My Pet Coelacanth
Label: Virgin Records Ltd
This is Deadmau5's fifth album, but the cantankerous producer has said it's the first one he deems a cohesive long-player. Who knows where the two remixes of Trent Reznor fit into the equation, but it's true that this sprawling, double-disc set -- two hours and 20 minutes long, plus two hour-long album mixes -- holds together exceptionally well, even given the Satie-inspired piano preludes. His lush, darkly lustrous productions have rarely sounded better, from moody progressive anthems like "Pets" and "Terrors in My Head" to the many glitched-out experiments and ambient interludes.