Rolling Stone's 20 Best EDM and Electronic Albums of 2015

Rolling Stone's 20 Best EDM and Electronic Albums of 2015

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20. Holly Herndon - Platform

Holly Herndon - Platform
May 19, 2015
Critic Score
79
24 reviews

Herndon's music is body-moving and confusing, with cybernetic vocal shards crisscrossing above tracks that can recall Aphex Twin's techno contortions.

19. Helena Hauff - Discreet Desires

Helena Hauff - Discreet Desires
September 4, 2015
Critic Score
76
6 reviews

18. Seth Troxler - DJ-Kicks

Seth Troxler - DJ-Kicks
October 16, 2015
Critic Score
67
3 reviews

16. Disclosure - Caracal

Disclosure - Caracal
September 25, 2015
Critic Score
65
27 reviews

The follow up to Disclosure's 2013 debut, Settle ... flexes a fantastically upscaled vocal roster befitting the duo's arena-level success.

15. Boof - The Hydrangeas Whisper

Boof - The Hydrangeas Whisper
March 30, 2015
Critic Score
70
1 review

14. Container - LP

Container - LP
June 8, 2015
Critic Score
81
7 reviews

13. Nozinja - Nozinja Lodge

Nozinja - Nozinja Lodge
June 2, 2015
Critic Score
76
8 reviews

12. Hunee - Hunch Music

Hunee - Hunch Music
July 3, 2015
Critic Score
79
4 reviews

11. Four Tet - Morning/Evening

Four Tet - Morning/Evening
June 21, 2015
Critic Score
74
16 reviews
Club beats pound on "Morning," then dissolve; "Evening" flips and reverses the arc — an invitation to click "repeat" and play it all day.

10. Levon Vincent - Levon Vincent

Levon Vincent - Levon Vincent
February 9, 2015
Critic Score
82
3 reviews

9. Floating Points - Elaenia

Floating Points - Elaenia
November 6, 2015
Critic Score
83
17 reviews
His years of relentless effort have paid off marvelously, and the album's lush jazz-ambient fusions confirm him as one of contemporary electronic music's most forward-thinking talents.

8. Rudeboyz - Gqom Mix

Rudeboyz - Gqom Mix
June 5, 2015

7. The Chemical Brothers - Born in the Echoes

The Chemical Brothers - Born in the Echoes
July 17, 2015
Critic Score
70
25 reviews

The latest from the U.K. duo hits harder and lower than their last album, 2010's Further, with guest-vocal turns from artists as varied as Q-Tip and St. Vincent over tracks that could've torched an outdoor rave in 1995.

6. Arca - Mutant

Arca - Mutant
November 20, 2015
Critic Score
78
19 reviews

5. Jamie xx - In Colour

Jamie xx - In Colour
June 1, 2015
Critic Score
83
35 reviews
What Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" was to the hippie era, Jamie xx's solo debut is to British club culture: a wistful valentine conjuring a more innocent time.

4. Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden of Delete

Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden of Delete
November 13, 2015
Critic Score
78
25 reviews

Lopatin's skill at piecing together unlikely sounds for striking emotional effect is clearest of all on "Lift," a bewitching highlight whose two drum-beat melody lines gallop in different directions, at two distinct speeds, as if two minds are overlapping.

2. Jlin - Dark Energy

Jlin - Dark Energy
March 24, 2015
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

1. Jack Ü - Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

Jack Ü - Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü
February 27, 2015
Critic Score
65
7 reviews
Though they begin most of its 10 tracks in familiar territory, they quickly push on to new ground, or at least new levels of intensity.
Original Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/20-best-edm-and-electronic-albums-of-2015-20151217
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