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What's your pick for best three produced albums from past 10 years?

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Putting this out there in the hopes of getting some ideas for new additions to my collection. So,  what are three that  come to mind where the production just blew you away in, say,  past 10 years?  

Mine - Herbie Hancock, The Imagine Project (2010); Laurence Juber Guitar Noir (2003); Brian Eno Lux (2012)

Doesn't have to be an all-time fav; I  rarely listen to Juber, but am still floored when I do load it up.

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Eric Burdon 'til your river runs dry

Paul Weller Studio 150

The Beatles Love

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RE: What's your pick for best...

The Rush remasters especially A Farewell to Kings and 2112

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RE: What's your pick for best three

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois (2005) 

John Frusciante - The Empyrean (2009)

 

Nothing else recent springs to mind. 

 

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RE: What's your pick for best three produced albums

Eric Bibb - Deeper In the Well (2012)

Antonio Forcione - Tears of Joy (2005)

Melody Gardot - My One and Only Thrill (2009)

Chris Jones - Roadhouses and Automobiles (2003)

Shelby Lynne - Just a Little Lovin' (200cool

 

Sorry thats 5.

I'm guessing that  Laurence Juber is similar to Antionio Forcione?

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RE: What's your pick for s?

Old Ideas Leonard Cohen's latest album sounds great.

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RE: What's your pick for best three produced albums?

Do you mean produced, mixed or/and  mastered?  Three very different things, surely? My two-cents worth anyway:

Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas +1

Brian Eno - Lux +1

The National - Trouble will find me

Radiohead - King of Limbs

Peter Gabriel - Long Walk Home (one of the best mastering jobs I've ever heard imo)

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RE: What's your pick for best three produced albums?

ngibbs wrote:

Do you mean produced, mixed or/and  mastered?  Three very different things, surely? My two-cents worth anyway:

Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas +1

Brian Eno - Lux +1

The National - Trouble will find me

Radiohead - King of Limbs

Peter Gabriel - Long Walk Home (one of the best mastering jobs I've ever heard imo)

That's five. Oh well....

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RE: What's your pick for best three produced albums?

Your're right ngibbs, a finer distinction can be drawn; I was thinking in overall sound generally -  but I am checking out all the above suggestions. Sidenote:  as great as  Eno was with U2, even my vinyl 24/92 rips of all pre-2000 releases sound, erhm, underwater. Sound of Electric Ladyland, however ...

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RE: What's your pick for best three produced albums

Wow BigH - Just acquired  Just a Little Lovin - listening now. Sublime. Big thanks from Hong Kong 

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RE: What's your pick for best three produced albums

Diana Krall, Live in Paris.

Sigur Ros, Valtari.

 

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RE: What's your pick for best three produced albums

Hi listening-in97

Swati Natekar - Destiny Chakra (favourite track - Mystery)

Lisa Gerrard - The Silver Tree (favourite track - Space Weaver)

Not ten years but Nitin Sawhney - Beyond Skin (favourite track - Nadia)

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RE:Best three produced albums in last 10 yrs
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RE: What's your pick for best three produced albums

MUSICRAFT wrote:

Lisa Gerrard - The Silver Tree (favourite track - Space Weaver)

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RE: What's your pick for best three produced albums from past

My initial reaction is to write 'Achtung Baby' by U2. But then I realise it's 21 years old so beyond the scope of your poll. Strewth, how time flies...

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kate bush - 50 words for snow

kate bush - 50 words for snow on vinyl

 

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