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Lana Del Rey Lust For Life3.5
E.M.M.A. LA Mermaid4.0
Forest Swords Compassion4.5

Burial Young Death/Nightmarket4.0
Young Death might not be that interesting, but Nightmarket is the real deal.
SX Alphabet3.5
Banks The Altar4.5
Amenra Alive4.0
SX Alpha3.5
Hana Hana4.0
Venetian Snares Traditional Synthesizer Music3.5

Oneohtrix Point Never Garden of Delete4.0
Grimes Art Angels4.5
Jael Shuffle The Cards4.0
Joanna Newsom Divers5.0
Shackleton Deliverance Series No. 34.0
CHVRCHES Every Open Eye4.0
Lana Del Rey Honeymoon3.0
Meg Myers Sorry3.5
Carly Rae Jepsen Emotion4.0
Riya Sublimation4.0
Karen Gwyer Bouloman4.0
bansheebeat Lumine4.0
Conforce Presentism4.0
Leftfield Alternative Light Source3.5
ASC Imagine The Future4.5
Zella Day Kicker3.5
Function Berghain 074.0
Holly Herndon Platform4.0
Laura Marling Short Movie3.5
DjRum Plantain / What I Was Doing When I...4.0
Model 500 Digital Solutions4.0
Levon Vincent Levon Vincent4.0
Method One Blackwood3.5
Kid Drama Crimson/Azure4.0

Shackleton Deliverance Series No. 23.5
Charli XCX Sucker3.5
Clarity Infinite3.5
Andy Stott Faith in Strangers3.5
Poppy Ackroyd Feathers3.5
Recondite Iffy3.0
ENA Binaural4.0
Token Records Aphelion4.0
Vaccine (US) Decryption4.0
Taylor Swift 19894.5
Shinichi Atobe Butterfly Effect4.0
Zella Day Zella Day4.0
Caribou Our Love4.0
Tinashe Aquarius3.5
Banks Goddess4.0
Scuba Death Nitrogen Narcosis4.0
Ikonika Position3.5
SHXCXCHCXSH Linear S Decoded4.0
Traumprinz All The Things4.0
Shackleton Deliverance Series No. 13.5
Huerco S A Verdigris Reader4.0
Application System Fork3.5
Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence4.0
Answer Code Request Code4.0
Inigo Kennedy Vaudeville4.5
Rrose Eating The Other3.5
Abdulla Rashim Unanimity3.0
Kyle Hall Girl U So Strong/Take Me Away4.0
Phase (UK) Emergence3.5
Fatima Al Qadiri Asiatisch4.0
Christian Loeffler Young Alaska3.5
Oaktree Chapters3.5
Gesloten Cirkel Submit X4.0
DjRum The Miracle4.0
Wen Signals3.5
A Made Up Sound Night Owl4.0
Mike Dehnert Lichtbedingt3.0
Efdemin Decay3.5
Tobias. A Series Of Shocks4.0
Sorrow (UK) Hieroglyphics3.5
Recondite PSY4.0
Distance Outer Limits4.0
Voices From The Lake Velo Di Maya4.0
A/T/O/S A/T/O/S4.0
French Fries Kepler2.5
ASC, Sam KDC and Synth Sense AUXWL001-0033.5
Intergalactic Lovers Little Heavy Burdens3.5
Hatti Vatti Worship Nothing3.0
great production and solid all the way through, but all in all strangely unremarkable
Actress Ghettoville3.5
Cooly G Hold Me3.5
Kode9 RA.4004.0
Holly Herndon Chorus/Solo Voice3.5
Shackleton Freezing Opening Thawing4.0
Warpaint Warpaint3.5

