How do they do it?? Avril Lavigne - I'm With You: The only way I can describe what really catches my ear with this song is 'close miking'.. I mean the guitars and drums just sound like the mic was placed inside the instrument. I know I know, it's probably just a very high quality mic, or a combination of them- but I have no idea how to achieve a sound like this.. Very cool! Just about every single BJork song has something very interesting in it, plus her voice in my opinion is amazing. Her songs just seem to be so well thought out and cleverly arranged. Brad Paisley - Celebrity: Halarious lyrics, and just sounds good. I really like the quality of sound.. . Brad Paisley - Little Moments Like That: One thing about Brad Paisley's songs, the vocals are always great sounding.. Craig Morgan - Almost Home - Again, awesome vocals and guitars.. Diamond Rio - What A Beautiful Mess - 2:40, that's a telephone effect right? That was pretty cool... Again vocals are cool.. Dido: Always sounds so .. wide? roomy? spacious? I dunno the word I'm looking for maybe it's one of those but "White Flag" and "Don't Leave Home" are I think 2 good examples. I think this is from the strings, orchestral and harmonies(?)... Could go on and on . . Anyone have any great sounding songs/groups they could recommend for studying/example/ technique?