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Old 9th September 2007
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Best sounding rock songs

Hi. Could you please name best sounding modern rock songs?

for me:

skin - Listen To Yourself
blink 182 - Stay Together for the Kids
rage against the machine - Bombtrack
Skunk Anansie - Charlie Big Potato

thanks
Old 9th September 2007
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Hi. Could you please name best sounding modern rock songs?

for me:

skin - Listen To Yourself
blink 182 - Stay Together for the Kids
rage against the machine - Bombtrack
Skunk Anansie - Charlie Big Potato

thanks
Bombtrack? is awesome sounding, but modern?
I guess for modern I'd have to pick Cherry Pie by Warrant then

just kidding
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Anything from Boston's first album. Pedestrian, maybe. However, it is an achievement only everyone on Gearslutz could aspire to reach. Yes, I know who hangs here.
Old 9th September 2007
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Digital Bath - Deftones
Old 10th September 2007
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The Catherine Wheel ~ "Adam & Eve"

That whole record, top to bottom, sounds absolutely stunning. Inspiring.
Old 10th September 2007
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The Catherine Wheel ~ "Adam & Eve"

That whole record, top to bottom, sounds absolutely stunning. Inspiring.


stikethumbsupstike

glorious tape and fearless midrange. it doesn't hurt that it's possibly the most brilliant rock 'n roll record ever, the vocal and guitar arrangements are in a league of their own.

i'll add tool's eulogy to the list.


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Old 10th September 2007
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The Fragile - NIN
Old 10th September 2007
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I actually like the song "from yesterday" by 30 seconds to mars. I knew jared Leto was a good actor, but he also makes some fine music!

"killing loneliness" from HIM is also a fine example!
Old 10th September 2007
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Boston??? Modern???

I love that first album. It has great songs and great vibe, but has nothing to do with modern sound.

Tool, Korn and other stuff comes to my mind when talking about modern sounds and those albums are already more then 10 yo....


Harrie
Old 10th September 2007
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Tool - "The Pot"
Strapping Young Lad - "F*cker"
Porcupine Tree - "Blackest Eyes"
Old 10th September 2007
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Fountain of Wayne - Welcome Interstate Managers (the entire album)
Stereophonics - You Gotta Get There To Come Back (entire album)
Toadies - Possum Kingdom
Freedy Johnston - This Perfect World (entire album)
Our Lady Peace - Happiness Is Not A Fish You Can Catch (entire album)
Old 11th September 2007
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The Fragile - NIN
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Boston??? Modern???

I love that first album. It has great songs and great vibe, but has nothing to do with modern sound.

Tool, Korn and other stuff comes to my mind when talking about modern sounds and those albums are already more then 10 yo....


Harrie

I think Tom Schultz really brought in the modern sound to rock and roll primarily from his innovations in sound processing technology. He was the first to really bring a bigger than life sound that has been a staple of modern music. How many other albums from the 70's still rival the best productions of today, especially for what was essentially a basement home studio. Professional recordings are about skill not whether you have widget A; that is unless you invent widget A.
Old 11th September 2007
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How many other albums from the 70's still rival the best productions of today

a great many, actually.


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Old 11th September 2007
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The Catherine Wheel ~ "Adam & Eve"

That whole record, top to bottom, sounds absolutely stunning. Inspiring.
Wow! I can't believe there are two other people who feel as strongly as I do about this album.

'Adam and Eve' is easily one of the top 10 albums I've ever heard in every category: songwriting, performance & production/engineering. While it's often futile to describe sound, I tell my friends that 'Adam and Eve' sounds like a good band playing loudly in a regular room. It just sounds natural, loose and real across the board (especially the drums).

I've never grown tired of this album. Highly recommended!!!

A few other random candidates for great sounding rock recordings:

The Afghan Whigs - Anything off 'Gentlemen'
Radiohead -- Anything off 'The Bends'
The Jam -- 'Town Called Malice'
King Crimson -- Anything off 'Thrak'
Stone Temple Pilots -- Anything off 'No. 4'
The The -- 'Love is Stronger Than Death' (not a hard rocker, but still...)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club -- Anything of the first, self-titled album
Led Zepellin -- Anything off 'Physical Graffiti'
Swervedriver -- Anything off 'Mezcal Head'

That'll do for now!

-Synth80s
Old 16th September 2007
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I think Tom Schultz really brought in the modern sound to rock and roll primarily from his innovations in sound processing technology. He was the first to really bring a bigger than life sound that has been a staple of modern music. How many other albums from the 70's still rival the best productions of today, especially for what was essentially a basement home studio. Professional recordings are about skill not whether you have widget A; that is unless you invent widget A.
The Boston album is amazing. But listen to the latest Porcupine Tree. Modern Soundscapes and listen how that drums sounds... That is modern in my ears.

