BEST OF 2021

 

The best Electronic albums of 2021 so far, 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 owners and other industry insiders, and includes many big names. To find out more or to join the group, click here.

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1

Plaid

Stem Sell

Genres: IDM, Ambient, Techno

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2

Inkipak / Myoptik

Parallel Series 2

Genre: IDM

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3

Inkipak

Inkipak

Genres: Acid, Breaks, IDM

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4

Bicep

Isles

Genres: House, Breakbeat

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5

Cult 48

1.1

Genres: IDM, Techno, Experimental

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6

Various 

FSOLdigital Presents Mind Maps

Genres: Ambient, IDM, Experimental

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7

Various

Adykt

Genres: Acid, Ambient, Downtempo, IDM

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8

IDIAC

Part Idiot

Genres: Ambient, Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, IDM

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9

Sedibus 

The Heavens

Genre: Ambient, Downtempo, Dub

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10

The Orb

Abolition Of The Royal Familia (Guillotine Mixes)

Genres: Ambient, Dub, House

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11

Various

MF Acid Volume 1

Genres: Acid, Breakbeat, House, Techno

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12

Bistro Boy, Daveeth 

Parallel Series 1 Bistro Boy || Daveeth

Genres: Electro, Ambient, IDM

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13

Yimino

Touched Presents Yimino

Genres: Downtempo, IDM

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14

The Future Sound Of London

Music For 3 Books

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

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15

Various

MF Acid Volume 2

Genres: Acid, Breakbeat, House, Techno

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16

Anders Ilar

Phocid

Genres: Acid, Ambient, IDM

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17

Steven Rutter

Riddle Me Sane

Genre: Techno

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18

Special Request

DJ-Kicks

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

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19

Illuvia

Iridescence Of Clouds

Genres: Ambient, Drum & Bass

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20

Skee Mask

Pool

Genres: Ambient, Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, Techno

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21

Autumn Of Communion

Data Space Bass

Genre: Ambient

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22

Ambidextrous

Fifty Years Of October

Genres: Ambient, IDM, Downtempo, Psy-Trance

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23

Komarebi

Nebulous

Genres: IDM, Acid, Ambient, Techno

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24

Various

Tails Of The Unexpected

Genres: Acid, Downtempo, Electro, IDM, Techno

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25

Repeat Eater

Deep Desert Dweller

Genre: IDM

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26

Carbinax

Immuniverse

Genres: Ambient, Breakbeat, Experimental, IDM

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27

Dr. Atmo & Mick Chillage

Ruhleben

Genre: Ambient

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28

Daniel Avery

Together In Static

Genres: Ambient, IDM, Techno

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29

MOY

Dynamics Of Acid

Genres: Acid, Breakbeat, Techno

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30

The Future Sound Of London

We Have Explosive 2021

Genres: Breaks, IDM

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31

Dr. Atmo

To You, Humanity

Genre: Ambient

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32

UNKLE

Rōnin I

Genres: Breakbeat, Disco, Trip Hop, Dub

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33

Loscil

Clara

Genre: Ambient

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34

Dr. Atmo

Lost Tapes

Genre: Ambient

35

Various

MOACD8

Genres: Ambient, IDM, Techno

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36

Ochre

An Eye To Windward

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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37

Beta Consciousness

Synesthesia

Genre: Ambient

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38

Murcof

The Alias Sessions

Genres: Ambient, Modern Classical

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39

Skua Atlantic

Silfra Diving

Genres: Ambient, Electro

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40

Sault

Nine

Genres: Downtempo, R&B, Soul

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41

The Grid / Fripp

Leviathan

Genres: Ambient, Drone, Techno

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42

Various

tʌntrə XVI

Genres: Ambient, Drone, New Age

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44

AGT Rave Cru

Advanced Ganymede Technologies

Genres: Acid, Hardcore, Techno

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45

Future Funk Squad

Unified Forms

Genres: Breakbeat, Breaks

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46

Various

Fog City Audio Imprint: Volume 2

Genres: Acid House, Acid, House

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47

Various

Fog City Audio Imprint: Volume 1

Genres: Bleep, Breaks, Bass Music

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48

Various

A Call Too Close

Genres: Electro, Downtempo

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49

State Azure

Light Span

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo, IDM

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50

The OST

Release

Genres: IDM, Ambient

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51

Comit

An Ocean Of Thoughts

Genres: IDM, Breakbeat

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52

Various

Tensegrity - Vol​.​3

Genres: Ambient, Electro, IDM

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53

µ-Ziq

Scurlage

Genre: IDM

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54

w00b

5005

Genres: Ambient, Synthwave

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55

Modeselektor

Extended

Genres: Techno, Breakbeat, House, IDM, Dub

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56

Mick Chillage

Chapters 09​-​19

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo

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57

Calibre

Feeling Normal

Genres: Garage House, UK Garage, Dubstep

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58

Steve Roach

Phoenix Rising

Genre: Ambient

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59

Caterina Barbieri

Fantas Variations

Genre: Ambient

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60

Mōshonsensu

Kanjō No Nami

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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61

w00b

4004

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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62

