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

Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Selected Ambient Works 85-92 by Aphex Twin (1992)
Overall rank: 269th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 657 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1992 (5th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (55th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (269th)
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Selected Ambient Works 85-92 is ranked as the best album by Aphex Twin.

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83/100 (from 657 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 82.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 83.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.6.

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From mdbaxter 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 Kurtco 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!

10/10

Best track: "Xtal"
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70/100
From guzguzgarbit 11/08/2018 13:54
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85/100
From arialblue 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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From YoungstaKevz20 05/22/2018 12:23
This album is a masterpiece
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Favourite tracks: Xtal, Heliosphan, We Are The Music Makers, Ptolemy.
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80/100
From YoungPunk 05/19/2018 21:49
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From hugobennetts 02/05/2018 16:30
First electronic album I properly got into. It took me out of my one-dimensional music habits and I would highly recommend to any music fans, not just of this genre.
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From planetneutral 01/07/2018 22:24
There were some great moments. I get why people regard it highly, but ultimately not the soundtrack of my life.
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From JulianR 10/03/2017 05:44
I know it's supposedly influential and all, but it seems quite uninspired to me. I really appreciate a lot of his later works, especially druqks, but this is just too darn repetitive. I think he was really able to build upon this with his other albums. But this one needs at least a little variety. I can't really find anything that grabs my attention. Even SAW II has something to it that gives a certain beauty and ambiance to it all; it seems like it builds and modifies upon the repetition. SAW I doesn't really do that for me at all. Sorry, bring on the downvotes I can handle them, it's just my opinion and it seems like its generally wrong by most other people's reckoning.
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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
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