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Need some recommendations to get my system rocking!

Discussion in 'music' started by francis, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. francis

    francis Active Member

    Hey there,
    Seems I've finally reached a satisfying combination in terms of my hifi, now composed of the following:

    B&W N803s
    Naim NAC102 + Hicap + NAPSC
    NAP180
    Meridian 506.20

    Some of my CDs sound awesome on the new setup, and others pretty mediocre, so I'm after some good recommendations for stuff to go out and buy as I'm always overwhelmed by new unheard of names whenever I go to a music shop. To give you a taste for the kind of stuff I'm in to here's what I've been playing recently:

    Everything but the girl - various
    Nightmares on wax - Carboot soul
    Sondre Lerche - Faces Down (random buy, but very good!)
    Bushix - Don't mind if I do (another good random)
    Mint Royale - Dancehall places
    Counting Crows - August and everything after
    Orbital - Works 19?? - 2002
    Morcheeba - Charango
    Doves - The last broadcast
    + a rather limited selection of jazz&classical stuff, mainly Vivaldi

    To be honest I've got a pretty broad music taste, and anything that sounds great would probably be of interest, excluding the usual chart drivel & any of that heavy metal stuff!


    Many thanks!!
    Regards,
    Francis
     
  2. Mekon

    Mekon Anti-socialite

    On the basis that you like Carboot Soul, you would almost certainly like Cold Water Music by Aim.
     
  3. Kit Taylor

    Kit Taylor Well-Known Member

    A really wonderful (and well recorded) album you should grab is One by NoMeansNo.

    Thunderous punk rock power trio 20 years in the business. Smart, lean, focused, muscular, adventurous, great playing, great songwriting.

    As well as the general music fan, it's a must have for bassists and Minutemen fans, though NMN are beefier and more expansive than that band.
     
  4. pbirkett

    pbirkett pfm Member

    Underworld - Beaucoup Fish.... In fact, just about anything by Underworld.

    Armin van Buuren - Top quality trance albums: A State of Trance, Basic Instinctm, In Motion, Transparence; Forget MOS crap, this is far better quality.

    Infected Mushroom - Especially BP Empire and The Gathering

    Hallucinogen - The Lone Deranger, Twisted, and In Dub are my favourites.

    Astral Projection - Another World, not bad, not great, but lively.

    Aphex Twin - Classics, this is an album that surprised me recently. Not for the faint of heart!!

    Just a few to get you going from the world of electronica.
     

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