Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Helen Of Troy... Does Audience Participation: Part Deux

As you've probably figured out by now our 'top three favourite...' series is simply a not-so-subtle ploy to get you lovely lot involved with the blog. We wanna hear more of what you've got to say, even if it's to tell us we’re wrong, deaf or illiterate even! This is very much an open forum and your comments are always welcome.

Anyway, on with the show. A couple of weeks ago we announced our top three favourite pop acts of all time, and this week we're moving onto our highly-coveted (ahem) electro section.

So after a little rumination we've decided on the following as our top three favourite electro artists of all time…

1. Bjork
The extraordinary elfin-like songstress is more than worthy of our top spot, not least for being such an intriguing and fantastic visionary. She's released six studio albums to date, each one different, each one groundbreaking and each one absolutely amazing. Her music might not always be easy to listen to, but she's almost always light years ahead of her contemporaries. Bjork, we salute you.

2. M.I.A.
She may have only released two albums to date, but the forward-thinking electro-clash political grime princess has made quite an impact over the past few years. Cherry-picking elements from various genres and cultures, she produces intelligent socially provocative songs that remain opinionated whilst never bordering on preachy. All this is then offset by a host of cruder, fun-as-fuck offerings – just the way we like it!

3. Peaches
A former elementary school teacher who makes mucky rock'n'roll-tinged electro-punk, exploring issues of sexual identity and gender roles. What’s not to love there? Live, she's a-fucking-mazing, performing with the kind of attitude most artists could only ever dream of. All together now... shake your dicks, shake your tits!

Now it’s over to you. Who are your top three?


Adem With An E said...

Great choices!

1) Miss Kittin: I heart her so. Seen her live twice now and it is a seriously incredible experience.

2) Ellen Allien: More hearting. Amazing records, and "Sehnsucht" is one of my favourite songs of all time.

3) Bjork: Obviously.

Helen of... said...

Thank you good sir - We definitely need to check them both out. I've listened to Ellen Allien a bit, but I'll make a more concerted effort now x x

Thom said...

I'd like to nominate The Knife and Ladytron please, although they are both only 50% ladies. Other than that I think you are pretty much spot on.