Metacritic Aggregate: 2020 New Music: Electronica/Dance

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Sub-Lists

Some breakdowns by genre:

Ranking

  1. Caribou: Suddenly (Merge) {32}: AD:*, AM:*, BB:+, C:*, DIY:*, Dus:*, Ex:*, G:*, Gig:*, GTV:*, I:*, LBF:*, LQ:*, Mj:*, MO:*, NME:*, Now:*, NR:*, NT:*, P:*, Pf:*, PM:*, Q:*, RC:*, Sg:+, Sk:*, Sl:*, SMH:*, Sp:*, U:* -- A:83/28, M:83/7, TH:**
  2. Roisin Murphy: Roisin Machine (Skint) {20}: AD:*, Al:*, C:*, DIY:*, Ex:*, Fld:*, G:*, GTV:*, LBF:*, LQ:*, MO:*, NME:*, Pf:*, PO:*, Qt:*, RA:*, SC:*, U:* -- A:84/17, M:87/8, TH:**
  3. Kelly Lee Owens: Inner Song (Smalltown Supersound) {16}: C:*, Cl:*, Ex:*, Gw:*, I:*, LBF:*, LQ:*, Mj:*, NME:*, O:*, P:*, Q:*, U:*, UR:* -- A:83/16, M:85/12, TH:**
  4. Arca: KiCk i (XL) {15}: AM:*, BPM:*, C:*, Ex:*, LQ:*, MO:*, NME:*, NT:*, O:*, P:*, Sl:*, Sg:+; xci:+, xgm:+ -- A:78/16, M:78/11, TH:*
  5. Jessy Lanza: All the Time (Hyperdub) {13}: AM:*, BPM:*, Cl:*, Ex:*, G:*, LBF:*, LW:*, Mj:*, MO:*, NT:*, PM:*, Q:* -- A:79/17, M:82/13, TH:*
  6. Yaeji: What We Drew (XL) {12}: BB:+, Ex:*, G:*, GB:+, LQ:*, NME:*, O:*, Pf:*, Q:*, RA:*, Sg:+ -- A:82/5, M:84/7, TH:*
  7. Beatrice Dillon: Workaround (PAN) {11}: C:*, G:*, LBF:*, Mj:*, Pf:*, Q:*, RA:*, U:*, W:* -- A:83/5, M:87/8, TH:**
  8. Squarepusher: Be Up a Hello (Warp) {11}: AM:*, C:*, Dus:*, Ex:*, GTV:*, LBF:*, LQ:*, PM:*, Q:*, Qt:*, U:* -- A:75/12, M:76/14
  9. Against All Logic: 2017-2019 (Other People) {10}: Bc:*, Cl:*, Ex:*, LBF:*, Ne:*, RA:*, Sg:+ -- A:81/5, TH:***
  10. Holy Fuck: Deleter (Last Gang) {8}: AM:*, DIY:*, GTV:*, MO:*, Sk:* -- A:72/12, TH:***
  11. NZCA Lines: Pure Luxury (Memphis Industries) {8}: AM:*, Cl:*, DIY:*, Gw:*, LBF:*, Mj:*, NT:*, Q:* -- A:76/13, M:81/9
  12. Tricky: Fall to Pieces (False Idols) {8}: AD:*, Dus:*, I:*, LBF:*, Mj:*, SC:*, UR:* -- A:73/15, M:74/13, TH:*
  13. Disclosure: Energy (Island) {7}: Cl:*, DIY:*, Gw:*, NME:*, O:*, Q:*, Sl:* -- A:74/14, M:74/12
  14. Roger Eno and Brian Eno: Mixing Colours (Deutsche Grammophon) {7}: AAJ:*, AD:*, O:*, PM:*, Q:*, Sp:*, U:* -- A:70/9, M:72/11
  15. Dua Lipa & the Blessed Madonna: Club Future Nostalgia (Warner) {7}: I:*, LAT:*, NME:*, V:* -- A:78/4, M:84/6, TH:***
  16. Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts VI: Locusts (Null) {7}: Gig:*, LBF:*, NME:*, NYT:*, RS:*, S:*, Spk:* -- A:82/4
  17. Speaker Music: Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry (Planet Mu) {7}: Bc:*, PO:*; bc_e:* -- TH:A-
  18. 100 Gecs: 1000 Gecs and the Tree of Clues (Dog Show) {6}: DIY:*, LBF:*, NME:*, PM:* -- A:78/8, M:84/5, TH:**
  19. AG Cook: Apple (PC Music) {6}: AM:*, Cl:*, Ex:*, LBF:*, NT:*, O:* -- A:75/9
  20. Elysia Crampton: Orcorara 2010 (Pan) {6}: LBF:*, GB:+, PM:*, PO:*, RA:*, W:* -- M:87/5, TH:B-
  21. Marie Davidson/O'Oeil Nu: Renegade Breakdown (Ninja Tune) {6}: Bc:*, Ex:*, NME:* -- A:72/5, TH:***
