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Selected Ambient Works 85–92 is easily one of my all time favourite albums.

It is truly incredible that a 21-year-old in 1992 was able to create an innovative electronic/dance/techno album that has aged so well (especially when you consider how dated the breakbeat hardcore “rave” style of dance music that was also popular at the time sounds today).

I'm surprised the author of that guardian article couldn't find room for Xtal in her top 20, it is easily one of his greatest and most popular tracks (my personal favourite on Selected Ambient Works 85–92).
 
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This was in the paper today:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/feb/28/aphex-twin-best-songs-ranked

Have spent arvo at work listening to them one by one.

Truly one of the great musical minds and pioneers.

If this for example for example was released tomorrow, it would still sound so fresh and brilliant.
That is a weird list. I agree that the No.1 selection is a classic but at least 5 tracks don't belong there. I know the old mantra that musical opinions are subjective but an Aphex Twin top 20 list shouldn't exclude great tracks like Vordhosbn, icct Hedral (Philip Glass mix), Ventolin (Cyclob mix) and the iconic Come to Daddy.
 
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