Top Ambient Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
613
The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld Ambient Dub Ambient House 1991
2
887
Brian Eno Ambient 1: Music for Airports 1978
3
1021
The KLF Chill Out 1990
4
1346
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II Electronic 1994
5
1431
The Orb U.F.Orb Ambient Dub Ambient House, Dub Techno 1992
6
1476
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops Minimalism, Tape Music 2002
7
1488
Eno Discreet Music Modern Classical 1975
8
1853
Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972 Drone 2011
9
2051
Popol Vuh In den Gärten Pharaos Krautrock 1971
10
2087
Tim Hecker Virgins Drone 2013
11
2143
The Sabres of Paradise Haunted Dancehall IDM 1994
12
2152
Gas Pop 2000
13
2378
Angelo Badalamenti Soundtrack from Twin Peaks Dark Jazz Ambient Pop, Television Music 1990
14
2477
Grouper Ruins Singer/Songwriter 2014
15
2486
Global Communication 76:14 Ambient Techno 1994
16
2700
Emeralds Does It Look Like I'm Here? Progressive Electronic 2010
17
2707
Peter Gabriel Passion (Music for The Last Temptation of Christ) Film Score, New Age, Regional Music 1989
18
2724
Stars Of The Lid And Their Refinement Of The Decline Drone 2007
19
2866
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
Fripp & Eno (No Pussyfooting) Drone 1973
The Haxan Cloak Excavation Ambient Dub, Dark Ambient Dubstep 2013
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
Gas Narkopop Ambient Techno 2017
Tangerine Dream Zeit Space Ambient Progressive Electronic 1972
Julianna Barwick The Magic Place Ambient Pop, Dream Pop 2011
Vangelis Blade Runner Space Ambient Film Score, Progressive Electronic 1994
Ryuichi Sakamoto async 2017
Fennesz Venice Glitch 2004
Steve Roach Structures from Silence Space Ambient 1984
Huerco S. For Those of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have) 2016
The Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World Turntable Music 2011
Ian William Craig Centres 2016
Labradford A Stable Reference Post-Rock 1995
Brian Eno Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks Space Ambient Soundtracks 1983
Shackleton Music for the Quiet Hour/The Drawbar Organ EPs Tribal Ambient Progressive Electronic 2012
Tim Hecker Harmony in Ultraviolet 2006
Constance Demby Novus Magnificat: Through the Stargate Space Ambient Neoclassical New Age 1986
Roly Porter Third Law Dark Ambient 2016
Fennesz Becs Electroacoustic, Glitch 2014
Forest Swords Compassion Ambient Dub Neo-Psychedelia 2017
Julianna Barwick Will Ambient Pop 2016
Harold Budd and Brian Eno Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror 1980
Labradford Prazision LP Post-Rock 1993
Eluvium Copia 2007
Brian Eno The Ship 2016
Harold Budd and Brian Eno The Pearl 1984
Fennesz Black Sea Electronic 2008
Nils Frahm Spaces Modern Classical 2013
Various Artists Mono No Aware 2017