Dead Cities (studio album) by The Future Sound Of London

Dead Cities by The Future Sound Of London
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 8,253rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 43 votes)
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Dead Cities is ranked 2nd best out of 44 albums by The Future Sound Of London on

The best album by The Future Sound Of London is Lifeforms which is ranked number 4152 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 342.

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From 05/23/2018 10:15
Exceptionally underrated IDM album. Blends the beautiful, weird and harsh in equal measure for an immersive and unsettling experience. In my humble opinion, FSOL's best work.
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