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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.
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.