* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** James's debut album ''Selected Ambient Works 8592'' is [[MagnumOpus his most fan- and critically acclaimed work to date]], with Allmusic calling it "[[GenreBusting a watershed of ambient music,]]" and Warp Records stating it to be "the birthplace and benchmark of modern electronic music," and that "every home should have a copy." [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnTFKWAT-XE Just listen to the opening track!]]
** "Flim" is [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel pure bliss,]] and has been cited as {{Skrillex}}'s favorite song of all time.
** The opening track to ''I Care Because You Do'', "Acrid Avid Jam Shred", is one really catchy and funky IDM track.
** Combined with it's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrKQTi4SoMI stop motion video]] "On" looks and sounds like something Creator/SalvadorDali would've been proud of.
** Even the NightmareFuel-rific "Come to Daddy" wholly deserves a spot here.
** "Windowlicker" is so highly acclaimed that when Warp Records assembled a 20th anniversary box set and let fans vote on the top 10 songs the label had ever released as part of it, "Windowlicker" won the #1 spot with more than twice the votes of the #2 song, "Roygbiv" by BoardsOfCanada.
*** Are you a fan of Aphex Twin and of GrandTheftAuto? Rejoice. "Windowlicker" is on GTA V!!!!
*** And of course, 'Z Twig' was on the soundtrack of GTA IV.
* BigNameFan: Comedian [[TheSmellOfReevesAndMortimer Vic]] [[ShootingStars Reeves]] picked "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIeA2ct5Sew Bucephalus Bouncing Ball]]" as one of his favourite records on ''Radio/DesertIslandDiscs''.
** Music/{{Skrillex}} cites Aphex Twin as a main influence in his sound. He's a huge fan of him.
** KanyeWest can also be assumed to be one, given he sampled Aphex Twin on "Blame Game", from West's MagnumOpus ''MyBeautifulDarkTwistedFantasy''.
* CreatorBacklash: Richard describes "Come to Daddy" as an intentionally ridiculous "death metal jingle" he wrote as a joke while drunk, and admitted to being uncomfortable with the amount of attention it received.
* CreepyAwesome: The song and video "Come to Daddy"
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: On the lyrics sheets for Aphex Twin's ''Come to Daddy'' EP, the loud, 34-second, anguished wail of the opening track is simply transcribed as [[spoiler:"[[{{Narm}} Aargh.]]"]]
* EarWorm:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5c78ORKpu4 "Donkey Rhubarb."]] Click at your own risk.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAkFBQ6sIcc "Digeridoo"]], likewise
* FandomRivalry: With the fandom of {{Skrillex}}. Odd, because Skrillex himself is a '''HUGE''' fan of Aphex Twin, so much he declared him as his main influence.
* MemeticMutation:
** Variations of the titles of his first two albums have seen widespread homage, especially from ambient artists.
** COME TO DADDY!
** His infamous grin has been used/shopped quite a few times.
* MisattributedSong:
** Subverted with VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}}, which he released under the alias "Power Pill".
** Averted with being credited to making a {{Tetris}} remix.
** A handful of songs on [=P2P=] networks were generally attributed to him. One of the most famous ones, "outside (kick ass violin solo)", is actually a song by Outside called "To Forgive But Not Forget (Lim'chol V'lo Lishkoach)".
* NightmareFuel: [[NightmareFuel/AphexTwin Now has its own page.]]
* SongAssociation: Most racing game fans would associate "Come To Daddy" with ''[[VideoGame/ProjectGothamRacing Project Gotham Racing 3]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/{{Motorstorm}} Motorstorm Pacific Rift]]''.
** Of course, "Windowlicker" is in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''.
* SweetDreamsFuel: ''Selected Ambient Works 85-92'' and ''Selected Ambient Works Volume II'' are full of these - see the trope page.
** To say nothing of "Flim" and "Avril 14th."
* TearJerker:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfYl6_f2Mdg "Avril 14th"]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVvjXJentik "Rhubarb"]]
** Likewise [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goDd02TTxBA "Stone In Focus"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uhTwxqE4Co "nanou2"]]

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