Name 3 songs where audio quality and song quality completely align

Lately I’ve found myself alternating between music I love (but sounds mediocre) and music I don’t know well or only like (but sounds incredible).

Occasionally, I stumble across a track where the song could both serve as a great show off piece for my gear and I love the music.

If you can, name up to 3 songs where the audio and song quality take you over the moon with pleasure.


Great answers.

I want to add an oddity -- I love Steely Dan. But many of their albums -- including the ones which are supposed to sound amazing -- are very bright, full of glare, harsh. And no, it’s not just because they’re digital. It has to do, I suspect, with *early* digital processes.

There are some points at which they got markedly better -- for example, Fagen’s Kamakiriad is much better than The Nightfly, Two Against Nature is much better than Gaucho. Aja is ok, but given that these were albums playing in nearly every hifi shop back in the day, I’m surprised at how hard (some) can be to listen to on a good system.

On the PLUS side: Andrew Bird's The Mysterious Production of Eggs fires from both barrels for me.

I'll just go pop rock here --

Michael Jackson -- Thriller

Roy Orbison -- Pretty Woman

Beach Boys -- The Girls on the Beach

Depending upon my minute-by-minute attitude, mood etc., an incalculable number of the tracks on my 18TB hard drive would be applicable. It is as impossible to pick just 3-tracks, as it is meaningless to try.  It would be like trying to predict what each of my listening sessions would start or end with, let alone predict what I would play in between.

Some more,

Laurie Anderson - Gravity's Angel

Peter Gabriel - Intruder

Can - Vitamin C


Me personally it hard to choose. I agree with @mrmb that contributes to alot of factors. Steely Dan-Hey Nineteen is a great recording if your finding overall balance sound but I find it to be bass shy. On the contrast, Dire Straits-Money For Nothing also is a good recording which has good bass response but the top end might be somewhat softer. We can get more specific but that would be mentioned for awhile.

Their is a live version recording that really impressed me is a latin artist called Marco Antonio Solis-Cuando Te Acuredas De Mi live from Buenos Aires. If you want consistency, that is one of my favorites to try.