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5.0 classic
Appleblim and Shackleton Soundboy Punishments
ASC Nothing Is Certain
ASC The Pursuit/Frozen Shores
Burial Untrue
DJ Shadow Endtroducing...
Joanna Newsom Divers
Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express
Laura Marling A Creature I Don't Know
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Portishead Dummy
Portishead Third
The Orb Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld
Underworld dubnobasswithmyheadman

4.5 superb
Amatorski TBC
Amon Tobin Foley Room
Amon Tobin Permutation
ASC RA.233
ASC Machine Love
ASC Imagine The Future
Autechre Tri Repetae
Banks The Altar
Burial Kindred
Burial Rival Dealer
Claro Intelecto Reform Club
CunninLynguists Oneirology
Distance My Demons
DJ Shadow The Private Press
DjRum Mountains
Efdemin Efdemin
Felix K Flowers Of Destruction
Forest Swords Engravings
Forest Swords Compassion
George Frideric Handel Messiah
Grimes Art Angels
Hidden Orchestra Night Walks
Hidden Orchestra Archipelago
Hidden Orchestra have created a worthy successor and natural progression of Night Walks. Archipelago is organic and electronic, classic and contemporary, relaxing and exiting, subtle and vibrant, varied and consistent. Although not ground-breaking in a major way and clearly not meant for everyone this still is one of the most beautiful, haunting albums of the year.
Hooverphonic Blue Wonder Power Milk
Hooverphonic The President Of The LSD Golf Club
Inigo Kennedy Vaudeville
Instra:mental Watching You/Tramma
Ishome Confession
Ital Tek Midnight Colour
James Blake Overgrown
Joanna Newsom Have One on Me
Kraftwerk The Man-Machine
Laura Marling My Manic and I
Leftfield Leftism
Maya Jane Coles Easier To Hide
Moderat Moderat
Oathbreaker Eros|Anteros
Orbital Orbital 2
Pantha Du Prince This Bliss
Pariah (UK) Safehouses
Redshape The Dance Paradox
Robert Hood Motor: Nighttime World 3
Shackleton Music For The Quiet Hour/The Drawbar Organ EPs
Skinny Puppy Too Dark Park
Submotion Orchestra Finest Hour
Swarms Old Raves End
Taylor Swift 1989
Throbbing Gristle 20 Jazz Funk Greats
Throbbing Gristle D.O.A: The Third And Final Report
Trentemoller The Last Resort
Vaccine (US) Ochre/Cascade Failure
Voices From The Lake Voices From The Lake
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Die Zauberflote, 'The Magic Flute', K. 620
Obviously, a "real" rating of a classical opera requires mention of the specific performance. Needless to say that the 2011 performance I saw in the Sanspareil "Felsentheater" (Germany) was marvelous.
Zomby Where Were U In '92?

