What are some of your favorite sounding albums? No, female vocal pedophiles- I’m not talking about sound quality!!!!!! I’m talking about the unique way the album sounds. Every album sounds different. And some have a magical/special/beautiful/haunting etc sound to them that affects the way you feel the music. This comes from a combination of the musicians’ artistry- what instruments they play, how they play them and what they play as well as how the album is recorded, produced, mixed, etc. I guess most will be good recordings but not necessarily. If anyone mentions fucking Eric Clapton live acoustic or Dianna Krall or whatever her name is or albums with airbrushed pictures of 12 year old Asian girls I will emerge from your screen and neuter you. These are not albums I generally use to test gear with but albums I use to enjoy music with (maybe in concert with how my gear hopefully lets it shine) Sometimes at meets when no one is looking. Post album cover pictures!! I actually don’t have a complete list myself, this is just a thread I thought would be good for everyone to think about. Here’s a few. I think my favorite sounding album I own is Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk. That Americana “crunchy” sound. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-bkXQhNbE3qe-l3q7RUaMDjEjQ4tQphg&feature=share Steve Albini’s recording of Mono - You Are There the richness in the Lower mids of the distorted guitars. Though I prefer Hymm to the Immortal Wind and maybe their more recent albums on the whole. Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind and Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball both produced by Daniel Lanois and have a beautiful unique spacey sound (and are both excellent albums by the artists). https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNFQdvbnEQTGMeN3Ja-t6TmQba_urt_dK&feature=share (Whole album not available here’s a couple songs) https://youtu.be/7JBHyE18L3o And I actually like the sound of The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin. I think the compressed mess works well with the music and maybe only works because certain instruments are not a compressed mess namely the vocals. I did not think it worked on Embryonic. I thought that should have been at least typically well recorded though I don’t know what sound would have worked best. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker and Lonerism Love the way they sound and don’t know WTF makes those albums sound that way or how to describe it even. I got lots more but that’s enough for now. UPDATE: Please include with your post the following for each album: 1) Name of artist and album 2) Description of the sound you are attracted to. Can be one word or a paragraph or essay but something 3) Link to YouTube playlist of the album(s) mentioned or at least some songs if the album is not available. 4) Album cover artwork (But if this too much work and will prevent you from posting then it’s ok not to include it but it will make RD happppy if you do. Such a pretty thread it will be) If you already posted please go back and edit your post with these 3 or 4. I’m not being a Nazi. I’m trying to create a quality thread full of easily clickable links to interesting sounding albums as well as discussion. This is more about sharing than posting. If you want to shit post feel free to post in the “what are you listening to now” thread. Discussion is welcome too!