  22. Vladislav Delay: Rakka (Warp) {6}: Bc:*, G:*, Pf:*, Qt:*, W:* -- A:67/3, TH:*
  23. Nicholas Jaar: Cenizas (Other People) {6}: Ex:*, LBF:*, LQ:*, Ne:*, Pf:*, RA:* -- A:85/6
  24. Moor Jewelry [Moor Mother & Mental Jewelry]: True Opera (Don Giovanni -EP) {6}: Ne:*, PO:* -- A:80/1, TH:A-
  25. Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts V: Together (Null) {6}: Gig:*, LBF:*, NME:*, NYT:*, RS:*, S:* -- A:80/4
  26. Noveller: Arrow (Ba Da Bing) {6}: AM:*, Dus:*, MO:*, NR:*, SC:*; bc_a:* -- A:80/3, M:78/5
  27. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: The Mosaic of Transformation (Ghostly International) {6}: AD:*, Cl:*, Ex:*, LQ:*, RA:*, U:* -- A:73/8, M:78/7
  28. Nicholas Jaar: Telas (Other People) {5}: C:*, Ex:*, Fld:*, RA:*, SC:* -- A:74/8, M:74/4
  29. Matmos: The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form (Thrill Jockey) {5}: AM:*, Ex:*, Mj:*, MO:*, Ne:* -- A:74/7, M:85/4
  30. Lorenzo Senni: Scacco Matto (Warp) {5}: AM:*, Bc:*, C:*, G:*, MO:* -- A:79/4
  31. Waclaw Zimpel: Massive Oscillations (Ongehoord) {5}: Mj:*, Q:*, Qt:* -- M:80/4, TH:**
  32. Beauty Pill: Sorry You're Here (Taffety Punk Theatre Company) {4}: PO:* -- TH:***
  33. Bing & Ruth: Species (4AD) {4}: LBF:*, LQ:*, MO:*, SC:* -- A:73/9, M:71/7
  34. DJ Python: Mas Amable (Incienso) {4}: G:*, NME:*, PM:*, RA:* -- A:78/3, M:82/5
  35. India Jordan: For You (Local Action -EP) {4}: Cl:*, GB:+, NME:*, Pf:* -- A:87/3
  36. Moodymann: Taken Away (Mahogani Music) {4}: Bc:*, GB:+, Pf:*, Sg:+ -- A:80/1
  37. Pantha Du Prince: Conference of Trees (Modern) {4}: AM:*, Ex:*, PM:*, Sk:* -- A:78/5
  38. Romare: Home (Ninja Tune) {4}: AM:*, Ex:*, GTV:*, Mj:*, MO:* -- A:77/7, M:79/5
  39. Tengger: Nomad (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond) {4}: AM:*, PM:*, U:*; bc_a:* -- A:78/2, M:82/4
  40. Wrangler: A Situation (Bella Union) {4}: DIY:*, Mj:*, MO:*, U:* -- A:75/4, M:74/6
  41. Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini: Illusion of Time (Mute) {3}: LQ:*, MO:*, Q:* -- A:72/7
  42. Daniel Avery: Love + Light (Phantasy Sound) {3}: AM:*, Ex:*, NME:* -- A:80/3
  43. Nicolas Bougaieff: The Upward Spiral (Novamute) {3}: AM:*, PM:*, Qt:* -- A:75/4, M:79/5
  44. Field Works: Ultrasonic (Temporary Residence) {3}: AM:*, Ex:*, LQ:* -- A:83/3
  45. Ital Tek: Outland (Planet Mu) {3}: BPM:*, LQ:*, PM:* -- A:75/2, M:81/4
  46. Daniel Lopatin: Uncut Gems [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Warp -19) {3}: G:*, LBF:*, SC:* -- A:78/6
  47. Gigi Masin: Calypso (Apollo) {3}: Mj:*, RA:*; bc_a:* -- M:76/5
  48. Pulse Emitter: Swirlings (Hausu Mountain) {3}: AM:*, RA:*, W:* -- A:71/3
  49. Azu Tiwaline: Draw Me a Silence Part II (IOT -EP) {3}: PO:*; bc_a:* -- TH:*
  50. Azu Tiwaline: Draw Me a Silence Part I (IOT -EP) {3}: PO:* -- TH:**