4.0 excellent
A Made Up Sound After Hours/What Preset
A Made Up Sound Night Owl
Actress Splazsh
Amenra Mass V
Amenra Alive
Amon Tobin Supermodified
Amon Tobin Out From Out Where
It appears the man can do no wrong. Needless to say this album is excellent.
Amon Tobin ISAM
Andy Stott Merciless
Answer Code Request Code
ASC Open Spaces
ASC The Astral Traveller
ASC Certainties
ASC Out Of Sync
ASC Porcelain/Focus Inwards
ASC Programme 01
ASC Programme 02
ASC and Synkro Borderline/Sacred Moments
Banks Goddess
bansheebeat Spiral Power
bansheebeat Lumine
Barker and Baumecker Transsektoral
Beneath Duty/Texers
Biome Spawned
Bonobo The North Borders
Burial Burial
Burial Truant/Rough Sleeper
Burial Young Death/Nightmarket
Young Death might not be that interesting, but Nightmarket is the real deal.
Caribou Our Love
Carly Rae Jepsen Emotion
CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe
CHVRCHES Every Open Eye
Clubroot Clubroot
Clubroot II - MMX
Clubroot III - MMXII
Conforce Machine Conspiracy
Conforce Escapism
Conforce Presentism
Cult of Luna Somewhere Along the Highway
Darqwan Said The Spider
dBridge and Instra:mental Wonder Where/No Future
Distance Outer Limits
DjRum Watermark/The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn
DjRum The Miracle
DjRum Plantain / What I Was Doing When I...
E.M.M.A. Blue Gardens
E.M.M.A. LA Mermaid
Efdemin Chicago
Einsturzende Neubauten Halber Mensch
El-P I'll Sleep When You're Dead
El-P Cancer 4 Cure
Eleven Tigers Clouds Are Mountains
Ellen Allien LISm
Ellen Allien & Apparat Orchestra Of Bubbles
Emika Emika
ENA Bilateral
ENA Binaural
FaltyDL You Stand Uncertain
FaltyDL Hardcourage
Fatima Al Qadiri Asiatisch
Front Line Assembly Tactical Neural Implant
Function Incubation
Function Berghain 07
Future of the Left The Plot Against Common Sense
Gesloten Cirkel Submit X
Grimes Visions
Guido Anidea
Hana Hana
Holly Herndon Platform
Hooverphonic A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
Huerco S Colonial Patterns
Huerco S A Verdigris Reader
Ikonika Aerotropolis
Indigo Symbol #7
Instra:mental Resolution 653
Instra:mental Rogue/Sakura
Jael Shuffle The Cards
James Blake James Blake
James Blake Air & Lack Thereof
James Blake Enough Thunder
Jon Hopkins Insides
Jon Hopkins Immunity
Joy Orbison Hyph Mngo/Wet Look
Karen Gwyer Bouloman
Kashiwa Daisuke Program Music I
Kaskade Strobelite Seduction
Kid Drama Crimson/Azure
Killer Mike R.A.P. Music
Klatu Mutual
Klatu Alchemy
Kode9 RA.400
Kraftwerk Computer World
Kraftwerk Autobahn
Kryptic Minds Can't Sleep
Kryptic Minds Namaste
Kuedo Severant
Kyle Hall Girl U So Strong/Take Me Away
L'Orange The Mad Writer
Lamb What Sound
Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence
Late Phantom Papers
Late Night Alumni Empty Streets
Laurel Halo Hour Logic
Laurel Halo King Felix
Laurel Halo Behind the Green Door
Laurel Halo Chance of Rain
Levon Vincent Levon Vincent
Locked Groove Waves/Shirts Off
Lorde Pure Heroine
Lunik Weather
Marcel Fengler Fokus
Massive Attack Blue Lines
Massive Attack Heligoland
Method One Moonlight Mile
Method One Symbol #5
Model 500 Digital Solutions
Modeselektor Monkeytown
Old Apparatus Compendium
Omar S It Can Be Done But Only I Can Do It
Omar S Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself
Oneohtrix Point Never Garden of Delete
Orbital In Sides
Pantha Du Prince Black Noise
Peter Van Hoesen Entropic City
Phase (UK) Frames Of Reference
Proper fuckin' techno that gets the job done, but with enough variation to keep it interesting for home listens.
Phon.o Schn33/Go
Poppy Ackroyd Escapement
Portishead Portishead
Proxima Lie Detection/Brainstem
Recondite On Acid
Recondite Hinterland
Recondite PSY
Riya Sublimation
Rrose Monad XVI
Rrose Wedge of Chastity
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels
Ryat Totem
Scuba Death Nitrogen Narcosis
Shackleton Freezing Opening Thawing
Shackleton Deliverance Series No. 3
Shed Shedding The Past
Shinichi Atobe Butterfly Effect
SHXCXCHCXSH Linear S Decoded
Silvie Loto Solstice
Sorrow (UK) Dreamstone
Steven Tang Disconnect To Connect
Submotion Orchestra Fragments
The Cinematic Orchestra Every Day
The Happy Guilty Pleasure
Catchy as hell, excellent vocal performances, great instrumentation, quite eclectic, bits of cynism, melancholy, and yes, beautiful ladies.

Pop record of the year.
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble From the Stairwell
Tobias. A Series Of Shocks
Token Records Aphelion
TOKiMONSTA Midnight Menu
Traumprinz Mothercave
Traumprinz RA.387
Traumprinz All The Things
Tricky Maxinquaye
Trixie Whitley Fourth Corner
Ulrich Schnauss and ASC 77
Underworld Second Toughest in the Infants
Unter Null Moving On
Vaccine (US) Breathless/Side Effects
Vaccine (US) Wishful Thinking/Signal To Noise
Vaccine (US) Decryption
Veil Records Veil/Unveil Issue One
Veil/Unveil Issue One is the first issue in a new series and is the successor to the Symbol series on Veil's parent label Auxiliary but differs by the fact that each issue features four tracks by four different artists. This first issue is certainly quite varied because of that, but of course the tracks still firmly showcase the "Auxiliary Sound". That being said: all tracks are great with "The Noncolour Entity" maybe being the best solo track ASC released so far this year and ASC's spouse Vaccine drops the gorgeous, delicate "Irradiate" (why don't you produce more, Christine???).
Veil Records Veil/Unveil Issue Two
Venetian Snares Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett
Voices From The Lake Velo Di Maya
Vuurwerk ME + ONE
Zella Day Zella Day
Zomby Dedication
Zomby With Love

