Chosen Lords - Aphex Twin
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  • Summary: This ten-track album compiles versions of songs first released in 2005 as AFX's "Analord" series of (quite expensive) vinyl singles.
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
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  1. 91
    Recall[s] his greatest '90s-electronica work. [May 2006, p.91]
  2. The Analord series... proved that James was still capable of brilliance -- not just scattered brilliance, but consistently excellent and occasionally stupendous work.
  3. Over the course of 10 tracks and 56 minutes, Aphex Twin proves that music can be memorable without hooks or readily identifiable melodies.
  4. Rather than slashing and burning through new territory, Chosen Lords merits attention as a charismatic history chronicling the evolution of James' musical identities.
  5. No-one makes gizmos and machines prong like fruity tuning forks as well as this man, nor do they construct such vivid atmospherics with such cunning simplicity.
  6. Chosen Lords is... a nostalgic, fun listen for longtime fans and suitable point for new listeners to become acquainted with Aphex Twin’s twisted catalogue.
  7. Really, these songs are dance tunes, and the proper place for them is in a club at high volume. Listening to them at home is, to be honest, somewhat disappointing and perhaps does the tracks a disfavor, because they're not that detailed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
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  1. PostModernVancouverBowie
    May 20, 2006
    10
    Aphex Twin remains musics most creative artist. He has been musics most advanced artist for 15 years now and is simply untouchable!
  2. Komatsu
    Nov 3, 2006
    10
    One more time..another beauty work by James with amazing music atmosphere and rythme.there's no doubt that, once again, Richard D. James One more time..another beauty work by James with amazing music atmosphere and rythme.there's no doubt that, once again, Richard D. James well deserves his electronic ermine. Expand
  3. Sep 3, 2011
    10
    A brilliant piece of work compiling the best tracks off of the Analord series. It's my personal favorite Aphex Twin album and will always haveA brilliant piece of work compiling the best tracks off of the Analord series. It's my personal favorite Aphex Twin album and will always have a special place in my musical collection. Highlights: "Fenix Funk 5," "Crying in Your Face," "Boxing Day," "Klopjob" Expand
  4. RayL
    Jun 14, 2006
    8
    very similar to his early work, even though its referenced on the analord series. The tracks, tunes, and beats clearly have the afx very similar to his early work, even though its referenced on the analord series. The tracks, tunes, and beats clearly have the afx signature, even though i expected more brilliance, like in his 90's work. never the less richard D james never siezes to amaze me. Expand
  5. ppllrfake
    Sep 19, 2006
    8
    Surprisingly, this CD does not have the best of the analord series in my opinion. He's missing mydoom vbs.redloff, or something along Surprisingly, this CD does not have the best of the analord series in my opinion. He's missing mydoom vbs.redloff, or something along those lines Expand
  6. RickW
    Jun 28, 2006
    8
    A great collection of tunes. I was not taken on first listen, but what a grower. Some absolute gems that you just have to move about to!
  7. mikes.
    Jun 26, 2006
    6
    nothing new to the genre, actually kind of a step backwards for aphex twin, yet, aphex twin sort of needed to get back to the basics. However nothing new to the genre, actually kind of a step backwards for aphex twin, yet, aphex twin sort of needed to get back to the basics. However the production is not fresh and is uninspired and that is what holds this album back. Expand

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