Best Electronic Music Albums of All Time

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A list of the best electronic music albums of all time, according to critics and fans.

Daft Punk – Homework (1997)

Daft Punk’s debut album, Homework, mixed the energy of acid house with the influences of rock music. It was released in 1997 to critical acclaim. The album included the singles “Da Funk” and “Revolution 909.” Daft Punk later achieved global success with their 2001 album, Discovery.

The Prodigy – The Fat of the Land (1997)

The Prodigy’s third album was a game-changer – not just for the band, but for electronic music as a whole. It brought the genre to a wider audience and saw The Prodigy become international superstars in the process. ‘The Fat of the Land’ is a tour de force of blistering beats and anthemic hooks, with stand-out tracks like ‘Smack My Bitch Up’, ‘Breathe’ and ‘Firestarter’ cementing its place as one of the greatest electronic albums of all time.

The Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole (1997)

Hailed as one of the most influential dance albums of all time, The Chemical Brothers’ second studio album cemented their place as legends of the genre. Dig Your Own Hole is a masterclass in funk-infused techno beats, with each track dripping with groovy basslines and relentless energy. ‘Block Rockin’ Beats’, ‘Setting Sun’ and ‘Elektrobank’ are particular standouts, but the whole album is an essential listen for any fan of electronic music.

The Prodigy – Experience (1992)

The Prodigy’s first album is an undeniable classic of the genre, and it’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t consider it one of the best electronic albums of all time. Hype and controversy surrounded the release of Experience, with some claiming that it was too dark and aggressive for mainstream audiences, but the album quickly found its way into the hearts of ravers and dance music fans around the world. The Prodigy would go on to even greater success with their follow-up album, Music for the Jilted Generation, but Experience remains their defining statement.

Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby (1998)

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby is the second studio album by English DJ and record producer Fatboy Slim. It was a critical and commercial success in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, and Australia, where it reached number one on the UK Albums Chart, number two in Ireland and number three in Australia. In the United States, the album peaked at number 11 on the Billboard 200.

The album’s title track became Fatboy Slim’s biggest hit to date, reaching number one in several countries including the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. The second single from the album “The Rockafeller Skank” was also very successful, peaking at number two in the UK and Australia.

The Chemical Brothers – Push the Button (2005)

The Chemical Brothers returned to form on their fifth album, Push the Button. It was a return to the big beats and driving melodies that defined their early work, but with a more mature, polished sound. The album spawned four singles, including the Grammy-nominated “Galaxy Bounce.”

Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (2013)

Few albums have caused as much of a stir in the electronic music scene as Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories. The album, which featured the duo’s now-iconic robots on the cover, was a departure from their previous work, incorporating live instruments and guest vocalists into their typically synthetic sound. The result was an instant classic, winning five Grammy Awards and topping many year-end best-of lists.

The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die (2009)

The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die (2009)

Invaders Must Die is the fifth studio album by English electronic dance music group The Prodigy. It was released on 23 February 2009 on the band’s own record label, Take Me to the Hospital, and distributed by Cooking Vinyl. The album marked The Prodigy’s return to their original musical style after moving away from it for their previous two albums.

The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, selling 54,533 copies in its first week. It also peaked at number one in Australia, Hungary and Ireland, and number three in Germany and New Zealand.

Fatboy Slim – Palookaville (2004)

Fatboy Slim’s Palookaville was a return to form for the big beat pioneer, and remains one of his best-loved albums.

Fusing elements of house, disco, and techno with his signature sample-heavy sound, Palookaville is an infectiously fun record that’s as fresh today as it was upon its release.

Standout tracks like “Slashdot Dash” and “Don’t Let the Man Get You Down” are timeless party anthems, while the slower-burning “Put It Back Together” and “Long Way From Home” show Fatboy Slim at his most reflective.

Whether you’re a longtime fan or just getting into his music, Palookaville is a essential listen from one of electronic music’s all-time greats.

The Chemical Brothers – Born in the Echoes (2015)

The Chemical Brothers are one of the most influential groups in electronic music history, and their 2015 album Born in the Echoes is proof that they’re still at the top of their game. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album, and it’s easy to see why. From the thumping opener “Sometimes I Feel So Deserted” to the anthemic closer “EML Ritual”, Born in the Echoes is a masterclass in electronic music.

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