Top Experimental Rock Albums




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RankAll Time
Rank
ArtistAlbumYearSubgenre(s)Other Genre(s)
1 4 The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 1967 Art Rock
2 37 Radiohead Kid A 2000 Art Rock
Electronic
3 62 Sonic Youth Daydream Nation 1988 Alternative Rock
Noise Rock
4 64 Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica 1969 Art Rock
5 96 Tom Waits Rain Dogs 1985 Singer/Songwriter
6 100 David Bowie Low 1977 Art Rock
7 121 Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones 1983 Singer/Songwriter
8 214 The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat 1968 Art Rock
Noise Rock
Proto-Punk
9 224 Can Tago Mago 1971 Krautrock Psychedelic Rock
10 225 Public Image Ltd. Metal Box/Second Edition 1979 Post-Punk
11 231 Portishead Third 2008 Electronic
12 237 The Mothers of Invention Freak Out! 1966 Satire
13 244 David Bowie "Heroes" 1977 Art Rock
14 254 The Mothers of Invention We're Only in It for the Money 1968 Satire
15 273 Kraftwerk Autobahn 1974 Krautrock Progressive Electronic
16 303 Brian Eno - David Byrne My Life in the Bush of Ghosts 1981 Art Rock
17 394 Eno Here Come the Warm Jets 1973 Art Rock
18 395 Radiohead Amnesiac 2001 Electronic
19 396 Tortoise Millions Now Living Will Never Die 1996 Post-Rock
20 505 Swans The Seer 2012 Post-Rock
21 532 Swans To Be Kind 2014 Post-Rock
22 542 Tom Waits Bone Machine 1992 Singer/Songwriter
23 554 Neu! Neu! 1972 Krautrock
24 623 Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup 1996 Art Pop
25 646 Can Ege Bamyasi 1972 Krautrock
26 654 Todd Rundgren A Wizard, a True Star 1973 Art Pop
Pop Rock
27 688 Can Future Days 1973 Krautrock
28 702 Sonic Youth EVOL 1986 Noise Rock
29 745 Tim Buckley Starsailor 1970 Avant-Folk
Folk Rock
Singer/Songwriter
30 874 Animal Collective Feels 2005 Neo-Psychedelia
31 908 Pere Ubu Dub Housing 1978 Art Punk
Post-Punk
32 911 The Pop Group Y 1979 Art Punk
Post-Punk
33 925 Tom Waits Bad As Me 2011 Singer/Songwriter
34 936 Liars Drum's Not Dead 2006 Art Rock
35 1014 The United States of America The United States of America 1968 Art Rock
Psychedelic Rock
36 1035 The Flaming Lips Embryonic 2009 Neo-Psychedelia
Noise Pop
37 1048 TV on the Radio Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes 2004 Art Rock
Indie Rock
38 1052 Neu! Neu! 75 1975 Krautrock
39 1131 Frank Zappa Uncle Meat 1969 Avant-Prog
40 1307 Faust So Far 1972 Krautrock
41 1366 The Mothers of Invention Absolutely Free 1967 Jazz-Rock
Psychedelic Rock
42 1367 Radiohead The King of Limbs 2011 Electronic
43 1404 Tom Waits Real Gone 2004
44 1427 Stereolab Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements 1993 Noise Pop
45 1444 Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) 1978 Art Rock
46 1625 Faust Faust 1971 Krautrock
47 1627 Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Doc at the Radar Station 1980 Art Rock
48 1663 Faust The Faust Tapes 1973 Krautrock
49 1670 Tortoise TNT 1998 Electronic
Post-Rock
50 1706 Can Monster Movie 1969 Krautrock Psychedelic Rock
51 1707 This Heat Deceit 1981 Post-Punk
52 1714 Frank Zappa/The Mothers Over-Nite Sensation 1973 Art Rock
53 1815 Scott Walker & Sunn O))) Soused 2014 Drone Metal
54 1861 Swans Children of God 1987 Post-Punk
55 1870 Amon Düül II Phallus Dei 1969 Krautrock Psychedelic Rock
56 1874 The Soft Machine Volume Two 1969 Canterbury Scene
Jazz-Rock
Psychedelic Rock
57 1908 Popol Vuh In den Gärten Pharaos 1971 Krautrock Ambient
58 1936 The Flaming Lips Zaireeka 1997 Neo-Psychedelia
59 1937 The Residents The Third Reich 'n' Roll 1976 Musical Parody
Satire
60 1944 Mercury Rev Yerself Is Steam 1991 Neo-Psychedelia
61 1947 Faust IV 1973 Krautrock
62 1958 Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Lick My Decals Off, Baby 1970 Art Rock
63 2002 Magma Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandöh 1973 Zeuhl
64 2047 Boredoms Vision Creation Newsun 1999 Psychedelic Rock
65 2073 Amon Düül II Yeti 1970 Krautrock Psychedelic Rock
66 2078 Cluster Zuckerzeit 1974 Krautrock Electronic
67 2082 Butthole Surfers Locust Abortion Technician 1987 Noise Rock
68 2103 Can Soon Over Babaluma 1974 Krautrock
69 2129 Various Artists No New York 1978 No Wave
70 2195 Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band The Spotlight Kid 1972 Blues Rock
71 2261 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') 1974 Art Rock
Jazz-Rock
72 2278 Ash Ra Tempel Schwingungen 1972 Krautrock Psychedelic Rock
73 2402 Swans My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky 2010
74 2418 Boredoms Super AE 1998 Noise Rock
Psychedelic Rock
75 2454 James Chance & The Contortions Buy 1979 No Wave
76 2501 Neu! Neu! 2 1973 Krautrock
77 2544 Robert Fripp Exposure 1979 Art Rock
78 2586 The Red Krayola The Parable of Arable Land 1967 Psychedelic Rock
79 2595 Glenn Branca The Ascension 1981 No Wave Noise Rock
80 2615 The Mars Volta Frances the Mute 2005 Art Rock
Progressive Rock
81 2702 Robert Wyatt Cuckooland 2003 Avant-Prog Canterbury Scene
82 2708 Tom Waits Blood Money 2002 Singer/Songwriter
83 2711 Deerhunter Cryptograms 2007 Indie Rock
Neo-Psychedelia
84 2722 Disco Inferno D. I. Go Pop 1994 Post-Rock
85 2809 Sonic Youth Washing Machine 1995 Alternative Rock
Noise Rock
86 2825 Half Japanese 1/2 Gentlemen / Not Beasts 1980 Noise Rock
Punk Rock
87 2895 Liars WIXIW 2012 Electronic
88 2900 Sonic Youth Bad Moon Rising 1985 No Wave Noise Rock
89 2928 Henry Cow Unrest 1974 Rock in Opposition
90 2985 Stereolab Mars Audiac Quintet 1994 Art Pop
Indie Pop


Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel Nail 1985 Industrial
This Heat This Heat 1979
Royal Trux Twin Infinitives 1990 Noise Rock
Frank Zappa Sheik Yerbouti 1979 Art Rock
Area Arbeit macht frei 1973 Avant-Prog
Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak 1984 Art Pop
Black Dice Beaches and Canyons 2002 Neo-Psychedelia
Holger Czukay Movies 1979 Krautrock Art Rock
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Ice Cream for Crow 1982 Art Rock
Blues Rock
A.R.Kane 69 1988 Dream Pop



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