Artists with best mixes

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  1. pjs ire

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    I put Michael Jackson or Tom Petty on the stereo, and wow! They know how to mix an album. Who else do you like? PRR
     
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    Well, I am sure their engineer get most of the credit there, though I would assume the artist would get *some* input into the process. But it is the skill of the engineers and sound guys that creates the final result.

    For me "Back In Black" is still the best rock mix I have heard...
     
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    The newish self titled debut from The Temperance Movement is one of the best produced and mixed records I've heard in awhile. Very warm and analog sounding. Of course the band is outstanding as well, but the engineer really did a great job of capturing their sound.
     
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    Actually, the new album of joe Walsh also has a good mix. Thanks for your input! PRR
     
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    I love the mix on the new needtobreathe live album
     
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    Pretty much anything Brendan O'Brien touched. I really like what he did with Pearl Jam's "Yield".
     
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    Most recent Tom Waits stuff.
     
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    Boston, Don't Look Back, Third Stage & Walk On are mixed masterfully.
     
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    Some of Zappa's mixes are stunning.
    Iron Maiden from Number to 7th Son are all great.
    Madonna's True Blue is still one of the best sounding albums i've ever heard.

    These are the first few that came immediately to mind. There are tons of incredible sounding classical recordings.
     
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    Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

    That might be one of the best recorded and mixed albums of the past 25 years.


    Honorable Mention:

    Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
    Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
    Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
    Shania Twain - Come on over
    Steely Dan - Gaucho
    Zappa - Joe's Garage
     
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    Lyle Lovett - Joshua Judges Ruth
    Tom Petty - Wildflowers
    Joan Osborne - Relish
     
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    Sting. Mercury Falling. Vinnie Calauta blows me away on that entire album.
    In a different perspective, James Brown's The Payback is a tutorial in vocal compression and room reverb.
    Any Steely Dan album is meticulously stellar IMHO

    The vibe of Rush's All the Worlds a Stage is pretty special for a live album.

    The new Led Zep remastered are interesting, as is the Beatles mono box set from a historical study.
     
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    Albums with fantastic mixes off the top of my hungover head:

    Jellyfish - Bellybutton & Spilt Milk
    Beck - Sea Change & Morning Phase
    Kevin Gilbert - Thud
    Jon Brion - Meaningless
    Donald Fagen - Nightfly
    XTC - Skylarking
     
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    So many great ones. A little off the beaten track but I always have liked Matthew Sweet's mixes which I think he has quite a hand in. There a tons of fun little details that he throws in from time to time. Doesn't hurt that he always tracks killer backup vocal parts as well.

    I also like some of the John Mayer stuff. Born and Raised is a gorgeous sounding record. Also love bellybutton as someone has previously posted.

    From a million years ago, I love 50's chet Baker recordings. They are so simple yet such great mixes. Sometimes when I'm stuck in the whirling vortex of **** which happens during my own mixing occasionally, I'll listen to "Embraceable You" just to clear my mind.
     
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    Hmmmm? Let me think about this......
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    The Pilgrim record by Eric Clapton is mixed beautifully! Not my favorite record song wise, but it sounds amazing!
    Mick Guzuaskis is a great engineer, also mixed Daft Punk's most recent among a sh*tload of other great sounding records!
     
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    martin birch! everything I've heard him do is great (sab's heaven & hell & mob rules, deep purple machine head, rainbow, whitesnake, BOC, etc)
     
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    Dark Side of the Moon is mixed very well. The quality of the recordings are unmatched by any in the late 60s early 70s.
     
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