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
67
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica Experimental Rock 1969
6
68
David Bowie Hunky Dory Glam Rock, Pop Rock 1971
7
83
Radiohead In Rainbows Alternative Rock 2007
8
100
David Bowie Low Experimental Rock 1977
9
118
Roxy Music For Your Pleasure Glam Rock 1973
10
138
Queen A Night at the Opera Hard Rock 1975
11
143
King Crimson The Court of the Crimson King Progressive Rock 1969
12
154
Pink Floyd The Wall Progressive Rock, Rock Opera 1979
13
182
David Bowie Blackstar 2016
14
184
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
224
Lou Reed Berlin 1973
17
244
Robert Wyatt Rock Bottom Canterbury Scene 1974
18
250
Roxy Music Roxy Music Glam Rock 1972
19
253
David Bowie "Heroes" Experimental Rock 1977
20
290
Eno Another Green World 1975
21
306
David Bowie Station to Station 1976
22
323
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool Art Pop, Chamber Pop 2016
23
327
Brian Eno - David Byrne My Life in the Bush of Ghosts Experimental Rock 1981
24
336
TV on the Radio Return to Cookie Mountain Indie Rock 2006
25
362
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree Singer/Songwriter 2016
26
424
Eno Here Come the Warm Jets Experimental Rock 1973
27
489
David Bowie Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) Pop Rock 1980
28
502
David Bowie Aladdin Sane Glam Rock, Pop Rock 1973
29
504
Radiohead Hail to the Thief Alternative Rock 2003
30
548
Talking Heads Stop Making Sense New Wave, Post-Punk 1984
31
550
Iggy Pop The Idiot Post-Punk 1977
32
617
Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (III) 1980
33
622
King Crimson Red Progressive Rock 1974
34
626
Brian Eno Before and After Science 1977
35
655
Blur 13 Indie Rock 1999
36
682
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push the Sky Away Alternative Singer/Songwriter 2013
37
725
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus Alternative Rock 2004
38
750
Pulp This Is Hardcore Britpop 1998
39
783
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band Clear Spot Blues Rock 1972
40
806
Roxy Music Stranded Glam Rock 1973
41
918
The Moody Blues Days of Future Passed Baroque Pop, Symphonic Prog 1967
42
919
Wild Beasts Two Dancers Indie Pop, Indie Rock 2009
43
922
Roxy Music Siren Glam Rock, Pop Rock 1975
44
968
David Bowie The Next Day 2013
45
989
The United States of America The United States of America Experimental Rock, Psychedelic Rock 1968
46
1027
Roxy Music Country Life Glam Rock 1974
47
1057
TV on the Radio Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes Experimental Rock, Indie Rock 2004
48
1064
Liars Drum's Not Dead Experimental Rock 2006
49
1130
David Bowie Diamond Dogs Glam Rock, Pop Rock 1974
50
1208
John Cale Music for a New Society 1982
51
1242
Eno Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) Art Pop 1974
52
1295
dEUS The Ideal Crash Alternative Rock 1999
53
1309
Blur The Magic Whip Alternative Rock 2015
54
1317
Supertramp Crime of the Century Progressive Rock 1974
55
1454
Lou Reed and John Cale Songs for Drella 1990
56
1494
John Cale Fear 1974
57
1525
The Velvet Underground VU 1985
58
1544
King Crimson Discipline Progressive Rock 1981
59
1594
Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (IV)/Security 1982
60
1605
Frank Zappa/The Mothers Over-Nite Sensation Experimental Rock 1973
61
1612
Pink Floyd Animals Progressive Rock 1977
62
1617
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) Experimental Rock 1978
63
1674
PJ Harvey The Hope Six Demolition Project Alternative Rock 2016
64
1751
dEUS Worst Case Scenario Indie Rock 1994
65
1790
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band Doc at the Radar Station Experimental Rock 1980
66
1828
Lou Reed Coney Island Baby Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1975
67
1833
Lou Reed Magic and Loss 1992
68
1964
These New Puritans Field of Reeds Post-Rock 2013
69
2053
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Lick My Decals Off, Baby Experimental Rock 1970
70
2060
Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (I) 1977
71
2253
Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') Experimental Rock, Jazz-Rock 1974
72
2322
David Bowie Lodger 1979
73
2627
Electric Light Orchestra Eldorado Symphonic Prog 1974
74
2644
Scott Walker Climate of Hunter Art Pop 1984
75
2674
Robert Fripp Exposure Experimental Rock 1979
76
2789
Anna Calvi Anna Calvi Alternative Singer/Songwriter 2011
77
2815
Procol Harum Shine On Brightly Progressive Rock 1968
78
2816
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute Experimental Rock, Progressive Rock 2005
79
2880
TV on the Radio Nine Types of Light Indie Rock 2011
80
2930
Elbow Asleep in the Back Indie Rock 2001

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
John Cale Slow Dazzle Singer/Songwriter 1975
Brian Eno & John Cale Wrong Way Up Art Pop 1990
Kevin Ayers Whatevershebringswesing Canterbury Scene 1972
Blonde Redhead Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons Indie Rock 2000
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
WU LYF Go Tell Fire to the Mountain Indie Rock 2011
David Bowie Heathen Alternative Rock 2002
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Ice Cream for Crow Blues Rock, Experimental Rock 1982
FFS FFS Glam Rock 2015
Durutti Column The Return of The Durutti Column Post-Punk 1980
The Alan Parsons Project I, Robot Progressive Rock 1977
Holger Czukay Movies Krautrock 1979
Simple Minds Sons and Fascination New Wave, Synthpop 1981
Peter Gabriel Us Pop Rock 1992
John Cale Vintage Violence Baroque Pop 1970
Elbow The Take Off and Landing of Everything Indie Rock 2014
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything Post-Rock 2014
His Name Is Alive Mouth by Mouth Dream Pop 1993
Liars Liars Experimental Rock 2007
King Crimson In the Wake of Poseidon Progressive Rock 1970
Frank Zappa Zoot Allures Jazz-Rock 1976
Elbow Leaders of the Free World Indie Rock 2005
Steven Wilson Hand. Cannot. Erase. Progressive Rock 2015
Café Tacvba Revés/Yo soy Experimental Rock 1999
Menomena I Am the Fun Blame Monster Indie Rock 2003
The Drones Feelin Kinda Free 2016
Anna Calvi One Breath Alternative Singer/Songwriter 2013
Suuns Hold/Still 2016
John Cale Hobosapiens 2003
Gaz Coombes Matador Indie Rock 2015
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
Die Goldenen Zitronen Lenin Post-Punk 2006