Om Unit

Acid Dub Studies

Genres: Acid, Dub

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63

Max Richter

Voices 2

Genres: Ambient, Modern Classical

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64

Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk

Eight Fragments Of An Illusion

Genre: Ambient

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65

Island People

II

Genre: Ambient

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66

Pablo Bolivar

Framework Of A Dream

Genres: Ambient, Dub, House, Techno

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67

Biosphere

Angel's Flight

Genres: Ambient, Modern Classical

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68

Milieu

Sunbather's Pharmacopeia Volume 2

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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69

World Circuit

Desolate Snow Roads

Genre: Ambient

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70

36 & Awakened Souls

The Other Side of Darkness

Genres: Ambient, Dream Pop

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71

Various

John Tejada Presents Future Stars 2

Genres: Alternative Rock, Ambient, Electro, Experimental, Future Jazz, House, IDM< Techno

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72

Gimmik

Cloudwalker

Genres: Ambient, IDM, Downtempo

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73

Seefeel

Rupt + Flex 94 - 96

Genres: Ambient, Experimental

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74

Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra

Promises

Genres: Ambient, Soul-Jazz, Modal

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75

Martin Stürtzer

Illumination Cycle

Genre: Ambient

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76

Róisín Murphy

Crooked Machine

Genres: House, Nu-Disco, Breakbeat

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77

Various

CALAN HAF - LSD - Special Selections Vol​.​1

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo, Dub, House

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78

Sufjan Stevens

Convocations

Genre: Ambient

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John Beltran

Doors (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Genre: Ambient

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80

Eomac

Cracks

Genres: Techno, Electro

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81

Ed Chamberlain

03/06

Genres: Acid, Electro, IDM

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82

Jean-Michel Jarre

Amazônia

Genres: Ambient, Field Recording

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83

Gaspard Augé

Escapades

Genres: Synth-pop, Nu-Disco, Electro

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84

Ovuca

Northern Lights – α Dubhe

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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85

ASC & Inhmost

Dimensional Space

Genre: Ambient

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87

Jesse Somfay

Genres: Ambient, IDM, Techno, Trance

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88

Aleksi Perälä

Midnight Sun 5 A

Genre: Techno

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89

Steve Roach

As It Is

Genres: Ambient, Drone

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90

Placid Angles

Touch The Earth

Genres: Techno, Ambient, Breakbeat, IDM

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91

Jeff Mills

The Clairvoyant

Genre: Techno

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92

Russ Gabriel

Off Centre

Genre: Techno

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93

Andy Stott

Never The Right Time

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo

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94

Gazelle Twin, NYX

Deep England

Genres: Drone, Experimental, Folk

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95

John Tejada

Year Of The Living Dead

Genre: Tech House

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96

Martin Nonstatic

Reflecting Glaciers

Genre: Ambient

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97

Clark

Playground In A Lake

Genre: Modern Classical

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98

Gusgus

Mobile Home

Genres: Electro, House

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99

Hannah Peel

Fir Wave

Genres: Ambient, Experimental, Techno

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100

Roel Funcken

S1​.​MK2

Genre: Ambient

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101

Ke Thu

Shared Boundaries

Genres: Ambient, Dub, Techno

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102

Steve Moore & Bluetech

Liminal Migration

Genres: Electro, Synthwave

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103

Fred P

Above The City

Genres: Ambient, House, New Age, Techno

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104

Arovane

Wirkung

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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105

Aleksi Perälä

Midnight Sun 6

Genre: Techno

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106

Gacha Bakradze

Obscure Languages

Genres: IDM, Ambient, Breaks, Techno

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107

Not Waving

How To Leave Your Body

Genre: Experimental

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108

Nørbak

Flesh To Ashes

Genre: Techno

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109

A Winged Victory For The Sullen

Invisible Cities

Genres: Ambient, Drone, Modern Classical

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110

Various

Coercion Of Deities

Genres: Ambient, Drone,New Age, Experimental

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111

Motionfield

Injection

Genre: Ambient

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112

Amulets

Blooming

Genres: Ambient, Drone

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113

Sven Laux

Scattered Fragments of Separation (the complete story)

Genres: Ambient, Drone, Modern Classical

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114

Steve Good

Something That Never Existed

Genre: Ambient

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116

Vladislav Delay

Rakka II

Genres: Techno, Experimental

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117

Lake Haze

Sun Rising On Concrete Landscapes

Genres: Acid House, Breakbeat, Techno

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118

Agonis

Neutropia

Genres: Drum & Bass, Techno, Ambient

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119

Sabled Sun

2149

Genre: Ambient

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120

Orl:akh

Synchronized

Genres: IDM, New Beat