Electronic dance music (you know, EDM) is the hottest thing going right now. But to you, it still all sounds like “oontz, oontz, oontz” — except Skrillex, who sounds like “wom, wom, wom.” Right?
Fear not. You don’t have to be a kid yourself to know what the kids are into nowadays. The ten albums below might not convert you into a glowstick-twirling rave monkey, but they will at least help you tell the difference between dubstep and drum ‘n’ bass, or Chicago house and Detroit techno. Note that while these are great records, this isn’t meant to be a definitive “best of” list — it’s just a good entry point for EDM newbies.