Top 20 Electronic Albums, June 2014
Whatever electronic music lacks in big-ticket releases right now, it more than makes up for with standout albums from lesser-known artists. Archie Pelago and Grenier's fusion of electronic beats and acoustic instruments (woodwinds, strings, drums, etc.) has been turning heads and making new fans pretty much everywhere it's played. Mixing up all manner of bass music, Moody Good's self-titled debut proves that Skrillex's OWSLA label can go deeper than you might have expected. And Fatima Al Qadiri puts a critical spin on so-called "sinogrime," while the singer known simply as Fatima gives classic soul music a spine-tinglingly futuristic update.
Those are just a few of this month's releases that may turn out to be your next favorite album; we also bring you new records from ambient destroyer Ben Frost, house-and-disco revivalists Hercules and Love Affair, synth-pop maestros extraordinaire Robyn and Röyksopp, and experimental beat-splicers Plaid. There's truly something for everyone.