The Best Progressive Electronic Music
updated over 5 years ago
Recognizing those poor brave fools who suffer to advance the horizons which border our souls."
This list is not presented as a straightforward signifier of quality in respect of its sequence. I don't seek to dictate taste in that way. Presence on the list is the only relevant aspect, purely because what matters is the "Progressive" objective, and I aim only to remark upon and draw attention to the creative effort and its resultant achievement. It is part chronological and partly just related to when the item was added to my collection. In some cases one album is listed as a representative of an Artist's entire body of work, but some are legitimately albums of stand-out quality that exceeded perhaps even their own expectations. To that end, I'm always looking for obscure gems that have still so far eluded me, so ANY and ALL suggestions are welcome, no matter how seemingly obvious or remote.
I've gone back as far as 1988 so that the time period is an even 25 years, but I've also tried to limit the majority of entries to the more recent future, so please don't over-react to some obvious classics that are not included. This is by design. The older albums that are included are either signposts or points of divergence that I felt quite simply could not be excluded. Enjoy!