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Off The Wall

I originally planned to just list these to a single user but it took so long to trawl through everything I thought I may as well add the albums to the database and make a thing of it. Anyway, here's a reasonably concise list of electronic albums which bar one or two exceptions should probably get a little more love than they do currently. I'll say when they're from this year as well, in case anyone's wanting to catch up on stuff before end of year lists.
Linear Cryptics

Beautiful glitch music -

[2013] dance dance dance -
Fall Over

[2013] BANKS triggers questions such as: is this good or great? Is it innovative or not? What genre is this? and would you tap that? Important things needing answers -
Strange Or Funny Ha-Ha?

So non-music is apparently a thing and I like it -
5Booka Shade

[2013] I seem to enjoy this more than most, but the general consensus seems to be that it's pretty swell in any case -

[2013] A vinyl-only release (digital obviously being available via. alternate means) remarkable for (a) being the best thing Desolate's ever done and (b) having no internet presence at all -
7 Dpat

[2013] Highly enjoyable, but the mix of downtempo, trip-hop and nods to the soppier side of dubstep could be said to be a tad too inoffensive -

[2013] Subtly mind-blowing stuff -
9Forest Swords

[2013] Impulse bought the vinyl of this before I'd actually heard it, so I'm lucky the album's amazing -

Excellent album, but I'm really bringing it up because judging by the teaser/interlude thing the new Ghostek LP will be even better. Check it -
11Gui Boratto

[2013 - kinda] Again, this is in reference to another release, Generate, but I'm not sure it's long enough to add to the database. Very good though -
12Hol Baumann
[ Human ]

One of those albums you listen to so intently you only breathe out at the end of each track to mutter "fuuckin ell" -
13iTAL tEK

[2013] Saw this guy recently and he absolutely killed it, the album's great too -

[2013] He couldn't make his EP more difficult to search for if he tried, but JMSM makes up for it with a very well crafted RnB album with brilliant instrumentation. Pretty sure the majority of Sputnik would like this one -
15Kettel & Secede
When Can

I've been plugging this for a while but it's still my favourite album of last year -
16KOAN Sound & Asa

[2013] Lush, emotional dubstep that still manages to pack more than a couple of punches. It made me kind of sad to see this wasn't in the database, especially considering how well the individual artists have been performing recently -
17 Ludovico Einaudi
In a Time Lapse: The Remixes

[2013] This remix album has no right to be as brilliant as it is. Phaeleh and Starkey do an especially mind blowing job -
18Lulu Rouge
The Song is in the Drum

[2013] Eastern european electronic with strong folk influences? Yes please -
Vapor City

[2013] Still ripping it up -

[2013] I wouldn't have bothered putting this on here if Therapy wasn't one of the best tracks of the year (would still put Freak Go Home by Darkside as my favourite so far though) -

Glitchy classical loveliness -
22Old Joy
It Slowly Disappears

[2013] Emotional downtempo which has received confusingly little attention: I really quite like it -
Double Figure

Electronic royalty with 14 votes... -
Socially Inept

Glitch glitch glitch -
25Robot Koch
Death Star Droid

Contains the best cover of People are Strange ever -

[2013] Not for the faint of heart - electronic with plenty of glitch and jazz components -
27Sea Oleena

Still one of the most relaxing non-ambient albums ever -
Bye Bye Gridlock Traffic

A quick look at my music library shows I've turned into a bit of a Secede fanboy. Listen to this and you won't be able to blame me -

[2013] More RnB, this time from the guy who produced BANKS' newer EP. This is predictably awesome -
30Son Lux

[2013] In my opinion, the best he's done by quite a way -
31Sorrow (UK)

[2013] Sorrow seems to enjoy going pretty fucking heavy now, which suits fine since there's too many people doing the chilled out stuff anyway -
Songs to Break Up To

[2013] Speaking of the soft stuff... -

My go to album if I'm walking alone at night -
34The Range

[2013] If every track on here was as good as Jamie or Hamiltonian we'd be looking at 4.5's across the board -
White Mountain

[2013 as far as we non-Japanese are concerned] Icelandic! -
36Valentin Stip

[2013] Not perfect, but still damn groovy -
37Ben Frost
Music For Sad Children

Apparently I went blind near the beginning of this list and forgot to copy this one across. Ben's released my favourite album of the year so far but it's way too intimidating to recommend it (called FAR, by the way, it's dark ambient to the extreme) so this old classic will have to do -
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