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Best recordings of the 21st century

What do you think?

Out the box, in the box, under the box, next to the box, not even close to the box...

Music doesn't really matter, creativity doesn't really matter...

just fidelity-wise...hi-fi....

what's the best?

Edit: Feel free to share any background on your pick....how it was recorded, what you like about it, and so on....
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I vote for any Roger Waters solo album. They sound the best to me.

EDIT: Doh! Uhh, well, I guess that's 20th century. Ca Ira sounds amazing, tho!
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Out the box, in the box, under the box, next to the box, not even close to the box...
Too bad that i just edited my signature a couple of minutes ago

To stay on topic: I like the latest version of "Four Seasons" performed by
Anne Sophie Mutter (and the trondheim soloists). Great sound! Check it out!

But as far as i can remember it´s from ´99... not really 21st century...
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Sam Phillips - A Boot and a Shoe

It doesn't sound like the 21st Century, though. And that is probably a good thing.

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Me saying "******** question" into your alsihad recepticle.
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Mark Knopfler's solo stuff he did with Ainlay. Amazing stuff, especially Shagri La.
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Rob Wasserman Trios is always high on my list.
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Me saying "******** question" into your alsihad recepticle.
me saying "alsihad"?

me saying "******** answer, that's for sure...."

me saying "why bother"?

me saying "thanks to those who actually posted replies to the question"
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Rob Wasserman Trios is always high on my list.
Rob Wasserman's pretty cool... I've jammed with him before.
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elbow - cast of thousands. doesn't sound like a daw even entered the picture. plates and springs and chambers, oh my!

zero 7 - simple things. 2" tape and fleximix, the warm hybrid sound, so much compression, yet so listenable.

beck - sea change. everything's up front, just how i like it.

phoenix - alphabetical. so bright, yet so api, some of the clearest punchiest mixes ever.



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Thanks for the replies...I will be checking those out...

but is that it?

how about best recordings from any century then....
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me saying "alsihad"?

me saying "******** answer, that's for sure...."

me saying "why bother"?

me saying "thanks to those who actually posted replies to the question"

Sorry, I was premenstral.
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D'angelo's voodoo. bob power, questlove and pino palladino. amazing players, amazing artist amazing sonics.

Nothings changed the way i think about music in the last 10 years as much as that album.
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D'angelo's voodoo. bob power, questlove and pino palladino. amazing players, amazing artist amazing sonics.

Nothings changed the way i think about music in the last 10 years as much as that album.
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D'angelo's voodoo. bob power, questlove and pino palladino. amazing players, amazing artist amazing sonics.

Nothings changed the way i think about music in the last 10 years as much as that album.
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What the hell is up with this forum?

I try to post and nothing happens for over a minute then i click post again and i get a message saying i have just posted a duplicate not once but TWICE? Sometimes Safari also quits on my mac when i try to post.

Info please????
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The Bad Plus

I like the sound of the most recent Bad Plus album, Suspicious Activity quite a bit. Nothing revolutionary, just sounds real, parts that are played quieter, piano alone, are, gasp, not as loud as the whole ensemble going for it.

Other mentions: QOTSA, Jim O'Rourke: Insignificance, many others slipping my mind. There have been good recordings made in 21st century.

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Imogen Heap - Speak for Yourself
Elliott Smith - From a Basement on a Hill
Mars Volta - Deloused and Frances the Mute
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Ummm, yeah, guess the signature gives it away, but damn good album
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Quote:
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Too bad that i just edited my signature a couple of minutes ago

To stay on topic: I like the latest version of "Four Seasons" performed by
Anne Sophie Mutter (and the trondheim soloists). Great sound! Check it out!

But as far as i can remember it´s from ´99... not really 21st century...
Nice...

that is one hot fiddler....
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Sam Phillips - A Boot and a Shoe

It doesn't sound like the 21st Century, though. And that is probably a good thing.

-Jp
Good sounds...

T-Bone Burnett and Mike Piersante...
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Sorry, I was premenstral.
All is forgiven...

have a bath, light some candles....
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peter gabriel UP, mostly recorded in the 90's though but realeased 2002.

neil youngs prairie wind. i dont really like his music but this album sounds amazing.
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Music doesn't really matter, creativity doesn't really matter...


that's kinda the only reason I listen to music, and try to record/mix. So my vote might not count here, but my favorite is The Delgados album "hate is all you need"
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Bjork - Medulla
Imogen Heap - Speak for Yourself
Elliott Smith - From a Basement on a Hill
Mars Volta - Deloused and Frances the Mute
since this thread is just about sound quality....i like volta a lot...but frances is one of the most atrocious sounding things i have ever heard. distorted and crushed to death. could not even make it through the whole thing even after looking forward to it for weeks.

oh, and sea change is just phenominal. also the frisell record with elvin jones and dave holland. and the last radiohead album....there's a bunch more but that;s the first things that come to mind.
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Michael Franti with Spearhead Stay Human

Becks Sea Change Is absolutely Amzing as well
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