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What's the best mastered album?
post Apr 10 2010, 18:23
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After seeing the opposite topic, I was thinking that it would be much
more helpful to list the best mastered/sounding albums.
That's quite a difficult question. Too many albums and
not enough time to hear them all. laugh.gif

Here's a small selection, in fact the first three that were
coming to my mind:
  • Luomo - The present Lover
    high end pop, sounds glass clear, but is not worth a second listen because of the music itself.

  • Jim O'Rourke - Insignificance
    All O'Rourke albums but this one is clearly insane.

  • Atom Heart - Liedgut
    Uwe Schmidt is the pope of white noise.
    Gentlemen: Test your audio equipment now...
etc. etc.

Now it's your turn: Give me more!!! Please. smile.gif
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post Oct 2 2010, 01:11
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The initial CD pressing of Rush's "2112" is damn awesome! It may not have the liner notes as the remaster. But it's the audio which is just perfect. And I'll bet the the original vinyl is just as delish as well.

Likewise, the original CD pressing of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" is a sonic masterpiece. Sure, I'd like to give the nod towards DSotM but this is a fitting tribute to Syd Barrett, both sonically and thematically. Besides, "everyone" likes DSotM and I'm just deliberately being a contrarian in my pick.

As overrated as it is, "Frampton Comes Alive!" (I have to grin at that double entendre, whether intentional or not -- like, as compared to Oderus Urungus?) is pretty good for a live album. Unlike the previous albums I have both the vinyl and original CD pressing of this. And the vinyl blows the CD out of the water! :-)

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