Richard D. James Album (studio album) by Aphex Twin

Richard D. James Album by Aphex Twin
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 651st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 461 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1996 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (113th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (651st)

Aphex Twin bestography

Richard D. James Album is ranked 2nd best out of 19 albums by Aphex Twin on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Aphex Twin is Selected Ambient Works 85-92 which is ranked number 235 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,153.

Aphex Twin album bestography « Higher ranked (235th) This album (651st) Lower ranked (826th) »
Selected Ambient Works 85-92Richard D. James AlbumSelected Ambient Works Volume II

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 461 votes)
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01/09/2022 23:34 SamNassiri98  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,29883/100
 
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12/22/2021 04:33 Ajdavis16  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,21675/100
 
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12/01/2021 12:31 Sam360  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 45981/100
 
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10/03/2021 03:20 matterhornrider  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,61682/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.3/100, a mean average of 77.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.5.

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75/100
From 08/11/2021 08:40
This album is very chaotic and erratic at times but there are also songs which are calmer and allow for us to catch a breath. The record is very short and sweet and at a 32 minute run time it will pass you by without you noticing. There is so much too explore in that time though with the music being so complex and multi-layered that you could never be bored. There are some tracks which do feel like filler rather than a crucial track on the album and there is only a handful of great songs on the record. Overall it is a short and intriguing album.
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90/100
From 06/17/2020 07:01
Playful and mental, the best of 90s Aphex Twin.
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95/100
From 03/31/2020 08:36
Personally my favorite release for RDJ, Everything on this LP sounds so incredibly lush and full. This is the mad scientist at his creative peak.
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85/100
From 07/19/2017 13:48
short but intense album! incredibly fast drum-programming compared with touching strings. for every fan of electronic music, jungle or IDM a must listen!!!
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80/100
From 07/12/2017 05:13
Not quite as good as Selected Ambient Works I, but still a good album from Aphex Twin.
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From 04/02/2017 13:15
Girl/Boy Song is a brilliant song in a sea of pretty good/average.
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95/100
From 03/24/2017 17:49
A short and sweet album with some wild tracks that showcase a different side of RDJ.
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From 09/10/2016 17:01
A great album. Not only is he a pioneer of chilled ambient music, he's also capable of producing complex, eclectic and downright dizzying tracks, adding up to form one truly outlandish and somewhat beautiful record. At 32 minutes, it never once drags and I had so much fun listening to all of it.
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From 08/12/2016 03:22
My favorite Aphex record. It gives you a sense of playfulness, chaos and beauty.
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