Harrie
Old 16th September 2007
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I think Tom Schultz really brought in the modern sound to rock and roll primarily from his innovations in sound processing technology. He was the first to really bring a bigger than life sound that has been a staple of modern music. How many other albums from the 70's still rival the best productions of today, especially for what was essentially a basement home studio. Professional recordings are about skill not whether you have widget A; that is unless you invent widget A.
In comparison, I think Queen devoured Boston ..they had a much better understanding of dynamics. Sweet and Zep too.
Old 16th September 2007
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Some of my faves:-

Foo Fighters : The Color and the Shape
Fugazi : Red Medicine
Swervedriver : Mezcal Head
Deftones : White Pony
Jane's Addiction : Nothing's Shocking|Ritual de lo Habitual

+1 To all the Catherine Wheel love - although I still prefer Ferment to Adam & Eve, but I think that's a 'memory-association' thing - great albums both!

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Swervedriver -- Anything off 'Mezcal Head'
Doff's the cap - great, geart album!! Some amazing guitar work and sounds there!
Old 16th September 2007
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these are the most "modern" sounding rock tracks i could come up with:

WSample tracks from Wing's CDs Wing Music discography, CD sales, bio, events guide, news


i realize the drum production style on the ac/dc covers
is a little more retro than you're probably looking for,
but otherwise, these are GREAT modern rock tracks, imosvhfo....


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Many of these are hardly modern... don't ge tme wrong *never lose that feeling* is one of my all time fave rock songs, but its been around for ages now..

It's compressed to bugery and pushes till it squeaks but i do like the sound of Monster Magnet's Powertripping album..

I quite like "The Growing" The Colourwheel album... Industrial metal ambience...
Old 16th September 2007
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what about the wing tracks, firemoon?

not modern enough for you? ......maybe too hardcore?

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Old 16th September 2007
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Wings??? I shall unleash some 80s Indian cover versions of classic rock tracks if you are not careful hehhehheh
Old 16th September 2007
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But listen to the latest Porcupine Tree. Modern Soundscapes and listen how that drums sounds... That is modern in my ears.

Harrie
heard "Fear of a Blank Planet" on a local college radio station a few weeks ago...

very nice. my wife and i were impressed, and are curious to hear the rest of the album.

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Old 16th September 2007
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Toadies - Possum Kingdom
Our Lady Peace - Happiness Is Not A Fish You Can Catch (entire album)
Two of my favorite albums!!

For modern, as in the past few years...

I would say #1 possibly my favorite sounding album of all time, is Audioslave's first album (Cochise, Like A Stone, I Am The Highway, etc.) That album is a sonic masterpiece and it still rocks. Rich Costey's mix is so balanced and very dynamic (despite what some fellow gearslut's have said in other threads).

Contraband by Velvet Revolver has the meatest guitars I have ever heard without being doubled for artifical thickness. The funny thing is, the new VR album is technically better in every way, the drums sound crisper, the bass is fuller, the guitars aren't as buzzy, but nothing about it kicks my ass. It sounds generic and boring with no bite. The first album had hair on it. I don't give a sh!t if it sounds a little grainy to soft ears, it rocks like no other. It doesn't hurt that it has quite a few amazing songs on it too.
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Trying to stick to pretty modern stuff (last couple of years...)

Foo Fighters - Burn Away
TOOL - The Pot
Probot - Dictatosaurus
NOFX - USA-holes
Bad Religion - The Grand Delusion
Green Day - Homecoming
Sunny Day Real Estate - Fool in the Photograph
Tori Amos - Spark
Chris Cornell - When I'm Down

And since we're loving on The Toadies here, I'll throw in "Hell Below/Stars Above/Dollskin!"

And does Sigur Ros' "Glosoli" count as rock?

Anyways, all up to interpretation about "best sounding," some of the songs I listed may lack in initial tracking fidelity more than others are willing to let slide...And I'm certain songwriting plays a part here despite the fact we're just talking about "best sounding..." I also wouldn't bother listening to me, tho, as I think stuff like Offspring's self-titled album, Green Day's "Kerplunk," and Bad Religion's "Against the Grain" sound awesome...
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heard "Fear of a Blank Planet" on a local college radio station a few weeks ago...

very nice. my wife and i were impressed, and are curious to hear the rest of the album.

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Yes that album is my lastest reference in how a rock album should sound. and i love the soundtextures Robert Frip made. But hey I love King Crimson and the way their latest albums sounds. The song "My Ashes" is a must hear....


Harrie


... anyone who knows more on the porcupine tree recordings technique? Or should I start another thread?
Old 16th September 2007
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In Utero with Nirvana, listen to the killer drums on Milk It.
Old 16th September 2007
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Deftones : White Pony
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Old 21st September 2007
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Catherine Wheel ~ "Adam & Eve"
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stikethumbsupstike

glorious tape and fearless midrange. it doesn't hurt that it's possibly the most brilliant rock 'n roll record ever, the vocal and guitar arrangements are in a league of their own.
Nice to know CW's got some other fans out there. I agree wholeheartedly.
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Tori Amos - Spark
Chris Cornell - When I'm Down
Foo Fighters : The Color and the Shape
Our Lady Peace - Happiness Is Not A Fish You Can Catch (entire album
Deftones : White Pony
A lot of awesome songs listed. I would also add
Big Wreck - The Pleasure and the Greed (most of the album)
Our lady Peace - Age of Spiritual Machines (whole album)
Soundgarden - Down on the Upside (whole album)
Tool - Aenima (whole album)
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