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Exclaim!'s Top 10 Dance and Electronic Albums of 2017

Exclaim!'s Top 10 Dance and Electronic Albums of 2017

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10. Daphni - Joli Mai

Daphni - Joli Mai
October 6, 2017
Critic Score
75
4 reviews

9. Forest Swords - Compassion

Forest Swords - Compassion
May 5, 2017
Critic Score
79
17 reviews

While Barnes is definitely well-versed in musical melancholy, there's also a thoughtful, sensitive part to balance all this pathos.

8. Fever Ray - Plunge

Fever Ray - Plunge
October 27, 2017
Critic Score
82
19 reviews

7. Iglooghost - Neō Wax Bloom

Iglooghost - Neō Wax Bloom
September 29, 2017
Critic Score
80
10 reviews

Neō Wax Bloom is the epitome of busy, but Iglooghost is still able to produce tracks that have distinct, discernible snaps of clarity that stand out remarkably well amidst the energetic chaos.

6. Gas - Narkopop

Gas - Narkopop
April 21, 2017
Critic Score
77
12 reviews

Not only is Gas' Narkopop a top candidate for best microhouse album of 2017, it may also be the best drone album and the best classical album — and possibly just the best album you'll hear this year, period.

5. Bonobo - Migration

Bonobo - Migration
January 13, 2017
Critic Score
74
18 reviews

An extremely reflective record, just a few shades more tranquil than his last two albums, but easily matching their well-produced splendour.

4. Jacques Greene - Feel Infinite

Jacques Greene - Feel Infinite
March 10, 2017
Critic Score
66
8 reviews

The record is a fine example of someone honing their craft without abandoning their sound.

3. Jlin - Black Origami

Jlin - Black Origami
May 19, 2017
Critic Score
84
13 reviews
It's earthy and futuristic, complex and linear, dance-y and a total mind-fuck. It's exactly what you'd expect from Jlin, but it's a total — and pleasant — surprise, too.

2. Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens

Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
March 24, 2017
Critic Score
80
11 reviews

Kelly Lee Owens is warm, emotive and well-produced, the work of a natural talent that will only get better with time. I can't wait to hear what she'll do next. 

1. Four Tet - New Energy

Four Tet - New Energy
September 29, 2017
Critic Score
77
9 reviews

New Energy is a seamless body of work that evinces Kieran Hebden's masterful and dextrous use of percussion and harmonic textures, bridging the space between all-consuming melodicism and ambient sensibilities that comprise the opposing sides of electronic music's spectrum.

Original Source: https://exclaim.ca/music/article/exclaim_s_top_10_dance_and_electronic_albums-best_of_2017
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