Davwuh EP23.0
Klatu Alchemy4.0
Burial Rival Dealer4.5
Traumprinz Mothercave4.0
Indigo Storm3.5
Conforce Kinetic Image3.5
Ital Tek Control3.5
L.B. Dub Corp Unknown Origin3.5
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
Axel Boman Family Vacation3.5
Veil Records Veil/Unveil Issue Two4.0
Recondite Hinterland4.0
Shifted Under A Single Banner3.0
Guido Moods Of Future Joy3.5
Submotion Orchestra 19683.5
ASC Programme 024.0
Laurel Halo Chance of Rain4.0
Traumprinz RA.3874.0
Livity Sound Livity Sound3.5
Synth Sense Fragments From an Infinite Sequence3.5
Phase (UK) Frames Of Reference4.0
Proper fuckin' techno that gets the job done, but with enough variation to keep it interesting for home listens.
Sorrow (UK) Warring3.5
A Made Up Sound After Hours/What Preset4.0
Lunik Encore3.5
Lorde Pure Heroine4.0
Huerco S Colonial Patterns4.0
Machinedrum Vapor City2.5
Kinda remarkable how tunes can be so overloaded and at same time not go anywhere at all.
CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe4.0
Veil Records Veil/Unveil Issue One4.0
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???).
Marcel Dettmann II3.5
Rrose Monad XVI4.0
Jessy Lanza Pull My Hair Back3.5
Prince Of Denmark The Body3.5
ASC Programme 014.0
Factory Floor Factory Floor3.5
Youth Code Youth Code3.5
Forest Swords Engravings4.5
Oathbreaker Eros|Anteros4.5
Method One Moonlight Mile4.0
Davwuh EP13.5
Phaeleh Tides3.0
Exit Records Mosaic: Volume Two3.5
Moderat II3.5
Ikonika Aerotropolis4.0
Amit Human Warfare/No Mercy3.5
Steven Tang Disconnect To Connect4.0
E.M.M.A. Blue Gardens4.0
ASC Machine Love4.5
Erika Hexagon Cloud3.5
Front Line Assembly Echogenetic2.0
Marcel Fengler Fokus4.0
Maya Jane Coles Comfort3.5
bansheebeat Spiral Power4.0
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels4.0
Genotype (UK) Lessons In Depth3.5
Zomby With Love4.0
Sorrow (UK) Dreamstone4.0
Emika DVA3.5
Silvie Loto Solstice4.0
Disclosure Settle3.0
Jon Hopkins Immunity4.0
Old Apparatus Compendium4.0
Mount Kimbie Cold Spring Fault Less Youth3.0
Laura Marling Once I Was an Eagle3.5
Tricky False Idols3.5
Laurel Halo Behind the Green Door4.0
Locked Groove Waves/Shirts Off4.0
Kyle Hall The Boat Party3.5
Phon.o Schn33/Go4.0
Ishome Confession4.5
ASC Polemic3.5
Ghostpoet Some Say I So I Say Light3.5
Felix K Flowers Of Destruction4.5
ENA Bilateral4.0
Cosmin TRG Gordian3.5
DjRum Seven Lies3.5
Flunk Lost Causes3.5
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.
Kate Simko Lost In London3.5
Vuurwerk ME + ONE4.0
ASC Sonic Assault3.0
Warsa Deluded/Awake3.5
TOKiMONSTA Half Shadows3.0
James Blake Overgrown4.5
Bonobo The North Borders4.0
The Happy Guilty Pleasure4.0
Catchy as hell, excellent vocal performances, great instrumentation, quite eclectic, bits of cynism, melancholy, and yes, beautiful ladies.

Pop record of the year.
V.I.V.E.K Asteroids/Over My Head3.5
CHVRCHES Recover4.0
Omar S Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself4.0
DJ Rashad Rollin3.5
Kryptic Minds Namaste4.0
Ellen Allien LISm4.0
Amit Acid Trip/Don't Forget Your Roots3.0
Jafu No More3.5
Seven (UK) Walter White3.5
How to Destroy Angels Welcome Oblivion3.0
Autechre Exai3.0
ASC Solenoid3.5
Function Incubation4.0
Atoms for Peace Amok3.0
Thriftworks Terry - D3.5
Volor Flex Unlit3.5
Apparat Krieg Und Frieden3.5
Trixie Whitley Fourth Corner4.0
Trade Sheworks0053.5
ASC Proton/Electron3.5
Ital Tek Hyper Real3.5
A Made Up Sound Ahead/Endgame3.5
Beneath Duty/Texers4.0
Late Night Alumni The Beat Becomes A Sound2.5
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.
Cult of Luna Vertikal3.5
FaltyDL Hardcourage4.0
Poppy Ackroyd Escapement4.0
Ulrich Schnauss A Long Way to Fall3.5
Biome Spawned4.0

