Originally Posted by DulcetTones
Couple of things I like that fall between both worlds of music and has a nice balance to modern music suited for all generations, and always gets people asking who they are, including 2 links for each artist for reference reading.
Sigur Ros; Untitled may be a bit heavy but I feel is stunning, check out a few of their other albums, such as Agaetis Byrjun or Takk
Tiesto; Albums worth a listen Just Be, Nyana
And a bit more traditional
Louis Armstrong: Satch Plays Fats (year 2000 release as it has extra tracks,
I would have to agree with what most of what everyone has said so far. I would rather bring something I am familiar with than something that is 'flashy' or 'sounds like reference material'. I know that most of the stuff i do bring, imo is as close to reference material as I can get, because it will be music i will be listening to.
Nice choice of cd's DulcetTones
On that note, I must list a few my favorite albums to bring.
Sigor Ros - ( ) :is a fantastic album to test dynamics.
Mono (Japanese) - Are you there? :is even more dynamic than Sigor Ros.
Isis - Panopticon :Personal favorite, lots of organic warm tube guitar tones, and lots and lots of layered sounds.
Bjork - Homogenic :Another personal favorite. If you have heard this CD you will know why its on the list.
High on fire - Blessed black wings :When i want to hurt some speakers
Aphex Twin - Windowlicker :Another really mean one
Squarepusher - Big Loda :The bass tones in this really Really work out the mid-low's
Fink - Distance and time :Acoustic and male vocals, very warm and organic.
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII Piano Collections :I have listened to this one more times than i can even begin to count.
Tori Amos - Little earthquakes :Some of the piano stuff here is really great.
I know there are plenty more, but thats all I have for now.
Also Hello everyone!