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
340
The Avalanches Since I Left You Plunderphonics 2000
3
731
Fennesz Endless Summer Glitch 2001
4
767
The Knife Shaking the Habitual Electronic 2013
5
799
Laurie Anderson Big Science Art Pop 1982
6
985
Danger Mouse The Grey Album Mashup Hip Hop 2004
7
1028
Scott Walker Tilt Singer/Songwriter 1995
8
1157
Scott Walker The Drift Singer/Songwriter 2006
9
1292
Throbbing Gristle 20 Jazz Funk Greats Industrial 1979
10
1298
Björk Medulla A cappella, Art Pop 2004
11
1385
Oneohtrix Point Never Replica Plunderphonics 2011
12
1433
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops Tape Music Ambient, Minimalism 2002
13
1446
Einstürzende Neubauten Kollaps Industrial 1981
14
1469
Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier Messe Pour Le Temps Present Musique concrète 1967
15
1516
Einstürzende Neubauten 1/2 Mensch Industrial 1985
16
1643
Terry Riley In C Indeterminacy Minimalism 1968
17
1679
DJ Shadow The Private Press Plunderphonics Experimental Hip Hop, Instrumental Hip Hop 2002
18
1775
2 Many DJs As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 2 Mashup House 2002
19
1783
Throbbing Gristle Second Annual Report Industrial 1977
20
1788
Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972 Drone Ambient 2011
21
1840
Coil Horse Rotorvator Industrial 1986
22
1873
Oval 94 Diskont Glitch 1995
23
1960
Tim Hecker Virgins Drone Ambient 2013
24
1997
Karlheinz Stockhausen Kontakte Electroacoustic Serialism 1960
25
2061
The Books Thought for Food Folktronica 2002
26
2081
Sunn O))) Monoliths And Dimensions Drone Drone Metal 2009
27
2088
The Avalanches Wildflower Plunderphonics 2016
28
2141
Ministry The Land of Rape and Honey Industrial Industrial Metal, Industrial Rock 1988
29
2142
The Residents Eskimo 1979
30
2365
Pink Floyd Ummagumma Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock 1969
31
2372
Girl Talk Feed the Animals Mashup 2008
32
2412
Oneohtrix Point Never R Plus Seven Vaporwave Progressive Electronic 2013
33
2445
Ben Frost A U R O R A Industrial Electronic 2014
34
2474
The Residents Meet The Residents 1974
35
2484
Cabaret Voltaire Mix-Up Industrial Minimal Wave 1979
36
2501
Girl Talk Night Ripper Mashup 2006
37
2571
Cabaret Voltaire Red Mecca Industrial Post-Punk 1981
38
2633
Stars Of The Lid And Their Refinement Of The Decline Drone Ambient 2007
39
2776
Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel Hole Industrial Industrial Rock 1984
40
2878
Fuck Buttons Street Horrrsing Drone, Noise 2008
41
2892
John Cage Indeterminacy Indeterminacy Spoken Word 1959
42
2914
Colin Stetson New History Warfare, Vol. 2: Judges Post-Minimalism 2011
43
2945
John Cale The Academy in Peril Modern Classical 1972

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Fripp & Eno (No Pussyfooting) Drone Ambient 1973
Scott Walker Bish Bosch Singer/Songwriter 2012
Tim Hecker Love Streams Glitch Ambient 2016
Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel Nail Industrial Experimental Rock 1985
Negativland Escape from Noise Plunderphonics 1987
Meat Beat Manifesto Storm the Studio Industrial 1989
Evan Parker Monoceros Free Improvisation 1978
Animal Collective Here Comes the Indian Experimental Rock, Neo-Psychedelia 2003
Throbbing Gristle DOA: Third and Final Report Industrial 1978
Fennesz Venice Glitch Ambient 2004
The Books The Lemon of Pink Folktronica 2003
The Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World Turntable Music Ambient 2011
The Residents Not Available Experimental Rock 1978
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
Vessel Punish, Honey Industrial Electronic 2014
Derek Bailey Aida Free Improvisation 1981
Prurient Frozen Niagara Falls Industrial, Noise 2015
Pharmakon Bestial Burden Death Industrial 2014
Fennesz Becs Electroacoustic, Glitch Ambient 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