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How SPIN Ranked Dance Music In ‘300 Best Albums of 1985-2014’

SPIN magazine is celebrating its 30th birthday and to celebrate this monumental date they have put together a list of the ‘300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (1985-2014).

Out of 300 albums, SPIN listed 35 dance/electronic albums according to Beatport. The comprehensive list features dance music legends, such as Daft Punk, Portishead, Aphex Twin, Four Tet, LCD Soundsystem and many more. To view the whole list, head over to SPIN here.

296. Various Artists, Total 4 (Kompakt, 2002)
276. Frankie Knuckles, Beyond the Mix (Virgin, 1991)
255. The Field, From Here We Go Sublime (Kompakt, 2007)
253. Caribou, Swim (Merge, 2010)
251. M83, Saturdays = Youth (Mute, 2008)
250. Basement Jaxx, Rooty (Astralwerks, 2001)
245. Air, Moon Safari (Astralwerks, 1998)
235. Oneohtrix Point Never, Replica (Mexican Summer, 2011)
231. M.I.A., Arular (XL, 2005)
229. DJ Rashad, Double Cup (Hyperdub, 2013)
225. Portishead, Third (Island, 2008)
217. Orbital, In Sides (FFRR, 1996)
204. Aphex Twin, Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (R&S, 1992)
200. Moby, Everything Is Wrong (Elektra, 1995)
186. The Avalanches, Since I Left You (Sire, 2000)
184. LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening (DFA/Virgin, 2010)
180. Four Tet, Rounds (Domino, 2003)
173. Disclosure, Settle (Cherrytree/Interscope, 2013)
161. Massive Attack, Mezzanine (Virgin, 1998)
146. Aphex Twin, Selected Ambient Works, Vol. 2 (Sire, 1994)
125. The Knife, Silent Shout (Brille/Rabid/Mute, 2006)
98. Boards of Canada, Music Has the Right to Children (Warp, 1998)
93. Daft Punk, Homework (Virgin, 1997)
82. Tricky, Maxinquaye (Island, 1995)
71. Aphex Twin, Richard D. James Album (Sire, 1996)
69. Björk, Post (Elektra, 1995)
67. Robyn, Body Talk (Cherrytree/Konichiwa, 2010)
64. The Chemical Brothers, Dig Your Own Hole (Astralwerks, 1997)
61. Portishead, Dummy (Go! Discs, 1994)
47. LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver (Capitol/DFA, 2007)
42. M.I.A. Kala (XL/Interscope, 2007)
39. Burial, Untrue (Hyperdub, 2007)
18. Björk, Homogenic (Elektra, 1997)
9. DJ Shadow, Endtroducing… (Mo Wax, 1996)
4. Daft Punk, Discovery (Virgin, 2001)

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