Burial Truant/Rough Sleeper4.0
iNTRiKeT The Woods3.5
Maya Jane Coles Easier To Hide4.5
Laurel Halo Sunlight on the Faded3.5
Sam KDC Synesthesia3.5
Amenra Mass V4.0
Ulrich Schnauss and ASC 774.0
Rrose Wedge of Chastity4.0
L'Orange The Mad Writer4.0
Stumbleine Spiderwebbed3.5
Holly Herndon Movement3.5
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.
Delerium Music Box Opera3.0
Lindstrom Smalhans3.5
Andy Stott Luxury Problems3.5
SX Arche3.5
Ital Tek Nebula Dance3.5
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!3.5
Balthazar Rats3.5
Goose Control Control Control3.5
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.
Hidden Orchestra Archipelago4.5
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.
Submotion Orchestra Fragments4.0
Silent Servant Negative Fascination3.5
Barker and Baumecker Transsektoral4.0
Peter Van Hoesen Perceiver3.5
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.
Proxima Lie Detection/Brainstem4.0
Robert Hood Motor: Nighttime World 34.5
Deepchord Sommer3.5
LV Sebenza3.5
Jon Convex Idoru3.5
Indigo Symbol #74.0
DjRum Watermark/The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn4.0
ASC Out Of Sync4.0
Ikonika I Make Lists3.5
Carlos Cipa The Monarch And The Viceroy3.0
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.
Future of the Left The Plot Against Common Sense4.0
Ryat Totem4.0
alt-J An Awesome Wave3.0
Laurel Halo Quarantine3.0
Kate Simko Kabuki Drop3.5
El-P Cancer 4 Cure4.0
Phon.o Black Boulder3.5
Killer Mike R.A.P. Music4.0
Shackleton Music For The Quiet Hour/The Drawbar Organ EPs4.5
ASC and Synkro Borderline/Sacred Moments4.0
Claro Intelecto Reform Club4.5
Actress R.I.P3.5
Clubroot III - MMXII4.0
Locked Groove Different Paths3.5
Atoma Skylight3.0
Shifted Crossed Paths3.0
Stray Letting Go3.5
Monolake Ghosts3.5
Nina Kraviz Nina Kraviz3.5
Recondite On Acid4.0
Method One Symbol #54.0
Voices From The Lake Voices From The Lake4.5
Burial Kindred4.5
Grimes Visions4.0
Rrose Artificial Light (1969-1909)3.5
Lana Del Rey Born to Die3.5
Locked Groove Rooted3.5

