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Sneaker Pimps founding member Chris Corner began performing as the dark electropop persona IAMX in 2004. Named after the Sneaker Pimps album Becoming X, Corner had effectively become "X," which he described as an ever-changing variable. Adopting the trappings of mid-'80s electropop and new wave acts like New Order, the Cure, and Depeche Mode with his pounding, reverb-swathed, synth-washed compositions, Corner's work as IAMX represented a notable departure from his work with the Sneaker Pimps. His first full-length as IAMX, Kiss & Swallow, was released on Recall in 2004; many of the songs on the debut were originally written for a fourth Sneaker Pimps album that never materialized. His sophomore album, The Alternative, and a live album from the subsequent tour (Live in Warsaw) followed in 2008. In 2009, Corner released Kingdom of Welcome Addiction, which featured a darker, harder-edged sound, and included an inspired guest spot by Imogen Heap. A remix album -- the anagram Dogmatic Infidel Comedown OK -- was also released the same year. After releasing a fourth album, the icy, dance-tinged Volatile Times (2011), IAMX reunited with Jim Abbiss, who worked with Sneaker Pimps on Becoming X, and released The Unified Field in March 2013. The following year, Corner's compositions became an integral part of the mood of the award-winning television show How to Get Away with Murder, soundtracking the drama through its first four seasons. In late 2015, he released the dramatic Metanoia, a sinister, dubby update of his usual sound. As with his previous works, the album themes featured a dark, vampirish sensibility and dealt with topics like sexual fluidity, androgyny, emotional darkness, and decadence. Two years later, he issued the ambient instrumental Unfall. In 2018, Corner recruited Kat von D for harmonic vocal contributions to his eighth effort, Alive in New Light. ~ Margaret Reges & Neil Z. Yeung
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  2.   Skin Vision
  3.   Mile Deep Hollow
  4.   Fire and Whispers
  5.   Naked But Safe
  6.   Hysteria
  7.   I Come With Knives
  8.   After Ever Party I Die
  9.   Song of Imaginary Beings
  10.   I Like Pretending
  11.   Nightlife
  12.   The Power and the Glory
  13.   Stalker
  14.   Exit
  15.   Break the Chain
  16.   Stardust
  17.   Cat's Cradle
  18.   Aphrodisiac
  19.   Say Hello Melancholia
  20.   No Maker Made Me
  21.   Animal Impulses
  22.   Volatile Times
  23.   Oh Beautiful Town
  24.   Into Asylum
  25.   I Salute You Christopher
  26.   Commanded by Voices
  27.   I Am Terrified
  28.   White Suburban Impressionism
  29.   This Will Make You Love Again
  30.   The Negative Sex
  31.   The Disease to Please
  32.   Oh Cruel Darkness Embrace Me
  33.   Windschatten
  34.   After Every Party I Die
  35.   Insomnia
  36.   Music People
  37.   The Great Shipwreck of Life
  38.   Bernadette
  39.   Eternity
  40.   Quiet the Mind
  41.   Mercy
  42.   Dead in This House
  43.   Bring Me Back a Dog
  44.   Church of England
  45.   Kiss and Swallow
  46.   11.11
  47.   TeddyLion
  48.   Mirtazapine
  49.   The Noise Cabinet
  50.   Running Point
  51.   TickTickTick
  52.   The Void
  53.   Everything Is Burning
  54.   Wildest Wind
  55.   Surrender
  56.   Look Outside
  57.   North Star
  58.   Happiness
  59.   Avalanches
  60.   Trials
  61.   Land of Broken Promises
  62.   Come Home
  63.   The Adrenalin Room
  64.   Sorrow
  65.   Ghosts of Utopia
  66.   Dance With Me
  67.   Cold Red Light
  68.   Running/Church Of England [IAMX Acoustic]/The Great Shipwreck Of Life [Omega Man 1950 Remix]/My Secret Friend featuring Anne Marie Kirby
  69.   Think of England
  70.   The Stupid, The Proud
  71.   Tear Garden
  72.   Running
  73.   Nature of Inviting
  74.   My Secret Friend
  75.   Kingdom of Welcome Addiction
  76.   An I for an I
  77.   I-Polaroids
  78.   S.H.E
  79.   The Alternative
  80.   President
  81.   Spit It Out
  82.   Missile
  83.   Your Joy Is My Low
  84.   Screams
  85.   Trust the Machine
  86.   Alive in New Light
  87.   Big Man
  88.   You Stick It in Me
  89.   Sailor
  90.   The Unified Field
  91.   Scars
  92.   Polar I.
  93.   Turning Crimson
  94.   Lulled by Numbers
  95.   You Can Be Happy
  96.   Walk With the Noise
  97.   Heatwave
  98.   Simple Girl
  99.   Body Politics
  100.   Triggers
  101.   Under Atomic Skies
  102.   The Background Noise
  103.   Little Deaths
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