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2016

It was a good year for music. Everything else sucked.


50. Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
[Domino — WIG369D]
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49. Jimmy Eat World – Integrity Blues
[RCA — n/a]
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48. Anna Homler And Steve Moshier – Breadwoman & Other Tales
[Rvng Intl. — RERVNG06]
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47. El Último Vecino – Voces
[Canada Editorial — CND022]
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46. Suffocate For Fuck Sake – In My Blood
[Not On Label]
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45. Xiu Xiu – Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks
[Polyvinyl Record Company — PRC-312]
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44. Tim Hecker – Love Streams
[4AD — CAD3614]
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43. Shxcxchcxsh – SsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSs
[Avian — AVNLP003]
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42. The Body – No One Deserves Happiness
[Thrill Jockey — THRILL 407]
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41. Don’t DJ – Musique Acephale
[Berceuse Heroique — BH031]
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40. Barker & Baumecker – Turns
[Ostgut Ton — OSTGUTLP24]
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39. Steven Julien – Fallen
[Apron Records — AA 01]
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38. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
[XL Recordings — XLLP790]
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37. Croatian Amor – Love Means Taking Action
[Posh Isolation — Posh Isolation 180]
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36. Essaie Pas – Demain Est Une Autre Nuit
[DFA — DFA2481]
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35. Skee Mask – Shred
[Ilian Tape — ITLP02]
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34. The Minneapolis Uranium Club – All Of Them Naturals
[Static Shock Records — SSR048]
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33. Vanity – Don’t Be Shy
[Katorga Works — KW-050]
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32. Merchandise – A Corpse Wired For Sound
[4AD — CAD3660]
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31. Schoolboy Q – Blank Face
[Top Dawg Entertainment — n/a]
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30. Lust For Youth – Compassion
[Sacred Bones Records — SBR-147]
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29. Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
[Warp Records — WARPLP276]
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28. American Football – LP2
[Polyvinyl Record Company — PRC-320]
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27. Grant – Cranks
[Mörk — MÖRK011]
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26. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
[Columbia — n/a]
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25. Exploded View – Exploded View
[Sacred Bones Records — SBR146]
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24. Kanye West – The Life Of Pablo
[G.O.O.D. Music — n/a]
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23. Prince Of Denmark – 8
[Forum — FORUM V]
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22. Marie Davidson – Adieux Au Dancefloor
[Cititrax — CITI021]
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21. Emma Ruth Rundle – Marked For Death
[Sargent House — SH163]
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20. Angel Olsen – My Woman
[Jagjaguwar — JAG284]
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19. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
[Bad Seed Ltd. — BS009V]
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18. Death Grips – Bottomless Pit
[Harvest — n/a]
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17. Savages – Adore Life
[Matador — OLE-1076-1]
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16. Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch
[Sacred Bones Records — SBR-161]
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15. The Avalanches – Wildflower
[Modular Recordings — n/a]
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14. Show Me The Body – Body War
[The Famous Letter Racer — LVR00040]
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13. Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered
[Top Dawg Entertainment — n/a]
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12. Anohni – Hopelessness
[Secretly Canadian — SC333]
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11. AESOP Rock – The Impossible Kid
[Rhymesayers Entertainment — RSE213-2]
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10. Huerco S. – For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)
[Proibito — PRB018]
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09. Sumac – What One Becomes
[Thrill Jockey — THRILL 417]
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08. Swans – The Glowing Man
[Young God Records — YG58]
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07. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Ears + Sunergy (w/ Suzanne Ciani)
[Western Vinyl — WV145]
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06. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got In From Here… Thank You For 4 Your Service
[Epic — n/a]
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05. David Bowie – 
[ISO Records — n/a]
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04. Andy Stott – Too Many Voices
[Modern Love — LOVE101]
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03. The Caretaker – Everywhere At The End Of Time
[History Always Favours The Winners — HAFTW025]
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02. Oathbreaker – Rheia
[Deathwish Inc. — DW196]
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01. Roly Porter – Third Law
[Tri Angle — TRIANGLE33 ]
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It was a good year for music. Everything else sucked.


