As both producers and audiences have opened up more and more cross-pollination between sounds in recent years, the possibilities for the album format have become endless in electronic music. And the results in 2018 have been pretty astounding.
From harrowing bass music, dissonant IDM, pulsing electro, engulfing jungle, bubbling ambient and beyond, the year has seen a raft of more esoteric works garner widespread acclaim.
Could 2015 be officially declared the year of the debut LP? The Revenge, Romare, Hunee, Nocturnal Sunshine are just a few acts who've taken the plunge into dance LP oblivion for the first time this year and, as a result, made our Top 10; who've stuck a middle finger to those with the gall to (still) argue that dance albums don't work as a concept.
Artist: Floating Points
Recording Label: Pluto