The Top 5 Electronic Music Albums of All Time
In this blog post, we will be countdown the top 5 electronic music albums of all time. These are albums that have changed the game and have had a lasting impact on the genre.
Aphex Twin- Selected Ambient Works 85-92
selected ambient works 85-92 is the debut studio album by English electronic musician Richard D. James, under the alias of Aphex Twin. It was released on 18 February 1992 by Warp. The album was ranked at number 90 on Pitchfork’s “The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s” list.
Autechre’s 1993 debut Incunabula is one of the most important electronic music albums of all time. The album helped define the IDM genre and catapulted Autechre to the forefront of electronic music. Incunabula is an essential album for any fan of electronic music.
Boards of Canada- Music Has the Right to Children
There is no question that Boards of Canada’s Music Has the Right to Children is one of the most influential electronic music albums of all time. Released in 1998, the album was a game changer for the genre, and its influence can still be felt today.
Fusing elements of IDM, ambient, and techno, Music Has the Right to Children is a beautiful and enigmatic album that has stood the test of time. From the opening track, “Welcome to Our Land,” to the closing track, “Cascade,” Boards of Canada take listeners on a journey through their unique soundscape.
While there are many great tracks on the album, some of the highlights include “Roygbiv,” “Aqua Marine,” and “Olson.” If you’re a fan of electronic music, or if you’re just looking for something different, then you need to check out Boards of Canada’s Music Has the Right to Children.
Burial’s Untrue is widely considered one of the greatest electronic albums of all time. The album is atmospheric, dark, and emotive, and has had a massive impact on the electronic music landscape. Released in 2007, Untrue has been praised for its innovative production and songwriting, and is often cited as a major influence by contemporary electronic artists.
Four Tet- Rounds
Rounds is the third studio album by British electronic musician Kieran Hebden, released under his main moniker Four Tet on 5 May 2003 by Domino Recording Company. The album was produced using a desktop computer and commercial software; its title refers to the fact that most of the tracks are built from samples of one musical phrase, looped and altered to create new melodies, harmonies and rhythms.
Hebden created Rounds during two years when he was working at a clothing store in London and going through “a particularly intense break-up”, which he says provided inspiration for much of the album’s content. The recording process differed from Four Tet’s previous work in that Hebden created most of the tracks using only samples instead of combining them with live instrumentation; his aim was to make music with a more organic sound than that which can be created using purely electronic means.
Four Tet received significant acclaim from music critics upon its release. Many praised Hebden’s use of samples as well as his structural and textural approach to composition, and some named it one of the best albums of 2003.