Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (studio album) by Aphex Twin

Selected Ambient Works 85-92 by Aphex Twin
Year: 1992
Overall rank: 233rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 783 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1992 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (45th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (233rd)

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 83.4/100, a mean average of 82.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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From 4 days ago
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Grande Aphex Twin, leyenda de la música electrónica. Primer disco que escucho de su repertorio y pensé que me costaría más porque no estoy acostumbrado a escuchar música instrumental fuera de la música clásica, pero pues me ha sido más llevadero de lo que pensé, porque este DJ se carga unos de los ritmos más entretenidos. Un problemilla sería que en mi opinión, la primera canción Xtal es demasiado buena, una obra maestra, de tal forma que ninguna otra la alcanza y pues, cuando la primera canción es la mejor es difícil volver a ver ese nivel en el disco, pero nada más que decir la verdad porque me lo he pasado genial. Una maravilla de disco, posiblemente el mejor del artista.
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From 04/26/2021 15:06
As viradas de ritmo e a criatividade do sons são demais!
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From 07/08/2020 12:19
Amazing record. It is as if James has internalized all developments in the British house scene of that time to arrive at this introspective masterpiece. I can hear elements of acid house, ambient, techno, etc. Genre: Post-House? Sounds less pretentious than 'intelligent dance music'.
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From 07/01/2020 20:29
ALL SONGS ARE MY FAV. TRACKS!!!
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From 05/29/2020 17:56
That's about as good as I can appreciate ambient music.
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90/100
From 03/31/2020 08:29
A masterclass in soundscapes from the greatest electronic musician to ever grace the planet...
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From 04/16/2019 18:08
It's very possible that I'm too naive to enjoy this. Having said that, this doesn't function as anything more than background music for me. I don't feel really any emotions when listening. I've given it a fair share of spins but it's just not doing it for me. I wish I knew why I didn't like it but I don't. It's possible that I find this type of computer generated too perfect, I guess, but I think that's unlikely. I can assure you that it is not a disdain for instrumental pieces. Maybe I'll get it someday.
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From 02/03/2019 05:31
Aphex Twin is one of the greatest legend in the history of electronic music. In the 90s, he created an innovative sound with "Selected Ambient Works", a revolutionary album that is Today a classic.
This album is the biggest pillar of electronic music, that's for sure. In 1992, Richard D. James did not know that he was going to become one of the greatest and most original electronic composer. The electronic loops are smooth and very well composed. This creates a terrifying and relaxing atmosphere. The album also uses the sample as in The track "We are the music makers" which sample a tirade of the movie Charlie and the Chocolaterie. This album is a masterpiece!

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Best track: "Xtal"
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From 07/13/2018 04:34
There is plenty of legend surrounding this album, and I'm not about to trot out the usual cliches here, but this album stands out as an electronic tour de force, with its soft beats, burbling basslines and washes of colour. It is a record which improves listen upon listen too, so no matter how much you enjoy it at first, by the time you've had it a few years, you'll appreciate it even more. Best tracks: Xtal, Ageispolis, Heliosphan, Ptolemy
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Best Albums of 1992
1. Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
2. Rage Against The Machine by Rage Against The Machine
3. Slanted And Enchanted by Pavement
4. Selected Ambient Works 85-92 by Aphex Twin
5. Dirt by Alice In Chains
6. The Chronic by Dr. Dre
7. Angel Dust by Faith No More
8. Little Earthquakes by Tori Amos
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12. Dirty by Sonic Youth
13. Bone Machine by Tom Waits
14. Wish by The Cure
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16. Harvest Moon by Neil Young
17. Vulgar Display Of Power by Pantera
18. Copper Blue by Sugar
19. The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion by The Black Crowes
20. Dry by PJ Harvey
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