|Sput Birthday 1|
Well I did it. I lasted a year. 54 reviews, 33 lists and 711 ratings,
which would be more but I stopped rating everything I listened to a
couple of months ago. I haven't made enough friends here to fill out
a list so you'll have to put up with a shit ton of electronic music
If memory serves, this was the first proper electronic album that I really
kicked back and got into. I'd started to get bored with indie, so it pretty
much triggered a binge on every IDM album I could get my hands on.
Mt Eden Album
I jumped onto dubstep for a little bit as it really started to gain ground in
the public eye. This fella was pretty big on t' youtubes at the time so me
and some friends used to chill to it while doing GCSE art.
For Lack of a Better Name
I was never really much of a mau5-head, but the guy who originally got me
listening to electronic (I used to be one of those "it's not music if it's not
made by people" dickheads) was borderline obsessed. Strobe is still
|4||Boards of Canada|
Music Has The Right To Children
Not too long ago I ended up in a surprisingly deep discussion with my old
English teacher about this album. Seems it's pretty much universally
After living in the same town as them and going to the same schools as
them, I think I can finally understand why they ended up making the music
Total Life Forever
Same with some of these guys. Happy people do not come from around here.
The Blue Notebooks
It's fine though, the best music in the world is sad music. Bought this album
on vinyl just so I could sit in the dark and be broody as fuck.
Bye Bye Gridlock Traffic
It kind of sucks that a lot of people on this site refuse to listen to electronic
music, because it really is denying yourself some of the best music ever
written for the sake of laziness/ stubbornness. This album still has 6
ratings, despite being a borderline classic.
Likewise. Incredible album: 9 votes. Makes me cry evrytim.
I have a feeling a lot of you guys who enjoy crazy stuff will really dig Bisk.
Wouldn't recommend for anyone not used to being mindfucked.
Soundtrack to a Vacant Life
This LP rules. The new one is possibly the most overrated thing on this site.
3.8 average yet no one can be bothered to review it? Yeh... i'm not buying
Three Organic Experiences
Actually let's jump back to unknown classics (contradictions!). This is one of
the best pure ambient albums I've ever heard.
Í Annan Heim
This isn't exactly a classic. But it's still an outstanding example of icelandic
|14||A Winged Victory for the Sullen|
A Winged Victory for the Sullen
Actually fuck this list for a bit I'm going to come back and finish it later. Just
had the urge to go have a sesh listening to this.
Back. This on FLAC = *drool*. Was emailing this guy the other day, too.
He's pretty damn cool.
Keep It Unreal
Spandex Man is my jam 4 lyf.
Is it wrong that I don't think Mezzanine is the best thing ever made ever? I
think this album's a lot better than people give it credit for.
|18|| ||Robag Wruhme|
This album just gets better every time I listen to it. His most recent one,
Thora Vukk, is also excellent.
Sweet yet dark folk/electronic from Sveeeden. They dropped an EP this year
with a remix by Eluvium on it but I never got round to getting my hands on
So. fucking. happy. eugh.
|21||The Future Sound of London|
I kind of wish I was born about 15 years earlier, that way I would have
been around in the 90's and as far as I'm concerned the 90's were the
absolute tits in terms of music and, well, a lot of other things.
Feed Me Weird Things
So many fucking classics from the 90's. Although working backwards
through Squarepusher's discography was pretty fun.
Their best release. End of discussion.
While we're on the topic of 90's stuff. This little LP from 2001 is full to the
brim with 90's style electronic. It's also a masterpiece so if you're not one of
the 17 you've rated it go have a listen.
When I first reviewed this, I didn't really have the knowledge to really sell
it. I might go back and review it again, but until then: jesus christ it's
|26||Natural Snow Buildings|
The Dance of the Moon and the Sun
Another one I might re-review, but this time it's just because I want to talk
about the most perfect piece of music ever created.
Now I just included this because it's bat-shit insane and you should go listen.
Queen of the Wave
Denies the Day's Demise
Also this, though Daedelus is a more kind of violent lunatic. Still lovable
though: he has crazy hair and his soundcloud page is very active. He
pumps stuff out left right and centre.
|30|| ||DJ Food|
The Search Ending
Take the above craziness and mix in trip-hop and the fact that this was
released this year so go listen.
One Word Extinguisher
Still some mad trip-hop stuff but it's just a tad more chilled out.
L.A. EP 3 X 3
I was going to be seeing this guy
and this guy
|34||Oneohtrix Point Never|
and this guy
and these guys along with Squarepusher, Snoop Dog, Clark + a shit ton
more this summer, but no one will go with me. Sad times.
But for now I will sit here and listen to a load of ambient and feel sorry for
myself because instead I might end up seeing David Guetta at Creamfields
so I'll probably end up killing myself.
My 3rd favourite ambient release of this year.
|38||The Post Riot Era|
Resting in Aspic
Celestial Light Beings
Albums like this are also really good, but I have a very hard time bringing
myself to call this ambient.
|41||Stars of the Lid|
The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid
These guys are definitely ambient though.
|42||The Dead Texan|
The Dead Texan
2nd favourite Stars of the Lid side project after a Winged Victory for the
Sullen. Nice and bite sized too; give it to your kids.
When I live in the Garden by the Sea
Proof that I will love any album with a Tom Hanks sample in it.
Very, very tasty space-like ambient.
