🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Four Tet

Straight out of the Fridge…

Aerosmith do really quite badly:

Leaderboard
Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
A Tribe Called Quest 4.56
Kraftwerk 4.50
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Alice Coltrane 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
John Coltrane 4.37
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
The Temptations 4.32
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Boards Of Canada 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Tom Waits 4.20
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
The Four Tops 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Cocteau Twins 4.11
Orbital 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
De La Soul 4.10
The Stooges 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Yo La Tengo 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
Joanna Newsom 4.02
Mclusky 4.02
MF DOOM 4.01
Sufjan Stevens 4.01
The Knife 4.01
Run The Jewels 4.00
Sharon Van Etten 4.00
New Order 3.99
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
Grandaddy 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Frank Ocean 3.86
Spiritualized 3.85
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Deftones 3.84
Future Of The Left 3.84
Siouxsie & The Banshees 3.83
Underworld 3.82
The Kinks 3.82
At The Drive-In 3.82
Guided By Voices 3.82
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
Spacemen 3 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Mercury Rev 3.63
Blur 3.61
The Magnetic Fields 3.61
N.W.A. 3.61
Beck 3.59
Elvis Costello 3.59
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Eels 3.52
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
Daft Punk 3.50
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
The Flaming Lips 3.46
Hot Chip 3.44
Idlewild 3.42
George Michael 3.41
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Queens Of The Stone Age 3.39
Big Thief 3.39
The Postal Service 3.38
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
TV On The Radio 3.37
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Dr. Dre 3.32
Hole 3.31
Squarepusher 3.31
Iggy Pop 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Vampire Weekend 3.26
Doves 3.26
Death Cab For Cutie 3.24
James Brown 3.23
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Hall & Oates 3.21
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
The Streets 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Pearl Jam 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Goldfrapp 3.14
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Lana Del Rey 3.11
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Iron Maiden 3.06
Placebo 3.06
The Charlatans 3.06
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
The Divine Comedy 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
AC/DC 3.00
The Bee Gees 2.99
Weezer 2.97
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
Elbow 2.91
The Stone Roses 2.90
The Doors 2.89
Franz Ferdinand 2.89
The Mars Volta 2.89
Ariana Grande 2.88
Tool 2.88
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
Slipknot 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
The Verve 2.67
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
My Chemical Romance 2.54
Justin Timberlake 2.52
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
The Beautiful South 2.43
Meat Loaf 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Michael Jackson 2.39
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Coldplay 2.31
IDLES 2.29
Rancid 2.26
Guns N’ Roses 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Muse 2.20
Robbie Williams 2.20
Katy Perry 2.18
Bon Jovi 2.11
No Doubt 2.10
Christina Aguilera 2.09
The Offspring 2.08
Moby 2.06
Adele 2.05
Aerosmith 2.03
Kings Of Leon 2.01
The Libertines 1.99
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74
Kasabian 1.57

Today then:

  • 1
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  • 4
  • 5

0 voters

Albums

  • Dialogue
  • Pause
  • Rounds
  • Everything Ecstatic
  • There Is Love In You
  • Pink
  • Beautiful Rewind
  • Morning/Evening
  • New Energy
  • Sixteen Oceans
  • Parallel

0 voters

Singles (blame Wikipedia if I’ve missed anything)

  • Double Density
  • Falken’s Maze
  • Thirtysixtwentyfive
  • Misnomer
  • Glasshead
  • Calamine
  • No More Mosquitoes
  • I’m On Fire
  • She Moves She
  • As Serious As Your Life
  • My Angel Rocks Back And Forth
  • Castles Made Of Sand
  • Smile Around The Face
  • Sun Drums And Soil
  • A Joy
  • Pockets
  • Love Cry
  • Locked
  • Jupiters
  • 128 Harps
  • Lion
  • Kool FM
  • The Track I’ve Been Playing That People Keep Asking About and That Joy Used in His RA Mix and Daphni Played On Boiler Room
  • Two Thousand And Seventeen
  • Planet
  • SW9 9SL
  • Question
  • Scientists
  • Teenage Birdsong
  • Dreamer
  • Anna Painting
  • Baby
  • 4T Recordings

0 voters

He gave me some haribo at one of his fabric all-nighters, such a good egg

15 Likes

This guy really started to click for me in the last few years and I love how he makes a genre that i always felt a bit bleepy/bloopy and aimless when I was younger, sound so organic and like nature is a big theme running through it. He’s opened my eyes to a whole genre, really.

