I've never done an Electronic/Dance/Techno list, and this is the best
I could do on my first try. I had to throw in some industrial and trip-
hop to fill this list out a bit. Pretty sad, really.
There are quite a few albums like this one, and yet there are no albums like
this one. No lounge album can match this in influence.
|2||The Art of Noise|
(Who's Afraid Of?) The Art of Noise!
Chinzy 80's new age/electronica. Don't ask me why this is so catchy with
its cog-churning beats and sensual flow...I really couldn't tell you.
"Moments In Love," however, has been clinically proven to increase semen
production tenfold. Truth.
Since I Left You
Choose your favorite song: "Since I Left You" or "Frontier Psychiatrist"
BT is by far my favorite Techno artist. Doesn't matter what you consider
techno or electronic--Trance, House, Dubstep, whatever, he's my favorite.
These first two of his are my latest gets. Good, good, good stuff. PLEASE
don't miss ESCM in lieu of 'Ima' or 'This Binary Universe', because this
deserves your attention just as much as those do.
Movement In Still Life
The album that turned me on to him. I had never before heard a song as
catchy as "Never Gonna Come Back Down."
This Binary Universe
These Hopeful Machines
Funny that the only song I've ever heard that matches the sheer catchiness
of "Never Gonna Come Back Down" is another BT song ("Suddenly").
Industrial album, but with a much larger trance influence than most.
Chasing The Ghost
Industrial album, but with a much larger trip-hop influence than most.
Because ONE MORE TIME.
For Lack of a Better Name
Because IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII JUST WANT TO PLAY IT RIGHT.
|13|| ||DJ Shadow|
I didn't know it until I'd found it, but this was the album I had been looking
for for years. That chill, jazzy instrumental hip-hop sound...I can't tell you
how long I'd looked for just that type of music to chill to. This was the also
the quickest 4.5 I'd ever given.
Feed The Animals
You know how the visualizer on iTunes gives a visual representation of
whatever sounds you're listening to? 'Cosmogramma' gives an auditory
representation of that visualization.
Dark as fuck.
I remember hearing "Ready, Steady Go" in the movie 'Collateral' and being
hooked. Then I remember driving into Las Vegas, NV at night while this
song was playing, and I don't think I'll ever forget it. Also, Ice Cube.
Because if I didn't include "the big 3" of trip-hop on a list with any trip-hop
on it, I'd get skewered.
The Fat of the Land
This is the only album on the list that I don't actually own in full.
The Mirror Conspiracy
They had a song, "Lebanese Blonde," on the soundtrack for Garden State.
Took me a while to pick up the entire album, but this is really awesome
background music to anything. Perfect lounge album.
Don't know if you've noticed, but I'm kind of fond of chill, lounge-y albums,
and this album is the epitome of that sound. Oooh man, I can't help but
get lost in those vocals and those intensely soothing melodies. Good