Metacritic Aggregate: 2022 New Music: Electronica/Dance

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Sub-Lists

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Ranking

  1. Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul: Topical Dancer (Deewee/Because Music) {22}: AM:*, BPM:*, BV:*, DIY:*, GTV:*, HV:+, LW:*, Ne:+*, NME:*, Pf:+*, PO:*, Sk:*, Sl:+; scw:*, vce:+, xci:* -- A:(83/9), TH:A-
  2. Bonobo: Fragments (Ninja Tune) {10}: Cl:*, Ex:*, GTV:*, LBF:*, LQ:*, Mj:*, NME:*, NT:*, O:*, Sk:* -- A:(75/21), TH:*
  3. Burial: Antidawn (Hyperdub -EP) {10}: BPM:*, C:*, Cl:*, GB:+, LQ:*, LW:*, NME:*, PM:*, U:*; scw:* -- A:(82/10), TH:B-
  4. Wolfgang Flur: Magazine 1 (Cherry Red) {8}: GTV:*, Mj:*, MO:*, Sp:*, U:* -- A:(77/7), TH:***
  5. Whatever the Weather: Whatever the Weather (Ghostly International) {8}: AM:*, Cl:*, LQ:*, Mj:*, Qt:+*, RA:*, U:* -- A:(80/6), TH:B
  6. Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer: Recordings From the Aland Islands (International Anthem) {7}: BPM:*, Mj:*, PM:* -- A:(85/2), TH:A-
  7. Gas: Der Lange Marsch (Kompakt -21) {7}: AM:*, Du:*, Mj:*, PM:*, RA:*, U:* -- TH:*
  8. Matmos: Regards/Uklony Dla Boguslaw Schaeffer (Thrill Jockey) {7}: AM:*, Du:*, Ex:*, PM:*, Qt:+, W:* -- A:(76/6), TH:*
  9. Kelly Lee Owens: LP.8 (Smalltown Supersound) {7}: Gw:*, Mj:*, MO:*, NME:*, Qt:+, RA:*, U:* -- A:(74/11), TH:B
  10. Sault: Air (Forever Living Originals) {7}: G:*, GQ:+, Pf:+*, PO:*, Qt:*; ysp:* -- A:(72/6), TH:B
  11. Scalping: Void (Houndstooth) {7}: Gw:*, LBF:*, LQ:*, MO:*, W:* -- A:(76/7), TH:**
  12. Axel Boman: Luz (Studio Barnhus) {6}: G:+, GB:+, Pf:+* -- A:(83/1), TH:**
  13. Axel Boman: Quest for Fire (Studio Barnhus) {6}: GB:+, Pf:+* -- A:(83/1), TH:***
  14. Hercules & Love Affair: In Amber (Skint/BMG) {6}: AD:*, Mj:*, PM:*, Qt:+*, U:* -- A:(68/13), TH:B
  15. Hudson Mohawke: Cry Sugar (Warp) {6}: AD:*, Cl:*, G:*, RA:*, Sk:* -- A:(81/8), TH:*
  16. Huerco S: Plonk (Incienso) {6}: G:+, LQ:*, Pf:+*, Qt:+ -- A:(76/4), TH:*
  17. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: Let's Turn It Into Sound (Ghostly International) {6}: AM:*, G:*, Mj:*, Qt:*, Sk:*, -- A:(74/10), TH:*
  18. Max Cooper: Unspoken Words (Mesh) {5}: Cl:*, LQ:* -- A:(77/3), TH:***
  19. Calvin Harris: Funk Wav Bounces Vol 2 (Columbia) {5}: Ev:*, NME:* -- A:(59/13), TH:***
  20. Moderat: More D4ta (Monkeytown) {5}: BPM:*, LBF:*, MO:* -- A:(80/3), TH:**
  21. Tangerine Dream: Raum (Kscope) {5}: Du:*, RA:*, Sp:*, U:*, W:* -- A:(75/6)
  22. Auntie Flo & Sarathy Korwar: Shruti Dances (Make Music) {4}: Cl:*, G:* -- A:(80/2), TH:**
  23. Caterina Barbieri: Spirit Exit (Light-Years) {4}: RA:*, U:* -- A:(78/2), TH:**
  24. Bedouin/DakhaBrakha: The Bedouin Reworks of DakhaBrakha (Human by Default) {4}: -- RC:**, TH:**
  25. Bitchin Bajas: Bajascillators (Drag City) {4}: AM:*, PO:* -- A:(80/1), TH:**
  26. DJ Travella: Mr Mixondo (Nyege Nyege Tapes) {4}: Qt:+; vce:*+ -- TH:*
  27. Coco Em: Kilumi (InFine) {4}: BA:+; vce:*+ -- TH:*
  28. Roger Eno: The Turning Year (Deutsche Grammophon) {4}: AM:*, LW:*, MO:*, RC:* -- A:(72/7)
  29. Kode9: Escapology (Hyperdub) {4}: AM:*, Qt:*, RA:*, W:* -- A:(65/2)
  30. Lil Silva: Yesterday Is Heavy (Nowhere) {4}: Cl:*, LBF:*, NME:* -- A:(83/5), TH:*
  31. Kall Malone: Living Torch (Portraits GRM) {4}: Pf:*, RA:*, U:*, W:*
