Top 20 Electronic Albums of all time

By Jazzual Jazzual
updated over 2 years ago

In rough order. Depends on which one I am listening to...

  1. Black Dog Productions - Bytes

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    Black Dog Productions - Bytes

    Overall Black Dog are my favourite producers of all time. This one will always remain a timeless masterpiece. Majestic melodies and visionary innovation.

  2. Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92

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    Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92

    This album is pure soul music to me. Warm, enveloping, bassy. Head and sholders above most of his other releases.

  3. Move D - Kunststoff

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    Move D - Kunststoff

    In his long and prolific career David Moufang has released some incredible music. This one features some many ideas, full of depth and emotion and has not dated one bit.

  4. Cabaret Voltaire - The Conversation

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    Cabaret Voltaire - The Conversation

    Other albums by The Cabs may get the plaudits but this one is the one you need to own. CD1 is thrilling journey. Sometimes dark, sometimes strangely uplifting sometimes funky, always unique. CD2 is an extended ambient trip for late night listening.

  5. Autechre - Tri Repetae

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    Autechre - Tri Repetae

    The ultimate sonic innovators. They invented their own sound which imitators have never bettered. Here they hit the perfect balance between melody and experimentation.

  6. Gas - Nah Und Fern

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    Gas - Nah Und Fern

    Another totally unique project of 4 timeless albums finally released as one package. Music from deep inside a forest somewhere in Germany!

  7. Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman

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    Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman

    A true classic from another band who have forged a unique sound. Dark & Long is one of the most atmospheric tracks ever made.

  8. Roni Size / Reprazent - New Forms

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    Roni Size / Reprazent - New Forms

    The album that made people take Drum n Bass seriously. Every track tells an amazing new story. One of the few truely deserving Mercury Music Prize winners.

  9. Biosphere - Substrata

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    Biosphere - Substrata

    Perhaps the best ambient album ever. Imaging yourself holed some in a long cabin north of the artic circle. Light a fire and drift into the night...

  10. Alva Noto - Xerrox Vol.2

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    Alva Noto - Xerrox Vol.2

    This is strange music. Strange and wonderful. A lesson in how to acheive a great deal with very little.

  11. Moodymann - Black Mahogani

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    Moodymann - Black Mahogani

    House music which reaches the hights of anything on Motown. A towering acheivement in black music.

  12. Drexciya - The Quest

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    Drexciya - The Quest

    2 CDs containing the finest electro ever produced. This shit IS Detroit.

  13. DeepChord Presents Echospace - Liumin

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    DeepChord Presents Echospace - Liumin

    Taking the Dub Techno sound to a new place. Druggy, late night futurism for your mind.

  14. Arctic Hospital - Citystream

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    Arctic Hospital - Citystream

    This is the best set of dancefloor Techno I have ever heard. Forget the usual suspects pick this up for an unforgettable ride into the future.

  15. Move D / Namlook - Move D / Namlook XVIII: Sexoid

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    Move D / Namlook - Move D / Namlook XVIII: Sexoid

    Maybe the best of an amazing series. Ambient and Tech-House fused into something truly different. RIP Pete Namlook.

  16. Robert Hood - Nighttime World Volume 2

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    Robert Hood - Nighttime World Volume 2

    One of Techno's best producers reached out into his Jazz roots and delivered with this ambitious, perfectly realised masterpiece.

  17. The Future Sound Of London - From The Archives Vol. 5

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    The Future Sound Of London - From The Archives Vol. 5

    I could easily have picked Lifeforms but when you consider that this is the fifth releases from their musical archives the standard is staggering. More ideas on one album than most artists have in their whole careers!

  18. Luke Slater's 7th Plain* - The 4 Cornered Room

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    Luke Slater's 7th Plain* - The 4 Cornered Room

    Slater took on the best of Detroit and won with this classic. This stuff never dates.

  19. Demdike Stare - Tryptych

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    Demdike Stare - Tryptych

    A mysterious odyssey into another realm. Music for the night.

  20. Locust - Weathered Well

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    Locust - Weathered Well

    A mysterious, sometimes melancholy masterpiece of 90s electronica.