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Pitchfork's Best Electronic Music of 2018

Pitchfork's Best Electronic Music of 2018

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A.A.L. (Against All Logic) - 2012 - 2017

A.A.L. (Against All Logic) - 2012 - 2017
February 17, 2018
Critic Score
78
7 reviews
These are thrilling, racing tracks, but they're also familiar, both functionally—every hi-hat in its right place—and emotionally, with the kind of crests and ecstasies you might find on 1990s labels like Nu Groove and Cajual.

Beta Librae - Sanguine Bond

Beta Librae - Sanguine Bond
May 14, 2018
Critic Score
74
1 review

DJ Healer - Nothing 2 Loose

DJ Healer - Nothing 2 Loose
April 1, 2018
Critic Score
86
4 reviews
There’s no doubt the results can feel portentous at times, but there are enough moments of pattering reflection to support the spiritual overtones.

DJ Koze - Knock Knock

DJ Koze - Knock Knock
May 4, 2018
Critic Score
83
20 reviews

If Knock Knock is a more conventional album than the more psychedelic and twisted Amygdala, it’s also a more affecting one.

DJ Nigga Fox - Crânio

DJ Nigga Fox - Crânio
March 9, 2018
Critic Score
74
3 reviews

For his first release on Warp, the batida and electronic musician puts forth his own meticulous, otherworldly sound and reconnects with the avant-dance spirit of the label’s early years.

Eris Drew & Octo Octa - Devotion

Eris Drew & Octo Octa - Devotion
October 26, 2018
Critic Score
84
1 review

Jon Hopkins - Singularity

Jon Hopkins - Singularity
May 4, 2018
Critic Score
81
27 reviews
Pitched between heat-seeking acid house and ambient bliss, the techno auteur’s first album since 2013 is a beat-music odyssey that thrums with spiritual resonance.

Mr. Fingers - Cerebral Hemispheres

Mr. Fingers - Cerebral Hemispheres
April 3, 2018
Critic Score
69
5 reviews

тпсб - Sekundenschlaf

тпсб - Sekundenschlaf
January 12, 2018
Critic Score
76
2 reviews

A mysterious project from an unknown source sends listeners on an exhilarating goose chase through ambient techno and ethereal jungle.

Objekt - Cocoon Crush

Objekt - Cocoon Crush
November 9, 2018
Critic Score
84
8 reviews

Four years later, Flatland still sounds ahead of its time, but Cocoon Crush is leagues beyond it. It shows a total disregard for club music’s strictures, concerned primarily not with floor-filling, but world-building.

Overmono - Whities 019

Overmono - Whities 019
December 7, 2018
Critic Score
80
1 review

RAMZi - Phobiza "Amor Fati" Vol. 3

RAMZi - Phobiza
August 17, 2018
Critic Score
80
1 review

Rezzett - Rezzett

Rezzett - Rezzett
February 19, 2018
Critic Score
76
2 reviews

Skee Mask - Compro

Skee Mask - Compro
May 15, 2018
Critic Score
84
4 reviews

This record’s emotional valence—between collapse and grace, unity and emptiness—will resonate with anyone who's ever caught an unexpected sunrise in a concrete room. Yet his depth and clarity of vision resists formula. Making music “to get lost in” is overrated—Compro takes you somewhere new.

SOPHIE - OIL OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-INSIDES

SOPHIE - OIL OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-INSIDES
June 15, 2018
Critic Score
83
22 reviews
The experimental music of SOPHIE relaxes into new forms on her debut album. It is sprawling and beautiful, while still keeping the disorienting, latex-pop feel of her fascinating production technique.

Topdown Dialectic - Topdown Dialectic

Topdown Dialectic - Topdown Dialectic
June 8, 2018
Critic Score
80
1 review
Original Source: https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/the-best-electronic-music-of-2018/
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