BEST ARTIST ALBUMS OF THE 20TH CENTURY

 

The 250 best Electronic Music artist albums of the 20th Century, 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. To find out more about TWGEEMA or to join the group yourself, click here.

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1

Aphex Twin  ‎

Selected Ambient Works 85-92

1992
Genres: Techno, Ambient, Experimental

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2

The Orb ‎

The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld

1991
Genres: House, Dub, Downtempo, Ambient

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3

Orbital ‎

Orbital

1993
Genre: Techno

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4

The Future Sound Of London ‎

Lifeforms

1994
Genres: Ambient, Downtempo, IDM

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5

Aphex Twin ‎

Selected Ambient Works Volume II

1994
Genre: Ambient

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6

The Orb ‎

U.F.Orb

1992
Genres: House, Dub, Ambient

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7

Autechre ‎

Incunabula

1993
Genres: Techno, IDM, Electro, Ambient

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8

Global Communication ‎

76:14

1994
Genres: Downtempo, Ambient

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9

Orbital ‎

In Sides

1996
Genres: Breakbeat, Techno, Electro

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10

The KLF ‎

Chill Out

1990
Genre: Ambient

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11

The Future Sound Of London ‎

Accelerator

1991
Genre: Techno

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12

Polygon Window ‎

Surfing On Sine Waves

1993
Genres: Techno, Acid, IDM

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13

LFO ‎

Frequencies

1991
Genres: House, Techno, Electro

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14

Boards Of Canada ‎

Music Has The Right To Children

1998
Genres: IDM, Ambient

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15

Kraftwerk ‎

Computerwelt

1981
Genres: Electro, Synth-pop

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16

Underworld ‎

Dubnobasswithmyheadman

1994
Genres: Progressive House, Techno, Ambient, Experimental

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17

Black Dog Productions ‎

Bytes

1993
Genres: Techno, IDM

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18

B12 ‎

Electro-Soma

1993
Genres: Techno, IDM

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19

Depeche Mode ‎

Violator

1990
Genre: Synth-pop

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20

Autechre ‎

Amber

1994
Genres: IDM, Ambient

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21

DJ Shadow ‎

Endtroducing.....

