Top Classical Music Albums

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RankAll Time
ArtistAlbumYearSubgenre(s)Other Genre(s)
1 734 Steve Reich Music for 18 Musicians 1978 Minimalism
2 1310 William Basinski The Disintegration Loops 2002 Minimalism Ambient
Tape Music
3 1511 Terry Riley A Rainbow in Curved Air 1969 Minimalism Electronic
4 1549 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Mustt Mustt 1990 Qawwali
5 1550 Eno Discreet Music 1975 Modern Classical Ambient
6 1910 Philip Glass Einstein on the Beach 1979 Minimalism
7 2211 Moondog Moondog 1969 Modern Classical Third Stream
8 2349 Shivkumar Sharma, Brijbushan Kabra & Hariprasad Chaurasia Call of the Valley 1968 Hindustani Classical Music
9 2536 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Devotional Songs/Devotional & Love Songs 1992 Qawwali
10 2577 Philip Glass Koyaanisqatsi 1983 Minimalism Film Score
11 2584 Gavin Bryars The Sinking of the Titanic 1975 Minimalism

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Walter Carlos Switched-On Bach 1968 Baroque Music Electronic
John Cale The Academy in Peril 1972 Modern Classical Experimental
John Cage Indeterminacy 1959 Indeterminacy Spoken Word
Arvo Pärt Tabula Rasa 1984 Minimalism
Steve Reich Drumming / Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ / Six Pianos 1974 Minimalism
Colin Stetson New History Warfare, Vol. 2: Judges 2011 Post-Minimalism Experimental
Terry Riley In C 1968 Indeterminacy
John Williams Star Wars 1977 Orchestral Film Score
Max Richter The Blue Notebooks 2004 Modern Classical
Ornette Coleman Skies of America 1972 Modern Classical Avant-Garde Jazz
Third Stream
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan En Concert à Paris 1997 Qawwali
Karlheinz Stockhausen Kontakte 1960 Serialism Electroacoustic
Ravi Shankar The Sounds of India 1958 Hindustani Classical Music
Ravi Shankar Music of India: Three Classical R?gas/Three Ragas 1956 Hindustani Classical Music
Steve Reich/Kronos Quartet/Pat Metheny Different Trains/Electric Counterpoint 1989 Minimalism
Colin Stetson New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light 2013 Post-Minimalism Experimental
Ali Akbar Khan Legacy 1996 Hindustani Classical Music
Frank Zappa/Ensemble Modern The Yellow Shark 1993 Modern Classical
Nils Frahm Spaces 2013 Modern Classical Ambient
Philip Glass Glassworks 1982 Minimalism