Musings on the byways of popular culture
13/03/2017 by bricameron 32 Comments
13/03/2017 at 04:01
I just replaced my headphones 🎧 today and so have been spinning tracks for the past hour or so. The outstanding winner so far and what a revelation, is ‘Love this giant’ by David Byrne & St Vincent.
The headphones 🎧 Sony MDR 7506
13/03/2017 at 06:42
Try the Seeds of Love by Tears For Fears. My favourite for headphones, I’ve used it to test various ‘phones before buying, it really separates out the good and the poor .
13/03/2017 at 09:04
Dark side of the moon.
13/03/2017 at 09:23
The new Macy Gray album which was recorded binaurally to be played back on cans.
13/03/2017 at 13:00
Seconded. One of the best sounding albums I have heard in a long time. And the music is great too – very laid back
Moose the Mooche says
13/03/2017 at 09:29
Bookends. Roy Halee conceived of it as a treat for the ears – mission accomplished.
13/03/2017 at 09:33
BBC Radio 4 has a special ‘enhanced for headphones’ version of a dramatization of ‘The War Of The Worlds’ available right now. It sounds great.
Leicester Bangs says
13/03/2017 at 13:02
Thanks for the heads-up on that.
13/03/2017 at 12:19
Not usual Afterword fare, but I always found Roni Size’s New Forms sounded great on headphones.
13/03/2017 at 13:24
Moon Safari by Air
There is an incredible amount going on that you just don’t hear unless you use headphones. The opening track alone completely opens up.
13/03/2017 at 13:49
Monster sounds much better on head phone – still not a classic but the mix makes a lot more sense
13/03/2017 at 15:11
Gonna hafta defend Monster again – I like it. In my top 5 REM albums.
13/03/2017 at 14:36
FAIR WARNING….van halen.
their fourth album and after the sheer “metalness” of women and children first, a record of almost introspection..ness.
a peerless production you can almost look into….great with the lights out.
standout moments for me are the breakdown tom moment on “hear about it later” and the superb falling down the stairs, and landing on yer feet guitar solo on “push comes to shove”.
oh…..dave can actually sing on this album!!
14/03/2017 at 13:45
Well, George McFly found the experience pretty life-changing.
13/03/2017 at 16:55
Giorgio by Moroder, on that Daft Punk album that did quite well, almost turned my head inside out the first time I heard it on headphones.
13/03/2017 at 20:38
The Wicker Man soundtrack
Heaven and Hell- Vangelis
The last few Besnard Lakes albums
The Miraculous – Anna von Hausswolff
Tilt – Scott Walker
All these have floated my ‘phones’ recently
13/03/2017 at 21:15
Spiritualised – Lazer Guided Melodies
Paul Simon – Paul Simon
David Bowie – Station To Station (Harry Maslin mix)
Melanie De Biasio – No Deal
Agnes Obel – Citizen Of Glass
13/03/2017 at 21:55
Roger that, I would say that Station to Station, the title track and Stay especially, will sound great on anything, but good headphones hell yes.
13/03/2017 at 22:29
There was lots of mucking about with stereo in the late 60s – we started buying stereo records so they made the most of it! Traffic (their second album) sends your head spinning, and Hendrix’s All Along The Watchtower is a stereo bomb. The White Album too – I know you are supposed to prefer the Fabs in mono but that doesn’t apply after MMT.
13/03/2017 at 23:21
Dylan – Oh Mercy. Especially ‘Man in the Long Black Coat’
14/03/2017 at 02:47
Its like discovering Music for the first time all over again!
14/03/2017 at 12:14
Anything by Boards of Canada. I particularly like Campfire Headphase, although any of them are good.
Junior Wells says
14/03/2017 at 12:28
I’d expect most music to sound better. Immersed in the listening experience. Heaps of detail…
14/03/2017 at 13:16
It could be my cans but Dub on headphones never sounds right to me.
14/03/2017 at 13:25
Agreed. It doesn’t work. That’s not what it’s for.
14/03/2017 at 13:43
Ditto heavy metal
14/03/2017 at 14:29
Ditto flexi discs given away with 70s jazz mags.
Baron Harkonnen says
14/03/2017 at 14:30
All my albums sound incredible on headphones or through my speakers. That is because I have incredible taste.
14/03/2017 at 20:07
The intro to Five Years is my go to test.
If you can hear the ping and feel the vibration of the bass drum and snare, you’re on a winner
14/03/2017 at 21:49
London Grammar ‘If You Wait’ is the winner.
Peanuts Molloy says
15/03/2017 at 00:29
Neither of these are albums but both feature headphones quite strongly in the performance and both are magnificent musical creations (says me!):
17/03/2017 at 19:45
Aphex Twin. Selected Ambient Works 85-92.
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