Top Experimental Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
76
DJ Shadow Endtroducing..... Plunderphonics Experimental Hip Hop, Instrumental Hip Hop 1996
2
346
The Avalanches Since I Left You Plunderphonics 2000
3
761
Fennesz Endless Summer Glitch 2001
4
789
Laurie Anderson Big Science Art Pop 1982
5
824
The Knife Shaking the Habitual Electronic 2013
6
1011
Danger Mouse The Grey Album Mashup Hip Hop 2004
7
1026
Scott Walker Tilt Singer/Songwriter 1995
8
1202
Scott Walker The Drift Singer/Songwriter 2006
9
1279
Throbbing Gristle 20 Jazz Funk Greats Industrial 1979
10
1342
Björk Medulla A cappella, Art Pop 2004
11
1450
Einstürzende Neubauten Kollaps Industrial 1981
12
1469
Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier Messe Pour Le Temps Present Musique concrète 1967
13
1476
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops Tape Music Ambient, Minimalism 2002
14
1532
Oneohtrix Point Never Replica Plunderphonics 2011
15
1533
Einstürzende Neubauten 1/2 Mensch Industrial 1985
16
1629
Terry Riley In C Indeterminacy Minimalism 1968
17
1724
DJ Shadow The Private Press Plunderphonics Experimental Hip Hop, Instrumental Hip Hop 2002
18
1760
Throbbing Gristle Second Annual Report Industrial 1977
19
1778
Coil Horse Rotorvator Industrial 1986
20
1830
2 Many DJs As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 2 Mashup House 2002
21
1853
Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972 Drone Ambient 2011
22
1860
Oval 94 Diskont Glitch 1995
23
1968
Karlheinz Stockhausen Kontakte Electroacoustic Serialism 1960
24
2087
Tim Hecker Virgins Drone Ambient 2013
25
2125
The Residents Eskimo 1979
26
2126
Ministry The Land of Rape and Honey Industrial Industrial Metal, Industrial Rock 1988
27
2133
The Books Thought for Food Folktronica 2002
28
2165
Sunn O))) Monoliths And Dimensions Drone Drone Metal 2009
29
2199
The Avalanches Wildflower Plunderphonics 2016
30
2356
Pink Floyd Ummagumma Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock 1969
31
2455
Cabaret Voltaire Red Mecca Industrial Post-Punk 1981
32
2467
The Residents Meet The Residents 1974
33
2476
Cabaret Voltaire Mix-Up Industrial Minimal Wave 1979
34
2487
Girl Talk Feed the Animals Mashup 2008
35
2491
Oneohtrix Point Never R Plus Seven Vaporwave Progressive Electronic 2013
36
2601
Girl Talk Night Ripper Mashup 2006
37
2612
Ben Frost A U R O R A Industrial Electronic 2014
38
2724
Stars Of The Lid And Their Refinement Of The Decline Drone Ambient 2007
39
2786
Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel Hole Industrial Industrial Rock 1984
40
2875
John Cage Indeterminacy Indeterminacy Spoken Word 1959
41
2941
John Cale The Academy in Peril Modern Classical 1972

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Fuck Buttons Street Horrrsing Drone, Noise 2008
Fripp & Eno (No Pussyfooting) Drone Ambient 1973
Colin Stetson New History Warfare, Vol. 2: Judges Post-Minimalism 2011
Tim Hecker Love Streams Glitch Ambient 2016
Scott Walker Bish Bosch Singer/Songwriter 2012
Negativland Escape from Noise Plunderphonics 1987
Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel Nail Industrial Experimental Rock 1985
Meat Beat Manifesto Storm the Studio Industrial 1989
Throbbing Gristle DOA: Third and Final Report Industrial 1978
Evan Parker Monoceros Free Improvisation 1978
Animal Collective Here Comes the Indian Experimental Rock, Neo-Psychedelia 2003
Fennesz Venice Glitch Ambient 2004
The Residents Not Available Experimental Rock 1978
The Books The Lemon of Pink Folktronica 2003
The Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World Turntable Music Ambient 2011
Múm Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today Is OK Glitch 2000
Yello Solid Pleasure Synthpop 1980
Laibach Opus Dei Industrial Martial Industrial 1987
Evan Parker Saxophone Solos Free Improvisation European Free Jazz 1976
Derek Bailey Aida Free Improvisation 1981
Vessel Punish, Honey Industrial Electronic 2014
Fennesz Becs Electroacoustic, Glitch Ambient 2014
Prurient Frozen Niagara Falls Industrial, Noise 2015
Pharmakon Bestial Burden Death Industrial 2014
Colin Stetson New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light Post-Minimalism 2013
Bernhard Günter Un Peu de Neige Salie Lowercase, Microsound 1993
Matana Roberts Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee 2015
Carla Bozulich Evangelista Singer/Songwriter 2006
The Books Lost and Safe Folktronica 2005
Matmos The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast Electronic 2006
Sunn O))) & Boris Altar Drone 2006
Wolf Eyes Human Animal Noise 2006