07-04-2008 11:20 AM
The incredible thing is that it sounds in its own way and i've never heard, even from the same band, anything similar. It must have been also the particular and unusual recording location, a big hotel's rooms and corridors, dampened with carpets and sofas.
07-04-2008 02:06 PM
Electric Ladyland is amazing as far as production goes.
07-16-2008 07:00 PM
07-18-2008 07:30 PM
I remember 3 records that just sonically kicked my butt when I was a kid-
AC/DC "Back in Black"
Judas Priest "British Steel" (very crisp and 3-D)
Jeff Beck "Blow By Blow"....
07-20-2008 01:12 AM
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07-25-2008 04:47 AM
Amazing how well VH1's Classic Albums series shared the acoustic secrets of the "British Steel" album. (So much better than the comparative episodes on Metallica's "Black Album"--waahh, a commercal producer, Iron Maiden's "Beast"--scary art and lyrics guv'nah!, and Nirvana's "Nevermind"--for the last time, double-track each vocal!):lol:
Mutt Lange's stuff ("Back in Black"--was there a Classic Albums episode on that?) ) always got tiring before other great, heavy rock albums though, and that Shania Twain stuff had about 12dB too much of 1kHz on the lead vocal--like nails on a chalkboard (shudder). I'm not sure if he did Def Leppard's "High & Dry," but it stayed so much fresher for me than the gazillion overdubs on "Pyromania." Just my 2 cents.
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07-31-2008 04:14 PM
It's not an accident that more people have said Nickelback - All The Right Reasons than any other album, despite the fact that the band itself seems to be universally despised by HCers. It's possibly the only album ever that has taken my breath away just by virtue of the mix alone. Invest in 99 cents and download Follow You Home; it will redefine what a flawless production means to you.
07-31-2008 07:37 PM
I think it sounds too compressed and bass-heavy. Just like most radio hard rock. oke:
07-31-2008 08:13 PM
:idk: Do you deny though that as far as polished, commercial stuff, it's as good as it gets? :cop:
09-11-2008 07:27 AM
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