Top Modern Classical 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
1476
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops Minimalism Ambient, Tape Music 2002
4
1488
Eno Discreet Music Ambient 1975
5
1616
Moondog Moondog Third Stream 1969
6
1629
Terry Riley In C Indeterminacy, Minimalism 1968
7
1802
Philip Glass Einstein on the Beach Minimalism Opera 1979
8
1968
Karlheinz Stockhausen Kontakte Serialism Electroacoustic 1960
9
1997
Philip Glass Koyaanisqatsi Minimalism Film Score 1983
10
2368
Gavin Bryars The Sinking of the Titanic Minimalism 1975
11
2742
Arvo Pärt Tabula Rasa Minimalism 1984
12
2875
John Cage Indeterminacy Indeterminacy Spoken Word 1959
13
2941
John Cale The Academy in Peril 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
Ornette Coleman Skies of America Avant-Garde Jazz, Third Stream 1972
Max Richter The Blue Notebooks 2004
Steve Reich/Kronos Quartet/Pat Metheny Different Trains/Electric Counterpoint Minimalism 1989
Frank Zappa/Ensemble Modern The Yellow Shark 1993
Colin Stetson New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light Post-Minimalism Experimental 2013
Philip Glass Glassworks Minimalism 1982
Nils Frahm Spaces Ambient 2013
Max Richter Sleep Post-Minimalism 2015