Top Ten Ambient Music Albums
The Top Ten
This is great stuff. There is just something magical about it that I can't explain. One of if not, the most beautiful album in ambient music. - Slipperyjack40
This album is breathtaking. Total nirvana is achieved through tracks like Antennaria and Kobresia. - PositronWildhawk
Start with the first track which shares the name, and bliss. - PositronWildhawk
It sounds like the Wii menu. - SammySpore
This album is beautiful! There is a lot of New Age influence here, that makes it all the better. From the warm first half of the album, to the cold and melancholic second half that is Nightdust, is all amazing. Go check it out, and also check out Ashra. - Slipperyjack40
More like progressive electronic than ambient. - SammySpore
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.
How you could not be soothed by any of this, I don't know. - PositronWildhawk
This is the best by far. Every song was constructed very well. Selected Ambient Works 85-92 isn't ambient and has no business being on this list. This is real ambient music. - Slipperyjack40
Especially the track "Microgravity", which is beautiful. - PositronWildhawk
23? Really? One of the most important ambient albums ever and you put it on 23? Should be at least number 2 or 3.
This is one of the best ambient albums I ever heard. If you haven't heard it, you really should. My favorite ambient album is Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume 2. Music for Airports isn't far behind it. I love it's welcoming feel. - Slipperyjack40
I am greatly disturbed that this album wasn't already on this list. It's one of the most significant and influential albums of the genre. It came out in 1978, and it's still just as mind blowing. - Mard
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
This really is a great album. Its arguably better than Music for Airports. It was put together and mixed very well. It might be Eno's most solid album. Music for Airports beats it by just a little bit though because I like its welcoming atmosphere better. This is also amazing. - Slipperyjack40
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.
It's all in the name!
This album is great, though it isn't exactly ambient. - Slipperyjack40
The name says it all. It creates this beautiful atmosphere that just makes you wonder how heaven will feel nicer. Amazing ambient work that will never age. - Slipperyjack40