4. The Field, 'The Follower'
The fifth album from one of minimal techno's most critically acclaimed artists holds the familiar patterns of his earlier successes, songs slowly unfurling and relishing in the languid pace of running times that often pass 10 minutes. The warm, comparatively shorter comforts of "Soft Stream" and "Raise the Dead" allows them to become backing music to life's quieter moments. The Field's full-lengths never balloon beyond a handful of songs and the same remains true here, but the small details and nooks gives them endless reasons to revisit. D.T.