BEST OF 2021

 

The best Electronic albums of 2021 so far, as selected and voted for by the members of TWGEEMA, The World’s Greatest Ever Electronic Music Albums group. TWGEEMA has more than 5000 members. It is made up of collectors, Electronic Music producers, record label bosses and other industry insiders, and includes many big names. To find out more or to join, click here.

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1

Plaid

Stem Sell

Genres: IDM, Ambient, Techno

2

Bicep

Isles

Genres: House, Breakbeat

3

Cult 48

1.1

Genres: IDM, Techno, Experimental

4

The Orb

Abolition Of The Royal Familia (Guillotine Mixes)

Genres: Ambient, Dub, House

5

Yimino

Touched Presents Yimino

Genres: Downtempo, IDM

6

Bistro Boy, Daveeth 

Parallel Series 1 Bistro Boy || Daveeth

Genres: Electro, Ambient, IDM

7

The Future Sound Of London

Music For 3 Books

Genres: Ambient, Experimental, Modern Classical, Breakbeat, IDM

8

Steven Rutter

Riddle Me Sane

Genre: Techno

9

Special Request

DJ-Kicks

Genres: Disco, House, Techno, Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, Ambient, Jazz

10

Illuvia

Iridescence Of Clouds

Genres: Ambient, Drum & Bass

11

Autumn Of Communion

Data Space Bass

Genre: Ambient

12

Ambidextrous

Fifty Years Of October

Genres: Ambient, IDM, Downtempo, Psy-Trance

13

Komarebi

Nebulous

Genres: IDM, Acid, Ambient, Techno

14

Various

Tails Of The Unexpected

Genres: Acid, Downtempo, Electro, IDM, Techno

15

Repeat Eater

Deep Desert Dweller

Genre: IDM

16

MOY

Dynamics Of Acid

Genres: Acid, Breakbeat, Techno

17

UNKLE

Rōnin I

Genres: Breakbeat, Disco, Trip Hop, Dub

18

Ochre

An Eye To Windward

Genres: Ambient, IDM

19

Dr. Atmo

To You, Humanity

Genre: Ambient

20

Beta Consciousness

Synesthesia

Genre: Ambient

21

Skua Atlantic

Silfra Diving

Genres: Ambient, Electro

22

Dr. Atmo

Lost Tapes

Genre: Ambient

24

AGT Rave Cru

Advanced Ganymede Technologies

Genres: Acid, Hardcore, Techno

25

Future Funk Squad

Unified Forms

Genres: Breakbeat, Breaks

26

Various

Fog City Audio Imprint: Volume 2

Genres: Acid House, Acid, House

27

Various

Fog City Audio Imprint: Volume 1

Genres: Bleep, Breaks, Bass Music

28

State Azure

Light Span

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo, IDM

29

Various

A Call Too Close

Genres: Electro, Downtempo

30

The OST

Release

Genres: IDM, Ambient

31

Modeselektor

Extended

Genres: Techno, Breakbeat, House, IDM, Dub

32

Mick Chillage

Chapters 09​-​19

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo

33

Calibre

Feeling Normal

Genres: Garage House, UK Garage, Dubstep

34

Steve Roach

Phoenix Rising

Genre: Ambient

35

Om Unit

Acid Dub Studies

Genres: Acid, Dub

36

Biosphere

Angel's Flight

Genres: Ambient, Modern Classical

37

Mōshonsensu

Kanjō No Nami

Genres: Ambient, IDM

38

w00b

5005

Genres: Ambient, Synthwave

39

Caterina Barbieri

Fantas Variations

Genre: Ambient

40

w00b

4004

Genres: Ambient, IDM

41

Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk

Eight Fragments Of An Illusion

Genre: Ambient

42

Max Richter

Voices 2

Genres: Ambient, Modern Classical

43

Comit

An Ocean Of Thoughts

Genres: IDM, Breakbeat

44

Róisín Murphy

Crooked Machine

Genres: House, Nu-Disco, Breakbeat

45

36 & Awakened Souls

The Other Side of Darkness

Genres: Ambient, Dream Pop

46

Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra

Promises

Genres: Ambient, Soul-Jazz, Modal

47

Aleksi Perälä

Midnight Sun 5 A

Genre: Techno

48

Jeff Mills

The Clairvoyant

Genre: Techno

49

Gimmik

Cloudwalker

Genres: Ambient, IDM, Downtempo

50

Jean-Michel Jarre

Amazônia

Genres: Ambient, Field Recording

51

John Beltran

Doors (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Genre: Ambient

52

Steve Roach

As It Is

Genres: Ambient, Drone

53

Placid Angles

Touch The Earth

Genres: Techno, Ambient, Breakbeat, IDM

54

Russ Gabriel

Off Centre

Genre: Techno

55

Andy Stott

Never The Right Time

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo

56

Gazelle Twin, NYX

Deep England

Genres: Drone, Experimental, Folk

57

John Tejada

Year Of The Living Dead

Genre: Tech House

58

Clark

Playground In A Lake

Genre: Modern Classical

59

Hannah Peel

Fir Wave

Genres: Ambient, Experimental, Techno

60

Martin Nonstatic

Reflecting Glaciers

Genre: Ambient

61

Arovane

Wirkung

Genres: Ambient, IDM

62

Roel Funcken

S1​.​MK2

Genre: Ambient

63

Aleksi Perälä

Midnight Sun 6

Genre: Techno

64

Eomac

Cracks

Genres: Techno, Electro

65

Gacha Bakradze

Obscure Languages

Genres: IDM, Ambient, Breaks, Techno

66

Nørbak

Flesh To Ashes

Genre: Techno

67

A Winged Victory For The Sullen

Invisible Cities

Genres: Ambient, Drone, Modern Classical

68

Various

Coercion Of Deities

Genres: Ambient, Drone,New Age, Experimental

69

Motionfield

Injection

Genre: Ambient

70

Amulets

Blooming

Genres: Ambient, Drone

71

Sven Laux

Scattered Fragments of Separation (the complete story)

Genres: Ambient, Drone, Modern Classical

72

Steve Good

Something That Never Existed

Genre: Ambient

74

Vladislav Delay

Rakka II

Genres: Techno, Experimental

75

Lake Haze

Sun Rising On Concrete Landscapes

Genres: Acid House, Breakbeat, Techno

76

Agonis

Neutropia

Genres: Drum & Bass, Techno, Ambient

77

Sabled Sun

2149

Genre: Ambient

78

Mōshonsensu

Solemn Grandeur

Genre: IDM

79

Orl:akh

Synchronized

Genres: IDM, New Beat

80

36

Music For Isolation (Suite)

Genre: Ambient

81

Serge Geyzel

aux4426

Genres: IDM, Breaks

82

Dense And Pika

Colourburn

Genre: Techno

83

Various

Ennio's Muse

Genres: Ambient, Modern Classical

84

Filmmaker

Vlad Tapes

Genres; EBM, Electro, Industrial, Techno, Darkwave

85

Cristian Vogel

Rebirth Of Wonky

Genre: Experimental

86

Various

tʌntrə XII

Genres: Ambient, Drone

87

omni causa

aux4425

Genres: IDM, Breaks

88

Various

Mood Compiled

Genres: Ambient, Dub, Techno, House

89

Tangent

Evolutionary Cycles

Genres: IDM, Ambient

90

Ø [Phase]

Before This

Genre: Techno

91

Smerz

Believer

Genres: Downtempo, Trip Hop, Synth-pop

92

Dntel

The Seas Trees See

Genre: Ambient

93

Irakli

Major Signals

Genres: Ambient, Techno, Experimental

94

Purl

Holographic Prism

Genres: Ambient, Techno, IDM

95

Loren Nerell

The Gong Prophet

Genres: Ambient, Gamelan, Tribal

96

Richard Norris

Music For Soundtracks, Vol​.​1

Genre: Ambient

97

DMX Krew

Loose Gears

Genre: Electro, IDM

98

62nd Cell

Tread Softly

Genres: Downtempo, Techno, Electro, Experimental

99

Janus

In Two Minds

Genres: Electro, Synthwave, IDM

100

cEvin Key And The Subconscious Electronic Orchestra

X̱wáýx̱way/Resonance

Genres: IDM, Techno, Experimental

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