1996
Genres: Cut-up/DJ, Downtempo, Instrumental Hip Hop

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22

The Future Sound Of London ‎

Dead Cities

1996
Genres: IDM, Ambient, Experimental

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23

Amorphous Androgynous ‎

Tales Of Ephidrina

1993
Genres: Techno, Ambient

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24

Jean Michel Jarre

Oxygène

1976

Genres: Ambient, Experimental

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25

Leftfield

Leftism

1995

Genres: Progressive House, Downtempo, Dub

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26

Orbital

Snivilisation

1994

Genre: Techno

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27

Orbital

Orbital

1991

Genre: Techno

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28

Autechre

Tri Repetae

1995

Genre: IDM

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29

The Future Sound Of London

ISDN

1994

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo, IDM

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30

Biosphere

Microgravity

1991

Genres: Techno, Downtempo, Ambient

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31

The Prodigy

Experience

1992

Genres: Breakbeat, Hardcore, Jungle, Techno

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32

Underworld

Second Toughest In The Infants

1996

Genres: Techno, Breakbeat, Progressive House

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33

The Prodigy

Music For The Jilted Generation

1994

Genres: Breakbeat, Techno

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34

The Black Dog

Spanners

1995

Genres: Techno, IDM

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35

B12

TimeTourist

1996

Genres: IDM, Techno, Ambient

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36

Massive Attack

Mezzanine

1998

Genre: Trip Hop

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37

Plastikman

Sheet One

1993

Genres: Acid, Techno

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38

The Higher Intelligence Agency

Colourform

1993

Genres: Ambient, Techno, IDM

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39

The Chemical Brothers

Exit Planet Dust

1995

Genres: Breakbeat, Trip Hop, Big Beat

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40

Chapterhouse Retranslated By Global Communication

Blood Music: Pentamerous Metamorphosis

1993

Genre: Ambient

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41

Portishead

Dummy

1994

Genre: Trip Hop

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42

Kraftwerk

Die Mensch·Maschine

1978
Genres: Electro, Synth-pop

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43

Aphex Twin

Richard D. James Album

1996
Genres: Acid, Drill & Bass, IDM

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44

Speedy J

Ginger

1993
Genres: Techno, Ambient

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45

The Irresistible Force

Flying High

1992
Genres: Downtempo, Ambient

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46

Primal Scream

Screamadelica

1991
Genres: Acid House, Indie Rock, Dub, Psychedelic Rock, Downtempo

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47

Massive Attack

Blue Lines

1991
Genre: Trip Hop

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48

Kraftwerk

Autobahn

1974
Genres: Krautrock, Experimental

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49

Tangerine Dream

Phaedra

1973

Genre: Ambient

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50

808 State

90

1989

Genre: Techno

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51

Reload

A Collection Of Short Stories

1993

Genres: IDM, Ambient

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52

Vangelis

Blade Runner

1994
Genre: Ambient

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53

Brian Eno

Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)

