Here is our recommended albums list, chosen on the basis of their recording quality, but we think the music is good, too. Most of the selections are available on our favorite music streaming service, Tidal, some in 24-bit "Master" quality.
Last updated: June 13, 2018
We started this list as a response to all the poor recordings out there. Unfortunately, the majority of commercial recordings use a high amount of dynamic range compression so that they sound acceptable even on poor equipment and in noisy environments like cars and public spaces. The result is that the sound quality is far from being as good as it could be. This list features albums with a relatively small amount of compression used, or sometimes none at all, so they sound truly impressive on a good sound system.
Feel free to check it out and enjoy some excellent quality music! We update it regularly, and we welcome your input if you think an album deserves to be on the list.
The Tidal playlist below is for reference only, and plays at only 96kbps, nowhere near the quality available from the Tidal desktop app.