5. Skrillex and Diplo Present: Jack Ü – Jack Ü (2015)
The first record released by Jack Ü, the name under which Diplo and Skrillex collaborate under, is an absolute banger. As well as nabbing the Grammy for best Dance/Electronic album earlier this year and producing the massive hit Where are Ü Now ft. Justin Bieber (which also won a Grammy) , They create a great album that features a sound that perfectly mixes their own musical backgrounds while producing a fresh and interesting sound.
4. Random Access Memories – Daft Punk (2013)
The Grammy award-winning Random Access Memories was a triumphant return for French Electro Duo Daft Punk after being pretty quiet on the creative front for a few years, with the terribly infectious Get Lucky as the lead single. Probably their best album since Discovery, it is definitely one of the best Electro Pop albums in the past decade.
3. Album Title Goes Here – Deadmau5 (2012)
The sixth studio album from Canadian Progressive House DJ Deadmau5 is a bit more experimental than previous albums, and is all the better for it. Standout track Professional Griefers ft. Gerard Way is one of the catchiest songs to ever grace the ears of man (check out the video too, it has giant robot mice throwing down UFC style) and while the album has a fairly dark tone, you can’t help but move to it.
2. No More Idols – Chase & Status (2011)
No More Idols broke a lot of ground when it was released, every track sounding vastly different from the previous one, taking elements of D’n’B, Dubstep, Big Beat and Grime, as well as many other genres. Another thing that adds to the quality of the album is the choice of guest vocalists, from the powerful performance by Mali on Let You Go, to the manic intensity of Tempa T on Hypest Hype. Overall this makes for an intriguing listen that perfectly showcases the talent that Chase & Status have expressed throughout their career.
In Colour – Jamie XX (2015)
Nominated for best Electronic/Dance album earlier this year, In Colour blends elements of Electronic, House and Future Garage into 13 tracks of pure greatness. This being his first solo outing, he has done well to separate himself from his band, despite tracks like Loud Places ft. Romy sounding just like an XX track with extra Jamie, there are plenty great tunes such as Obvs and I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) that show his diverse influences and his ability to seemingly turn his hand to any form of electronic music he pleases.