Stuff I've been listening to recently:
The recently-remastered Hendrix catalog (Experienced/Axis/Ladyland) is revelatory: it's thrilling to hear how much was in those master tapes. The 2003 or so Stones "Beggars Banquet" and "Let It Bleed" reissues come close, but I don't think the source tapes offer the same depth. "Exile"'s reissue is gorgeous, but maybe too much so now?
King Crimson's second incarnation in the early 1980's (Discipline/Beat/Three of a Perfect Pair) is remarkable hard rock, beautifully recorded and produced, although the records do have the bright, aggressive sound of that time.
Roy Thomas Baker's work with the Cars on their first two records really stands out, although it does reek of commercial new wave. This late-70's material set the standard for the hyper-defined, punchy, mega-studio sound that would dominate rock and pop for the next 15 years or so.
The Clash's best is warm, engaging and powerful...
My Mahavishnu LP's are too beat to sound good any longer...
And of course there's Steely Dan... while "Aja" has always sounded weirdly out of phase to me (I have 3 versions here), "Gaucho" is simply stellar.
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