Top Ambient Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
628
The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld Ambient Dub Ambient House 1991
2
878
Brian Eno Ambient 1: Music for Airports 1978
3
1013
The KLF Chill Out 1990
4
1337
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II Electronic 1994
5
1428
The Orb U.F.Orb Ambient Dub Ambient House, Dub Techno 1992
6
1433
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops Minimalism, Tape Music 2002
7
1478
Eno Discreet Music Modern Classical 1975
8
1788
Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972 Drone 2011
9
1960
Tim Hecker Virgins Drone 2013
10
2067
Popol Vuh In den Gärten Pharaos Krautrock 1971
11
2097
Gas Pop 2000
12
2160
The Sabres of Paradise Haunted Dancehall IDM 1994
13
2309
Grouper Ruins Singer/Songwriter 2014
14
2379
Angelo Badalamenti Soundtrack from Twin Peaks Dark Jazz Ambient Pop, Television Music 1990
15
2477
Global Communication 76:14 Ambient Techno 1994
16
2569
Emeralds Does It Look Like I'm Here? Progressive Electronic 2010
17
2633
Stars Of The Lid And Their Refinement Of The Decline Drone 2007
18
2699
Peter Gabriel Passion (Music for The Last Temptation of Christ) Film Score, New Age, Regional Music 1989
19
2857
Tangerine Dream Rubycon Berlin School 1975

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Klaus Schulze Irrlicht Space Ambient Progressive Electronic 1972
Brian Eno Ambient 4: On Land 1982
The Haxan Cloak Excavation Ambient Dub, Dark Ambient Dubstep 2013
Fripp & Eno (No Pussyfooting) Drone 1973
Tim Hecker Love Streams Glitch 2016
Oneohtrix Point Never Returnal Electronic 2010
Steve Roach Dreamtime Return Tribal Ambient 1988
One Dove Morning Dove White Ambient Dub Ambient House 1993
Julianna Barwick The Magic Place Ambient Pop, Dream Pop 2011
Tangerine Dream Zeit Space Ambient Progressive Electronic 1972
Vangelis Blade Runner Space Ambient Film Score, Progressive Electronic 1994
Fennesz Venice Glitch 2004
Steve Roach Structures from Silence Space Ambient 1984
The Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World Turntable Music 2011
Huerco S. For Those of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have) 2016
Shackleton Music for the Quiet Hour/The Drawbar Organ EPs Tribal Ambient Progressive Electronic 2012
Ian William Craig Centres 2016
Labradford A Stable Reference Post-Rock 1995
Tim Hecker Harmony in Ultraviolet 2006
Roly Porter Third Law Dark Ambient 2016
Constance Demby Novus Magnificat: Through the Stargate Space Ambient Neoclassical New Age 1986
Fennesz Becs Electroacoustic, Glitch 2014
Brian Eno Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks Space Ambient Soundtracks 1983
Julianna Barwick Will Ambient Pop 2016
Brian Eno The Ship 2016
Eluvium Copia 2007
Harold Budd and Brian Eno Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror 1980
Labradford Prazision LP Post-Rock 1993
Harold Budd and Brian Eno The Pearl 1984
Fennesz Black Sea Electronic 2008
Nils Frahm Spaces Modern Classical 2013