donderdag, december 16, 2004

2004 elektronisch bekeken

Overal zie je de top-2004 lijstjes verschijnen, de beste cd's van 2004. Hier, hier, hier, hier, hier, hier en hier bijvoorbeeld toch. Valt u niets op? Wat mij opviel is dat het allemaal alternatieve albums zijn. En de elektronische albums dan? Ik moet toegeven dat ik dit jaar niet goed genoeg de elektronische scene heb opgevolgd. Niet ekspres, maar door omstandigheden (sluitende fora ed.).

Dus ipv een eigen 'beste cd's van 2004' op te sommen heb ik eens opgesomd wat de mensen van loopz.co.uk verkozen dit jaar qua elektronische muziek. Ik heb de meesten (bijan allemaal) niet, de lijst is willekeurig geplaats met ook nog commentaar van verschillende personen.



2004 Elektronisch!
vet : in mijn bezit
niet vet: spijtig genoeg niet in mijn bezit



  • Mylo - Destroy Rock & Roll
  • Bent - Ariels
    (this one could be #4 on my list. superb melodies, but a lack of ideas make it the worst of their three albums. but that's no problem. it's just different to their other albums)
  • Hexstatic - Master View
  • Sasha - Involver
    (mix album, i wish more mix albums were like this. Brilliantly constructed)
  • Orbital - Blue Album
    (Definitely a top album. 'One perfect sunrise' is one of the tracks of the year for me)
  • Air - Talkie Walkie
  • Phonetic Dial - Schematics
  • Kasabian - Kasabian
    (Top 'Stone Roses' style abum. This will be big next year, I think)
  • Fragile states - Voices from the Dust Bowl
  • Fatboy Slim - Palookaville
  • 808 State - Prebuild
  • The Orb - Bicycles & Tricycles
    (big disappointment compared to my beloved cydonia in all its versions. a big plus, however, is the two different versions of b&t fans can get. so you can pick up your favourites on each album. still, i want lush tunes by the orb and hard tunes by any other artist)
  • Dollboy - Plans For A Modern City
  • System 7 - Encantado
    (Best yet from the space duo, proving that it's still possible to produce decent trance/techno music)
  • Homelife - Guru Man Hubcap Lady
  • Revenge - One True Passion v. 2.0
  • Mr Scruff - Keep It Unreal Solid Steel
  • Death In Vegas - Satan's Circus
    (Best album of theirs yet)
  • Savath & Savalas - Apropa't
    (Amazing Brazilian folk music style album from the man behind Prefuse 73)
  • Way Out West
    (Don't look now. Solid album with quite a few tunes of the year for me)
  • Arovane - Lillies
    (Not quite as good as 'Tides', but better than most IDM albums this year)
  • Boom Bip - Corymb
    (Lovely laid back album)
  • Swod - Gehen
    (Lovely glitchy piano music from Germany)
  • The Beta Band - Heroes to Zeroes
  • The Streets - A Grand don't come for free
  • Misch Masch - Tieschwarz
  • Lazyboy-Penguin Rock
  • Ivan Smagghe - suck my deck
  • Husky Rescue-country falls
  • Sven Vath-the sound of the 4th season
  • Funk D'Void-volume freak
  • Grand National-kicking the national habit
  • Josh Wink:20 to 20
  • Michael Mayer - Touch
  • Tiefschwarz - Misch Masch
    (probably my favourite release of the year, actually)
  • The Go! Team - Thunder Lightning Strike
  • The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free
  • Felix Da Housecat - Devin Dazzle And The Neon Fever
  • Superpitcher - Here Comes Love
  • Ivan Smagghe - Suck My Deck
  • The Prodigy - Always outnumbered, never outgunned
    (gosh, this album sloooooowly grows on me. i'm a huge fan of "the way it is", and i can even stand "memphis bells" . so what's wrong? i don't know, the flow isn't right for a prodigy album)
  • Junior Boys - Last Exit
    (anyone else heard this? Its beautiful)
  • Wiley - Tredding On Thin Ice
  • Thomas Fehlmann - lowflow
    (i've never thought his own releases sounding better than his orb efforts, but it's an obvious fact now. very mellow, this one restored my faith)
  • MoM - Radical Connector
  • Home Video - That You Might and Citizen EPs
  • Crystal Method - Legion of Boom