When I was a kid, I used to go around to all the stereo shops in Winnipeg pretending to shop for high-end speakers. I’d bring some of my favourite albums and then make the salesperson cue them up and then crank the sound. It was really cheap entertainment.
A site called Noise Addicts has just published a list of what they believe to be the best music albums to test audio systems. Here’s a sample:
The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Some call this the best album of all times. And maybe it is, maybe it’s not, but one thing is for sure: it’s amazing! What makes it fantastic are the details. The musical space that will open up before you while listening to this album is indescribable. It would be best to listen to it on vinyl – it was created with this medium in mind, and we should respect that.
The full article can be found here. Meanwhile, here’s my personal list of vinyl that should be used on any speakers before deciding on a purchase.