Top Classical Music Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
664
Steve Reich Music for 18 Musicians Minimalism 1978
2
1127
Terry Riley A Rainbow in Curved Air Minimalism Electronic 1969
3
1433
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops Minimalism Ambient, Tape Music 2002
4
1453
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Mustt Mustt Qawwali 1990
5
1478
Eno Discreet Music Modern Classical Ambient 1975
6
1621
Moondog Moondog Modern Classical Third Stream 1969
7
1643
Terry Riley In C Indeterminacy, Minimalism 1968
8
1814
Philip Glass Einstein on the Beach Minimalism, Opera 1979
9
1968
Philip Glass Koyaanisqatsi Minimalism Film Score 1983
10
1997
Karlheinz Stockhausen Kontakte Serialism Electroacoustic 1960
11
2171
Shivkumar Sharma, Brijbushan Kabra & Hariprasad Chaurasia Call of the Valley Hindustani Classical Music 1968
12
2349
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Devotional Songs/Devotional & Love Songs Qawwali 1992
13
2398
Gavin Bryars The Sinking of the Titanic Minimalism 1975
14
2704
Walter Carlos Switched-On Bach Baroque Music Electronic 1968
15
2749
Arvo Pärt Tabula Rasa Minimalism 1984
16
2892
John Cage Indeterminacy Indeterminacy Spoken Word 1959
17
2914
Colin Stetson New History Warfare, Vol. 2: Judges Post-Minimalism Experimental 2011
18
2945
John Cale The Academy in Peril Modern Classical Experimental 1972

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Steve Reich Drumming / Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ / Six Pianos Minimalism 1974
John Williams / The London Symphony Orchestra Star Wars Orchestral Film Score 1977
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan En Concert à Paris Qawwali 1997
Ornette Coleman Skies of America Modern Classical Avant-Garde Jazz, Third Stream 1972
Max Richter The Blue Notebooks Modern Classical 2004
Ravi Shankar The Sounds of India Hindustani Classical Music 1958
Ravi Shankar Music of India: Three Classical R?gas/Three Ragas Hindustani Classical Music 1956
Ali Akbar Khan Legacy Hindustani Classical Music 1996
Steve Reich/Kronos Quartet/Pat Metheny Different Trains/Electric Counterpoint Minimalism 1989
Colin Stetson New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light Post-Minimalism Experimental 2013
Frank Zappa/Ensemble Modern The Yellow Shark Modern Classical 1993
Philip Glass Glassworks Minimalism 1982
Max Richter Sleep Post-Minimalism 2015
Nils Frahm Spaces Modern Classical Ambient 2013