Selected Ambient Works 85-92

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
1992 Ratings: #20 / 352
User Score
1992 Ratings: #2
Liked by 97 people
November 9, 1992 / Release Date
LP / Format
Apollo / Label
Richard D. James / Producer
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Tristan
85
In celebration of this legendary album finally hitting 1,000 ratings on AOTY, I decided to try and write a review for it. Now, as I'm sure many of you are aware, it can be a bit difficult to write reviews on albums that are incredibly critically acclaimed and renowned around the world. Often times it takes a lot more thought and energy than rating lesser-known records. Anyway, what I'm getting at is that I've always viewed reviews of critically acclaimed records (such as this) as being a bit ... read more
BradTasteMusic
96
First experience with Aphex Twin. Ran across this on accident. I’m halfway into it, and I am blown away with the sound palette of this album. This thing has the absolute best fucking sounds bro. The sine bass, the spaced out drums.... it is just unreal

Aight finished it. Immediately replaying it. Issa fucking masterpiece
soundworld
94
Much less a true “Ambient” album, but more of a “Intelligent Techno” or rather “IDM” pioneer (it is a pretty awful term but we’ll live with it for now) - the debut album from Aphex Twin a.k.a Richard D. James the boy genius from Cornwall, U.K. : “Selected Ambient Works 85-92” or simply “SAW 85-92” is not only a classic of Electronic music, but also in my opinion is one of the most influential collection of music ever.

When I ... read more
PipePanic
83
Fuck you Die Antwoord! You've completely ruined Ageispolis for me! Bastards!

And now, from my most abrasive review opener in ages, let's get into a album that literally is just cool noises.

Yep, it's time for me to finally, fucking FINALLY dip my toes into the large behemoth discography of Aphex Twin, who's name in the electronic world seems larger then life. A EDM Mozart if you will. People even from outside the relatively niche electronic circle can all agree that Aphex Twin is unlike any ... read more
Phillip
69
Album Swaps (With MickyT)
Episode 3: Selected Ambient Works 85-92

Fellow Aoty user MickyT and I are back with the third installment of our album swaps series in which we give each other albums to listen to which the other hasn't heard before. This episode comes off the back of an episode which produced some very high scores including me giving 'Currents' by Tame Impala a 100/100. In this episode I have recommended MickyT to listen to 'crystalline' by Deko meanwhile I will be listening to ... read more
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Added on: October 13, 2012