Chosen Lords

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Chosen Lords
Chosenlords.jpg
Compilation album by AFX / Aphex Twin
Released 10 April 2006
Recorded 2003–2005
Genre
Length 56:39
Label Rephlex
CAT173CD
Producer Richard D. James
AFX chronology
Analord
(2005)
Chosen Lords
(2006)
Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006–08
(2015)
Aphex Twin chronology
Analord
(2005)
Chosen Lords
(2006)
Syro
(2014)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 81/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
URB 4.5/5 stars[4]
Spin A−[5]
Pitchfork Media 7.9/10[1]
Q 4/5 stars[6]
Mojo 4/5 stars[7]
NME 7/10[8]
PopMatters 8/10[9]
Uncut 4/5 stars[10]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[11]
The Observer 4/5 stars[12]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars[13]

Chosen Lords is a compilation album by Richard D. James, released under the aliases AFX and Aphex Twin. It is a CD compilation of selected tracks previously released on the vinyl-only Analord series. Limited edition copies distributed with a poster were offered on Warpmart to encourage pre-ordering.

Eight of the 10 tracks are under the "AFX" moniker, while "Fenix Funk 5" and "XMD 5a" are under the Aphex Twin alias.

Chosen Lords reached #82 on the UK Albums Chart.

Reception[edit]

Initial critical response to Chosen Lords was positive. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 81, indicating "universal acclaim", based on 19 reviews.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Richard D James.

No. Title Length
1. "Fenix Funk 5"   5:06
2. "Reunion 2"   5:15
3. "Pitcard"   6:25
4. "Crying in Your Face"   4:29
5. "Klopjob"   5:32
6. "Boxing Day"   6:50
7. "Batine Acid"   5:34
8. "Cilonen"   5:42
9. "PWSteal.Ldpinch.D"   3:48
10. "XMD 5a"   7:58

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pitchfork link
  2. ^ a b "Aphex Twin:Chosen Lords (2006): Reviews". Metacritic. CNET Networks, Inc. Retrieved 2014-10-26. 
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r825965
  4. ^ Untouchable. [Jun 2006, p.117]
  5. ^ Recall[s] his greatest '90s-electronica work. [May 2006, p.91]
  6. ^ It's true that none of the tracks here quite scale the heights reached early in his career.... But... James is at least trying to move beyond what he's achieved already. [May 2006, p.124]
  7. ^ When it comes to making smart, mischievous electronic merry, no one can touch him. [May 2006, p.105]
  8. ^ 'Chosen Lords' is proof of Aphex Twin's uncommonly rude health, artistically-speaking. [15 Apr 2006, p.33]
  9. ^ http://www.popmatters.com/review/afx_chosen_lords/
  10. ^ Without the scuffed overload of his teenage releases, it's obvious that these are newly minted. [May 2006, p.98]
  11. ^ http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2006/apr/07/popandrock.shopping4
  12. ^ http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2006/mar/19/shopping
  13. ^ http://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/afx-chosen-lords

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