Sonicnet list their twenty-five essential electronic albums
, and despite the never-ending fallacy of focusing on dance albums
and not tracks, this list is actually very good. Some surprising but very credible choices - Romanthony's Romanworld,
Plastikman's Sheet One
and The Paperclip People's Secret Tapes of Doctor Eich
nestled among more the more predictable inclusion of Portishead, Roni Size, Aphex Twin and The Chemical Brothers etc. Meanwhile it seems that Moby's Play
now has guaranteed presence on any list of this kind; have the American media signed some contract mandatorily requiring them to praise it at regular intervals?