So I was a pretty big fan of electronic music in my teen years (late 90s-early 2000s) but I kind of drifted away from it a bit. Lately, though, I've been craving some good electronic music and I would really appreciate some suggestions for artists, new or old, that I should check out based on my tastes.
In terms of electronic music, what I like basically falls into three camps:
Classic: I love Kraftwerk, but I don't know much about any other artists that sound like them.
Good Pop: I also like "popular" electronic music that makes heavy use of catchy samples but isn't necessarily just straightahead "dance" music - Fatboy Slim (esp. You've Come A Long Way), Daft Punk (esp. Discovery), Orbital (Brown Album), Moby (Everything is Wrong/Play), Prodigy (Experience/Fat of the Land), and to a lesser extent Apollo 440 and Lemon Jelly.
IDM and Drum 'n' Bass: I adore Aphex Twin (esp. Richard D. James Album and Come To Daddy) and early Squarepusher - I also like some Photek.
What I am not into is very basic house music, or the kind of crappy remixes of pop songs that all sound the same, nor am I a big fan of ambient or hard industrial types of electronic music. I have been lukewarm to dubstep but don't know much about it.
My favorite 3 electronic albums are Computer World, Richard D. James Album, and You've Come A Long Way, Baby. Overall I either like things really catchy (One More Time, Where's Your Head At, Toxygene, Praise You) or really bizarre (Aphex Twin at his wackiest).
So, fans, what great bands am I overlooking that I could love? Thanks again for your input.
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