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Music Has The Right To Children (album) by Boards Of Canada 

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Music Has The Right To Children
Music Has The Right To Children by Boards Of Canada (1998)
Overall rank: 272nd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 539 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1998 (4th)
Top 100 albums of the 1990s (55th)
Top 500 albums of all time (272nd)

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Music Has The Right To Children is ranked as the best album by Boards Of Canada.

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82/100 (from 539 votes)
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I've recently become a huge IDM fan, in the past year or so I took it on myself to consume every LP by IDM legends aphex twin, autechre & boards of canada, unearthing so many great records from these sonic geniuses, and I have to say this is the finest record out of them all. This is because BoC use dreamy, sometimes trippy, textures to create a sense of otherworldliness **and yet** "Music has the Right to Children" is very much rooted in the real world. With short snatches of child-like wonder and laughter seamlessly blending in with the excellent production, one feels an overwhelming sense of nostalgia. Boards of Canada have captured not our childhood, but the scattershot memories of our childhood, all the bits and pieces we can remember stitched together in a glorious fashion. A wondrous, evocative piece of art.
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From planetneutral 01/20/2018 15:47
I'm pretty meh on EDM in general, but, for some reason, I like these guys. This seemed to work for my Sunday morning.
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From lostshadow 04/12/2017 18:37
It's a shame "Happy Cycling" isn't actually part of the original album; it would have worked best if placed before "One Very Important Thought". It is one of the best Boards of Canada songs, so don't miss out on it if you have a version of "Music Has the Right to Children" that doesn't include it. Look it up and listen!
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From Sometype 02/12/2017 14:36
The moment when Sixtyten's main synth comes in is one of the most chilling but exciting moments in music in my opinion. The more i listen to this album, the more i fall in love. It has this really odd way of combining a creepy coldness with a really blissful warmness.
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From JLAwesome1 05/21/2016 02:50
I can understand why this LP might be described as boring, but it's the minimalism and textured landscapes that change so little that has me loving this album so much. One of my favorite instrumentals, no doubt.
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