Tidal Masters Audiphile Albums

I thought it would be fun and useful to have a list of our favorite audiophile Tidal Masters albums!

Edit: There is a list of over 20,000 MQA albums at Meridian Unplugged.

The Flaming Lips ‘At War with the Mystics’

New Order – Power, Corruption and Lies

Perhaps this one for New Order fans listening on Focal headphones: Elegia :slight_smile:

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen (2019)

What are some of your favorites?


Sounds pretty amazing.





I just found out they have several The Smiths’ albums. Here’s a collection:
The Smiths – Complete

image The Queen is Dead
image Meet is Murder
image Strangeways here We Come
image The Smiths


Heaven knows I’m miserable now


Kraftwerk - 3-D The Catalogue
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (great recording)
Black Sabbath - Sabotage
Black Sabbath - Never Say Die
Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell (Dio era)
Led Zeppelin - III
Led Zeppelin - IV
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Led Zeppelin - Presence
Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains the Same (Live)
Queen - Queen
Queen - Queen II
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
David Bowie - Spacy Oddity (Tony Visconti 2019 Mix)
David Bowie - Station to Station
David Bowie - Diamond Dogs
David Bowie - Low
The Beatles - Abbey Road
The Beatles - The White Album
The Kinks - The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society (check out “BIg Sky”)
Fleetwood Mac - Rumors
Heart - Dreamboat Annie
Rolling Stones - Aftermath
Yes - The Yes Album
Uriah Heep - Salisbury
Uriah Heep - Demons & Wizards
Thin Lizzy - Black Rose
Deep Purple - Deep Purple in Rock
Frank Sinatra - Sings for Only the Lonely
Michael Kiwanuka - KIWANUKA
Sonic Youth - dirty
Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse
Sonic Youth - Murray Street
The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
Dexter Gordon - GO
John Coltrane - Giant Steps
Getz/Gilberto - Getz Gilberto
Muddy Waters - Folk Singer
King Tuff - The Other
Isaac Hayes - Tough Guys
Max Richter - Sleep (Remixes)
Henry Brant - Ice Field


This one was listed under ‘Compilations’ (not albums) so I missed it when I searched. Listening to it now. It sounds great (though so do the CDs). Thanks for sharing.

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Try Jens Lekman sometime – “The not mentally ill version of Morrissey”

Start here: https://tidal.com/browse/album/69450221


Pretty interesting that it’s an album of recent live performances, very well-recorded. Pretty nice tracks for headphones - would be interesting to hear them on the 800s with its soundstage.

I wonder if he is trying to sound like Morrissey. Even that guitar pick sounds like The Smiths.
Thanks for turning me on to him. :smiley:


Merry Christmas.

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I put Lekman, Morrissey, and Prince in the same category. See – I took off his first name so they all have one name now!

Seriously, these and other musicians are just random accidents of nature. They have unique skills and a unique tone and a unique set of interests. If you listen to Jens Lekmans’ early albums you’ll spot the same topics over time. Same with Morrissey too.

I personally don’t know of Lekman’s influences, but yes some songs are played with a picked tenor guitar or mandolin. He’s Swedish and barely has an accent, so I’m guessing he spent a good amount of time listening to UK/US media.

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The sound quality of this album is astonishing (the content is remarkable in itself, imo).

The hiss of an amp, the decay of a note from acoustic guitar, and sound of Jack’s voice in front of an absolutely black background… I’m in awe.