Regarding classical music, I have always thought of the genre as more composition-oriented than performance-oriented, while jazz is at the other endpoint. Asked for the best classical works, one would name compositions. Asked for the best works in rock, one would name albums - and if you go "but isn't the live album [xxx] better?", quite a few would write it off as a compilation-thingy that does not really count. And from a practical point of view, one needs a vast knowledge to start sorting among the best recordings of the best compositions. (Huh, how many recordings do I own of the BWV 565? Can I pick just one? At least it is easier to just name the work.)
Roxy Music - AvalonKate Bush - Hounds of LoveFleetwood Mac - Rumours, cliche, I know.
many of these, and others, have been my favorites at one time or another ...
Loreena McKennit - The Visit
Quote from: 2tec on 01 September, 2016, 08:41:53 AMLoreena McKennit - The VisitWith The Mask and Mirror being a strong contender, IMO.When I hear that voice, I get goose bumps.
Rage for Order
Any love for Sympathetic Resonance?It dethroned Perfect Symmetry as my favorite FW album.
The best Arch album I think, with Under Stained Glass Skies probably being his highlight.