Top Ambient Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
653
The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld Ambient Dub Ambient House 1991
2
864
Brian Eno Ambient 1: Music for Airports 1978
3
1099
The KLF Chill Out 1990
4
1183
Grouper Ruins Singer/Songwriter 2014
5
1369
Eno Discreet Music Modern Classical 1975
6
1391
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II Electronic 1994
7
1499
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops Minimalism, Tape Music 2002
8
1588
The Orb U.F.Orb Ambient Dub Ambient House, Dub Techno 1992
9
1762
Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972 Drone 2011
10
1975
The Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World Turntable Music 2011
11
2246
Gas Pop 2000
12
2284
Peter Gabriel Passion (Music for The Last Temptation of Christ) Film Score, New Age, Regional Music 1989
13
2441
Popol Vuh In den Gärten Pharaos Krautrock 1971
14
2446
The Sabres of Paradise Haunted Dancehall IDM 1994
15
2452
Global Communication 76:14 Ambient Techno 1994
16
2494
Angelo Badalamenti Soundtrack from Twin Peaks Dark Jazz Ambient Pop, Television Music 1990
17
2788
Stars Of The Lid And Their Refinement Of The Decline Drone 2007
18
2796
Huerco S. For Those of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have) 2016
19
2915
Brian Eno Ambient 4: On Land 1982
20
2954
Steve Roach Dreamtime Return Tribal Ambient 1988

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Tangerine Dream Rubycon Berlin School 1975
Klaus Schulze Irrlicht Space Ambient Progressive Electronic 1972
Tim Hecker Virgins Drone 2013
Fripp & Eno (No Pussyfooting) Drone 1973
Emeralds Does It Look Like I'm Here? Progressive Electronic 2010
Julianna Barwick The Magic Place Ambient Pop, Dream Pop 2011
Oneohtrix Point Never Returnal Electronic 2010
One Dove Morning Dove White Ambient Dub Ambient House 1993
Vangelis Blade Runner Space Ambient Film Score, Progressive Electronic 1994
Grouper A I A: Alien Observer 2011
Tangerine Dream Zeit Space Ambient Progressive Electronic 1972
Steve Roach Structures from Silence Space Ambient 1984
Fennesz Venice Glitch 2004
Tim Hecker Konoyo Drone, Electroacoustic 2018
Constance Demby Novus Magnificat: Through the Stargate Space Ambient Neoclassical New Age 1986
Labradford A Stable Reference Post-Rock 1995
Tim Hecker Harmony in Ultraviolet 2006
The Haxan Cloak Excavation Ambient Dub, Dark Ambient Dubstep 2013
Raime Quarter Turns Over a Living Line Dark Ambient 2012
Shackleton Music for the Quiet Hour/The Drawbar Organ EPs Tribal Ambient Progressive Electronic 2012
Gas Narkopop Ambient Techno 2017
Brian Eno Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks Space Ambient Soundtracks 1983
Ryuichi Sakamoto async 2017
Harold Budd and Brian Eno Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror 1980
Tim Hecker Love Streams Glitch 2016
Eluvium Copia 2007
Labradford Prazision LP Post-Rock 1993
Harold Budd and Brian Eno The Pearl 1984
Fennesz Black Sea Electronic 2008
Various Artists Mono No Aware 2017
Nils Frahm Spaces Modern Classical 2013
Fennesz Agora Electroacoustic 2019
Holy Other Held Ambient Dub Witch House 2012
Demdike Stare Liberation Through Hearing/Tryptych Ambient Dub, Dark Ambient 2010
Forest Swords Compassion Ambient Dub Neo-Psychedelia 2017
Ian William Craig Centres 2016
Thom Yorke Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) Film Score 2018
Roly Porter Third Law Dark Ambient 2016
Julianna Barwick Will Ambient Pop 2016
Fennesz Becs Electroacoustic, Glitch 2014
Ian William Craig A Turn of Breath Drone 2014
Lawrence English Wilderness of Mirrors Drone 2014
Brian Eno The Ship 2016
Leon Vynehall Nothing is Still Ambient House 2018
Leyland Kirby Sadly, the Future Is No Longer What It Was Dark Ambient 2009
A Winged Victory for the Sullen A Winged Victory for the Sullen Modern Classical 2011
Ben Frost By The Throat Dark Ambient Electronic, Industrial 2009
Nils Frahm Felt Modern Classical 2011
Grouper Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill Psychedelic Folk 2008
Grouper The Man Who Died in His Boat Psychedelic Folk 2013
Autechre Oversteps IDM 2010
Julianna Barwick Nepenthe 2013
Mountains Choral 2009
Gas Rausch Ambient Techno 2018
Tim Hecker An Imaginary Country Drone 2009
A Winged Victory for the Sullen Atomos Modern Classical 2014
Murcof Cosmos Glitch 2007
Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras Meet The Congos Icon Give Thank Ambient Dub Neo-Psychedelia 2012
Kevin Drumm Imperial Distortion Drone 2008
Sigur Rós Valtari Ambient Pop, Post-Rock 2012
Dirty Beaches Drifters/Love is the Devil Experimental Rock, Post-Punk 2013
Cliff Martinez Drive [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Film Score, Synthwave 2011
Ulver Shadows of the Sun Electronic 2007