Skrillex Bangarang2.0
Consequence (NZ) Test Dream3.5
Conforce Escapism4.0
L'Orange Old Soul3.5
Dillon This Silence Kills3.0
I would've loved this if all songs were like 'Abrupt Clarity'
Acylum Karzinom3.5
Kuedo Severant4.0
Ishome Eva3.5
Geike For The Beauty Of Confusion3.5
James Blake Enough Thunder4.0
Emika Emika4.0
Modeselektor Monkeytown4.0
Sam KDC Marine Light3.0
dEUS Keep You Close3.5
Laura Marling A Creature I Don't Know5.0
David Guetta Nothing but the Beat1.0
I don't like this because I'm an elitist.Oh, and because this is particularly bad, of course.
Omar S It Can Be Done But Only I Can Do It4.0
DjRum Mountains4.5
Zomby Dedication4.0
Laurel Halo Hour Logic4.0
Submotion Orchestra Finest Hour4.5
Klatu Mutual4.0
Jamie xx Far Nearer / Beat For 3.5
Amon Tobin ISAM4.0
Maya Jane Coles Focus Now3.5
Amatorski TBC4.5
Boxcutter The Dissolve2.5
Instra:mental Resolution 6534.0
Katy B On A Mission3.0
Kryptic Minds Can't Sleep4.0
Dela Translation Lost3.5
FaltyDL You Stand Uncertain4.0
Swarms Old Raves End4.5
CunninLynguists Oneirology4.5
ASC Machines3.0
Burial and Four Tet Ego/Mirror3.5
L'Orange The Manipulation EP3.5
Late Night Alumni Haunted3.5
Ghostpoet Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam3.0
Steffi Yours and Mine3.5
James Blake James Blake4.0
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble From the Stairwell4.0

Hooverphonic The Night Before2.5
Conjure One Exilarch3.0
ASC Certainties4.0
Late Phantom Papers4.0
Phaeleh Fallen Light3.5
ASC RA.2334.5
Kno Death Is Silent3.5
James Blake Klavierwerke3.5
Dorleac Dorleac3.5
Hidden Orchestra Night Walks4.5
Pariah (UK) Safehouses4.5
TOKiMONSTA Midnight Menu4.0
Klute Music For Prophet3.5
Maya Jane Coles Bubbler3.5
ASC Nothing Is Certain5.0
Vaccine (US) Ochre/Cascade Failure4.5
Front Line Assembly Improvised Electronic Device3.0
Eleven Tigers Clouds Are Mountains4.0
Ital Tek Midnight Colour4.5
James Blake CMYK3.5
Actress Splazsh4.0
Efdemin Chicago4.0
Guido Anidea4.0
Clubroot II - MMX4.0
Lunik Small Lights in the Dark3.0
Scuba Triangulation3.5
Peter Van Hoesen Entropic City4.0
Conforce Machine Conspiracy4.0
James Blake The Bells Sketch3.5
Joy Orbison The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow3.5
Unter Null Moving On4.0
Joanna Newsom Have One on Me4.5
Pantha Du Prince Black Noise4.0
Massive Attack Heligoland4.0
Clara Moto Polyamour3.5
Laurel Halo King Felix4.0

ASC Porcelain/Focus Inwards4.0
Late Night Alumni Of Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Etc.3.5
Rammstein Liebe Ist Für Alle Da3.5
Redshape The Dance Paradox4.5
Deadmau5 For Lack of a Better Name3.5
ASC The Pursuit/Frozen Shores5.0
Gesloten Cirkel Gesloten Cirkel3.5
Instra:mental Watching You/Tramma4.5
James Blake Air & Lack Thereof4.0
Future of the Left Travels With Myself And Another3.5
Clubroot Clubroot4.0
dBridge and Instra:mental Wonder Where/No Future4.0
Kate Simko Take You There3.0
Flunk This Is What You Get3.5
Moderat Moderat4.5
Burial and Four Tet Moth/Wolf Club3.5
Metric Fantasies3.5
ASC The Astral Traveller4.0
Late Saw, Sine, Square / Voices From The Night3.5
Jon Hopkins Insides4.0
Claro Intelecto Warehouse Sessions3.5
Joy Orbison Hyph Mngo/Wet Look4.0

Actress Hazyville3.5
Zomby Where Were U In '92?4.5
Shed Shedding The Past4.0
Ellen Allien Sool3.5
Kaskade Strobelite Seduction4.0
Instra:mental Rogue/Sakura4.0
Portishead Third5.0
Lunascape Innerside3.5
Burial Untrue5.0
Boxcutter Glyphic3.5
Laura Marling My Manic and I4.5
Hooverphonic The President Of The LSD Golf Club4.5
The Birthday Massacre Walking With Strangers3.5
Modeselektor Happy Birthday!3.5
Vaccine (US) Breathless/Side Effects4.0
Kashiwa Daisuke Program Music I4.0
Efdemin Efdemin4.5
Appleblim and Shackleton Soundboy Punishments5.0
Flunk Personal Stereo3.0
Vaccine (US) Wishful Thinking/Signal To Noise4.0
El-P I'll Sleep When You're Dead4.0
Amon Tobin Foley Room4.5
Do Make Say Think You, You're a History in Rust3.5
Pantha Du Prince This Bliss4.5
Distance My Demons4.5

