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The 60 Best Songs of 2018

The year in song reflected the state of the world around us. Here are the 60 songs that spoke to us this year.

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Squarepusher: Damogen Furies (take 2)

The IDM legend changes the plot again with this dizzying, fast-paced record that can be as exhausting as it is exciting.

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Aphex Twin: Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt. 2

Richard D. James isn't laying his best cards on the table with this EP, but at least he's staying active.

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The Best Albums of 2014

From Polish black metal to mind-blowing progressive R&B and electronic music, 2014's best albums certainly have something for everyone.

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The Best Electronic Music of 2014

The most compelling electronic music of 2014 could be found in thoughtful experimentation and dancefloor-ready fun. But the ones who led the way tended to be pioneers who made their reputations doing just that.

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Aphex Twin: Syro

Unburdened of revolutionary duties, Syro offers a deeply rewarding expression of one of electronic music's most dependably brilliant talents.

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Aphex Twin - "minipops 67 (120.2)(source field mix)" (audio)

After many years of waiting, it is finally here: a new Aphex Twin track, the cryptically titled "minipops 67 (120.2)(source field mix)".

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Bonobo: Black Sands Remixed

The British producer's slickly curated remix album for his near-great 2010 full-length has a serious lack of imagination.

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The Survival of the Industrial Sonic in a Deindustrialized West

In the '90s, industrial music crossed over into the mainstream with heavy guitar and massive personalities, but blue collar labor itself was disappearing...

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Macc & dgoHn: Some Shit Saaink

It's a bit too stubbornly adherent to questionably drum 'n' bass aesthetics, but Some Shit Saaink still stands head and shoulders above the Eurotrash landfill when it comes to spazzing when no one is watching.

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My Life With the Tape Hiss Cult

When we think of our experiences with electronic music, we can follow a thought trail that leads like a Wikipedia article from one incendiary album to many others. Their qualities are not always alike but for one: the nostalgic thread that runs through them.

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His Dark Exotica: Ennio Morricone - "Pazuzu (Theme From Exorcist II)"

“Pazuzu (Theme From Exorcist II)” is about channeling. The track does not play prominently in the film. Rather, it emerges in aural corners and suggests all the witchery, locust-vision, and demonic possession that Regan and crew play out on the screen.

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Various Artists: Warp (Chosen) / Warp (Recreated)

Warp wonders aloud who it is in 2009 and who it was for the past 20 years. Who it will be in the future is anybody's guess.

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The Tuss: Rushup Edge

Who the hell does Richard D. James think he's kidding here?

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Aphex Twin: Drukqs

We were all on the edge of our seats back in the day, when Richard James' tunes were an explosive mixture of ray guns, mouth harps, and ping-pong balls. On 'Drukqs' he just opens up his box and draws out the same dusty old props.

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