  32. Jamal Moss: Thanks 4 the Tracks U Lost (Modern Love) {4}: GB:+ -- TH:***
  33. Pan-American: The Patience Fader (Kranky) {4}: Mj:*, RA:*, Sp:*, U:* -- A:(78/5)
  34. Yune Pinku: Bluff (Platoon -EP) {4}: DW:+, GTV:* -- A:(83/2), TH:**
  35. Swedish House Mafia: Paradise Again (Republic/SSA) {4}: BB:+, NME:* -- A:(56/7), TH:**
  36. Nia Archives: Forbidden Feelingz (Hijinxx -EP) {3}: NME:* -- A:(89/2), TH:**
  37. Wiliam Basinski & Janek Schaefer: . . . On Reflection (Temporary Residence) {3}: AM:*, Pf:*; xjdc:+ -- A:(73/4)
  38. Vladislav Delay: Isoviha (Planet Mu) {3}: AM:*, BPM:*, RA:* -- A:(75/3), TH:B
  39. Marxist Love Disco Ensemble: MLDE (Mr Bongo) {3}: PO:* -- TH:**
  40. Mr Fingers: Around the Sun Pt 1 (Alleviated) {3}: HV:+ -- TH:**
  41. Rachika Nayar: Heaven Come Crashing (NNA Tapes) {3}: Pf:* -- TH:**
  42. Hannah Peel & Paraorchestra: The Unfolding (Real World) {3}: MO:*, Qt:*, U:* -- A:(70/4)
  43. Two Shell: Home (Mainframe Audio -EP) {3}: Pf:*+ -- A:(82/1), TH:*
  44. Felicia Atkinson: Image Language (Shelter Press) {2}: LQ:*, Qt:+ -- A:(78/2)
  45. Blood Incantation: Timesave Zero (Century Media) {2}: AM:*; vu:+ -- A:(67/8)
  46. Debit: The Long Count (Modern Love) {2}: G:*, LQ:* -- A:(78/3)
  47. Nils Frahm: Old Friends New Friends (Leiter -21) {2}: Cl:*, MO:* -- A:(71/8)
  48. μ-Ziq: Magic Pony Ride (Planet Mu) {2}: -- AM:*, W:*
  49. Pantha Du Prince: Garden Gaia (Modern) {2}: AM:*, BPM:* -- A:(76/3)
  50. Pye Corner Audio: Let's Emerge! (Sonic Cathedral) {2}: AD:*, MO:* -- A:(77/3)
  51. Real Lies: Lad Ash (Unreal) {2}: GTV:*, Qt:+ -- A:(75/2)
  52. Rival Consoles: Overflow (Erased Tapes -21) {2}: Mj:*, MO:* -- A:(70/5)
  53. Yasuaki Shimizu: Kiren (Palto Flats) {2}: GB:+, Pf:* -- A:81(1)
  54. Harvey Sutherland: Boy (House Anxiety) {2}: AM:*, NPR:+ -- A:(80/1)
  55. UNKLE: Ronin II (self-released) {2}: -- A:(90/1), TH:**
  56. BFTT: Redefines (Tobago Tracks) {1}: Qt:+
  57. DJ Python: Club Sentimientos Vol 2 (Incienso -EP) {1}: PM:* -- A:(81/2)
  58. Joel Eel: Love Infinity (Perpetual Care) {1}: Ex:* -- A:(90/1)
  59. Fennec: A Couple of Good Days () {1}: BB:+
  60. Fort Romeau: Beings of Light (Ghostly International) {1}: Mj:* -- A:(75/2)
  61. Nils Frahm: Music for Animals (Leiter) {1}: AM:* -- A:(69/5)
  62. Abul Mogard: In a Few Places Along the River () {1}: Mj:* -- A:(80/1)
  63. Mondo Grosso: Big World (ASAB) {1}: Spk:* -- A:(82/1)
  64. Franc Moody: Into the Ether () {1}: LBF:* -- A:(80/1)
  65. μ-Ziq: Goodbye (Planet Mu -EP) {1}: AM:* -- A:(70/5)
  66. Nikolaienko: Nostalgia Por Mesozoica (Muscut) {1}: Qt:+
  67. Jerome Noetinger & Lasse Marhaug: Top (Erstwhile) {1}: Qt:+
  68. Odesza: The Last Goodbye (Foreign Family/Ninja Tune) {1}: AM:*, Ex:* -- A:(77/3)
  69. OKZharp: Outside the Ride (Hyperdub -EP) {1}: PM:* -- A:(80/1)
  70. Omar-S: Can't Change (FXHE) {1}: GB:+
  71. Osheyack: Intimate Publics (Svbkvlt) {1}: Qt:+
  72. PinkPantheress: To Hell With It (Remixes) (Parlophone) {1}: GQ:+
  73. Jana Rush: Dark Humor (Planet Mu -EP) {1}: C:* -- A:(80/1)
  74. Safa: Ibtihalat (UIQ) {1}: Qt:+
  75. Space Afrika: Honest Labour (Dais -21) {1}: PO:* -- TH:[*]
  76. Leon Vynehall: Fabric Presents Leon Vynehall (Fabric) {1}: Cl:* -- A:(80/1)
  77. WA Records: If You Fart Make It Sound Good: Ciclo De Improvisacion: Liberada (WA) {1}: PO:* -- TH:B