1979
Genre: Ambient

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54

The KLF

The White Room

1991
Genres: Techno, Breakbeat, House

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55

Biosphere

Substrata

1997
Genres: Ambient, Field Recording

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56

AIR

Moon Safari

1998
Genres: Downtempo, Synth-pop

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57

The Sabres Of Paradise

Sabresonic

1993
Genres: Techno, IDM

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58

New Order

Substance

1987
Genre: Synth-pop

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59

Aphex Twin

...I Care Because You Do

1995
Genres: IDM, Techno, Ambient, Acid

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60

LFO

Advance

1996
Genres: Techno, Electro, IDM

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61

The Chemical Brothers

Dig Your Own Hole

1997
Genres: Breakbeat, Big Beat

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62

Kraftwerk

Trans Europe Express

1977
Genre: Electro

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63

Massive Attack

Protection

1994
Genre: Trip Hop

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64

Jean Michel Jarre

Equinoxe

1978
Genres: Experimental, Ambient, Synth-pop

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65

Goldie

Timeless

1995
Genre: Drum & Bass

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66

New Order

Technique

1988
Genres: Synth-pop, 
Alternative Rock

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67

The Orb

Orbus Terrarum

1995
Genres: Ambient, Dub

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68

The Higher Intelligence Agency

Freefloater

1995
Genres: Ambient, Techno, IDM

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69

The Prodigy

The Fat Of The Land

1997
Genres: Breakbeat, Breaks, Big Beat

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70

Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno

Apollo - Atmospheres & Soundtracks

1983
Genre: Ambient

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71

Daft Punk

Homework

1997
Genres: House, Techno, Electro, Disco

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72

Speedy J

G Spot

1995
Genres: Techno, Ambient

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73

Photek

Modus Operandi

1997
Genre: Drum & Bass

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74

System 7

777

1993
Genres: Techno, Ambient

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75

FUSE

Dimension Intrusion

1993
Genres: Acid, Techno, Ambient, Minimal

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76

Sun Electric

Kitchen

1993
Genres: Ambient, Downtempo, Techno, Electro

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77

The Black Dog

Temple Of Transparent Balls

1993
Genres: Techno, IDM

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78

Plaid

Not For Threes

1997
Genres: IDM, Electro

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79

Dreamfish

Dreamfish

1993
Genre: Ambient

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80

Björk

Debut

1993
Genres: Experimental, House, Synth-pop

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81

Roni Size / Reprazent

New Forms

1997
Genre: Drum & Bass

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82

The Shamen

En-Tact

1990
Genres: Techno, Synth-pop

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83

Manuel Göttsching

E2-E4

1984
Genres: Minimal, Ambient

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84

Drexciya

Neptune's Lair

1999
Genre: Electro

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85

Squarepusher

Feed Me Weird Things

1996
Genres: Acid, Drill & Bass, IDM

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86

Biosphere

Patashnik

1994
Genres: Downtempo, Ambient

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87

Banco de Gaia

Last Train To Lhasa

1995
Genres: Ambient, Techno, Tribal

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88

UNKLE

Psyence Fiction

1998
Genres: Breakbeat, Trip Hop, Downtempo

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89

Plaid

Rest Proof Clockwork

1999
Genres: IDM, Techno, Downtempo

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90

Underworld

Beaucoup Fish

1999
Genres: Techno, Tech House
, Downtempo

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91

The Sabres Of Paradise

Haunted Dancehall

1994
Genres: Downtempo, Dub, Experimental

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92

New Order

Power, Corruption & Lies

1983
Genres: New Wave, Synth-pop

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93

Tricky

Maxinquaye

1995
Genre: Trip Hop

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94

Bola

Soup

1998
Genres: Downtempo, Ambient, IDM

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95

FFWD ▸▸

FFWD ▸▸

1994
Genre: Ambient

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96

Plastikman

Musik

1994
Genres: Acid, Techno, Minimal

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97

Kraftwerk

Electric Cafe

1986
Genres: Electro, Synth-pop

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98

Tangerine Dream

Rubycon

1975
Genres: Ambient, Berlin-School

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99

Eat Static

Implant

1994
Genres: Goa Trance, Techno

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100

The Art Of Noise

Who's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise

1984
Genres: Synth-pop, Experimental

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101

William Orbit 

Strange Cargo III 

1993
Genres: Downtempo, Ambient

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102

Luke Slater's 7th Plain 

The 4 Cornered Room

1994
Genres: Techno, IDM

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103

David Bowie

Low

1977
Genres: Ambient, Art Rock, Experimental

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104

The Irresistible Force

Global Chillage

1994
Genre: Ambient

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105

Moby

Play

1999
Genre: Downtempo

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106

Lamb

Lamb

1996
Genres: Trip Hop, Downtempo, Drum & Bass, Experimental

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107

Air

Air

1993
Genres: Ambient, Downtempo, Experimental

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108

C.J.Bolland

The 4th Sign

1992
Genre: Techno

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109

Brian Eno - David Byrne

My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts

1981
Genres: Tribal, Ambient, Experimental, Funk

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110

Steve Hillage

Rainbow Dome Musick

1979
Genre: Ambient

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111

Autechre

Chiastic Slide

1997
Genre: IDM

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112

The Chemical Brothers

Surrender

1999
Genrs: Breakbeat, Techno, Big Beat

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113

Squarepusher

Hard Normal Daddy

1997
Genres: Acid, Drill & Bass, IDM

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114

µ-Ziq

Tango N' Vectif

1993
Genres: Braindance, IDM

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115

Seefeel

Succour

1995
Genres: IDM, Ambient, Experimental

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116

Coil

Love's Secret Domain

1991
Genres: Industrial, Electro, Experimental

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117

Plaid

Mbuki Mvuki

1991
Genres: Breaks, IDM

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118

Robert Leiner

Visions Of The Past

1994
Genres: Techno, Trance

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119

Can

Ege Bamyasi

1972
Genres: Krautrock, Experimental

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120

The Fires Of Ork

The Fires Of Ork

1993
Genres: Ambient, Techno

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121

Beaumont Hannant

Texturology

1994
Genre: IDM

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122

Front 242

Front By Front

1988
Genre: EBM

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123

Eat Static

Abduction

1993
Genres: Goa Trance, Techno

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124

808 State

ex:el

1991
Genres: Breakbeat, Techno, Downtempo

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125

Cybotron

Enter

1983
Genres: Electro, Synth-pop

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126

Model 500

Deep Space

1995
Genre: Techno

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127

Hardfloor

TB Resuscitation

1993
Genre: Acid

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128

Hybrid

Wide Angle

1999
Genres: Breakbeat, Trance

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129

Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia

Ov Biospheres And Sacred Grooves: A Document Ov New Edge Folk Classics

1992
Genres: Techno, Tribal, Ambient

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130

µ-Ziq

Lunatic Harness

1997
Genres: Drill & Bass, IDM

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131

Nightmares On Wax

Carboot Soul

1999
Genre: Downtempo

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132

Adam F

Colours

1997
Genre: Drum & Bass

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133

Bomb The Bass

Into The Dragon

1988
Genre: Acid House, Hip-House

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134

Depeche Mode

Songs Of Faith And Devotion

1993
Genres: Synth-pop, Alternative Rock

 

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135

Björk

Homogenic

1997
Genres: Synth-pop, IDM

 