  51. Arca: @@@@@ (XL) {2}: Pf:* -- A:81/1, TH:*
  52. Bibio: Sleep on the Wing (Warp) {2}: AM:*, Sp:* -- A:77/3
  53. Vladislav Delay/Sly Dunbar/Robbie Shakespeare: 500-Push-Up (Sub Rosa) {2}: -- TH:**
  54. Four Tet: Sixteen Oceans (Microhouse) {2}: PM:*, RA:* -- A:69/5, M:74/8
  55. David Guetta/Morten: New Rave (Parlophone) {2}: -- TH:**
  56. Leya: Flood Dream (NNA Tapes) {2}: Pf:*; bc_a:* -- A:80/1
  57. Major Lazer: Music Is the Weapon (Mad Decent) {2}: -- TH:**
  58. Markus Floats: Third Album (Constellation) {2}: Cl:*, Ex:* -- A:80/2, M:78/4
  59. Moby: All Visible Objects (Mute) {2}: AM:*, Spk:* -- A:61/8, M:67/6
  60. Pinch: Reality Tunnels (Tectonic) {2}: Mj:*, Q:* -- M:77/4
  61. Rival Consoles: Articulation (Erased Tapes) {2}: BPM:*, PM:* -- A:71/5
  62. Hans-Joachim Roedelius: Selbstportrait: Wahre Liebe (Bureau B) {2}: AM:*, U:* -- A:75/2, M:82/4
  63. Speaker Music: Of Desire, Longing (Planet Mu -19) {2}: -- TH:**
  64. Speaker Music: Percussive Therapy (Planet Mu -EP) {2}: -- TH:**
  65. Angel-Ho: Alla Prima (Hyperdub -EP) {1}: bc_e:* -- TH:B
  66. Shinichi Atobe: Yes (DDS) {1}: PM:* -- A:80/1
  67. Black Devil Disco Club: Lucifer Is a Flower (Lo) {1}: U:*
  68. Botany: End the Summertime F(or)ever (Western Vinyl) {1}: AM:* -- A:80/1
  69. Bronson: Bronson (Ninja Tune) {1}: AM:* -- A:75/2
  70. Bruise: Presentation (Media Fury -EP) {1}: bc_e*
  71. Bubas Producoes: Mega EP (Club Yeke -EP) {1}: bc_c:*
  72. Bullion: We Had a Good Time (DEEK) {1}: bc_e:*
  73. Evan Caminiti: Varispeed Hydra (Dust Editions) {1}: AM:* -- A:80/1
  74. Cerrone: DNA (Malligator Preference) {1}: AM:* -- A:55/2
  75. Chimpo: HIA (The Club Mixes) (Box N Lock -EP) {1}: bc_e:*
  76. Marius Circus: The Computer Controlled Gardener (self-released) {1}: bc_e:*
  77. Darkstar: Civic Jams (Warp) {1}: Cl:* -- A:64/5
  78. Christoph De Babalon & Mark: Split (A Colourful Storm) {1}: bc_e:*
  79. Deft: Burna (Hooversound) {1}: bc_e:*
  80. Dick Dent: Life's Hard (Riviera Sun -EP) {1}: GTV:* -- A:80/1
  81. Dexplicit: Gotham (Dexplicit -EP) {1}: bc_e:*
  82. Dexta: AWRA004 (Different Music -EP) {1}: bc_e:*
  83. DJ Clent: Lowend Clent (DJ Clent) {1}: bc_c:*
  84. DJ Lostboi: The Blue Stallion (self-released -EP) {1}: GB:+
  85. DJ Nobu: Follakzoid IIII Remixes (Bitta -EP) {1}: bc_e:*
  86. DJ Swisha & Kush Jones: Outta Bounds (DJ Swisha -EP) {1}: bc_c:*
  87. Fennec: Free Us of This Feeling (Fennec Sound) {1}: Ex:* -- A:80/1
  88. Grace Ferguson: Voler (Music Company) {1}: bc_a:*
  89. Flying Lotus: Flamagra (Instrumentals) (Warp) {1}: Cl:* -- A:80/1
  90. Nils Frahm: Empty (Erased Tapes) {1}: LQ:* -- A:80/1
  91. Corey Fuller: Sanctuary (self-released) {1}: bc_a:*
  92. Galaxians: Chemical Reaction (Galaxians) {1}: Mj:* -- A:80/1
  93. Dana Gavanski: Ba Da Bing! (03-27) {1}: A:80/2
