The War Anthem by Max Richter. With a good sub it is really something else compared to the regular piece on a 2.0 set.
I'm such a sucker for a great bass line / player in a track and it also compliments a great HiFi setup.
Doesn't have to be full on / pounding in your face, sometimes the subtle licks / fills up the fret board are the best.
Was just listening to Nikita by Elton John which is amazing and whilst trying to set a Sub crossover the other day stumbled across - Nights on Broadway ... The Candi Station version which I hadn't heard for years.
Other faves in my past have been Paul Young's bass player Pino Palladino and Paul McCartney / Wings - Silly Love Songs has a great bassline that almost drives the song / gives it it's melody.
Would really love to hear others suggestions for tracks with great bass lines / players as it can so often contributes to the overall feel of a song but also sounds amazing when played through a half decent system.
Elvis Costellos Beyond Belief, pretty good as wellI find him very patchy too, but am puzzled by his singing as being viewed as poor. This thread sent me to Talking Book, and whilst Superstition is a great song, As from Songs in the Key of Life is a sterner test.
Neither get anywhere near Elvis Costello's Pump it Up, or Muse's Madness or New Born, though!
I heard many times that the Blockheads were considered one of the best 'backing bands' in the business.I love Norman Watt-Roy's work with Ian Dury - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick has a belting bass line! Andy Fraser playing more or less anything with Free kicks butt - likewise John Entwistle with The Who.