Originally Posted by darkpoet25
I like the Brother's In Arms SACD, sounds great through my Ascend's. But when playing the 2-channel Remastered CD layer, I couldn't listen to a song for more than 45 seconds. The mix was too thin and brittle and the cymbals seemed to have too much resonance. Like cel I am a fan of Silversun Pickups, they have a kind of throwback sound with a lot of fuzzbox and distortion on the guitars. Some people comapre them to the Smashing Pumpkinsm, but personally I like them better. The lead singer has a unique sounding voice.
When I first heard Silversun Pickups, the singer reminded me some of Garbage on some tracks of their first album. Try My Lover's Box
. I can hear the Smashing Pumpkins influence in SP, too.
And yeah. The CBM-170s can be revealing. Bad recordings stand out a little more. Muse pisses me off sometimes because they have so much dynamic compression going on with their recordings. But I listen to enough old classic rock that I've trained myself not to notice the recording quality for the most part. For instance, Hendrix's Sunshine of Your Love on Valleys of Neptune
is not the best recording by today's standards, but what a great rendition!