Top Classical Music Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
620
Steve Reich Music for 18 Musicians Minimalism 1978
2
1127
Terry Riley A Rainbow in Curved Air Minimalism Electronic 1969
3
1427
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Mustt Mustt Qawwali 1990
4
1476
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops Minimalism Ambient, Tape Music 2002
5
1488
Eno Discreet Music Modern Classical Ambient 1975
6
1616
Moondog Moondog Modern Classical Third Stream 1969
7
1629
Terry Riley In C Indeterminacy, Minimalism 1968
8
1802
Philip Glass Einstein on the Beach Minimalism, Opera 1979
9
1968
Karlheinz Stockhausen Kontakte Serialism Electroacoustic 1960
10
1997
Philip Glass Koyaanisqatsi Minimalism Film Score 1983
11
2168
Shivkumar Sharma, Brijbushan Kabra & Hariprasad Chaurasia Call of the Valley Hindustani Classical Music 1968
12
2343
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Devotional Songs/Devotional & Love Songs Qawwali 1992
13
2368
Gavin Bryars The Sinking of the Titanic Minimalism 1975
14
2709
Walter Carlos Switched-On Bach Baroque Music Electronic 1968
15
2742
Arvo Pärt Tabula Rasa Minimalism 1984
16
2875
John Cage Indeterminacy Indeterminacy Spoken Word 1959
17
2941
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
Colin Stetson New History Warfare, Vol. 2: Judges Post-Minimalism Experimental 2011
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
Ravi Shankar The Sounds of India Hindustani Classical Music 1958
Max Richter The Blue Notebooks Modern Classical 2004
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
Frank Zappa/Ensemble Modern The Yellow Shark Modern Classical 1993
Colin Stetson New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light Post-Minimalism Experimental 2013
Philip Glass Glassworks Minimalism 1982
Nils Frahm Spaces Modern Classical Ambient 2013
Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet Ladilikan Chamber Music Mande Music 2017
Max Richter Sleep Post-Minimalism 2015