The Top Ten electronica of the Year: A blog where you can find the top ten albums of the year along with a brief description.
We gather this information from various sources, but mostly by listening to a lot of music and having an open mind.
There is no super-secret formula involved in creating our lists, it is just a simple matter of taste.
The editorial staff at TheTop10Site consists of about 15 people who each have their own personal tastes and preferences, so what you see on the site is really just a collection of opinions.
Here, in this blog, you will find the top ten albums of the year along with a brief description. Enjoy!
The first album on our list is called “The New Age”, by the band Kavinsky. This french duo is known for their dark synths and driving basslines. The New Age does not disappoint in this regard. The album starts off with a bang with the song “Blizzard” and continues to impress throughout its course.
Next on our list is an album from Japanese musician Pogo. His album “Can’t Think Straight” is an ambient classic and has been featured as background music in many movies and shows including “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”.
The third entry on our list is from the German electronic musician Zedd entitled “True Colors”. This album has gained widespread acclaim due to its futuristic basslines and synth work. This album is truly for those who love electronica.
I think the electronic music community is a great place to share, discover and discuss music. With so much music out there, it’s hard to know what are the best albums in this genre and even harder to find new artists that you like. That’s why we created this community – to connect the fans of electronica with the best music and each other.
As a starting point, I’ve compiled a list of what I think are the top ten electronica albums of all time. Please visit this page, check out the albums and vote for your favorites. Let me know what you think!
1. Bonobo, Black Sands: A brilliant blend of dub and afrobeat that will keep you grooving all day.
2. Four Tet, There Is Love in You: One of the most influential artists in this genre, Four Tet keeps on giving with his new album.
3. Caribou, Swim: Caribou’s latest work is amazingly produced and leaves you with a sense of satisfaction after each song.
4. Gorillaz, Plastic Beach: A fantastic album by one of the most imaginative groups in this genre.
5. Prefuse 73, Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian: Guillermo Scott Herren returns with a powerful new album full of interesting twists and turns.
6. DJ Shadow, The Less You Know, the Better: The creator of Endtroducing…. continues to display his amazing beat-making ability in his latest release.
7. Flying Lotus, Cosmogramma: With an amazing list of contributors and guests, this album delivers a sound that is nothing short of otherworldly.
8. James Blake, James Blake: A bit more mellow than the rest of the albums on this list; it’s still a great listen for any electronica fan.
Okay, I admit it. I’m a sucker for those “Top 100 Albums of All Time” lists that the rock critics compile. Sure, the lists are usually worthless and just end up being a popularity contest, but they’re still a lot of fun to read. The thing is, if you’re going to put together a list like this, you really have to listen to all the albums on the list. Sadly, you can bet that most of these critics never even heard half these albums.
When I was first putting together this page, I listed about 20 electronica albums that any serious music fan should own. It was soon brought to my attention that when people go looking for such lists, they’re not looking for just 20 albums. They want more! So here’s my attempt at a Top 100 electronica Albums list.
I decided not to include any compilations in this list because then the list would be saturated with tons of stuff by artists who only have one or two good songs (at best). But if you’re interested in some great compilations, see:
The Best Compilation Albums in electronica History
10. The Knife – Shaking the Habitual
9. Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
8. Forest Swords – Engravings
7. Kavinsky – OutRun
6. Jon Hopkins – Immunity
5. James Blake – Overgrown
4. Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
3. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven
2. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
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