Trentemoller The Last Resort4.5
Andy Stott Merciless4.0
Lunik Preparing to Leave2.5
Goose Bring It On3.5
Front Line Assembly Artificial Soldier3.0
Burial Burial4.0
Ellen Allien & Apparat Orchestra Of Bubbles4.0
Cult of Luna Somewhere Along the Highway4.0
Boxcutter Oneiric3.5

Hooverphonic No More Sweet Music3.0
Rammstein Rosenrot3.0
Amorphous Androgynous Alice in Ultraland3.5
Late Night Alumni Empty Streets4.0
Venetian Snares Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett4.0
The Birthday Massacre Violet3.0
Ellen Allien Thrills3.5
simple, but fun - Allien's most conventional album
ASC Open Spaces4.0

Rammstein Reise, Reise3.5
Airlock Symptomatic3.5
Flunk Morning Star3.5

Hooverphonic Sit Down and Listen To3.5
Metric Old World Underground, Where Are You Now3.5
Lene Marlin Another Day3.5
Lunik Weather4.0
Delerium Chimera3.0
Moderat Auf Kosten Der Gesundheit3.5
Ellen Allien Berlinette3.5

Hooverphonic Presents Jackie Cane3.0
Airlock Drystar3.0
Flunk For Sleepyheads Only3.5
DJ Shadow The Private Press4.5
The Cinematic Orchestra Every Day4.0
Jazzanova In Between3.5
Amon Tobin Out From Out Where4.0
It appears the man can do no wrong. Needless to say this album is excellent.
Darqwan Said The Spider4.0

Kosheen Resist3.5
Lunik Ahead3.5
Rammstein Mutter3.5
Lamb What Sound4.0

Hooverphonic The Magnificent Tree3.5
Amon Tobin Supermodified4.0

Lene Marlin Playing My Game3.5
Lunik Rumour3.5

Hooverphonic Blue Wonder Power Milk4.5
Massive Attack Mezzanine5.0
Air Moon Safari3.0
Rammstein Sehnsucht3.0
Amon Tobin Permutation4.5

Portishead Portishead4.0
Lamb Lamb3.5
Amon Tobin Bricolage3.5
Hooverphonic A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular4.0
The Prodigy The Fat of the Land3.5

The Future Sound of London Dead Cities3.5
Underworld Second Toughest in the Infants4.0
Orbital In Sides4.0
DJ Shadow Endtroducing...5.0

Tricky Maxinquaye4.0
Rammstein Herzeleid2.5
Leftfield Leftism4.5
Autechre Tri Repetae4.5
Underworld dubnobasswithmyheadman5.0
Massive Attack Protection3.0
Portishead Dummy5.0

Amorphous Androgynous Tales of Ephidrina3.5

Front Line Assembly Tactical Neural Implant4.0
Orbital Orbital 24.5
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-923.0

Massive Attack Blue Lines4.0
The Orb Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld5.0

Skinny Puppy Too Dark Park4.5

Einsturzende Neubauten Halber Mensch4.0

Kraftwerk Computer World4.0

Throbbing Gristle 20 Jazz Funk Greats4.5

Kraftwerk The Man-Machine4.5
Throbbing Gristle D.O.A: The Third And Final Report4.5
Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express5.0

Kraftwerk Autobahn4.0

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Die Zauberflote, 'The Magic Flute', K. 6204.5
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.

George Frideric Handel Messiah4.5

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