100. Owen – The King Of Whys
[Polyvinyl Record Company — PRC-316]
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99. Bob Mould – Patch The Sky
[Merge Records — MRG580]
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98. Gonjasufi – Callus
[Warp Records — WARPLP278]
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97. Cheena – Spend The Night With…
[Sacred Bones Records — SBR-160]
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96. Sunflower Bean – Human Ceremony
[Fat Possum Records — FP1542-2]
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95. Not Waving – Animals
[Diagonal — DIAG025]
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94. Babyfather – BBF Hosted by DJ Escrow
[Hyperdub — HDBLP032]
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93. Christian Fennesz & Jim O’Rourke – It’s Hard For Me To Say I’m Sorry
[Editions Mego — EMEGO 221]
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92. Solar Bears – Advancement
[Sunday Best Recordings — SBESTCD70]
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91. Wrekmeister Harmonies – Light Falls
[Thrill Jockey — THRILL 421]
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90. Kyo – Aktuel Musik
[Posh Isolation — POSH ISOLATION 174]
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89. Mamiffer – The World Unseen
[Sige — SIGE-045]
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88. Puce Mary – The Spiral
[Posh Isolation — Posh Isolation 169]
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87. Marissa Nadler – Strangers
[Sacred Bones Records — SBR-148]
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86. Kassem Mosse – Disclosure
[Honest Jon’s Records — HJRLP 073]
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85. Sect – Sect
[Deathwish Inc. — SECT001v]
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84. Bernardino Femminielli – Plaisirs Américains
[Mind Records — MINDLP 002]
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83. Demdike Stare – Wonderland
[Modern Love — LOVE105]
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82. Anxiety – Self Titled
[La Vida Es Un Mus — MUS119]
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81. The Men – Devil Music
[We Are The Men — WATM005]
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80. Pop. 1280 – Paradise
[Sacred Bones Records — SBR-145]
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79. Nothing – Tired Of Tomorrow
[Relapse Records — RR7343]
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78. Eaves – Verloren
[Purple Tape Pedigree — PTP2001]
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77. YG – Still Brazy
[Def Jam Recordings — n/a]
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76. Nicolas Jaar – Sirens
[Other People — OP042]
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75. Elysia Crampton – Elysia Crampton Presents: Demon City
[Break World Records — BWR-010]
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74. Hailu Mergia / Dahlak Band – Wede Harer Guzo
[Awesome Tapes From Africa — ATFA021]
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73. Rhythmic Theory – Circulation
[Idle Hands — Idle035]
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72. Boris With Merzbow – Gensho
[Relapse Records — RR7321]
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71. Ketev – Traces Of Weakness
[Where To Now? — WTNLP 03]
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70. Lycus – Chasms
[Relapse Records — RR7316]
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69. Pantha Du Prince – The Triad
[Rough Trade — RTRADLP793]
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68. Deftones – Gore
[Reprise Records — n/a]
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67. Planes Mistaken For Stars – Prey
[Deathwish Inc. — DW193]
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66. Chairlift – Moth
[Columbia — n/a]
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65. Tyrannamen – Self Titled
[Static Shock Records — SSR046]
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64. Soft Kill – Choke
[Profound Lore — PFL-175]
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63. Wreck And Reference – Indifferent Rivers Romance End
[The Flenser — FR70]
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62. Neurosis – Fires Within Fires
[Neurot Recordings — NR102]
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61. Dedekind Cut – $uccesor
[NON — ded004]
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60. Russian Circles – Guidance
[Sargent House — SH159]
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59. King Creosote – Astronaut Meets Appleman
[Domino — WIGLP385]
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58. Lord Of The Isles – In Waves
[ESP Institute — ESP039]
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57. Parquet Courts – Human Performance
[Rough Trade — RTRADLP810]
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56. Mark Pritchard – Under The Sun
[Warp Records — WARPLP244]
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55. S U R V I V E – RR7349
[Relapse Records — RR7349]
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54. Carla Dal Forno – You Know What It’s Like
[Blackest Ever Black — BLACKESTLP 015]
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53. Sumerlands – Sumerlands
[Relapse Records — RR7350]
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52. Bon Iver – 22, A Million
[Jagjaguwar — JAG300]
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51. Yves Tumor – Serpent Music
[PAN — PAN 73]
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It was a good year for music. Everything else sucked.


