BTW, all those music easily available on Spotify. One can get to listen to almost anything nowadays. I just hooked a pair of decent powered speakers to my pc. Am enjoying the sound especially after plugging in the Audioquest Dragonfly DAC. Decently good hifi sound for sure.
Wow! Your selections are truly RECORDS TO DIE FOR! Thanks for sharing Lam
Hi Jepson. The songs I use for reviewing hi-fi components have changed over time.
In the past, one of my fave tracks was Dire Straits’ Money For Nothing. I have also used Dire Straits’ Sultans Of Swing and Six Blade Knife (for the bass) to review components.
I also liked Joni Mitchell’s Hits (all the tracks). For male vocals, I played Frank Sinatra’s Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First which was fantastic for checking out the reproduction of horns.
Then I discovered Eva Cassidy and used Live At Blues Alley, Eva By Heart, Songbird and Time After Time.
I also played Suzanne Vega’s The Best of Suzanne Vega Tried and True and used songs like Luka, Tom’s Diner, Marlene on the Wall, 99.9° F and Small Blue Thing.
For soundstaging, I still play live recordings like The Corrs Unplugged and Eric Clapton Unplugged. For depth, I now play the HDTracks hi-res version of Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now.
If I want to listen to acoustic music, I play Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark and Yo-Yo Ma’s Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs of Joy & Peace for the rich sound of the cello. I especially like the James Taylor version of Here Comes The Sun in this CD.
If I want to listen to rock, I play Bad Company’s debut album, Police’s Every Breath I Take (for the bass) and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours (I love Dreams and Songbird).
For jazz, I play Charles Mingus Blues & Roots these days.
For duets, I play HDTrack’s hi-res version of Ray Charles’ Genius Loves Company (10th Anniversary Edition).
Mr. Lam Seng Fatt, I read your jaundiced review of the chord Mojo a few weeks ago.wasrather amused
And also Herbie Hancock’s River: The Joni Letters (HDTracks hi-res version) for jazz tracks.:
I forgot to mention Adele – 19, 21 and 25.