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Best albums to listen to with headphones

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posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 10:58 PM
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Sort of a boring Sat night in my life so I decided to just listen to a few great albums with headphones vs speakers...

For me..this is the penultimate Headphone album..

The Wall by Pink Floyd.. I am only recently 40 so I missed this album when it came out but even now, even today it's still an amazing listening experience from start to end... The themes of separation, isolation, war and conformity are something that I think the average person still deals with it.




This link gives you all the Lyrics for this album if you ever wanted them.... Lyrics to The Wall by Pink Floyd

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posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 11:16 PM
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Yes, anything by Floyd is great headphone music. The Moody Blues as well. Of course The Beatles too. Music from that period was mixed to have a mind blowing stereo effect, and headphones are the perfect way to hear it.



posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 11:17 PM
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no question....







Edit - Angus is so freaking cool.
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posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 11:23 PM
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This is a great album. Not sure if you've ever heard it but I hope you enjoy it:




posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 11:26 PM
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or OperationMindcrime....



"perhaps you need another shot."....
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posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 11:29 PM
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If you like Pink Floyd, The Wall then Roger Waters Live in Berlin is a must hear.




posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 11:37 PM
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This one's a bit more contemporary... one of the best albums ever made in my opinion yet hardly a soul has heard of it. These guys had a one hit wonder back during the "Grunge" days, although their hit was making fun of grunge more than emulating it. Here's some Superdrag for ya :




posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 11:44 PM
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The Planets-Holst

Court of the Crimson King-King Crimson

Tommy-The Who
Quadrophenia-The Who



posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 11:47 PM
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Tommy-The Who


Good choice.



posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 11:51 PM
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I guess any album that's good in the first place is a good one for headphones. But if you're talking about a certain encompassing, esoteric feel, then maybe..

Kid A by Radiohead
Misery is a Butterfly by Blonde Redhead
Vespertine by Bjork

those are all fairly modern, but are among the first that came to mind when considering the headphone factor



posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 11:52 PM
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posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 11:57 PM
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Porcupine Tree is one of my "headphone bands".
So much going on. (Alex Lifeson of Rush plays some guitar on this one)



And another. You might notice a bit of Pink Floyd "Animals"
Theres some riveting, swirling keyboard action in the background that really makes this song for me.


Actually, seeing Opeth in your name...you probably already know about these guys!




posted on Aug, 25 2013 @ 12:00 AM
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Black Sabbath at 78 speed.

I think The Song Remains The Same is very nice and trippy sounding thru headphones



posted on Aug, 25 2013 @ 12:41 AM
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A lot of good choices so far. I think everything sounds better with headphones to be honest, especially all the great classic rock albums mentioned.

Here's a great album that I hold up to anything Pink Floyd did any day of the week.
*apply headphones now*



posted on Aug, 25 2013 @ 12:57 AM
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I'm feeling old school tonight.



posted on Aug, 25 2013 @ 08:53 AM
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A few off the top of my head...

Pink Floyd 5:
Meddle
Dark side of the moon
Animals
Wish you were here
The Wall

Yes:
Tales from topographic oceans
Relayer

JD Blackfoot:
Song of Crazy Horse (Side 1)

Kansas:
Leftoverture

Beatles:
White

Steve Miller:
Fly like an eagle

Edgar Winter:
Entrance (Side 1)

Rush:
2112

Elton John:
Goodbye yellow brick road

King Crimson:
Court of the crimson king
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posted on Aug, 25 2013 @ 09:42 AM
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This is great folks , keep responding so I can listen to things on my next boring Sat night..

PORCUPINE TREE
Yup, you were right with Opeth being one of my 3 favorite bands I am a huge fan of PT and Steven Wilison in general

QUEENSRYCHE
Operation Mindcrime is amazing and something i listen to daily..

Specific songs for people to check out.
Brendan Perry (of Dead Can Dance)




posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 12:06 AM
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Guess it depends on your taste in music and if you have a really good set of headphones.
My preference is towards the well engineered studio albums of the 70's.
Steely Dan and anything Enginered by Alan Parsons.
The Fresh Aire albums were often used for High end stereo demos a lot.

Then there the more obsecure albums to look up:
Hope by Klattau
A Tab in the ocean by Nektar
Hamburger Concerto by Focus
V by Spocks beard. Specifically "the Great Nothing"

Try some classical music also like Mozarts Requiem. Try to pick out individual instruments and follow them along.
And Carl Orffs O forutana from Carmina Burana.....at full blast of course.


Also forgot to mention Vangelis. His film soundtracks like "Blade Runner", "Bounty" and "1492" were great
But his studio albums like "spiral" and "El Grecco" are worth a listen also.



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posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 01:49 AM
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By far my favorite album when it comes to the music and the panning and just the production in general. George Martin is a god behind the boards!

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posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 03:18 AM
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Also anything by Pink Floyd, Rush, Porcupine Tree (Incidentally I've met Steve Wilson a few times at their shows.. First one being in 1994 in Liverpool England during the Up the Downstair tour
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