Each year countless albums are released by superstar producers and newcomers to the scene. And each year EDM Tunes strives to bring you the latest information on all of these. But as the year winds down the time comes to figure out who is the best of the best. So we created a poll for our writers and editors to pick their top 5 albums. Production quality and popularity factored into each choice, along with personal preference. If you don’t see your favorite album on the list tell us what is was and why you think it deserves a spot!
Last year’s poll put Eric Prydz at the top with Opus, and this year’s winner joins Prydz in the exclusive top album of the year category. Many familiar names including Kygo, Calvin Harris, and Infected Mushroom made a decent showing but fell short of the top ten. From Trap to Trance, this year’s top 10 album list is full of powerhouse names that are impossible to ignore!
10. Togetherr – Rodg and Ruben de Ronde
Togetherr is a trance collab album unlike many other collab albums. While every track has both artists credited for production, ten of the sixteen songs also feature other artists working with Rodg and Ruben de Ronde. With big names like Ørjan Nilsen, Genix and Estiva adding their own unique flair, you don’t want to sleep on Togetherr.
9. Presence – Petite Biscuit
18 year old Mehdi Benjoulloun of Petite Biscuit made quite an impression with his debut album Presence. The French high school student ‘s first full LP hit number 21 on the music charts in France. After releasing such an influential record under his own Petite Biscuit Recordings, the sky is the limit for this talented young producer.
8. The Only Road – Gabriel and Dresden
After 11 years, a breakup and a long awaited reunion, Gabriel and Dresden have returned with The Only Road. After Above and Beyond announced the duo would return to their Anjunabeats home fans have been over the moon. Get ready for that classic G&D sound with a new uplifting twist. Only four songs are available until the album release on December 15th, but you can enjoy these now! We’ll update this post when the album drops.
7. Blueprint – Ferry Corsten
Ferry Corsten is one of the biggest names in the trance and club scene and has been for quite some time. Blueprint, his Sci-Fi inspired concept album featuring the story between Lukas and the animatronic robot he creates, Vee, may be his most ambitious project yet. This album tells a story both with music and words, and the beauty inherent in the tracks is unmistakeable.
6. SPECTRVM – Purple Haze
While you may not recognize Sander van Doorn‘s alias, the high quality production on SPECTRVM is unmistakeable. Described as a “deeper, darker and different side” of one of the most iconic names in dance music, Purple Hazedefinitely delivers. Blending the lines between house, trance and progressive, SPECTRVM is easily one of the most impressive albums this year.
See the full list on EDMTunes