  94. Gavsborg: Kevin From Ivory Coast (Equiknoxx Music -EP) {1}: bc_c:*
  95. Jayda G: Both of Us/Are You Down (Ninja Tune -EP) {1}: SC:* -- A:76/3
  96. Glasbird: Norskfjorðr (Whitelabrecs) {1}: bc_a:*
  97. GuiltyBeatz: Different EP (Banku Music -EP) {1}: PO:*
  98. Helena Hauff: Kern Vol 5 (Tresor) {1}: Ex:* -- A:76/2
  99. Izan Hesse: Sunday Mood (Social Sculpture) {1}: bc_e:*
  100. Hyroglifics & Sinistarr: BS6 (Hooversound) {1}: bc_e:*
  101. Jasmine Infiniti: Bxtch Slap (New World Dysorder World Wide) {1}: Bc:*
  102. Jacksonville: FON (Hobbes Music -EP) {1}: bc_e:*
  103. Loraine James: Nothing (Hyperdub -EP) {1}: LQ:* -- A:80/1
  104. Jamie 3:26: Jamie 3:26 Presents a Taste of Chicago (BBE) {1}: bc_e:*
  105. Park Hye Jin: How Can I (Ninja Tune -EP) {1}: NME:* -- A:73/3
  106. KMRU: Peel (Editions Mego) {1}: GTV:* -- A:80/1
  107. Sofia Kourtesis: Sarita Colonia (Studio Barnhus -EP) {1}: GB:+
  108. Gabor Lazar: Source (Planet Mu) {1}: AM:* -- A:70/2
  109. Klara Lewis: Ingrid (Editions Mego) {1}: AM:* -- A:80/1
  110. Lighght: They Are Just Bangers Bro, Please Don't Think Too Hard About It, Bro You Gotta Stop Thinking, Please Bro Come On (Lighght) {1}: bc_e:*
  111. Lord Tusk: Paradise Awaits (UltraWaveVisions) {1}: bc_e:*
  112. Machine Girl: U-Void Synthesizer (1818199 DK2) {1}: xkb:+ -- TH:B-
  113. Minor Science: Second Language (Whities) {1}: C:* -- A:72/4
  114. Kentaro Minoura: [???] (Primordial Void) {1}: bc_e:*
  115. Sary Moussa: Imbalance (Other People) {1}: bc_a:*
  116. Mr Beatnick: Honeycomb (Mythstery) {1}: bc_e:*
  117. Nkisi: BLK SPLLS (Nkisi -EP) {1}: bc_c:*
  118. Ocoeur: Everything (n5MD) {1}: bc_a:*
  119. Oval: Scis (Thrill Jockey) {1}: AM:* -- A:73/3
  120. Wayne Phoenix: Soaring Wayne Phoenix Story the Earth (Halcyon Veil) {1}: PO:*
  121. Laurence Pike: Prophecy (The Leaf Label) {1}: Mj:* -- A:75/2
  122. Precolumbian & Estoc: Landocore (Majia -EP) {1}: bc_c:*
  123. Radar: All Things Bittersweet (Xephem) {1}: bc_e:*
  124. Ramzi: Cocon (Fati) {1}: GB:+
  125. Rex Rebo: Early Logic Shift (Rex Rebo) {1}: bc_e:*
  126. Redpine & Solo: Time 4 Change (Studio Rockers -EP) {1}: bc_e:*
  127. Rejoicer: Spiritual Sleaze (Stones Throw) {1}: AM:* -- A:80/1
  128. REQ & Smudge: Smudge's Coffee (Seagrave -EP) {1}: bc_e:*
  129. Claire Rousay: A Heavenly Touch (Already Dead) {1}: CM:* -- TH:B
  130. Sarmacja: Jazda Polska (Byrd Out) {1}: bc_e:*
  131. Skee Mask: ISS0006 (Ilian Tape) {1}: bc_a:*
  132. This Will Destroy You: Vespertine (Dark Operative) {1}: bc_a:*
  133. Tokimonsta: Oasis Nocturno (Tokimonsta Music) {1}: LQ:* -- A:68/5
  134. Trees Speak: Ohms (Soul Jazz) {1}: AM:* -- A:80/1
  135. Tycho: Simulcast (Mom + Pop/Ninja Tune) {1}: Ex:* -- A:70/4
  136. Frederik Valentin & Loke Rahbek: Elephant (Posh Isolation) {1}: bc_a:*
  137. Wetware: Flail (Dais) {1}: AM:*