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YMMV: Aphex Twin
  • Awesome Music:
    • James's debut album Selected Ambient Works 8592 is his most fan- and critically acclaimed work to date, with Allmusic calling it "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." Just listen to the opening track!
    • "Flim" is 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.
      • The closing track, "Next Heap With" is pretty awesome as well. Try listening to it and NOT feeling like a badass, with those swelling horns.
    • Combined with it's stop motion video "On" looks and sounds like something Salvador Dali would've been proud of.
    • Even the Nightmare Fuel-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 Boards of Canada.
      • Are you a fan of Aphex Twin and of Grand Theft Auto? Rejoice. "Windowlicker" is on GTA V!!!!
      • And of course, 'Z Twig' was on the soundtrack of GTA IV.
  • Creepy Awesome: The song and video "Come to Daddy"
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: 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 "Aargh."
  • Ear Worm:
  • Fandom Rivalry: 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.
    • Becomes even more odd if you consider that Aphex openly stated he doesn't know much of Skrillex to give an opinion of him, but also said that he respects the more mainstream electronic music artists, finding them as a gateway to electronic music in general.
  • Hell Is That Noise: "Ventolin", which combines a piercing tone with crunching and discordant beats. Has been known to cause migraine.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Variations of the titles of his first two albums have seen widespread homage, especially from ambient artists.
    • His infamous grin has been used/shopped quite a few times.
  • Misattributed Song:
    • Subverted with 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)".
  • Nightmare Fuel: Now has its own page.
  • Song Association: Most racing game fans would associate "Come To Daddy" with Project Gotham Racing 3 and Motorstorm Pacific Rift.
  • Sweet Dreams Fuel: 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."
  • Tear Jerker:

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