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Amazing records you should own - in no real order.

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Shostakovich: Symphony No.13
Shostakovich: Symphony No.13
"I hate vocal music -  yet this is undeniably shostakovich's most powerful work.  Babi yar alone is worth the price - Be warned, the ending will have even the hardest of men, crying like a baby."
Ascension
Ascension
"It doesnt matter why you love this work.  You might want to hear structures so tight that you can feel them about to snap, or you might be filled by its poetic rapture - either way its unmissable."
Penderecki: Orchestral and Vocal Works
Penderecki: Orchestral and Vocal Works
"Theres something unique about the feel of sound.  In the way it can jar you, stopping you in your tracks.  No one captured that quite like Penderecki in this fantastic CD."
Fractuur
Fractuur
"Ive only recently bought this, not really knowing what to expect - but already its a firm favourite. Samples pulled to their barest elements out of which Wall constructs a monster.  Buy!"
De9 Closer To The Edit
De9 Closer To The Edit
"Techno is not all boom! boom! I'll have you know.This points beyond techno (as your parents imagine it) and into more complicated relations with structure, development and time."
Strange Or Funny Ha Ha
Strange Or Funny Ha Ha
"I love bisk (naohiro Fujikawa).  What aphex tried to do with the Richard D James album, Bisk had already surpassed.  This is chopped up music at its most messy and creative.  A happy-joy of an album."
Surfing On Sine Waves
Surfing On Sine Waves
"Probably not everyones choice of aphex album, but this one is special - techno stripped down, roughed up and dirty - yet so incredibly serene.  How did he do it?"
Beethoven:The String Quartets
Beethoven:The String Quartets
"Because im a big kid, i used to believe that music didnt exist pre-1912. Im very happy to say im wrong - opus 130 is extraordinary - the one piece of music i simply couldnt live without."
Stravinsky:Vol.1 the Rite of S
Stravinsky:Vol.1 the Rite of S
"Its become something of a tendency to say this work was forced and contrived.  Dont listen to a word of it,  This is the piece that made me appreciate the continuing relevance of classical music."
Kid A
Kid A
"Now i dont claim to be synaesthetic but not since Mahlers 9th have i heard a piece so dominated by one colour.  Monodirectional, and all the more beautiful for it.  A work of total care."
FIXED
FIXED
"Okay, the downward spiral was excellent, but nothing compares to the energy and creativity of this.  A work of sheer lunacy.  Messy it is, but i'll still be listening to this in 30 years time."
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4
"Ive heard this so many times - but still cant put my finger on why i love it.  Haunting? Introspective? Maybe its just the total lack of resolution that makes me listen to it again, and"