Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup 2xLP
Emperor Tomato Ketchup was a summation of all the influences they had been building off of during their first four years together: krautrock, minimalism, avant-garde, lounge exotica, jazz and French pop arranged into a fully formed working unit that exceeded beyond said influence into something wholly original. All of these years later and little has changed in our opinion about Stereolab's classic 1996 album. While the groop have made plenty of great records since, this is still the go-to record that we can hear over and over and never get tired of. A timeless multilayered and wide-ranging experimental pop candy headtrip that has it all. If you're looking for thee Stereolab album though, this is it!