25 June 2004


Following on from K-Punk's list, I humbly submit my own selection, presented in the same format as Mark, in no particular order, but catagorised by decade. It's dominated by white artists too, but that's because I can't include Americans or Jamaicans. Not much female action either - a constant concern of mine. Difficult to pin-down what to include from the '00s - not enough time has elapsed for me to truly gauge their significance.

Squarepusher - Go Plastic
LFO - Sheath
Simeon - Chemistry Is What We Are
Radiohead - Kid A
Broadcast - The Noise Made By People
Luke Vibert - YosepH
Chris Clark - Empty The Bones Of You
Audio Bullys - Ego War

Renegade Soundwave - Soundclash
Renegade Soundwave - In Dub
LFO - Frequencies
Mark Stewart - Metatron
Depeche Mode - Violator
Boards Of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children
Wagon Christ - Throbbing Pouch
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works II
Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album
Authechre - Incunabula
Autechre - Tri Repetae
Beaumont Hannant - Texturology
u-ziq - Tango N' Vectif
Squarepusher - Feed Me Weird Things
Black Dog Productions - Bytes
B12 - Electro Soma
Metalheadz - Platinum Breakz
Spectrum - Soul Kiss (Glide Devine)
Richard H. Kirk - Virtual State
Electronic Eye - Closed Circuit
Sandoz - Intensely Radioactive
Cabaret Voltaire - Plasticity
Sweet Exorcist - C.C.C.D.
Orbital - Orbital II
Tek 9 - It's Not What You Think It Is !?!!
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Stereolab - Cobra & Phases Groop Play Voltage In The Milky Night
Seefeel - Quique
Ultramarine - United Kingdoms

Spacemen 3 - Playing With Fire
A.R. Kane - 69
Fad Gadget - Fireside Favourites
The Fall - Bend Sinister
Joy Division - Closer
New Order - Low Life
New Order - Technique
Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy
O.M.D. - First
O.M.D. - Architecture & Morality
The Specials - More Specials
B.A.D. - No. 10 Upping Street
Mark Stewart - As The Veneer Of Democracy Starts To Fade
Robert Wyatt - Old Rottenhat
Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
Pet Shop Boys - Please
23 Skidoo - Seven Songs
XTC - Skylarking
Yazoo - Upstairs At Eric's
The Art Of Noise - (Who's Afraid of)The Art Of Noise
John Foxx - Metamatic
Japan - Tin Drum
Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Cabaret Voltaire - The Voice Of America
Cabaret Voltaire - The Crackdown
Cabaret Voltaire - The Covenant, the Sword & the Arm Of The Lord
Cabaret Voltaire - Code
The Associates - Sulk
The Human League - Travelogue
The Human League - Dare
Richard H. Kirk - Black Jesus Voice
The Stone Roses - Same (sorry mark!)

Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets
Eno - Another Green World
Eno - Music For Airports
John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
This Heat - First
David Bowie - Low
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Tubeway Army - Replicas
Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
Thomas Leer & Robert Rental - The Bridge
Cabaret Voltaire - Mix Up
Throbbing Gristle - Heathen Earth
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats
PIL - Metal Box
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells

Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Kevin Ayres - Joy Of A Toy
Pretty Things - S.F. Sorrow
The White Noise - An Electric Storm
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - BBC Radiophonic Music
The Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society
The Beatles - Rubber Soul
The Beatles - Revolver
The Beatles - Abbey Road
Soft Machine - First
The Zombies - Odessey & Oracle
The Shadows - 20 Golden Greats