Benny Benassi – Hypnotica: #963 of best 1,000 albums ever!

Benny Benassi - Hypnotica

Why is Benny Banassi’s Hypnotica on my best 1,000 albums ever list?

If you’ve got an electro house urge, this album brings the satisfaction.

Some stats & info about Benny Benassi – Hypnotica

  • What kind of musical stylings does this album represent? Electronic Music, House Music, Electro House, High Octane, EDM, Dance Music
  • Rolling Stone’s greatest 500 albums ranking – not ranked!
  • All Music’s rating – not rated!  
  • When was Hypnotica released? 2004
  • My ranking, the one you’re reading right now – #963 out of 1,000

Benny Banassi’s Hypnotica on Spotify

What does the “best 1,000 albums ever” mean and why are you doing this?

Yeah, I know it’s audacious, a little crazy (okay, maybe a lot cray cray), bordering on criminal nerdery.

But here’s what it’s NOT: a definitive list of the Greatest Albums of All-Time. This is 100% my own personal super biased, incredibly subjective take on what my top 1,000 albums are, ranked in painstaking order over the course of doing research for nearly a year, Rob from High Fidelity style. Find out more about why I embarked on a best 1,000 albums ever project.

What does Benny Banassi’s Hypnotica mean to me? What does it make me feel? Why is it exciting or compelling?

Okay, something you’ve got to know about me: put a good robot voice into a song and you’ve got my attention. Combine that with an absolutely earth rumbling electro house groove, and you’ve got an absolute smasher in “Satisfaction.” Oh, yes, and don’t forget about the monster electronic hook.

Bonus points for how equal parts minimal and strange the video is.

This is the kind of song that demands a good remix, and there are many of “Satisfaction.” Quite a few are… what’s the word for it? Not great. The Dunisco Remix is the opposite of not great, though.

Hypnotica is remarkably high quality and consistent, keeping to that minimal deep bass groove, electronic hooks for days, and some weirdly fun (funly weird?) robot voice chanting rando mantras that somehow work. Case in point: “Inside of Me.”

Interpret the song, “I Love My Sex,” as you will, but the song rocks.

This album also sounds like

I think I dig this album as much as I do because it’s got a Wolfgang Gartner vibe, especially on songs like “Inside of Me.” Throw in some Tiesto. Good company to keep.

Pop culture stuff that’s somehow related to Benny Banassi’s Hypnotica

Speaking of “Satisfaction,” it just so happens that Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts passed away shortly before this writing. In tribute, here’s an apropos scene from Mad Men’s Season 4 episode, “The Summer Man,” which features the iconic Rolling Stones song as Don Draper emerges from his gym and tries to figure out what it all means during the New York City summer of 1965.