Stateless
Stateless

Lene Lovich

Stateless

1979

New Wave

This debut was so vibrant and the vocal stylings so unusual that it put Lovich at the front of the pack of nascent new wavers. Though it took a cover of the bubblegum classic "I Think We're Alone Now" to get the attention of the mainstream, its B-side, "Lucky Number," went on to reach the U.K. Top Three.

- Amy Hanson

Triola im Fünftonraum
Triola im Fünftonraum

Triola

Triola im Fünftonraum

November 16, 2004

Ambient Techno

A landmark for both the Kompakt label and ambient techno, this features some of Jörg Burger's fully engaging and most inventive productions. Full of lush atmospheric elements and churning dance rhythms, and brilliantly paced, it's a travelogue as much as Carl Craig's Landcruising, Morgan Geist's Driving Memoirs, and Model 500's Deep Space.

- Andy Kellman