• Music

    Best sounding music albums

    A Dutch hi-fi website recently posted the results of a survey find the best sounding music albums. I was surprised to find two albums I own in the top 30: Trentemøller – The last resort and Elbow – The seldom seen kid. I agree that these albums sound really terrific. Last year I already wrote something about the latter album and the fact that it had embraced the TurnMeUp initiative. It is really unfortunate that not more artists do this. When I have some time, I need to listen to some of the other albums in that list. There will definitely be some more gems to discover!

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    Fight the loudness war: TurnMeUp

    This week-end, I bought The Seldom Seen Kid, the latest album by Elbow. The album is already some time out, but I only started paying attention to it recently when hearing the song Weather To Fly on the radio. I had already heard The Bones Of You and One Day Like this before too. The album is really awesome. Not only is the music superb, I was also pleasantly surprised to read this in the booklet: Turn Me Up To preserve the excitement, emotion and dynamics of the original performances this record is intentionally quieter than some. For full enjoyment simply Turn Me Up! (TurnMeUp.org) The TurnMeUp initiative battles the…