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BEST OF THE 90s

 

The 500 best Electronic Music artist albums of the 1990s, 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.

Album cover and album title links on this page take you straight to the Discogs master page for that album (where one exists). Discogs master pages contain a wide range of extra information, including release formats.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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54

The KLF

The White Room

1991
Genres: Techno, Breakbeat, House

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54

Sasha And John Digweed

Northern Exposure

1996
Genres: Progressive House, Techno, Progress
ive Trance, Breakbeat

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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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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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63

Massive Attack

Protection

1994
Genre: Trip Hop

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65

Goldie

Timeless

1995
Genre: Drum & Bass

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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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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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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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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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99

Eat Static

Implant

1994
Genres: Goa Trance, Techno

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kenny Larkin

Azimuth

1994
Genre: Techno

 

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142

Hia | Biosphere

Polar Sequences

1996
Genre: Ambient

 

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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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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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155

Autechre

LP5

1998
Genre: IDM

 

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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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165

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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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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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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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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179

Beaumont Hannant
Basic Data Manipulation (Tastes And Textures ⋆ Vol.2)

1993
Genre: IDM

 

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180

Hardfloor
Respect

1994
Genre: Acid

 

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181

Tangerine Dream
Ricochet

1975
Genre: Ambient

 

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182

BT
Movement In Still Life

1999
Genres: House, Breaks, Trance

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183

System 7
Power Of Seven⁷

1996
Genres: Techno, Trance, Tribal

 

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184

µ-Ziq
Bluff Limbo

1994
Genres: Braindance, IDM

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185

Gas
Gas 0095

1995
Genres: IDM, Ambient

 

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186

Elecktroids
Elektroworld

1995
Genre: Electro

 

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187

Hallucinogen
Twisted

1995
Genre: Goa Trance

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188

Altern 8
Full On .. Mask Hysteria

1992
Genres: Breakbeat, Hardcore, Techno

 

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189

Luke Slater's 7th Plain
My Yellow Wise Rug

1994
Genres: Techno, Downtempo, Ambient

 

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190

Space
Space

1990
Genre: Ambient

 

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192

Carl Craig
Landcruising

1995
Genre: Techno

 

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193

Spacetime Continuum
Sea Biscuit

1994
Genres: Ambient, Techno

 

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195

Richard H Kirk
Virtual State

1994
Genres: IDM, Techno

 

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196

Spacetime Continuum
Emit Ecaps

1996
Genres: Ambient, Techno

 

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197

Wagon Christ
Throbbing Pouch

1995
Genres: Breakbeat, Downtempo

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198

Two Lone Swordsmen
Stay Down

1998
Genres: IDM, Electro

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199

Fatboy Slim
You've Come A Long Way, Baby

1998
Genre: Big Beat

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200

Jam & Spoon
Tripomatic Fairytales 2001

1993
Genres: Trance, Ambient

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201

Fatboy Slim
Better Living Through Chemistry

1996
Genre: Big Beat

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202

Lego Feet
Lego Feet

1991
Genres: IDM, Electro, Experimental

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203

Cosmic Baby
Stellar Supreme

1992
Genres: Acid, Techno, Trance, Ambient

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204

Gas
Königsforst

1998
Genres: Modern Classical, Techno, Ambient

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205

Front Line Assembly
Tactical Neural Implant

1992
Genres: EBM, Industrial

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206

Carl Craig
More Songs About Food And Revolutionary Art

1997
Genre: Techno

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207

A Guy Called Gerald
Black Secret Technology

1995
Genre: Drum & Bass

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208

Coil
Stolen And Contaminated Songs

1992
Genres: Industrial, Experimental

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209

Front 242
Geography

1982
Genre: EBM

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210

Spooky
Gargantuan

1993
Genre: Progressive House

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211

St Germain
Boulevard (The Complete Series)

1995
Genres: Downtempo, Deep House

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212

Thievery Corporation
Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi

1997
Genres: Downtempo, Future Jazz

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213

The Irresistible Force
It's Tomorrow Already

1998
Genres: Downtempo, Ambient

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214

Tomita
Snowflakes Are Dancing

1974
Genre: Modern Classical

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215

Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois
The Pearl

1984
Genre: Ambient

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216

Skinny Puppy
Remission

1984
Genres: EBM, Industrial