(idm) CDNow's top 20 electronic albums ever

From bob_weisend
Sent Fri, Aug 29th 1997, 02:07

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     After reading an interview of the Prodigy on CDNow 
     (http://www.cdnow.com), I found Rich Masio's (music editor) opinion of 
     the best Electronic albums ever.  He calls it "A Debatable List Of The 
     Top 20 Electronic Records Of All Time."  (the key word here is 
     'debatable'):
     
     Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express
     Meat Beat Manifesto - Storm the Studio
     Ministry - Twitch
     New Order - Power Corruption and Lies
     MARRS - Pump up the Volume
     808State UTD:state 90
     Gary Numan - Telekon
     Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz-Funk Greats
     Lords Of Acid - I Sit on Acid
     Negativland - Escape from Noise
     Lee Scratch Perry - Some of the Best
     David Bowie - Low
     Polygon Window - Surfing on Sine Waves
     Moby - Mobility/Go (Early Underground)
     De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
     Caberet Voltaire - Living Legends
     Brian Eno - Music For Airports
     Suicide - Suicide
     Can - Anthology 1968-1972
     
     My comments:
     1) there's only 19
     2) what a coincidence that the top 20 (19) albums of all time are on 
        sale now at CDNow!!  Commercialism, AAARGH! :-(
     3) LORDS OF ACID?????
     4) at least they got Eno on the frickin' list
     5) Polygon Window....cool.  But I guess this guy's never heard 
        SAW 85-92 
     
     Notably missing from the list (IMHO):
     * The Orb
     * Tangerine Dream
     * Steve Hillage
     * Klaus Schulze
     * Atkins/Saunderson/May
     * Bill Laswell
     * ...I could go on forever
     
     -Bob Weisend