Album with the best sound?

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What is the Stratovarius Album with the best sound?

Fright Night
0
No votes
Twilight Time
2
4%
Dreamspace
3
6%
Fourth Dimension
3
6%
Episode
6
12%
Visions
11
21%
Destiny
4
8%
Infinite
6
12%
Elements Pt.1
13
25%
Elements Pt.2
1
2%
Stratovarius
3
6%
 
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Album with the best sound?

Post by stratohawk » Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:19 pm

Hey folks! I wonder what you think which Stratovarius album has the best sound? And I really only mean the sound, from no other viewpoint, leave out songwriting qualities, album artwork, lyrics, etc. Just simply reflect what sound rocked most in your opinion.

IMO it's the last album, "Stratovarius", followed by "Visions" and "Episode".

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Re: Album with the best sound?

Post by NeonVomit » Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:33 pm

Elements pt1.

Easy. The most atmospheric by far.
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Re: Album with the best sound?

Post by Mormegil » Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:21 pm

Episode or Visions... Episode.
Stratovarius-album wasn't bad either.

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Re: Album with the best sound?

Post by black death » Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:26 pm

Infinite
Not my most fav album, but the sound Image

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Re: Album with the best sound?

Post by metalman » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:42 pm

Episode, definetily. Drums and bass :headbang: , especially when listening with headphones.

Btw I consider (production of) Infinite worst, somehow it's very... hmm... plastic.

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Re: Album with the best sound?

Post by black death » Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:51 pm

metalman wrote:Btw I consider Infinite worst, somehow it's very... hmm... plastic.
Yeah, that's why it can't be my fav Stratoalbum and why I like much more some other albums (including Episode), but when I consider JUST the sound... :wink:

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Re: Album with the best sound?

Post by IceBreaker » Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:39 am

Mormegil wrote:Episode ... Episode.
Stratovarius-album wasn't bad either.
Agree both. Voted for Episode.
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Post by metalman » Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:28 am

black death wrote:
metalman wrote:Btw I consider Infinite worst, somehow it's very... hmm... plastic.
Yeah, that's why it can't be my fav Stratoalbum and why I like much more some other albums (including Episode), but when I consider JUST the sound... :wink:
I was considering only the sound as well :)

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Re: Album with the best sound?

Post by stratohawk » Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:41 am

metalman wrote:
black death wrote:
metalman wrote:Btw I consider Infinite worst, somehow it's very... hmm... plastic.
Yeah, that's why it can't be my fav Stratoalbum and why I like much more some other albums (including Episode), but when I consider JUST the sound... :wink:
I was considering only the sound as well :)
Yeah, that's what I was asking for. 8) Don't think about how good the music is, only the sound production.
I wonder if Visions is leading this poll again because it's the favourite album of most Stratovarius fans, or really because of the good sound. :wink:
But, go ahead folks!

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Post by Rantanen » Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:56 am

Infinite. Maybe because I was very happy at the time of my life when I acquired the album, and I bought the poster around the same time as well. I know many slag it off because it's a "happy" album. The sound of the Infinite album was massive.

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Post by browneyedgirl » Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:40 pm

If its just the sound, the symphonics, I have to say Infinite, also. The song Infinity is the grandest Strato Songs in terms of its sweeping symphonic sound. Its one of my fav StratoSongs because of this element.
The drums pay into the song, Phoenix, giving it the bombastic sound that sets it apart.
Mother Gaia has a very soothing, spiritual sound that is very nice, IMO.
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Re: Album with the best sound?

Post by Meleeruler » Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:46 pm

IMO, Visions, followed by EP1.

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Re: Album with the best sound?

Post by Mariano_Strato » Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:57 am

Just considering the sound.... IMO Infinite, I voted for it :) . Visions has also a very good sounding.
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Re: Album with the best sound?

Post by stratoplayer » Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:14 am

Elements Pt 1, if not for Elements then definitely Fantasia, awesome production and ambience.
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Re: Album with the best sound?

Post by Rantanen » Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:23 pm

Hey folks...what's wrong with "Destiny"? :)
As an album it has a nice atmosphere. I liked the artwork. Sound was quite good too. We'll wait and see if it gets any votes.

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Re: Album with the best sound?

Post by Fuuso » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:40 pm

Rantanen wrote:Hey folks...what's wrong with "Destiny"? :)
As an album it has a nice atmosphere. I liked the artwork. Sound was quite good too. We'll wait and see if it gets any votes.
I like the sound of "Destiny" very much, voted for it. But no Strato album has bad sounds.

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Re: Album with the best sound?

Post by Summpi sika » Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:30 pm

I voted for visions. I think that 4th dimension got the worst sounds. They are just so...I dunno. Dry.
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Re: Album with the best sound?

Post by Maniac » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:12 pm

If I had to handle it from the production's view, I would say Elements pt.1. Best sound ever achieved.

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Post by finnlandia » Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:05 pm

I voted for Elements pt1.

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Re: Album with the best sound?

Post by stratohawk » Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:37 am

Stratofanius wrote:Episode sounds quite nice, so that's my choice.

Andd if we're talking of albums with the worst productions, those would certainly be Infinite, Elements 1 & 2. They mainly include just some horrible plastic takatakatakatilutilutiluzzzzzz -moments, and especially keboards sound like shit :puke: The song material's mainly horrifying too, especially on Elements...
Hehe, IMO you are exaggerating a little bit. ;-) I mean I also don't like the sterile sound of Elements Pt.1 very much, and this kind of sound already developed on Infinite album (Pt.2 was better again), but "the song material's mainly horrifying"?? Okay.... All a question of taste, but when I think of songs like Hunting, Mother Gaia, Infinity, Million Lightyears, Soul of a Vagabond, ..., I rather think these are absolutely great songs.
But well, this topic's only about the sound. 8)

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Re: Album with the best sound?

Post by OutOfTheShadows » Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:42 pm

Visions - Not the best, but the sound is just so great, especially harpsichord/guitar duetos.

2nd would be Twilight Time.

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Post by exe knight » Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:24 pm

I like Stratovarius alot, althrough I will not yet vote as I haven't heard DS or Intermission.

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Post by Beast_Pete » Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:19 am

My vote goes to Elements Pt1 although Stratovarius was quite close.
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Post by StratoTimo » Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:47 am

Stratofanius wrote:Sorry, but this was the biggest laugh for weeks :lol:
Can I ask that why in the hell you are in this forum if you don't like music by Stratovarius... you say that you like old Stratovarius (before-95) and you say that new Stratovarius is from Ass... What the hell you doing here?
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Re: Album with the best sound?

Post by exe knight » Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:22 am

StratoTimo wrote:
Stratofanius wrote:Sorry, but this was the biggest laugh for weeks :lol:
Can I ask that why in the hell you are in this forum if you don't like music by Stratovarius... you say that you like old Stratovarius (before-95) and you say that new Stratovarius is from Ass... What the hell you doing here?
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Re: Album with the best sound?

Post by Maniac » Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:47 am

Stratofanius wrote:
Maniac wrote:If I had to handle it from the production's view, I would say Elements pt.1. Best sound ever achieved.
Sorry, but this was the biggest laugh for weeks :lol:
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Post by stratohawk » Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:40 am

Maniac wrote:
Stratofanius wrote:
Maniac wrote:If I had to handle it from the production's view, I would say Elements pt.1. Best sound ever achieved.
Sorry, but this was the biggest laugh for weeks :lol:
It's OK I excuse you!
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Re: Album with the best sound?

Post by Rebel » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:14 pm

Dreamspace and Destiny

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