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An eclectic selection of excellent music.

A Listmania! list by Benjamin Leslie
 
Pink Moon
1.  Pink Moon by Nick Drake
The list author says:
  "Nick Drake now has a cult following in the UK and for good reason. He went unnoticed during his day, but his masterpieces are finally being recognised."
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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
2.  Clap Your Hands Say Yeah by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The list author says:
  "A more modern album. If you take the first track for what it is (novelty/joke), and listen through the album, you should be pleasantly surprised. One of the best albums of recent years."
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Deltron 3030
3.  Deltron 3030 by Kid Koala
The list author says:
  "I said it would be eclectic. Deltron is the first rapper that I genuinely liked. "Mastermind" is a track that I never get tired of."
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Endtroducing.....
4.  Endtroducing..... by DJ Shadow
The list author says:
  "From the guy who introduced me to rap, to the guy who introduced me to hip hop. This is one of the best CDs of all time, produced by possible the best DJ of all time."
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Illinoise
5.  Illinoise by Sufjan Stevens
The list author says:
  "I'm not some pitchfork junk who looks to a website for his opinion. This is a great album, with good tunes and meaningful lyrics. Especially like "john wayne gracy jr."."
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Rounds
6.  Rounds by Four Tet
The list author says:
  "Fourtet aka Keiran Hebden has gift for sampling and mixing that is truly impressive. Rounds is probably the most accessible album. Great chillout music, but not boring. Very intricate giveit a listen"
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The Moon & Antarctic
7.  The Moon & Antarctic by Modest Mouse
The list author says:
  "Some may object to the grating vocals, but I still think Modest Mouse are true genius. They're songs are catchy, they've got a genuinely gritty sound, and they can write!"
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Young Team
8.  Young Team by Mogwai
The list author says:
  "Mogwai, the kings of post rock, are at their finest here on their third album.  If you've not tried the like of mogwai before, here is as good a place as any to start."
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Very Mercenary
9.  Very Mercenary by Herbaliser
The list author says:
  "The Herbaliser is another top quality hip-hop act, with this album being one of the best. Don't be fooled by the crap you hear on the radio, hip hop can be good, and that is proven right here."
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Permutation
10.  Permutation by Amon Tobin
The list author says:
  "First jazzy album of the list is  Amon Tobin. This stuff is amazing, nothing can quite match it in it's variety, and definately warrants a few listens. Another ninja tune artist, so quality assured."
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Skalpel
11.  Skalpel by Skalpel
The list author says:
  "The first album by Skalpel, a pair of Polish jazz DJs, was an insta-classic for me. Much more of a pure jazz sound than Tobin, Skalpel scoure the world of jazz bringing you only the finest. Get it!"
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Kid A
12.  Kid A by Radiohead
The list author says:
  "I'm trying to avoid the obvious, but I can't exclude Radiohead... So I went for Kid A, rather than OK Computer, just because I like it's electronic soundscapes. You should already own this CD."
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Mishaps Happening
13.  Mishaps Happening by Quantic
The list author says:
  "Quantic (Soul Orchestra) have produced some classic records, and this was the first I heard of them, and is still my favourite. A wide range of genres, and not a bad song on the album."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Hangable Auto Bulb
14.  Hangable Auto Bulb by Aphex Twin
The list author says:
  "The infamous aphex "headf**k" twin. If you actually put some time in to listening to his music, Richard James comes across as he should - as a prodigy."
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Melody A.M.
15.  Melody A.M. by Royksopp
The list author says:
  "Another more well known album, and one of my favourite chillout albums of all time. Meoldy A.M. is Royksopp's best by a long way."
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Twin Cinema
16.  Twin Cinema by New Pornographers
The list author says:
  "Back to the genre that, tbh, I know best. New Pornographers are a fresh sounding band, and although originally a side project, have now overtaken their progenitors."
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In Case We Die
17.  In Case We Die by Architecture in Helsinki
The list author says:
  "The latest album by AIH, the ultra-twee indie pop band from New Zealand, is my favourite so far. Uplifting in the way only they can really be."
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Tigermilk
18.  Tigermilk by Belle & Sebastian
The list author says:
  "The first, and best, album from Scottish sensations Belle & Sebastian. Originally very much anti-media, the huge cult following of B&S often hark back to the early days for good reason: Tigermilk"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Entertainment
19.  Entertainment by Gang of Four
The list author says:
  "Gang of Four, a cornerstone of British post-punk, sound best on their debut album. With a very wide ranging influence that I can't begin to list here, this CD is essential if only for the history."
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Weezer (The Blue Album)
20.  Weezer (The Blue Album) by Weezer
The list author says:
  "Another historical album, Weezer's self titled LP is a true classic. With the slightly more serious side showing through in some songs, and the laught out loud humour in others, this album is a must."
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Maim That Tune
21.  Maim That Tune by Fila Brazillia
The list author says:
  "The best of Fila Brazilia's original works lie mostly on this album, Maim That Tune. With some great latin influences (as the name suggests) this album provides great chill out tunes."
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Give Up
22.  Give Up by The Postal Service
The list author says:
  "Now quite rightly well known, this collaberation between Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello is a defining album from indielectronica. Catchy lyrics, amazing beats.... Not a word to say against it."
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Funeral
23.  Funeral by Arcade Fire
The list author says:
  "Another album that's had a lot of hype, this album is worth buying for the 'Neighbourhood' songs alone. One of many great bands to come from Canada recently."
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Apologies to the Queen Mary
24.  Apologies to the Queen Mary by Wolf Parade
The list author says:
  "This album by Wolf Parade (following in the setps of Arcade Fire) took me a few listens to appreciate. Don't know why I didn't hear it first time, this album can't recieve enough praise. GST Queen!"
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Bryter Layter
25.  Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
The list author says:
  "Gratz for getting this far. This list is ending with the same artist as it started, but you wouldn't guess it. Much more upbeat than Pink Moon, the track "northern sky" is the icing on the cake."
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Last updated: 07/05/2006
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