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136

808 State

Newbuild

1988
Genre: Acid House

 

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137

Renegade Soundwave

In Dub

1990
Genres: Dub, Breakbeat

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138

Banco De Gaia

Maya

1994
Genres: Trance, Tribal, Ambient

 

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139

Meat Beat Manifesto

Subliminal Sandwich

1996
Genres: Industrial, Downtempo, Breakbeat

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140

Klaus Schulze

Timewind

1975
Genres: Berlin-School, Ambient

 

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141

Kenny Larkin

Azimuth

1994
Genre: Techno

 

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142

Hia | Biosphere

Polar Sequences

1996
Genre: Ambient

 

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143

Throbbing Gristle

20 Jazz Funk Greats

1979
Genre: Industrial

 

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144

Neu!

Neu!

1972
Genre: Krautrock

 

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145

Seefeel

Quique

1993
Genres: IDM, Ambient

 

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146

Photek

Form & Function

1998
Genre: Drum & Bass

 

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147

Coldcut

Let Us Play!

1997
Genres: Breaks, Downtempo

 

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148

Ministry

Twitch

1986
Genres: Industrial, Electro

 

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149

David Holmes

Lets Get Killed

1997
Genres: Breakbeat, Downtempo

 

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150

Aril Brikha

Deeparture In Time

1999
Genre: Techno

 

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151

Nine Inch Nails

The Downward Spiral

1994
Genres: Industrial, Alternative Rock

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152

Paperclip People

The Secret Tapes Of Dr. Eich

1996
Genres: House, Techno, Electro

 

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153

Deep Space Network Meets Higher Intelligence Agency

Deep Space Network Meets Higher Intelligence Agency

1996
Genres: Techno, Ambient

 

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154

Talking Heads

Remain In Light

1980
Genres: New Wave, Art Rock

 

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155

Autechre

LP5

1998
Genre: IDM

 

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156

Terry Riley

A Rainbow In Curved Air

1969
Genre: Ambient

 

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157

Front 242

Tyranny >For You<

1991
Genre: EBM

 

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158

Two Lone Swordsmen

The Fifth Mission (Return To The Flightpath Estate)

1996
Genres: IDM, Downtempo

 

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159

Sven Väth

Accident In Paradise

1992
Genres: Trance, Techno, Ambient

 

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160

Cabaret Voltaire

The Crackdown

1983
Genre: Industrial

 

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161

Woob

Woob 1194

1994
Genres: Dub, Downtempo, Ambient

 

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162

Silence

Silence

1992
Genre: Ambient

 

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163

Redcell : Stasis

Redcell : Stasis

1993
Genres: Techno, IDM

 

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164

Air Liquide
Air Liquide

1993
Genres: Trance, Acid, Ambient, Techno

 

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Depeche Mode
Some Great Reward

1984
Genre: Synth-pop

 

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166

Meat Beat Manifesto
Satyricon

1992
Genres: Breakbeat, Industrial

 

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167

Gary Numan
The Pleasure Principle

1979
Genres: Synth-pop, New Wave

 

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168

Source Direct
Exorcise The Demons

1999
Genre: Drum & Bass

 

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169

Bandulu
Guidance

1993
Genres: Techno, Tribal, Downtempo

 

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Jean Michel Jarre
Les Chants Magnétiques

1981
Genre: Ambient

 

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171

T.Power
The Self Evident Truth Of An Intuitive Mind

1995
Genre: Drum & Bass

 

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172

Susumu Yokota
Sakura

1999
Genre: Ambient

 

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173

Coil
Horse Rotorvator

1986
Genre: Industrial

 

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174

Skinny Puppy
Too Dark Park

1990
Genre: Industrial

 

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175

Air Liquide
Nephology - The New Religion

1993
Genres: Techno, Acid, Ambient

 

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176

Higher Intelligence Agency & Pete Namlook
S.H.A.D.O

1997
Genres: Ambient, Downtempo, IDM

 

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177

Ozric Tentacles
Strangeitude

1991
Genres: Ambient, Dub, Space Rock, Techno

 

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178

Nitzer Ebb
That Total Age

1987
Genres: Industrial, EBM