The Black Rain
It's not particular ambitious but it's just super-duper nice ambient/ post-
rock stuff. The kind of thing that everyone likes but no one obsessively
likes. Well worth a look though.
|46||Mono / World's End Girlfriend|
Palmless Prayer / Mass Murder Refrain
Unlike this, which you're not allowed to dislike otherwise I will judge you
|47||World's End Girlfriend|
Starry Starry Night
Also did you guys catch this? It has some very nice moments.
Only 9 votes... dayum. It has an average of 4.6 so far if that makes any
more of you interested in hearing one of the most exhilarating and
interesting soundtracks of all time... ALL TIME!
No, seriously, go get #48. This as well, but #48 is more important.
"Touch" is one of my war songs, along with "All The Wine" by The National
and "In McDonalds" by Burial. Gets me in the moooooood.
Who said Burial?
I Gave You Everything
Similar-ish? Yeh maybe Mount Kimbe's a little far.
The genre I was told this fell into was Jazz-hop. That's a stupid sounding
genre, but it kind of fits. This LP is smooth as fuck from head to toe, and
also pretty damn groovy.
|58|| ||Void Pedal|
Void Pedal EP
As is this. Currently sitting on 1 vote (mine) and it's brilliant. A quick google
will prove that it's free as well, so what's stopping you? Oh, and Rishi is the
sexiest track ever made.
Crying Over Pros For No Reason
This album is also pretty sexy. Shame he had to go on to be mediocre.
Space Is Only Noise
Revisiting this album, it seems to have gotten better. Odd.
The funny thing about listening to this is that after years spent seeing
Goldie on the tv doing documentaries and assorted random shit, I really did
not expect him to have made some of the most awesome DnB I've ever
heard. Well, you know what they say: never judge a musician by the
number of his gold fillings.
And now for something classy as balls.
And then even more classy.
Whisper Me Wishes
And now something not quite as classy but my rating for it is looking very
lonely at the minute.
Tango N' Vectif
Where the "u" is meant to be the greek letter mu so it spells out "music".
Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett
Now this would be classy if not for the several dozen drummers having an
epileptic fit in a drum room behind all the lovely instruments.
Not electronic, but experimental-as-fuck-folk. I love it.
The Disintegration Loops III
Now is this electronic? Either way it's unintentionally the most depressing
piece of anything in forever; ever.
Music For Sad Children
Because this isn't that sad. Still very good though.
This is more intentionally sad. Kinda weird and fucking disturbing as well.
Lonely vote on this one too.
Ah man, I totally forgot about these guys. If I remember correctly, one of
their tracks is just a bloke talking about how he's going to kill himself....
|72||Red Light Company|
Another interlude of non-electronic stuff. Happy-indie people should check
My girlfriend makes me listen to this because, quote: "I need to be eased
back in to real music for people who know what sunlight is"
Just Ask the Lonely
Then I go listen to this.
and then this. That'll show her.
Life Is Full of Possibilities
Returning to this list for the second time (just went out for some film
screening shit before hanging round the park), I think I may have
overstretched myself with trying to do this with no structure at all. Oh
Oh there's this. This is good.
When You're Gone
This has kind of grown on me to be honest. Gone and Moments are both
absolutely incredible: if only they could fill a whole LP with tracks like that
and they'd be set.
Pretty damn awesome IDM stuff that's well worth a looksy.
|80||The Tumbled Sea|
Songs By The Tumbled Sea
Another one of those "I want to sit in a dark room and be gloomy as fuck"
records. That website that shows rain pouring onto a window was pretty
much made for this...
Quite playful IDMish things.
Portal 2: Songs To Test By
This soundtrack is the tiiiitts. Exile Vilify (by The National) isn't on it though,
"I know it's electronic, but it's actually kind of good" - some random German
bloke recommending me this album.
One Step Beyond
Not electronic (you should know this!). Grew up with my dad listening to
either this, Queen or Eric Clapton.
Real Life Color
Never did get round to reviewing this. Ambient, but in the style of...
Harmony in Ultraviolet
... which is a very, very good album.
At War With Walls and Mazes
Pretty sure I found this from a friend who found it from Skins. The UK
version not the shitty US spin off... also not from season 3 onwards cos it
got crap very quickly.
Listen to all the EPs in this series. I'm serious; some of his best stuff EVAR
is in these eps.
Since I Left You
With some of the best music videos of all time.
A Clockwork Orange
Soundtracks are tasty.
|92||Clint Mansell, Kronos Quartet & Mogwai|
The Fountain OST
Includes one of the best pieces ever; ever.
The Planets Suite, for orchestra, Op. 32
First came into contact with this while it was blasted out to me in a field in
Somerset. Long story. Anyway, Jupiter made me cry for realz. So
Split The Atom
From serenity to getting your face blown off be noise... ee-ah.
The Lonely Robot
I'm not sure if it's possible to have a cuter name for an album.
I'm deeply infatuated with Morgan Kibby.
...and the Moon was Hungry...
No I'm serious, I am. Mostly because this album is just jaw-droppingly mad
and incredible at the same time. She manages to be sexy when singing
about eating someone - it's confusing.
Just been listening to this guy's new EP. It's more of a spin off of this LP,
really - but welcome nonetheless.
Greatest Hits One
I just want to share with you the fact that I've finally learnt all the words
and all the notes to Bohemian Rhapsody so I can mouth jam to it at will. It's
not relevant to the list at all.