Dec 31, 2017

Best electronic albums of 2017: fifteen

15 – Lindstrøm – It’s Alright Between Us As It Is (Smalltown Supersound)

In last year's list, I confessed to being a sucker for Ulrich Schnauss's sugar-sweet sounds. It's the kind of cheesiness I would have baulked at when I was younger. Maybe I have changed - or maybe the world is so bleak, we need albums like that.

Lindstrøm's It’s Alright Between Us As It Is is this year's cheery inclusion, with its day-bright melodies and chirpy tunes. In some ways it's the audio equivalent of those clean-cut motivational people you get in Wix adverts. QUICK SOMEONE, PUNCH THEM IN THE FACE. In other ways, it's a perfect sound sorbet to counteract all the gloom elsewhere on this list. A Röyksopp to everyone else's Venetian Snares.

Also, at one point on the album, Jenny Hval talks about ‘bulging black matter’ in a sultry voice. So, y'know, there's that too.

Scroll all of the best 2017 electronic albums by clicking here.

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