3.5 great
A Made Up Sound Ahead/Endgame
Actress Hazyville
Actress R.I.P
Actress Ghettoville
Acylum Karzinom
Airlock Symptomatic
Amit Human Warfare/No Mercy
Amon Tobin Bricolage
Amorphous Androgynous Tales of Ephidrina
Amorphous Androgynous Alice in Ultraland
Andy Stott Luxury Problems
Andy Stott Faith in Strangers
Apparat Krieg Und Frieden
Application System Fork
ASC Solenoid
ASC Proton/Electron
ASC Polemic
ASC, Sam KDC and Synth Sense AUXWL001-003
Axel Boman Family Vacation
Balthazar Rats
Boxcutter Oneiric
Boxcutter Glyphic
Burial and Four Tet Moth/Wolf Club
Burial and Four Tet Ego/Mirror
Charli XCX Sucker
Christian Loeffler Young Alaska
Clara Moto Polyamour
Clarity Infinite
Claro Intelecto Warehouse Sessions
Conforce Kinetic Image
Consequence (NZ) Test Dream
Cooly G Hold Me
Cosmin TRG Gordian
Cult of Luna Vertikal
Davwuh EP1
Deadmau5 For Lack of a Better Name
Deepchord Sommer
Dela Translation Lost
dEUS Keep You Close
DJ Rashad Rollin
DjRum Seven Lies
Do Make Say Think You, You're a History in Rust
Dorleac Dorleac
Efdemin Decay
Ellen Allien Berlinette
Ellen Allien Sool
Ellen Allien Thrills
simple, but fun - Allien's most conventional album
Emika DVA
Erika Hexagon Cloud
Exit Records Mosaic: Volume Two
Factory Floor Factory Floor
Flunk For Sleepyheads Only
Flunk Morning Star
Flunk This Is What You Get
Flunk Lost Causes
A remarkably consistent effort in which Flunk further solidify their sound. Lost Causes sees the band incorporating more of the trip-hop elements from their older albums into the indie sound that dominated This Is What You Get. The result is a nice balance of more "catchy" songs with electronic and trippy influences and of course Anja Oyen Vister's characteristic vocal delivery. All in all, I would consider Lost Causes to be their best album since, at least, Morning Star.
Future of the Left Travels With Myself And Another
Geike For The Beauty Of Confusion
Genotype (UK) Lessons In Depth
Gesloten Cirkel Gesloten Cirkel
Ghostpoet Some Say I So I Say Light
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Goose Bring It On
Goose Control Control Control
The shortest way to describe this album is probably as a mix of alt rock and EBM. Be sure to check out the title track.
Guido Moods Of Future Joy
Holly Herndon Movement
The album can at times be a little too academic, but makes up for it by being so intriguing. Herndon clearly has good ideas and the combination of "classic" minimal techno and acid influences with more experimental sound manipulation is definitely a style deserving further development.
Holly Herndon Chorus/Solo Voice
Hooverphonic The Magnificent Tree
Hooverphonic Sit Down and Listen To
Ikonika I Make Lists
Ikonika Position
Indigo Storm
Intergalactic Lovers Little Heavy Burdens
iNTRiKeT The Woods
Ishome Eva
Ital Tek Nebula Dance
Ital Tek Hyper Real
Ital Tek Control
Jafu No More
James Blake The Bells Sketch
James Blake CMYK
James Blake Klavierwerke
Jamie xx Far Nearer / Beat For
Jazzanova In Between
Jessy Lanza Pull My Hair Back
Jon Convex Idoru
Joy Orbison The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow
Kate Simko Kabuki Drop
Kate Simko Lost In London
Klute Music For Prophet
Kno Death Is Silent
Kosheen Resist
Kyle Hall The Boat Party
L'Orange The Manipulation EP
L'Orange Old Soul
L.B. Dub Corp Unknown Origin
I see thousands of muscular black men on Hampstead Heath walking their poodles, and hundreds of black female Formula 1 drivers racing around Birmingham in pursuit of a truly British way of life.

