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Kindness - World, You Need a Change of Mind
The world tends to fall for electronic artists faster than they should but regardless of public opinion, there truly is a 'right' and 'wrong' way to go about doing it. I'm not going to get into a battle of semantics, arguing for or agains the term IDM or not (a quick ticket to pissed-off town), but it is not arrogant to say that there exists art without merit and art with merit. A musician creates the former while an artist creates the latter.
This? Yeah, this is probably art. You can dance to it and analyse it, which is a wonderful decision to be stuck in. It's not the most groundbreaking release of the year, of that you can be sure, but it's still a groovy collection nonetheless.