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New Pink Floyd release
Ownership of the many aspects of the Pink Floyd catalog remain murky (look it up). DSOTM is obviously the commercial behemoth of their recorded output and whoever owns it (or has recently acquired it) is milking it once again. the Immersion box ... 
RIP Jeff Beck
@baylinor  Thanks for the reminder about his time with Zappa! Zoot Allures is still one of my favorites.....and who knows?....I might still end up working in a gas station......  
RIP Jeff Beck
He will certainly be missed: RIP. I'm reminded of a double bill when he toured Guitar Shop with Stevie Ray Vaughn.....it was a tremendous night for guitar lovers. As an aside to that evening, Terry Bozzio (Missing Persons) almost stole the show ... 
Speakers that are good with tubes
I love these threads and how they twist and turn, altering the "purity" of the OP questions. It's like asking two different people how a piece of electronic gear works: A typical guy off the street would reply "Push this on-off button". An elec... 
Only two tracks to test your system, forever!
Joy Inside My Tears - Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life (BluRay disc) Gypsy in My Soul - Van Morrison, Magic Time (closely followed by Celtic New Year)  
Heist/ crime songs
Money Money - Grateful Dead, From the Mars Hotel    
What are your top 3 favorite female singers?
1. Billie Holiday 2.Aretha 3. Carole King   
If there was only ONE album/cd/release you can listen to, over and over.............
I could go with almost every single album(s) mentioned here but, on reflection, I find myself playing Linda Ronstadt’s Heart Like a Wheel when I can think of nothing else to choose. It’s compact, well recorded, and I saw her on tour after it’s rel... 
Do speaker cables really make a difference ?
Post script:  I got some anticables many years ago and they sound fine. As previously remarked: at some point accept happiness in how your system performs.  
Do speaker cables really make a difference ?
I thought this subject was a “dead horse “ too but, oh well. My Acoustic Research AR 3a’s were in ‘74 ordered with AR speaker cables and they turned out to be lamp cord, 50’ each I recall. Upgraded to KHorns in ‘81 and kept the cords, believing,... 
Is the seated-centered solo listening to music a dated tech?
A musician/music lover friend who is deaf in one ear seemed to enjoy album listening sessions as much as I did.  Being dense, it took a few explanations from him about his limitation before I finally quit remarking about how cool the panning was o... 
Are advances in technology making speakers better?
Is it wrong to apply the wife/girlfriend analogy that if it still feels good/sounds good just, for Christ’s sake, thank your lucky stars for your good fortune and enjoy. Employ some Zen thinking and be satisfied for awhile.  
How much is about the recording
If the sound recording is lousy the performance better be amazing or the record/CD etc. will be relegated to the back of my mind. An example of studio wizardry rescuing a lost cause is the 2011 release of Robert Johnson: The Centennial Recordings... 
The Beatles Revolver
@vair68robert  +1 Back in the day all the tens, hundreds (?) of snippets of taped musical components of a Beatles' song were individually mixed on 4 track and then "bounced down",  enabling more musical elements to be added, which inevitably degr... 
Most underrated female recording artists..
dynamiclinearity++   the OP specifically requested underrated female vocalists; having seen the Heart Like a Wheel” tour in the day, I think we know Linda Ronstadt is hardly underrated. my list was in violation I think also. Yoko is an artist. ...