drukqs - aphex twin
some of at's best work in my opinion. it features both prepared piano pieces and aggressive breakcore juxtaposed throughout, making for a very challenging, yet rewarding listen. "mt saint michel + saint michaels mount" is a top track.
ima - bt
an influential and catchy trance album from 1995. "ima", japanese for "now", describes the sound perfectly; it sounds like the future, even today. each track is a constantly shifting and changing set of sounds, with a distinct progression to each. "embracing the future" is a standout track for me.
jelly tones - ken ishii
one of ken's finest works, a super creative, futuristic dance album. there are a variety of textures on display here, with ishii's signature relentless techno all throughout. "extra" is the highlight track here, but they're all super good.
no geography - the chemical brothers
a big beat/electronic dance album that harkens back to the chemical brothers' 90's sound with a fresh coat of paint. there are a lot of bangers here, aided by AURORA's haunting vocals. "eve of destruction" is my top track.
hungry ghosts - ok go
one of my favorite electro rock albums. the composition is clever, and the lyrics surprisingly profound. "the one moment" in particular is emotional and filled with energy.
humanz - gorillaz
this album takes a different approach than most gorillaz release with a darker, more sinister tone and less of a focus on damon albarn. this is easily my favorite record from them because of how unique it feels within their discography. "the apprentice" is my favorite track.
discovery - daft punk
this one doesn't need an explanation. a classic in house and electronic. "face to face" and "voyager" both bang.