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Jan032014

Best Electronic Albums of 2013

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It has become increasingly difficult to compile lists like these in recent years for one simple reason: The term "electronic" is more or less nonfunctioning as a useful label or even broad categorization. Most everything under the sun is electronic. The real chore is discerning what merits the category and what doesn't. It's a highly subjective task, and there are several albums that could have easily made this list but didn't for that reason. I'll probably be making a secondary post mentioning my "off-topic" entries.

It should be noted that none of the entries from the ambient list are included on this list. Check the ambient list if you're wanting more stuff in that vein.

Just below is a playlist of songs culled from this list's entries.

Best Electronic Albums of 2013 (Selections):

...and onto the entries:


#25
bEEdEEgEE - S/T [4AD]
STREAM "BRICKS":


#24
Tom Trago - The Light Fantastic [Rush Hour]
STREAM "TWO TOGETHER":


#23
Policy - Postscript [100% Silk]
STREAM "BIG BEAST ANTHEM":


#22
Franck Roger - Extensions of Yesterday [Circus]
STREAM "SANDS OF TIME" PREVIEW:


#21
Phaseone - If I Tell U [Williams Street]
STREAM "HUNTER":


#20
Bad Cop Bad Cop - Wings of Techno [Pomelo]
STREAM:


#19
Dynooo - Mesh N2 Air [Astro:Dynamics]
STREAM:


#18
Ikonika - Aerotropolis [Hyperdub]
STREAM "ANIMATRONIK":


#17
Burial - Truant / Rival Dealer [Hyperdub]
STREAM RIVAL DEALER:


#16
Karen Gwyer - Needs Continuum [No Pain in Pop]
STREAM "NIGHT NAILS":


#15
Jensen Sportag - Stealth of Days [Cascine]
STREAM "RAIN CODE":


#14
My Panda Shall Fly - Tape Tekkno LP [Gang of Ducks]
STREAM PREVIEW:


#13
Shape Worship - Observances [Exotic Pylon]
STREAM:


#12
Maxmillion Dunbar - House of Woo [RVNG Intl.]
STREAM:


#11
Slava - Raw Solutions [Software]
STREAM:


#10
Rainbow Arabia - FM Sushi [Time No Place]
STREAM PREVIEW:


#9
David Kanaga - DYAD OGST [Software]
STREAM:


#8
Fort Romeau - Jetée / Stay True [Ghostly International]
STREAM STAY TRUE:


#7
Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory - Elements of Light [Rough Trade]
STREAM PREVIEW:


#6
Jessy Lanza - Pull My Hair Back [Hyperdub]
STREAM "KATHY LEE":


#5
The Haxan Cloak - Excavation [Tri Angle]


STREAM PREVIEW:


#4
Ricardo Tobar - Treillis [Desire]


STREAM PREVIEW:


#3
Teleseen - Passages [100% Silk]


STREAM "THE CATARACT OF SAND":


#2
µ-Ziq - Chewed Corners [Planet Mu]


STREAM:


#1
Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest [Warp]


STREAM "REACH FOR THE DEAD":

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