50. Black Zone Myth Chant – Jimi W
[Editions Gravats — GRVTS005]
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49. Mysterious Skin – Hard Grip
[Not On Label]
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48. Enrique – Please Shut The Door
[Bank Records NYC — BNK001]
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47. Bad Manifest – Bad Manifest EP
[Quality Control HQ — QCHQ-021]
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46. Neuroshima – Rave Archive EP
[All Caps — AC008]
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45. J-Zbel – Hyena Sticks Head In Elephant’s Butt
[Brothers From Different Mothers — BFDM007]
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44. Kassem Mosse – Chilazon
[Honest Jon’s Records — HJP082]
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43. Marco Zenker – Phony Pictures
[Ilian Tape — IT031]
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42. Willow – Workshop 23
[Workshop — WORKSHOP 23]
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41. LK – Keion EP
[Shall Not Fade — SNF002]
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40. András – House Of Dad
[House Of Dad — HOD 001]
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39. Exotica – Musique Exotíque
[La Vida Es Un Mus — MUS133]
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38. Project Pablo – Beaubien Dream
[Sounds Of Beaubien Ouest — SOBO001]
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37. Olin – Huerco S. Remixes
[Giegling — g≈≈g≈≈≈g]
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36. Surgeon – Search Deep Inside Yourself
[Blueprint — BP-044]
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35. Urochromes – Urochromes (Get In Line For Mental Decline)
[Lumpy Records — #52]
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34. J. Albert / Person Of Interest – EDR002
[Exotic Dance Records — edr 002]
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33. DJ Sotofett / SVN – Current 82
[Keys Of Life — LIFE12IN-27]
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32. Raw M.T. – Richard’s Revenge
[Lobster Theremin — LT018]
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31. Designer + Four Tet – Mothers / Dark
[Text Records — TEXT038]
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30. DJ Normal 4 – Vivid EP
[Klasse Wrecks — WRECKS010]
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29. The Mystic Jungle Tribe – Qvisisana
[Early Sounds Recordings — EAS012]
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28. Machine Woman – Genau House
[Where To Now? — WTN46]
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27. Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Arc
[Relapse Records — RR7330]
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26. Krakatau – Tharsis Montes/Apogean Tide
[Growing Bin Records — GBR008]
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25. Rhythmic Theory – Travelling Without Moving
[Ancient Monarchy — AM 003]
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24. Ébony, ‘R’ – Real Truth
[Jericho One — J1 04]
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23. Betonkust & Palmbomen II – Center Parcs EP
[1080p — 1080P61]
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22. Mr. Fingers – Outer Acid EP
[Alleviated Records — ML-2231]
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21. Nick Klein – Rhinestone Cowboy
[Long Island Electrical Systems — LIES 089]
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20. Pépé Bradock – Baby Craddock
[Atavisme — ATA003]
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19. Traumprinz – Traumprinz 06
[Traumprinz 06]
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18. Haram – شو بتشوف؟
[Toxic State Records — TS #28]
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17. Ling – Attachment EP
[Codes — CDS003]
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16. Leafar Legov – Talk
[Giegling — GIEGLING 19]
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15. Jayda G – Jaydaisms
[Freakout Cult — CULT 02]
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14. Oren Ambarchi Vs. Ricardo Villalobos – Hubris Variation
[Black Truffle — BT024]
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13. Ossia – Control / Information / Version
[Berceuse Heroique — BH033]
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12. Blawan – Communicat 1022
[Ternesc — TESC 003]
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11. Massive Attack – Ritual Spirit
[Virgin EMI Records — VST 2129]
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10. Porter Ricks – Shadow Boat
[Tresor — TRESOR288]
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09. Avalon Emerson – Narcissus In Retrograde
[Spectral Sounds — SPC-137]
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08. Triage – Power Beat
[Larry Tony Produzioni — BBR-003]
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07. Dip In The Pool – On Retinae
[Music From Memory — MFM010]
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06. serpentwithfeet – Blisters
[Tri Angle — TRI037]
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05. Impalers – Cellar Dwellers Tape
[Can O’ Bees — 005]
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04. OBI – OBI Presents: The Jam Therapy EP
[Obstacle Records — OBR0101]
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03. G.L.O.S.S. – Trans Day Of Revenge
[Not On Label]
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02. DJ Metatron – 2 The Sky
[Giegling — GIEGLING 18]
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01. Tolouse Low Trax – Rushing Into Water
[Themes For Great Cities — TFGC010]
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