Pitchfork's 33 Best Industrial Albums of All Time

Pitchfork's 33 Best Industrial Albums of All Time

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32. Revolting Cocks - Beers, Steers + Queers

Revolting Cocks - Beers, Steers + Queers
April 5, 1990
Critic Score
90
1 review

31. Pharmakon - Abandon

Pharmakon - Abandon
May 14, 2013
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

Abandon is a brick hurtling through the windshield of a moving car, a purposefully antagonistic act that forces you to fully focus on the moment. 

30. clipping. - Splendor & Misery

clipping. - Splendor & Misery
September 9, 2016
Critic Score
73
14 reviews

It’s possible to create compelling hip-hop instrumentals from shards of noise—just look at Food for Animals and Death Grips or clipping.’s previous work—but on Splendor & Misery, clipping. often prize well-placed sound effects over songcraft. In its drive for conceptual rigor, the album neglects to engage the listener musically.

29. Lords of Acid - VooDoo-U

Lords of Acid - VooDoo-U
November 22, 1994
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

28. Prurient - Pleasure Ground

Prurient - Pleasure Ground
November 14, 2006
Critic Score
74
3 reviews

25. Death Grips - The Money Store

Death Grips - The Money Store
April 21, 2012
Critic Score
83
21 reviews

Sometimes this hands-off approach backfires, but Death Grips have actual designs to be left to, and The Money Store is a million-mph blur of ideas.

24. Throbbing Gristle - D.o.A: The Third & Final Report of Throbbing Gristle

Throbbing Gristle - D.o.A: The Third & Final Report of Throbbing Gristle
December 4, 1978
Critic Score
73
2 reviews

D.O.A. effortlessly surpasses Second Annual Report both in its ballsy, forceful execution and its passionate range.

21. Pigface - Fook

Pigface - Fook
October 19, 1992

19. Godflesh - Streetcleaner

Godflesh - Streetcleaner
November 13, 1989
Critic Score
91
3 reviews

18. Mica Levi - Under the Skin

Mica Levi - Under the Skin
March 17, 2014
Critic Score
81
4 reviews
The music unfolds as deliberately and as unconsciously as the dreamlike film itself.

16. Skinny Puppy - Too Dark Park

Skinny Puppy - Too Dark Park
October 30, 1990
Critic Score
90
1 review

13. Foetus - Nail

Foetus - Nail
October 1, 1985
Critic Score
90
1 review

12. Einstürzende Neubauten - Kollaps

Einstürzende Neubauten - Kollaps
October 5, 1981
Critic Score
80
1 review

11. Nitzer Ebb - That Total Age

Nitzer Ebb - That Total Age
May 11, 1987
Critic Score
80
1 review

10. KMFDM - Naïve

KMFDM - Naïve
November 15, 1990
Critic Score
90
1 review

9. Killing Joke - Killing Joke

Killing Joke - Killing Joke
September 1, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review

8. Nurse with Wound - Homotopy to Marie

Nurse with Wound - Homotopy to Marie
January 1, 1982
Critic Score
78
2 reviews

6. Front 242 - FRONT BY FRONT

Front 242 - FRONT BY FRONT
November 0, 1988
Critic Score
90
1 review

4. Cabaret Voltaire - Red Mecca

Cabaret Voltaire - Red Mecca
September 0, 1981
Critic Score
100
1 review

3. Coil - Horse Rotorvator

Coil - Horse Rotorvator
Critic Score
100
1 review

2. Einstürzende Neubauten - Halber Mensch

Einstürzende Neubauten - Halber Mensch
September 2, 1985
Critic Score
90
1 review

1. Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats

Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats
December 1, 1979
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

In a smash and grab that testifies to both increased musical ambition and a relentless urge to wrongfoot audience expectations, 20 Jazz Funk Greats finds the band waking up from D.O.A's dark night of the soul and feeling curiously frisky.

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