Top Art Rock Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
4
The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico Experimental Rock 1967
2
8
Radiohead OK Computer Alternative Rock 1997
3
19
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon Progressive Rock 1973
4
38
Radiohead Kid A Electronic, Experimental Rock 2000
5
66
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica Experimental Rock 1969
6
70
David Bowie Hunky Dory Glam Rock, Pop Rock 1971
7
85
Radiohead In Rainbows Alternative Rock 2007
8
101
David Bowie Low Experimental Rock 1977
9
118
Roxy Music For Your Pleasure Glam Rock 1973
10
134
Queen A Night at the Opera Hard Rock 1975
11
139
King Crimson The Court of the Crimson King Progressive Rock 1969
12
152
Pink Floyd The Wall Progressive Rock, Rock Opera 1979
13
179
David Bowie ★ [Blackstar] 2016
14
182
The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat Experimental Rock, Noise Rock, Proto-Punk 1967
15
189
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here Progressive Rock 1975
16
223
Lou Reed Berlin 1973
17
240
Roxy Music Roxy Music Glam Rock 1972
18
247
Robert Wyatt Rock Bottom Canterbury Scene 1974
19
253
David Bowie "Heroes" Experimental Rock 1977
20
291
Eno Another Green World 1975
21
304
David Bowie Station to Station 1976
22
322
Brian Eno - David Byrne My Life in the Bush of Ghosts Experimental Rock 1981
23
327
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool Art Pop, Chamber Pop 2016
24
348
TV on the Radio Return to Cookie Mountain Indie Rock 2006
25
368
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree Singer/Songwriter 2016
26
421
Eno Here Come the Warm Jets Experimental Rock 1973
27
482
David Bowie Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) Pop Rock 1980
28
499
David Bowie Aladdin Sane Glam Rock, Pop Rock 1973
29
526
Radiohead Hail to the Thief Alternative Rock 2003
30
544
Talking Heads Stop Making Sense New Wave, Post-Punk 1984
31
555
Iggy Pop The Idiot Post-Punk 1977
32
611
Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (III) 1980
33
612
King Crimson Red Progressive Rock 1974
34
628
Brian Eno Before and After Science 1977
35
642
Blur 13 Indie Rock 1999
36
696
The National Sleep Well Beast Indie Rock 2017
37
708
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push the Sky Away Alternative Singer/Songwriter 2013
38
732
Pulp This Is Hardcore Britpop 1998
39
758
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus Alternative Rock 2004
40
777
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band Clear Spot Blues Rock 1972
41
797
Roxy Music Stranded Glam Rock 1973
42
803
King Krule The Ooz 2017
43
914
The Moody Blues Days of Future Passed Baroque Pop, Symphonic Prog 1967
44
926
Roxy Music Siren Glam Rock, Pop Rock 1975
45
952
Wild Beasts Two Dancers Indie Pop, Indie Rock 2009
46
978
The United States of America The United States of America Experimental Rock, Psychedelic Rock 1968
47
1015
David Bowie The Next Day 2013
48
1040
Roxy Music Country Life Glam Rock 1974
49
1097
TV on the Radio Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes Experimental Rock, Indie Rock 2004
50
1112
Liars Drum's Not Dead Experimental Rock 2006
51
1116
David Bowie Diamond Dogs Glam Rock, Pop Rock 1974
52
1228
John Cale Music for a New Society 1982
53
1246
Eno Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) Art Pop 1974
54
1301
dEUS The Ideal Crash Alternative Rock 1999
55
1316
Supertramp Crime of the Century Progressive Rock 1974
56
1404
Blur The Magic Whip Alternative Rock 2015
57
1442
Lou Reed and John Cale Songs for Drella 1990
58
1503
John Cale Fear 1974
59
1537
The Velvet Underground VU 1985
60
1538
King Crimson Discipline Progressive Rock 1981
61
1596
Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (IV)/Security 1982
62
1623
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) Experimental Rock 1978
63
1630
Frank Zappa/The Mothers Over-Nite Sensation Experimental Rock 1973
64
1632
Pink Floyd Animals Progressive Rock 1977
65
1745
dEUS Worst Case Scenario Indie Rock 1994
66
1788
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band Doc at the Radar Station Experimental Rock 1980
67
1815
Lou Reed Magic and Loss 1992
68
1826
PJ Harvey The Hope Six Demolition Project Alternative Rock 2016
69
1857
Lou Reed Coney Island Baby Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1975
70
2039
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Lick My Decals Off, Baby Experimental Rock 1970
71
2046
Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (I) 1977
72
2047
These New Puritans Field of Reeds Post-Rock 2013
73
2237
Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') Experimental Rock, Jazz-Rock 1974
74
2425
David Bowie Lodger 1979
75
2480
Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins Neo-Psychedelia 2017
76
2618
Electric Light Orchestra Eldorado Symphonic Prog 1974
77
2654
Scott Walker Climate of Hunter Art Pop 1984
78
2679
Robert Fripp Exposure Experimental Rock 1979
79
2911
Anna Calvi Anna Calvi Alternative Singer/Songwriter 2011
80
2920
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute Experimental Rock, Progressive Rock 2005
81
2943
Procol Harum Shine On Brightly Progressive Rock 1968

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Elbow Asleep in the Back Indie Rock 2001
TV on the Radio Nine Types of Light Indie Rock 2011
Kevin Ayers Whatevershebringswesing Canterbury Scene 1972
John Cale Slow Dazzle Singer/Songwriter 1975
Brian Eno & John Cale Wrong Way Up Art Pop 1990
Frank Zappa Sheik Yerbouti Experimental Rock 1979
dEUS In a Bar, Under the Sea Alternative Rock 1996
Patti Smith Group Radio Ethiopia Proto-Punk 1976
Blonde Redhead Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons Indie Rock 2000
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Ice Cream for Crow Blues Rock, Experimental Rock 1982
WU LYF Go Tell Fire to the Mountain Indie Rock 2011
David Bowie Heathen Alternative Rock 2002
Durutti Column The Return of The Durutti Column Post-Punk 1980
FFS FFS Glam Rock 2015
The Alan Parsons Project I, Robot Progressive Rock 1977
Simple Minds Sons and Fascination New Wave, Synthpop 1981
Holger Czukay Movies Krautrock 1979
Peter Gabriel Us Pop Rock 1992
John Cale Vintage Violence Baroque Pop 1970
Elbow The Take Off and Landing of Everything Indie Rock 2014
His Name Is Alive Mouth by Mouth Dream Pop 1993
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything Post-Rock 2014
King Crimson In the Wake of Poseidon Progressive Rock 1970
Liars Liars Experimental Rock 2007
Frank Zappa Zoot Allures Jazz-Rock 1976
Elbow Leaders of the Free World Indie Rock 2005
Steven Wilson Hand. Cannot. Erase. Progressive Rock 2015
Nadine Shah Holiday Destination 2017
Menomena I Am the Fun Blame Monster Indie Rock 2003
Café Tacvba Revés/Yo soy Experimental Rock 1999
Anna Calvi One Breath Alternative Singer/Songwriter 2013
The Drones Feelin Kinda Free 2016
John Cale Hobosapiens 2003
Suuns Hold/Still 2016
Gaz Coombes Matador Indie Rock 2015
EMA Exile in the Outer Ring 2017
Patti Smith Peace and Noise 1997
Dirty Projectors Rise Above Progressive Pop 2007
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead So Divided Indie Rock 2006
Oxbow Thin Black Duke Experimental Rock 2017
Die Goldenen Zitronen Lenin Post-Punk 2006