In the past I have mentioned several times the CD’s I suggest using for musical sound tests. Today is different. Today I list the obscure tracks for sound tests that I have discovered since my prior recommendations. Below that I also list other great CD’s to listen to that I have not mentioned before.

Keep in mind I am not only a “home theatre nut” as I like to refer to myself as, but I am also an “audiophile” which allows me to dip into multiple genres. Being an audiophile I of course choose to use a completely different system (speakers and amp, not receiver) for listening to music with. In fact I take it one step further and use different systems for different music depending upon if I want more bass or not.

Obscure tracks for sound tests (listed in random order):

  1. Evanescence – “Bring me to life”
  2. Rhianna – “Love the way you lie”
  3. Nicki Minaj – “Moment 4 Life”
  4. Sugarland – “Something More
  5. The Band Perry – “If I die young” & “Better dig Two”
  6. AC/DC – “Rock ‘n’ Roll Train”
  7. Halestorm – anything from in the live room. These are live acoustical versions.
  8. Pink – “Raise your glass”
  9. Greta Van Fleet – “Safari Song”
  10. The Pretty Reckless – “Take me down”
  11. Chumbawamba – “Tubthumping”
  12. Seven Mary Three – “Water’s Edge”
  13. Evanescence – “Bring me to life”
  14. Jewel – “Hands”
  15. Van Halen – “Me wise magic” & “Right Now”
  16. Dixie Chicks – “Not ready to make nice”
  17. Alison Krauss & Union Station – “When you say nothing at all”
  18. Def Leppard – “Rock, rock till you drop”
  19. Five Finger Death Punch – “The Pride.” This song is not on their greatest hits album but is really popular.
  20. Scorpions – “Rock you like a Hurricane”, “Wind of Change”, “Send me an angel” & “Passion rules the game.”
  21. Skid Row – “Youth gone wild”

Here are some solid albums listed in random order to enjoy as well! 

  1. KISS – Psycho Circus
  2. Led Zeppelin – I, II & III. Really the entire 10 studio albums are worth owning, but the first three I believe are the best!
  3. DIO – Holy Diver & The Very Best of Dio
  4. Tesla – Time’s Makin Changes – The Best of Tesla
  5. The Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill
  6. AC/DC – Back in Black, The Razors Edge & Highway to Hell
  7. Bon Jovi – Young Guns II Soundtrack
  8. Disturbed – Indestructible, The Sickness & Immortalized.
  9. Def Leppard – Hysteria
  10. Judas Priest – Painkiller
  11. Pantera – Vulgar Display of Power
  12. Five Finger Death Punch – A Decade of Destruction
  13. Enya – Paint the Sky with Stars
  14. Motley Crue – “Dr. Feelgood” & “Decade of Decadence”

So there you have it, this is my personal list taken from my own collection of music.

What is on your list?



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