#1
what are your favorite albums in terms of production?

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dem drums, dat clarity

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Such a subjective question. I like the gritty feel of early black metal. Y'know, the kinda stuff where they were recording in their parent's basement with one microphone. But I like lo-fi stuff.

I appreciate a lot of people prefer much higher production values though.
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#7
Deadmau5 - 4x4=12 is a production masterclass.

Disclosure also do ridiculously clean productions, Latch being a good example.

But lots of old dubstep, despite being shitty mixes, has the right production for the vibe. Digital Mystikz remix of Fat Freddy's Drop Cay's Cray being my favourite example of that.

I won't post videos because it just clogs everyone's page.

EDIT: James Blake's productions are a good mix between being very clean and vibey. Sometimes they get a little messy, but they're perfect imperfections.

EDIT2: Sorry, how dare I not mention Burial by name.
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#8
because candlemass party in mumu:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aro3_FZYu7U

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Such a subjective question. I like the gritty feel of early black metal. Y'know, the kinda stuff where they were recording in their parent's basement with one microphone. But I like lo-fi stuff.

I appreciate a lot of people prefer much higher production values though.

it is indeed very subjective, which is why it's interesting
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#9
Most Pink Floyd
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
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#10
that agalloch album is rad.

autre ne veut's s/t has really good production.
so does how to dress well's total loss.
and, of course, any Kanye album
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Oh, on top of the ones I mentioned.

Madlib.


oh yeah. and dilla. and DOOM
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#13
And Alchemist, and 9th Wonder.

And for modern guys, EOM and Equalibrum are my boys.
#14
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Tom Waits - Rain Dogs

album is pretty thrown together, songs sound a bit like they were each recorded at different times with different equipment. which songs in particular do you mean?

i mean some of them sound pretty bad honestly
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#15
Devin Townsend Project - Deconstruction
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Death Magnetic
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#19
Sometimes I avoid listening to Aphex Twin just because I love his producing so much, and I know I'll never be able to get the sound he does.

Also, Days to Come and The North Borders by Bonobo.
#21
I love Doomsday Clock by Smashing Pumpkins, but I wish the vocals were mixed quieter and with more reverb, the the snare sounds lovely. Also, all of the Periphery stuff
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#22
Addicted! is really good. I tend to love how Devin Townsend does things.
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#23
quasimoto
alan parsons project
tesseract's perspective EP i adore production-wise
any owl challenger but MOPE, MY FINAL FORM, and gotham in particular
bonobo - black sands
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I also love Witchcraft. I tend to enjoy the production on Opeth's Still Life and Blackwater Park but I'm a fanboy at times.


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#26
devin overdoes it imo
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#29
for modern metal, i've always had a soft spot for the sound of Arch Enemy's Doomsday Machine.
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Such a subjective question. I like the gritty feel of early black metal. Y'know, the kinda stuff where they were recording in their parent's basement with one microphone. But I like lo-fi stuff.

I appreciate a lot of people prefer much higher production values though.


The important thing is whether the production fits the music. Early Bathory quality production would be unacceptable for a modern rock band, but the same production used for Alter Bridge would be terrible for most black metal bands.

I think that this is something that many people fail to understand. Production is a very artistic thing. This is one of the things that I particularly dislike about many modern metal bands. Obscura is one that comes to mind. The whole thing is just too squeaky clean, to the point that it sounds pretty damn sterile. On the other hand, I'd say that Tomb of the Mutilated or Effigy of the Forgotten have perfect production for a death metal album.
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I think that this is something that many people fail to understand. Production is a very artistic thing. This is one of the things that I particularly dislike about many modern metal bands. Obscura is one that comes to mind. The whole thing is just too squeaky clean, to the point that it sounds pretty damn sterile.

ter dat

technical death metal needs clarity but not as much as it needs punch
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#35
links u say

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua2loiGHZ38

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2HOEk3UUY0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFB_djr880k owl challenger, these turned into nyc wakes up & we are a lost rocket on MY FINAL FORM rather than lobby fox
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