Top Ten Ambient Music Albums

PositronWildhawk

The Top Ten

1 Substrata - Biosphere Substrata - Biosphere

This album is breathtaking. Total nirvana is achieved through tracks like Antennaria and Kobresia. - PositronWildhawk

2 Endless Falls - Loscil Endless Falls - Loscil

Start with the first track which shares the name, and bliss. - PositronWildhawk

3 Eingya - Helios Eingya - Helios

It sounds like the Wii menu. - SammySpore

4 Triple Point - Loscil Triple Point - Loscil

How you could not be soothed by any of this, I don't know. - PositronWildhawk

5 Submers - Loscil Submers - Loscil
6 Microgravity - Biosphere Microgravity - Biosphere

Especially the track "Microgravity", which is beautiful. - PositronWildhawk

7 Plume - Loscil Plume - Loscil
8 Gas 0095 - Gas Gas 0095 - Gas
9 As the Snow Fell - Iambic2
10 By the Throat - Ben Frost By the Throat - Ben Frost

The Newcomers

? Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven - Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
BAdd New Item

The Contenders

11 The Plateaux of Mirror - Harold Budd & Brian Eno The Plateaux of Mirror - Harold Budd & Brian Eno

Did NOT invent ambient music; he merely gave it a name! Artists were creating minimalist and ambient music nearly a decade earlier. Listen to Zeit by Tangerine dream (1972) for Dark spacey ambient long before Eno's masterworks.

Brian Eno invented ambient music. At least 5 of his albums should be in the top 20. This album in particular is amazing. - SammySpore

Without Brian Eno none of these other albums would have ever been made. Godfather of ambient and rarely surpassed.

12 The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid - Stars of the Lid The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid - Stars of the Lid

Amazing ambient group from my hometown released this beautiful 2001 recording, with some elements of post-rock and some field recordings thrown in. A modern classic of its genre. - Mard

13 Under These Stars, We'll Sleep Again - Iambic2
14 Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks - Brian Eno Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks - Brian Eno

While not an official part of Eno's "Ambient" quadrilogy, it's still a damn good ambient album, with leanings towards dark ambient and even country. Includes the ever popular An Ending (Ascent). - ArchAces

15 Ravedeath, 1972 - Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972 - Tim Hecker
16 Replica - Oneohtrix Point Never Replica - Oneohtrix Point Never
17 Dropsonde - Biosphere Dropsonde - Biosphere
18 Insomnia - Biosphere Insomnia - Biosphere
19 Reachy Prints - Plaid Reachy Prints - Plaid
20 Ashra - New Age of Earth Ashra - New Age of Earth

Not a new age album! Emerging from the Krautrock scene of the early 70s, this ambient album is space music at it's best. Part electronic, part acoustic, warm and sad at the same time and immensely enjoyable.

V 1 Comment
BAdd New Item
7129

Recommended Lists

P