Regret not seeing him live properly. Saw him briefly at a festival once many years ago. It wasn’t a genre I was into then but it sounded huge and it definitely sparked my interest and gradually over the years he’s become an absolute favourite.

Easy 5.

2 Likes

Getting a bit more hit and miss as he gets older but always still check out what he’s doing with a degree of excitement. So much of his older stuff is essential listening and was very formative for me. Has to be a 5

2 Likes

Clue is in the name I think for the score. I’m a fan of his in general but don’t think any of the albums are quite in my top tier. Will listen over a few releases again today in case I could persuade myself to turn it up to 5.

Best single is probably this which he put out as KH for some reason:

8 Likes

5/5 seems to understand music at some level more than most just listen to the new Madlib LP and how that has been arranged. Best single is this absolute banger he released under KH

Also his remix of Eric Prydz that Marco Plex played is never not funny

8 Likes

I’d probably give him a 4/5 for his LPs, mainly as he’s struggled to make an album that really captivates me since There’s Love in You. But at the same time, has released loads of great singles, remixes, side projects productions. And as an all around good egg, influence on the scene, DJ, selector, producer, icon etc. he’s a 5/5.

Some of his bangeriest club tracks are under the KH moniker

3 Likes

I think for those not quite old enough to get AFX/Autechre et al on the first go round, he filled that role and was incredibly formative. I think every generation of music listener needs one of those records where you just find yourself muttering how on earth did they even make this sound??

That’s Rounds, for me.

Watching him absolutely pogo around the dancefloor to The Field at ATP is one of the most joyous memories of my festival experiences.

A high 4, which I’ll probably bump to a 5 before the end.

4 Likes

Big 5. Pause and the Rounds came along at a point for me when I was listening to a lot of electronic stuff and they both hit pretty hard. Really struggle to call best album between those, There Is Love In You and New Energy. I’d sort of drifted away from him so New Energy was a bit of surprise, like oh yeah, this guy’s great! SW9 9SL bangs. He seems like a nice fella too.

This was a great release:

Backed with:

4 Likes

I think if I’d heard him at a different time I’d probably be really into him, but I got into electronic music through mixes and clubs rather than albums, so by the time I did listen to him properly it all felt a bit bland and middle of the road compared to what I’d already heard elsewhere. Saw him live once at Primavera and he was really dull.

Much like Caribou/Daphni I think I find him more compelling as a DJ than a producer. A lot of people I respect really rate him and overall he’s clearly a very positive influence on the scene. Generous 3. Also this is a banger.

5 Likes

Another good side project tune

3 Likes

Abstain. Think he was at Green Man in 2019 but didn’t see him, know nothing of his stuff.

he’s an easy 5, I think his scattergun approach to releases can give the impression of inconsistency but he’s built up an incredible catalogue over the last 20 years

absolutely loved this from a few years back

I paid him quite a bit of attention early on because of the Fridge connection, but since I’ve only dipped in and out over the years. I’ll enjoy one of this records if I put it on, but he’s a long way from a go to artist for me. File under pleasant but inessential. It’ll be between Rounds and New Energy for the poll, they’re the only two I ever really go back to. 3.

It’s a 5 from me. Rounds and Pause are both brilliant records and were pretty important in shaping and influencing my taste. Saw him in Bristol twice, both really good, particularly the first time, with Explosions In The Sky at the Trinity. Not really kept up with much after Everything Ecstatic but still come back to Pause and Rounds so often that it’s an easy 5.

1 Like

Not his own music but do want to big up the massive playlist he’s curated on Spotify, could do a lot of worse than this on shuffle when you have no idea what you want to listen to.

3 Likes

Going to abstain but tempted to give him a 1 just because I can’t bear that genre of music. I’m not petty though so I won’t (I might)

Easy 5 for me Clive.