In The Mix (AU) Best Dance Albums of the 90s and 00s

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In The Mix (AU) Best Dance Albums of the 90s and 00s

Postby irreduciblekoan » Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:08 am

This is a solid electronic music site that I've recently discovered. Being a fan of dance music myself, I appreciate their coverage of the genre. While they don't have many lists (for example, they only made an EOY lists for 2010, as far as I can see), the lists they have made are very good. For example they have what is in my opinion the best list of DJ mix CDs out there http://www.inthemix.com.au/lists_and_guides/49042/The_Best_MixCDs_of_All_Time

I was wondering, Henrik, if their lists of Best Dance Albums of the 2000s and the 1990s were eligible for AM. I am afraid that I do not know how to check Alexa ratings. The lists appear to be voted by the site's contributors/staff.

Top 30 Dance Albums of the 1990s: http://www.inthemix.com.au/lists_and_guides/49034/The_Best_Dance_Albums_of_the_90s

Top 50 Dance Albums of the 2000s: http://www.inthemix.com.au/lists_and_guides/49036/The_Best_Dance_Albums_of_the_2000s

When I have more time in the future, I will write out the complete lists here. I have to go to bed now.

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Re: In The Mix (AU) Best Dance Albums of the 90s and 00s

Postby JR » Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:33 pm

Dr. Dre, dance? Interesting. :mrgreen:

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Re: In The Mix (AU) Best Dance Albums of the 90s and 00s

Postby irreduciblekoan » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:18 pm

Not so strange when you consider that DJ Mag's list of best dance albums from "since 1991" (which AM includes) contains Eminem, Dr Dre, and Wu-Tang Clan, haha. I do consider hip-hop albums great "electronic music" when they are produced very well, because after all, the beats are electronic. And Dr Dre is more known for his production work than for his rapping.

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Re: In The Mix (AU) Best Dance Albums of the 90s and 00s

Postby JR » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:53 pm

I suppose, but hip-hop acts don't come instantly to mind when I hear "dance," ya know? ;)

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Re: In The Mix (AU) Best Dance Albums of the 90s and 00s

Postby irreduciblekoan » Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:43 pm

1990s list:

30. Goldie - Timeless (1995)
29. Les Rythmes Digitales – Darkdancer (1999)
28. Regurgitator – Unit (1997)
27. The Roots – Do You Want More?!!!??! (1995)
26. Plastikman – Musik (1994)
25. Cassius – 1999 (1999)
24. Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1992)
23. Pnau – Sambanova (1999)
22. The KLF – The White Room (1991)
21. Massive Attack – Mezzanine (1998)
20. Hybrid – Wide Angle (1999)
19. Bjork – Homogenic (1997)
18. Underworld – Beaucoup Fish (1997)
17. Moby – Play (1999)
16. Dr. Dre – The Chronic (1992)
15. Beastie Boys – Ill Communication (1994)
14. Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust (1995)
13. Portishead - Dummy (1994)
12. Faithless – Reverence (1996)
11. Prodigy – The Fat of the Land (1997)
10. Air – Moon Safari (1998)
9. Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole (1997)
8. Underworld – Dubnobasswithmyheadman (1994)
7. DJ Shadow – Endtroducing… (1996)
6. Leftfield – Leftism (1995)
5. Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby (1998)
4. Primal Scream – Screamadelica (1991)
3. Daft Punk – Homework (1997)
2. The Prodigy – Music For The Jilted Generation (1994)
1. Massive Attack - Blue Lines (1991)

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Re: In The Mix (AU) Best Dance Albums of the 90s and 00s

Postby irreduciblekoan » Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:48 pm

JR wrote:I suppose, but hip-hop acts don't come instantly to mind when I hear "dance," ya know? ;)


That's true, but if you think about it, many dance clubs play hip-hop tracks. Heck, some American cities have more hip-hop centered dance clubs than, say, house techno these days. Also, we must remember that "dance music" doesn't literally mean only music that makes you dance. I think of it as just another name for the "electronica" genre, which is why we can have acts such as Air, Autechre and The Orb on such lists. In The Mix calls itself an EDM (Electronic Dance Music) site but they cover the entire spectrum of electronic music.

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Re: In The Mix (AU) Best Dance Albums of the 90s and 00s

Postby irreduciblekoan » Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:36 pm

2000s list:

50. Goldfrapp – Black Cherry (2003)
49. Gui Boratto – Chromophobia (2007)
48. Danger Mouse & Jemini – Ghetto Pop Life (2003)
47. Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream (2008)
46. The Rapture – Echoes (2003)
45. Plump DJs – Eargasm (2003)
44. Madvillain – Madvillainy (2004)
43. Metro Area – Metro Area (2002)
42. Pendulum – Hold Your Colour (2005)
41. Fever Ray – Fever Ray (2009)
40. Shapeshifter – Riddim Wise LP (2004)
39. The Presets – Apocalypso (2008)
38. Desyn Masiello – Balance oo8 (2005)
37. Steve Lawler – Lights Out (2002)
36. Four Tet – There Is Love In You (2010)
35. Moderat – Moderat (2009)
34. Jurassic 5 – Power In Numbers (2002)
33. Matthew Dear – Asa Breed (2007)
32. Apparat – Walls (2007)
31. Junior Boys – So This Is Goodbye (2006)
30. Roots Manuva – Run Come Save Me (2001)
29. Portishead – Third (2008)
28. Air – Talkie Walkie (2004)
27. Kanye West – The College Dropout (2004)
26. Deadmau5 – For Lack of a Better Name (2009)
25. Justice - Cross (2007)
24. Aphex Twin – Drukqs (2001)
23. Cut Copy – In Ghost Colours (2008)
22. The Roots – Phrenology (2002)
21. M83 – Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghosts (2003)
20. Outkast – Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below (2003)
19. Sasha – Airdrawndagger (2002)
18. Massive Attack – 100th Window (2003)
17. Primal Scream – XTRMNTR (2000)
16. Michael Mayer – Immer (2002)
15. Royksopp – Melody A.M. (2001)
14. LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver (2007)
13. Trentemoller – The Last Resort (2006)
12. James Holden – Balance 005 (2003)
11. Flying Lotus – Los Angeles (2008)
10. Mylo – Destroy Rock and Roll (2004)
9. Booka Shade – Movements (2006)
8. The Streets – Original Pirate Material (2002)
7. Sasha – Involver (2004)
6. Gorillaz – Demon Days (2005)
5. The Knife – Silent Shout (2006)
4. Radiohead – Kid A (2000)
3. Burial – Untrue (2007)
2. Daft Punk – Discovery (2001)
1. The Avalanches – Since I Left You (2000)


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