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Jeffers

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Jon Hopkins, Open Eye Signal. It tests your speakers like the drill sergeant in Full Metal Jacket. If the presentation is right, the bass, pace and soundstage should - in the nicest possible way - take the back of your head off.
 

JKnez

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The first track that comes to mind for me is: Sweet Soul by Peter Erskine (album title track). Great chill feel, with subtlety that highlights system detail and base management.
 
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BluetonedBoy

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INDISCIPLINE by KING CRIMSON

The dynamic of Fripp & Belew (ultimate precision & ultimate chaos respectively) with Levin’s Stick & Bruford’s powerhouse take the application of quiet/loud to the extreme.
 

Huwbert

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Almost 30 years now and something about this track, Manic Street Preachers: Motorcycle Emptiness. Ticks every box for me, and symbolises pre awful music such as the likes of Take That, Boyzone, and the Apex rubbish group Oasis........Blue touch paper lit?
A track of genius
 
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johnsiep

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The song that should be included here is, "weasel and the white boys cool" from Rickie Lee Jones.
It's a great song and It's got everything to test your hifi system. It has a great bass line to test your speakers, the balance is superb and the treble and the mids are in sink with the rest of the music. So everything you need to make a honest assessment regarding the line up of your audio equipment.
 
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Jettgod

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Hi All, My choice is:-

Max Richter Mrs Dalloway/War Anthem Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works

Such an achingly beautiful track, sweeping soundscapes and very very moving.

Track down the video to see the dance and understand the expression of Love and Loss.

The brilliance of Max Richter clearly demonstrated.
 
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Contact by Daft Punk on the album Random Access Memories. I was expecting this one to be on here but I couldn't find it in the Spotify playlist. I chose this track because it's excellently mastered. It has a great dynamic range for those dramatic listening moments. I only listen to it on some good pairs of headphones. There are parts of the song where lots of sounds come together and everybody knows that that's where good equipment can make the difference. The track takes me to another place.
 

Bartfigas

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Bass Astral x Igo
Planets

This polish young duet is making great music which should be known word wide. Song is about searching answers about space and live.. high quality music and vocals, this is what you need for your hifi set.
 

Mattc

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Erik Truffaz -Less
Amazing bass and atmosphere. Hearing this on a pair of PMC Twenty5.22 speakers convinced me to buy them.
 

sparky

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keith don't go by Nils Lofgren on his acoustic live album.
The sound of that unaccompanied acoustic guitar sends shivers down my spine - especially on vinyl (if you can find it)
 
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chadsfake

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Billy Idol - Prodigal Blues

Great soft loud dynamics, great bass and great build have kept this song as one of my testing tracks since the 90's
 

bandy

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'Out of the Darkness' by Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul from the 1984 album 'Voices of America'. The production on this will just blow you away. BTW in his other guise, Little Steven is part of the legendary E Street Band led by one Bruce Springsteen.
 

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