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    Talking Good Sounding Albums

    These are a few albums I think are well-mixed and produced.

    In no particular order:

    Steely Dan - Aja
    Live - Throwing Copper
    Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms and Love Over Gold
    Nirvana - Nevermind
    Rush - Power Windows
    Heart - Dreamboat Annie
    Journey - Escape and Raised on Radio
    The Police - Synchronicity
    Supertramp - Even in the Quietest Moments
    The Beatles - Abbey Road
    Queensryche - Empire

    These immediately come to mind. I thought it would be interesting to see what others have to say on this subject.

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    Lots of Pink Floyd, Dark side of the Moon, Wish you were
    here and the Wall would be my favorites;
    Paul Simon-Graceland
    Radiohead- OK Computer, The Bends
    King Crimson- In the Court of the Crimson King-Gold version
    SUpertramp-Crisis what crisis
    Alan Parson- I Robot
    Steely Dan-all
    Queen- A Night at the opera
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    The first few that come to mind, would have to be:
    Pantera's Far Beyond Driven-Cowboys From Hell
    Pink Floyd's The Wall-Dark Side Of The Moon
    Anthrax's Persistence Of Time
    Queensryche's Empire
    A Perfect Circle's Mer de Noms
    Megadeth's Countdown To Extinction
    Iron Maiden's Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
    Boston's first two albums
    Rush's Counterparts
    Dream Theater's Images And Words
    Yes's 90125
    Always have been impressed with the way Terry Date (Pantera)produces and mixes his work.
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    Dire Staits: "Brothers In Arms"
    —One of the first non-classical digital recordings (1985), and well-done.

    K.D Lang: "Ingenue"
    —Great vocals, percussion, bass...

    Wynton Marsalis: "Standard Time Vol. I"
    —Natural-sounding jazz trio; no gimmicks.

    "After Hours" on the TELARC label
    —Jazz trio (Previn/Pass/Brown) recorded in the natural acoustic
    of an empty auditorium. A testament to minimalist recording techniques.

    Simply Red: "Picture Book" (Heaven, Money's Too
    Tight [To Mention], Holding Back The Years
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    —Great vocals especially.

    James Taylor: (various albums)
    —Puts out a quality product; very natural-sounding vocals and guitar.

    GRP recording label: (various artists)
    —The "TELARC" of jazz recording labels. Audiophile-quality; deep
    bass; wide dynamic range.

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    Linkin Park- Hybrid Theory sounds like crap! Great songs, terrible recording!

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    Collective Soul - Collective Soul (2nd album)

    Sounds great! Noise free recordings, good mixes on the tracks and over-all just a real nice album. Pretty much the same goes for all the later albums from them too. Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid is not so great but it was their debut album and probably didn't get much attention.
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    One to add to the list:

    Nirvana- Nevermind.

    A very polished recording, much more so than the lo-fi, gritty follow up, In Utereo.

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    Good recordings eh...

    Loreena McKennit - Book of Secrets
    Diana Krall - Live in Paris
    India Arie - Acoustical Soul

    Some that are decent, yet not "high fi" would be

    Eric Clapton - un-plugged
    Eric Johnson - Ah Via Musicom
    Big Band Music - From the War Years
    Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
    Toadies - - Rubberneck
    Santana - Best of Santana

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    Dave Mattews Band - Before These Crowded Streets
    Tool - Lateralus (HDCD)
    Faith No More - Angel Dust, We Care A Lot (best of, HDCD)
    Tomahawk - Tomahawk

    I can't believe someone said APC - Mer De Noms! That album is horridly bright and just.... just.... ick (IMHO). Good music though. Hopefully their second album coming out this year will be better. Maybe they'll get Botrill in the sdutio this time.

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    Santana - Best of Santana

    Maybe not the original but the digitally remastered one is pretty clean.
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    In no particular order:

    INXS: “Kick” – has a snap and palpable sparkle to it, yet packs a punch as well

    Rickie Lee Jones: “Rickie Lee Jones” - crisp and clean vinyl (can’t speak to the CD)

    Robbie Robertson: “Storyville” – lush and warm

    Michael Jackson: “Bad” – special sound of “Acusonic Recording Process D” transcends the material

    Seal: Seal – rich, round and full

    Pachelbel’s Canon (RCA Red Seal/ Erato – RCD1-5468) – delicate as butterfly wings; absolutely gorgeous

    Dave Brubeck: Time Out – astonishingly good remaster of this 1960’s (?) classic; amazingly detailed
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    Peter Gabriel - So is pretty well done, too.

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