Label: Lies, Last Gang

Perhaps best known for their out of control antics off-stage and the reckless abandon of lead singer Alice Glass, the debut album of Crystal Castles was where the legend was originally conceived. Equal parts dark, pounding dancefloor and crazed video game score, the self-titled record never let up its relentless energy. Think Ed Banger-esque grinding synths meeting Mario on methamphetamines and coming out completely badass. Even with influences firmly rooted in 8-bits, nu-rave synths, and house rhythms, it's impossible to see this as anything less than punk to its core.