porcupine Tree - Voyage 34: Complete Trip (no.1 for headphone listening!)

    4. Blackfield - Blackfield

    5. Opeth - Damnation

    Steely Dan - Everything Must Go
    David Gilmour - On an Island
    Donald Fagen - Morph the Cat (DVD-A)
    Blackfield - II
    Jeff Lynne - Armchair Theatre
    Fun Lovin' Criminals - Welcome to Poppys
    Fun Lovin' Criminals - Livin' in the City
    Metallica - Metallica
    Pink Floyd - Division Bell
    David Coverdale - In to the Light
    Frank Black - Honeycomb
    Rush - Counterparts (their only well produced studio recording imho)
    Van Halen - Balance
    Fishbone - Fishbone and the Familyhood Nextperience Present: The Psychotic Friends Nuttwerx
    Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing (non-remastered)
    Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
    Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
    Steely Dan - Aja

    Honorable mention goes to:
    All Porcupine Tree recordings

    Wll-recorded pop/other albums:
    Mike Oldfield - Songs of Distant Earth
    Gaelle - Transient
    Delerium - Nuages Du Monde
    Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion
    Laura Pausini - Resta in Ascolto
    Chaka Chan & London Symphony Orchestra - ClassiKhan
  5. dgbiker1
    The 24K remastered version of DSOTM is pretty darn good [​IMG]
    Not sure if they would be considered rock by all, but Massive Attack's Mezzanine and 100th Window are two of my top reference albums (I consider them rock amongst other genres).
    The Gathering's Home and How to Measure a Planet also have some fantastic recordings.
  6. BigEat
    I might add "American Beauty" Grateful Dead.
  7. nickyboyo
    To me all of The Alan Parson's Project sounded well produced to me, my favourite's being "The turn of a friendly card" and "The time machine"

    One of my favourite and in my opinion a finely produced album is Isaac Hayes' "Hot Buttered Soul"- The Bar-kays kicking it with James Alexander just mindblowing on "By the time i get to Pheonix"
  8. L7R
    double post
  9. L7R

    Originally Posted by dgbiker1 /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    The 24K remastered version of DSOTM is pretty darn good [​IMG]

    DSOTM SACD (and 5.1 mix) sounds very good too! [​IMG]
  10. holdendebeans
    Brand new but Jack Johnson - Sleep Through The Static sounds great. Is it "Rock"? I don't know.
  11. dr dougie
    Off the top of my head to add to the list:

    Maroon 5, Songs About Jane - Matt Wallace home run.

    Pierre Marchand is brilliant. Along with his Sarah McLachlan work don't miss The Devlins, Waiting.

    Also don't miss Del Amitri, Twisted - maybe Bob Clearmountain's best of his best.

    Very tough to pick an Andy Wallace favorite, just about any of them are reference standards.

    And Tom Lord-Alge, another tough one. Going to go with Live, Secret Samadhi.
  12. moogoob
    I'm glad to see Symphony X's The Odyssey on that list. Opeth as well. Both sound amazingly well-recorded, but Opeth's more death-metal stuff can get a bit tiring to listen to. The album Damnation though... I can listen to that over and over. [​IMG]
  13. golgi

    My Morning Jacket: Okonokos
    Black Sabbath: Paranoid
    Porcupine Tree: Stupid Dream
    The Who: Who's Next
    Rush: 2112
    Pavement: Wowee Zowee (parts of the album at least)
  14. aaron313 Contributor
    My Morning Jacket - Z

    I have listened to this album numerous times each on a wide range of headphones and speakers, and I can honestly say that I have never heard an album that sounds THAT much different on high-end phones. This album is so subtle, and the k701s especially bring out all those aspects.
  15. zincman
    Casino Royale
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