Chosen Lords - Aphex Twin
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Universal acclaim- based on 32 Ratings

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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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  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
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 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 have a special place in my musical collection. Highlights: "Fenix Funk 5," "Crying in Your Face," "Boxing Day," "Klopjob" Expand
  2. Apr 11, 2012
    9
    Richard D James goes back to his roots to explore what he can do with limited vintage technology from the 80's and 90's, these are his 10 personal favourite tracks from the Analord project, remastered thoroughly for digital technology.
    I only give this a 9 as I didn't agree with his picks from the Analord series, if only he'd have added "I'm Self Employed" to the mix..
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