The Best Electronic Music of 2005

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Contributors: Andranick Tanguiane, Fred Lerdahl,


In this blog post, we take a look at the best electronic music of 2005. From trance to techno, these are the tunes that defined the year.


It’s been a big year for electronic music. We’ve seen some great new releases and some amazing live performances. Here are our picks for the best electronic music of 2005.

-Kraftwerk – “Minimum-Maximum”
-Daft Punk – “Human After All”
-The Chemical Brothers – “Push The Button”
– LCD Soundsystem – “LCD Soundsystem”
-Justice – “†”

What were your favorite electronic music moments of 2005? Let us know in the comments.

Best Albums

1. Luomo – Vocalcity
2. Tiga – Sexor
3. M83 – Before the Dawn Heals Us
4. Kanye West – Late Registration
5. The Rapture – Pieces of the People We Love
6. LCD Soundsystem – LCD Soundsystem
7. Matias Aguayo – Are You Really Lost?
8. Chromeo – She’s in Control
9. DAF – Alles is Gut
10. Hot Chip – The Warning

Best Tracks

1. “We Believe” The Presets
2. “I Believe” LCD Soundsystem
3. “Hounds of Love” The Knife
4. “Tired” New Order
5. “Waiting for the Night” Depeche Mode
6. “Enjoy the Silence” Kraftwerk
7. “Just Can’t Get Enough” Yazoo
8. “Policy of Truth” Depeche Mode
9. “Master and Servant” Depeche Mode
10. “People Are People” Depeche Mode

Best Remixes

In 2005, electronic music saw the rise of a variety of new subgenres and styles, as well as the continued popularity of established genres such as trance, techno, house, and drum & bass. Among the most popular tracks of the year were remixes of existing songs. Some of the best remixes of 2005 include:

-Tiësto’s Remix of “Adagio for Strings” by Ferry Corsten
-Rank 1’s Remix of “Airwave” by Trilby
-Fischerspooner’s Remix of “Just” by Radiohead
-Deep Dish’s Remix of “I Feel Love” by Donna Summer


In conclusion, the best electronic music of 2005 was a varied and exciting year for the genre. From the smooth lounge beats of Zero 7 to the hard-hitting techno of Richie Hawtin, there was something for everyone. We hope you enjoy our list and that it helps you find some new music to enjoy.

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