FAVORITE SNARE DRUM SOUNDS

Because if you're going to smack that thing twice every bar, it better sound fantastic
  1. Unicorn - "Electric Night"
    Produced by David Gilmour, of course it sounds great. The fidelity of this album is absurdly high, and the songs ain't bad either
  2. Al Green - "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)"
    Just one of the many amazing drum sounds to emerge from Royal Studios in Memphis
  3. Diana Ross - "I'm Coming Out"
    Bonus points for sounding great in "Mo Money Mo Problems" too. The drums are so insanely loud and crispy, they must have been howling with glee in that control room
  4. The Fratellis - "Flathead"
    Fat, punchy, loud, with tons of snare rattle decay. No surprise, since Tony Hoffer mixed it
  5. Spoon - "Don't You Evah"
    I mean, take your pick when it comes to these guys... Jim Eno's sparse, tasty playing allows producers to push faders up where they belong
  6. Eels - "Fresh Blood"
    Yes, you know it as the theme song from The Jinx. And yes, the snare drum throbs with dark, muffled passion which demands respect
  7. Fleetwood Mac - "Dreams"
    One of the many, many reasons why you love this song is the fact that the drums sound like they were recorded and mixed by Zeus himself. Thunder only happens on 2s and 4s.
  8. Jay Z - "Public Service Announcement"
    Forget the 808, the 909, the claps & snaps, the cross-stick and the tambourine... just give me a loud trashy snare courtesy of Just Blaze