Released in , the original compilation album C86 became very influential, and is today credited as the birth of indie pop. Stanley notes: "It was the beginning of indie music. It's hard to remember how underground guitar music and fanzines were in the mid-'80s. DIY ethics and any residual punk attitudes were in isolated pockets around the country, and the C86 comp and gigs brought them together". CD86 is inspired by C Only three of the songs on C86 appear on CD86 ; fifteen of the original groups on C86 have alternative tracks on CD Introspection Late Night Partying.
Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Stream or buy on:. Genre Jazz. Track Listing - Disc 1. John Coltrane. CTI All-Stars. Fire and Rain. Miles Davis: Kind of Blue We've covered a lot of rock and rock crossover records but Miles Davis Kind of Blue from is about as iconic of both a jazz recording and an audiophile staple as there is.
Coltrane plays on the record along with a complete all-star band featuring literally a handful of the best performers in the history of Jazz. The melodies are a good as you will ever find in the genre and much like Aja or Dark Side of The Moon - there simply isn't a bad note or a less than perfect musical moment from the start to the end of this album.
The recording which was released in both mono and stereo originally is also pretty world class thus lending itself to more and more high resolution rereleases ranging from everything including Compact Disc, Mini Disc, SACD and HD download. Critically, Kind of Blue is universally accepted as on the of if not the best jazz records ever recorded. The case against: While Kind of Blue is an iconic jazz record, Jazz isn't a wildly popular genre of music in some parts of the country and to some musical palettes thus its lack of overall, non-reviewer and mainstream popularity would keep Kind of Blue from the top of our list.
The lyrical topics of the album are a bit serious as compared to typical country albums but it is the stunning recording featuring incredible open space and never-heard-before levels of three dimensionality that draw audiophiles to this record over and over. Somewhat like Kind of Blue and Dark Side of The Moon, Joshua Judges Ruth has been remastered and repackaged to offer the best possible resolution for this record that pretty much defines s recording excellence with respectfully zero audio grunge.
The case for: Depending on when you got into the audio hobby, you simply couldn't avoid hearing this stunningly well-made recording at every stereo store, audio show and beyond. It was simply everywhere and has remained there for decades after its release. The case against: Country and especially gospel music just doesn't appeal to as many music and audiophile fans as more mainstream genres like rock, pop or even hip-hop.
Joshua Judges Ruth also got close to no mainstream radio airplay at the time of its release and certainly not today. Commercially, the album sold well but doesn't even compare to some of the other albums on this list such as Hotel California and Dark Side of The Moon. In the end my vote is Steely Dan: Aja. Don't get me wrong, I love this album but it gets my vote for a number of reasons.
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A split album by two of the world's blackest metal bands. The UK band bring the wild "Saturnian Black Magick" of their live shows to a full-length rooted in the Swedish black metal tradition.Both albums were an attempt by gentle giant to widen their audience and with time as the test I think they,were quite different from their other albums, were amazingly successful at bridging their.