Jeff Buckley "Grace"...the original 1994 pressing. Well recorded. His vocals are THE best test for any system when mids are focused on. If you have planars...you will be blown away. Awesome post question btw.
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I'm with Eric - something with some good bongos, percussion or a world class drummer!
for example - this is classic 80's high quality pop production or this live recording has tremendous dynamics and what a groove
Frankly though, I don't give a hoot what others think - most people are deaf and most are not musically trained where they can even recognize something simple like a shuffle versus straight 8ths. These folks are mostly impressed by the usual schmaltz which is why everybody thinks I'm insane, to overlook her faults, but here's the reason I like 'em skinny, instead of full of schmaltz
I was listening to the tune "Know Your Enemy" by Green Day yesterday and took notice that the drums were quite well recorded and lifelike. I might use this in that this is a popular newer tune these days as well. Green Day can sound like crap on a lot of systems, but mine does Green Day extremely well!