|Favorite Album Productions|
My top 10 albums in terms of music production, mixing/mastering, etc. Feel free to share some of your favorites.
Love, Ire & Song
Produced by Ben LLoyd and Frank Turner. All elements blended perfectly, this is possibly the most solidly mixed album I've ever heard. The bass has a great tone as well.
Produced by Nigel Godrich and Radiohead. Lots of groundbreaking work seen on this album, including incorporation of many electronic drum-work. Some cool experimental vocal techniques too.
|3||Nine Inch Nails|
The Downward Spiral
Produced by Trent Reznor. The obvious tone setter for a decade's worth of industrial music. The beats and vocals are real highlights.
This Binary Universe
Produced by Brian Transeau. Any fan of trance/ambient electronica should be familiar with this. The signature stutter effect really sets this album apart.
Produced by Matthew Ellard and Kurt Ballou. This may be the most fitting production for a specific band's sound I have ever heard. Guitars are very sharp and the drums have a distinct raw sound. And of course the vocal effects are solid gold.
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Produced by The RZA. As revolutionary as the Clan's lyrics and delivery, this record offers countless solid beats and a great utilization of samples. Very bare bones. Old school ftw.
|7||TV on the Radio|
Produced by David Sitek. A great work characterized by its use of guitar, horn, and synth layers. Lots of variety and very crisp sounding.
Traced in Air
Produced by Warren Riker and Cynic. Whether you feel this was over-produced or not, there's no denying that it sounds like nothing else out there. Auto-tuned vocals that aren't gay, heavy drums, and more guitar tones than you can shake a stick at.
|9||The Sound of Animals Fighting|
The Ocean and the Sun
Produced by David Embree. They set out to make something different and they certainly did. No two songs sound very much alike, and the experimentation used in the recording process shows in finished product.
Produced by Casey Bates. Nothing really innovative about this release, I just really like it. Great atmosphere!