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Old 05-12-2011, 11:46 PM   #1
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Essential electronic music albums?

Post some electronic music albums that either define one genre or are simply "you-really-need-to-hear-this" albums.

I feel like I own too few albums and it may limit my knowledge of e. music.

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Old 06-12-2011, 02:52 AM   #2
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Jimmy Swift Band - Weight of the World
Great live rocktroncia combined with smokin' hot chops. Their offshoot band, call Scientists of Sound, or SOS, is more electro while JSB is more rock. Great stuff!
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:08 AM   #3
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This might not count so much but The Downward Spiral by NIN for all of its sampled goodiness

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Old 06-12-2011, 03:22 AM   #4
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Re: Essential electronic music albums?

'I care because you do' from AFX of course purely 'cause i'm listening to it atm. um, you've come a long way baby from fatboy slim is influential to me, great electronic album imo. what sort of EDM are you into mainly?

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Re: Essential electronic music albums?

Personal preferences, not necessarily the albums everyone would say are the most influential or whatever in each genre but certainly my favourites from some of the most influential artists (Although even then, maybe its more a list of the artists whos albums you should check out), in no particular order.

??? - denotes when I couldn't choose one or even two albums or I can't remember the name

Aphex - Drukqs (Ambient works???)
Squarepusher - Go plastic (or Music is one rotten note)
Trentemoller - Last Resort
Massive attack - Mezzanine
Portishead - Numb (or Dummy)
Prodigy - Music for a Jilted Generation
Future Sounds of London - Lifeforms (or Dead Cities)
Lamb - Fear of Fours (or Lamb)
Africa Bambataa & The Soulsonic force - Planet rock
Moby - Moby (or Play for very different reasons)
Fatboy Slim - You've Come A Long Way Baby
Ram trilogy - Molten beats
Ed Rush & Optical - Wormhole
Autechre - LP5
Freestylers- We Rock Hard
Roni Size & Reprezent - New Forms
Bjork - ???
Leftfield - Leftism
Four Tet - ???
U.N.K.L.E. – Psyence Fiction
BOC - Music has the right to children
The Orb – Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld
Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine
Underworld - Second Toughest in the Infants
Orbital - ??? (maybe Orbital 2)
Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
Daft Punk - Homework
Kraftwerk - ???
LTJ Bukem - ???
BT - This Binary Universe
Photek - Modus Operandi
Amon Tobin - ???
Propellerheads - Decksanddrumsandrockandroll
Nightmares on Wax - ???



And there are literally LOADS more... but they should get you started.
Apologies if you're not into D'n'B just noticed theres about 5 albums there.

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Old 06-12-2011, 05:30 AM   #6
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the first Crystal Method album is amazing, FSUK 4 compilation is dope for breaks.

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Old 06-12-2011, 07:13 AM   #7
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flying lotus (anything)
burial (both)
prefuse 73 (anything)
venetian snares frictional nevada/my downfall/ detrimentalist/ roszg (google the songs hajnal/szamar mader I can't spell the album title)
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Re: Essential electronic music albums?

kind of off the top of my head, but with some thought, too...

Depeche Mode - Violator

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...

Suicide - (self-titled)

Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats

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Old 06-12-2011, 10:59 AM   #9
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Depeche Mode - Violator
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Music for the Masses is also excellent

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This might not count so much but The Downward Spiral by NIN for all of its sampled goodiness
And the remixed album 'Further Down The Spiral'

As for 'must-hears'....

Helios - Eingya
Orbital - Snivilisation
Underworld - Everything, Everything
The Prodigy - Experience
Venetian Snares - Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett
Venetian Snares - Doll Doll Doll
Bonobo - Black Sands
Four Tet - Rounds
Secede - Tryshasla
Kettel - My Dogan
Kettel - Myam James 1 & 2
The Orb - Orblivion

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I'd never heard of Helios before your post and I've just give that album a good listen and it's genuinely beautiful, thanks for introducing me!

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Old 06-12-2011, 02:37 PM   #12
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i never get why these threads never mention the ENTIRE IDMfNetlabel Back catalogue......


could it possibly get more diverse, unique and awe inspiring as that? I THINK NOT! :banalama:
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Autechre -Incunabula, Oversteps
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambiante Works (1 & 2), Chosen Lords
Amon Tobin - Bricolage, ISAM
Astrobotnia - Part 1, 2, 3
Boards of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children, Geogaddi
Bogdan Raczinski - Samurai Math Beats
Burial - Untrue
Cex - Oops, I Did it again
Crossover- Space Death
Coldcut - Journeys By DJ (70 Minutes Of Madness)
Depech Mode - Ultra
Goldie - Timeless
Hexstatic - Rewind
Jackson & His Computer Band - Smash
Luke Vibrert - YosepH
Plaid - Spokes, Dial P
Plastikman - Closer
Radiohead - Kid A, Amnesiac
Snog - Third Mall From The Sun
Squarepusher - Hard Normal Daddy
The Future Sound Of London - Lifeforms, Dead Cities
Tim Exile - Listening Tree
Tipper - The Critical Path
Two Lone Swordsmen - Peppered with Spastic Magic
Trans AM - Futureworld
V.A. - Rephlex - The Braindance Coincidence

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Also if ambient is your thing....A Winged Victory For The Sullen (self-titled)

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Old 06-12-2011, 10:53 PM   #15
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I'd never heard of Helios before your post and I've just give that album a good listen and it's genuinely beautiful, thanks for introducing me!
Another beautiful must have one by Helios is “Caesura”.
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thanks, ill be sure to listen to it.

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Portishead - 3
Horsepower Productions - In Fine Style
Balam Acab - Wander/Wonder
Juno Reactor - Beyond the Infinite
The Knife - The Knife
Skream - Skream!
Thom Yorke - The Eraser
Tricky - Maxinquaye
Ratatat - Ratatat
Makoto - Souled Out
The Postal Service - Give Up
Shit Robot - From the Cradle to the Rave

these are favorites of mine, all unique representations of electronic/electronic influenced music. also anything by the Alan Parsons Project is worth looking into. not necessarily electronic, but heavily synth laden with some amazing production work.

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Thom Yorke - The Eraser
I doubt how essential this is!

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Selected Ambient Works 85-92- Aphex Twin
Snivilisation- Orbital
Richard D. James Album- Aphex Twin
Kid A- Radiohead
Discovery- Daft Punk
Since I Left You- The Avalanches
Demon Days- Gorillaz
Return II Space- Mala
This Bliss- Pantha du Prince
Memories Of The Future- Kode9 & The Spaceape
Untrue- Burial
Cross- Justice
Crystal Castles 1/2- Crystal Castles
The Dead Bears- Newworldaquarium

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