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Top 20 Dance/Electronica Albums of 2015 (#10-6)

Continuing our countdown of the best full-length dance/electronica releases of 2015 (20-16 is here, 15-11 here), let’s take a look at numbers 10-6. 10) Grimes – Art Angels From shrieking nu-metal to opera, Grimes’ fourth LP still contained plenty of bewildering moments. But overall, Art Angels was a more streamlined pop-focused affair which proved that the Canadian pixie girl could still be just as captivating when she toned down the […]

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CHVRCHES ‘Every Open Eye’ – Album Review

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Having recently bemoaned the fact that “too many bands end up throwing away the thing people liked about them in the first place,” it should come as little shock that the second album from Scottish electro-pop trio CHVRCHES, Every Open Eye, doesn’t exactly deviate wildly from their first. Indeed, the 80s-inspired wave of celestial synths and booming echo-laden beats that defined 2013’s The Bones of What You Believe is still […]

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The November 2014 Dance/Electronica Music Playlist

From an all-star collaboration for the latest young adult blockbuster to a welcome return from a French prodigy, here are five dance/electronica tracks you need to look out for this month. The Chemical Brothers feat. Lorde and Miguel – “This Is Not A Game” If any proof were needed that the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is going to be the coolest of the year, this is […]

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Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles Of 2013 (10-1)

Concluding our countdown of the best dance/electronica singles of 2013, (40-31 is here, 30-21 is here, 20-11 is here), here are numbers 10-1. 10) Western Disco – “The Sun” Surely the only Ibiza anthem to begin with a recorder, this charming Pied Piper-style slice of Balearic house instantly lodged itself in the brain on first listen, while its lush synths, laid-back grooves and gospel-tinged vocals also helped to create this […]

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Top 20 Dance/Electronica Albums Of 2013 (5-1)

Completing our countdown of the best full-length dance/electronica releases of 2013 (20-16 is here, 15-11 is here, 10-6 is here) here are the “top five”—the best of the year.   05) John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts Inspired by the aftermath of a particularly painful break-up, former The Czars frontman John Grant abandoned the melancholic folk of his 2010 debut and instead, rather perversely, set his bitter, angsty and self-deprecating […]

Introducing: CHVRCHES

Despite predictions that guitar bands will come back into fashion this year, undoubtedly those representing the electro scene turned out to be the most exciting nominees on the prestigious BBC Sound of 2013 long-list. Post-R&B duo AlunaGeorge, Toronto producer The Weeknd and Los Angeles rapper Angel Haze had already made at least a minor mark over the past 12 months, so inevitably, it was little-known Scottish trio CHVRCHES that provided […]