Without question the first Eagles album is still their best sounding release.
Hotel California is a classic, no argument there, but even the best sounding copies are a little “modern” for our tastes. I prefer both the music and the sound of On The Border to Hotel CA, but that should clearly be seen as a minority opinion. De gustibus and all that.
Let’s call them their second and third best, we’ll leave the order to you.
The third tier would have One of These Nights, followed by Desperado, The Long Run and Eagles Live.
The less said about any of their albums after 1980 the better.
You know the first album. You know Hotel California. The best Eagles album you don’t know is On The Border.
We’ve recently compiled a list of records we think every audiophile should get to know better, along the lines of “the 1001 records you need to hear before you die,” but with less accent on morbidity and more on the joy these amazing audiophile-quality recordings can bring to your life. On the Border is a good example of a record most audiophiles don’t know well but should.
- Reviews and Commentaries for The First Eagles Album
- Reviews and Commentaries for Desperado
- Reviews and Commentaries for On the Border
- Reviews and Commentaries for One of These Nights
- Reviews and Commentaries for Hotel California
- Reviews and Commentaries for The Long Run
- Reviews and Commentaries for Eagles Live