Top Classical Music Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
596
Steve Reich Music for 18 Musicians Minimalism 1978
2
1088
Terry Riley A Rainbow in Curved Air Minimalism Electronic 1969
3
1303
Terry Riley In C Indeterminacy, Minimalism 1968
4
1369
Eno Discreet Music Modern Classical Ambient 1975
5
1392
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Mustt Mustt Qawwali 1990
6
1479
Philip Glass Einstein on the Beach Minimalism, Opera 1979
7
1499
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops Minimalism Ambient, Tape Music 2002
8
1501
Moondog Moondog Modern Classical Third Stream 1969
9
1682
Ennio Morricone C'era una volta il West / Once Upon a Time in the West Spaghetti Western Film Score 1968
10
1774
Karlheinz Stockhausen Kontakte Serialism Electroacoustic 1960
11
1851
Philip Glass Koyaanisqatsi Minimalism Film Score 1983
12
1910
Ennio Morricone Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo / The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Spaghetti Western Film Score 1966
13
2077
Walter Carlos Switched-On Bach Baroque Music Electronic 1968
14
2140
Shivkumar Sharma, Brijbushan Kabra & Hariprasad Chaurasia Call of the Valley Hindustani Classical Music 1968
15
2222
John Williams / The London Symphony Orchestra Star Wars Orchestral Film Score 1977
16
2413
Gavin Bryars The Sinking of the Titanic Minimalism 1975
17
2427
Arvo Pärt Tabula Rasa Minimalism 1984
18
2544
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Devotional Songs/Devotional & Love Songs Qawwali 1992
19
2996
John Cale The Academy in Peril Modern Classical Experimental 1972

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
John Cage Indeterminacy Indeterminacy Spoken Word 1959
Colin Stetson New History Warfare, Vol. 2: Judges Post-Minimalism Experimental 2011
Steve Reich Drumming / Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ / Six Pianos Minimalism 1974
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan En Concert à Paris Qawwali 1997
Steve Reich/Kronos Quartet/Pat Metheny Different Trains/Electric Counterpoint Minimalism 1989
Max Richter The Blue Notebooks Modern Classical 2004
Ravi Shankar Music of India: Three Classical R?gas/Three Ragas Hindustani Classical Music 1956
Max Richter Sleep Post-Minimalism 2015
Nils Frahm All Melody Post-Minimalism Electronic 2018
Ornette Coleman Skies of America Modern Classical Avant-Garde Jazz, Third Stream 1972
Ali Akbar Khan Legacy Hindustani Classical Music 1996
Ravi Shankar The Sounds of India Hindustani Classical Music 1958
Frank Zappa/Ensemble Modern The Yellow Shark Modern Classical 1993
Nils Frahm Spaces Modern Classical Ambient 2013
Colin Stetson New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light Post-Minimalism Experimental 2013
Philip Glass Glassworks Minimalism 1982
Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet Ladilikan Chamber Music Mande Music 2017
Kelly Moran Ultraviolet Post-Minimalism 2018
A Winged Victory for the Sullen A Winged Victory for the Sullen Modern Classical Ambient 2011
Nico Muhly Mothertongue Modern Classical Experimental 2008
Nils Frahm Felt Modern Classical Ambient 2011
Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet Landfall Chamber Music, Modern Classical 2018
A Winged Victory for the Sullen Atomos Modern Classical Ambient 2014