I have a dream
Lamb Lamb
Lana Del Rey Born to Die
Lana Del Rey Lust For Life
Late Saw, Sine, Square / Voices From The Night
Late Night Alumni Of Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Etc.
Late Night Alumni Haunted
Laura Marling Once I Was an Eagle
Laura Marling Short Movie
Laurel Halo Sunlight on the Faded
Leftfield Alternative Light Source
Lene Marlin Playing My Game
Lene Marlin Another Day
Lindstrom Smalhans
Livity Sound Livity Sound
Locked Groove Different Paths
Locked Groove Rooted
Lunascape Innerside
Lunik Rumour
Lunik Ahead
Lunik Encore
LV Sebenza
Marcel Dettmann II
Maya Jane Coles Focus Now
Maya Jane Coles Bubbler
Maya Jane Coles Comfort
Meg Myers Sorry
Method One Blackwood
Metric Old World Underground, Where Are You Now
Metric Fantasies
Moderat Auf Kosten Der Gesundheit
Moderat II
Modeselektor Happy Birthday!
Monolake Ghosts
Nina Kraviz Nina Kraviz
Oaktree Chapters
Peter Van Hoesen Perceiver
I appreciate the concept, with the first half being focussed on abstract sound design, followed by a second half of more violent club tracks (I mean, "Decoder", fuk...). Still, these interesting moments are a bit held back by some less engaging parts of the album.
Phaeleh Fallen Light
Phase (UK) Emergence
Phon.o Black Boulder
Poppy Ackroyd Feathers
Prince Of Denmark The Body
Rammstein Mutter
Rammstein Reise, Reise
Rammstein Liebe Ist Für Alle Da
Rrose Artificial Light (1969-1909)
Rrose Eating The Other
Sam KDC Synesthesia
Scuba Triangulation
Seven (UK) Walter White
Shackleton Deliverance Series No. 1
Shackleton Deliverance Series No. 2
Silent Servant Negative Fascination
Sorrow (UK) Warring
Sorrow (UK) Hieroglyphics
Steffi Yours and Mine
Stray Letting Go
Stumbleine Spiderwebbed
Submotion Orchestra 1968
SX Arche
SX Alpha
SX Alphabet
Synth Sense Fragments From an Infinite Sequence
The Birthday Massacre Walking With Strangers
The Future Sound of London Dead Cities
The Prodigy The Fat of the Land
Thriftworks Terry - D
Tinashe Aquarius
Trade Sheworks005
Tricky False Idols
Ulrich Schnauss A Long Way to Fall
V.I.V.E.K Asteroids/Over My Head
Venetian Snares Traditional Synthesizer Music
Volor Flex Unlit
Warpaint Warpaint
Warsa Deluded/Awake
Wen Signals
Youth Code Youth Code
Zella Day Kicker

3.0 good
Abdulla Rashim Unanimity
Air Moon Safari
Airlock Drystar
alt-J An Awesome Wave
Amit Acid Trip/Don't Forget Your Roots
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92
ASC Sonic Assault
ASC Machines
Atoma Skylight
Atoms for Peace Amok
Autechre Exai
Carlos Cipa The Monarch And The Viceroy
This is quite some beautiful music and technically well-executed. However, the sole use of piano makes this a bit to sparse for my taste.
Conjure One Exilarch
Davwuh EP2
Delerium Chimera
Delerium Music Box Opera
Dillon This Silence Kills
I would've loved this if all songs were like 'Abrupt Clarity'
Disclosure Settle
Flunk Personal Stereo
Front Line Assembly Artificial Soldier
Front Line Assembly Improvised Electronic Device
Ghostpoet Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam
Hatti Vatti Worship Nothing
great production and solid all the way through, but all in all strangely unremarkable
Hooverphonic No More Sweet Music
Hooverphonic Presents Jackie Cane
How to Destroy Angels Welcome Oblivion
Kate Simko Take You There
Katy B On A Mission
Lana Del Rey Honeymoon
Laurel Halo Quarantine
Lunik Small Lights in the Dark
Massive Attack Protection
Mike Dehnert Lichtbedingt
Mount Kimbie Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
Phaeleh Tides
Rammstein Sehnsucht
Rammstein Rosenrot
Recondite Iffy
Sam KDC Marine Light
Shifted Crossed Paths
Shifted Under A Single Banner
The Birthday Massacre Violet
TOKiMONSTA Half Shadows

2.5 average
Boxcutter The Dissolve
French Fries Kepler
Hooverphonic The Night Before
Late Night Alumni The Beat Becomes A Sound
So in the past years, LNA essentially released the same album three times in a row. But that wasn't really an issue, since their blend of house and dream pop (with excellent vocals) was extremely enjoyable. However, this album seems to have lost the magic. The vocals are still great and the instrumental work hasn't really changed either: the main problem is that the songs just aren't as memorable or engaging as the ones on the previous albums. Just go listen to Empty Streets instead.
Lunik Preparing to Leave
Machinedrum Vapor City
Kinda remarkable how tunes can be so overloaded and at same time not go anywhere at all.
Rammstein Herzeleid

2.0 poor
Front Line Assembly Echogenetic
Skrillex Bangarang

1.0 awful
David Guetta Nothing but the Beat
I don't like this because I'm an elitist.Oh, and because this is particularly bad, of course.

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