Songs you use when auditioning gear

What are some of your favorite songs to play when auditioning gear?  I often listen to Dreams by Fleetwood Mac.  Just about anything off of Gaucho or Aja by Steely Dan or Joni Mitchell’s Hejira or Hissing of Summer Lawns usually gets spun up too.  Dreams, in particular, is such a great song and is recorded with the balance I really like as well as a full and wide soundstage.  Wondering what some of yours are to see what I’m missing.


Hans Theseesink & Terry Evens- Delta Time

Massive Attack- Mezzanine

Radiohead- OK Computer

Daft Punk- Random Access Memories

Miles Davis- Kind of Blue

Jeff Buckley- Grace


@blue-magoo Ok Computer is a great album.  I just spun up Jellyfish Spilt Milk that’s on the list from your link.  I haven’t listened to that album in ages.


I think we have every Radiohead and Eno in our house. If you like techno try Kruder Dorfmeister- The K&D Sessions if you can find it.

And Flight of the Hippo blue my mind as well

Henry & Reinhardt - The Halloween Shuffle

Bass, organ, sound effects, bongos, fun