10 EDM Albums to Listen to Before You Die
4. Daft Punk - Discovery - 2001 Virgin Records
No dance music top anything list would be complete without the inclusion of the french duo dressed in robot-gear who brought the infamous pyramid live stage show which mirrors many of EDM's productions today. Daft Punk's 2001 sophomore release Discovery had most of it's success for club anthems like "One More Time," "Digital Love" and "Harder Better, Faster, Stronger." Known as one of the biggest influences in dance music the duo blended elements of house with pop beats to create something that was unheard in the late 90s. With the epic guitar riffs in songs like "Aerodynamic" and vocals of "Something About Us," the pair created an album that brought electronic dance music to the forefront of pop culture eventually winning a Grammy for their live album Alive 2007. Most importantly, they proved that dance music was here to stay and it would only be a matter of time before it started to dominate our charts and airwaves.
3. Armin Van Buuren - Shivers - 2005 Ultra Records
The Dutch trance super star owes most of his fame to his weekly radio show which he started in 2001 called "A State of Trance." The show boasts 25 million weekly listeners in 26 different countries - making it one of the most listened to radio shows in the world. His second studio album Shivers remains to be one of Armin Van Buuren's best productions which put him on the map for trance music globally. Featuring collaborations with Nadia Ali on "Who Is Watching," Justine Suissa on "Wall of Sound" and Gabriel & Dresden on "Zocalo" these classics are still played today by some of the biggest trance DJs in the world. It's no wonder Van Buuren has been named the number one DJ in world in DJ Magazine's top 100 poll for a record five times. The trance-God as some like to call him has also been awarded "Best Global DJ" and "Best Trance Artist" at the International Dance Music Awards in Miami.