🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Aphex Twin

Monday morning means another thread I reckon!

Leonard Cohen goes in level with Pixies

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Neil Young 4.48
R.E.M. 4.38
Otis Redding 4.34
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.3
Leonard Cohen 4.3
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Stevie Wonder 4.17
PJ Harvey 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Public Enemy 4.08
Pulp 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Bob Dylan 3.97
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
The Clash 3.77
Blondie 3.73
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The Ramones 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Blur 3.61
Beyoncé 3.54
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Madonna 3.4
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.3
Elton John 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
Sugababes 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Jay-Z 3.14
Taylor Swift 3.14
Interpol 3.12
The Rolling Stones 3.09
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Weezer 3
Girls Aloud 2.93
Britney Spears 2.85
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.8
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.6
Billy Joel 2.57
Bloc Party 2.41
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05
The Spice Girls 1.81

Now, to Aphex Twin

What’s the verdict then?

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Album

  • Selected Ambient Works 85-92
  • Selected Ambient Works Volume II
  • …I Care Because You Do
  • Richard D. James Album
  • Drukqs
  • Syro
  • Classics
  • 26 Mixes For Cash

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And a big thanks to @JaguarPirate for putting this song poll together

  • Analogue Bubblebath
  • Didgeridoo
  • Polynomial-C
  • Xtal
  • Heliosphan
  • On
  • Rhubarb
  • Stone in Focus
  • Ventolin
  • Alberto Balsalm
  • Donkey Rhubarb
  • Fingerbib
  • Girl/Boy Song
  • Come to Daddy (Pappy Mix)
  • Flim
  • Windowlicker
  • Avril 14th
  • Fenix Funk 5
  • minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]
  • MARCHROMT30a Edit 2b 96
  • CHEETAHT2 [Ld spectrum]
  • 3 Gerald Remix
  • T69 Collapse

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Absolute 5/5. Easy

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Here’s the fully updated and now very long playlist

Last time i went through most of what i could find of his, i seem to remember thinking The Tuss was one of my favourite things he’s done. Keep getting annoyed when i can’t find it on Spotify.

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Bleepy bloopy bollocks.

4/5.

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5/5

No question.

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First 5/5 I’ve given.

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Almost impossible to choose a track, and that’s such a limited selection anyway! Avril was my favourite piece of music for years and maybe still is, but it’s so un-Aphex that I don’t feel I can choose it. Girl Boy Song is just a head rush of a song and shows off his beautiful melodic side and insane percussion programming as well as any track

Again, I’m going to abstain out of five (5) cos I know nothing of their music.

Also obvious 5/5, one of the few people on the list who actually deserves the genius tag. No idea how his mind works, no idea how half of his songs work, but it’s all endlessly fascinating, gorgeous, challenging and other-worldly.

What a guy

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5/5

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  1. If he carried a tune he’d be great.
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He was 21 when SAW1 was released. Absolute genius, no question about it.

His live shows are incredible as well.

I don’t necessarily ‘get’ everything he’s recorded / released, but the bits I do get are so good that it’s a 5 from me.

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Not going to Manchester might end up haunting me, so I really really hope he does more solo shows in the next 3-5 years. He needs to be on my bucket list

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Also, there aren’t many artists whose ‘range’ is quite as broad as his. Two of his most well-known recordings - Come To Daddy and Avril 14th - are poles apart.

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definitely needs to be on your bucket list!

Around 23 mins when Overmono comes on with the lasers, it was incredible. Most straight edge euphoric moment I’ve ever had.

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First artist on the list that I’ve never knowingly heard a single note by. Not sure why really. Abstain/5.