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1. Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
February 12, 1992
CRITIC SCORE
94
Based on
4 reviews





2. Stars of the Lid - The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid

Stars of the Lid - The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid
October 29, 2001
CRITIC SCORE
92
Based on
4 reviews





3. Fennesz - Endless Summer

Fennesz - Endless Summer
July 3, 2001
CRITIC SCORE
91
Based on
5 reviews





4. Stars of the Lid - And Their Refinement Of The Decline

Stars of the Lid - And Their Refinement Of The Decline
April 7, 2007
CRITIC SCORE
89
Based on
7 reviews





5. Nils Frahm - Spaces

Nils Frahm - Spaces
November 18, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on
9 reviews





6. The Haxan Cloak - Excavation

The Haxan Cloak - Excavation
April 15, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
13 reviews





7. Grouper - Ruins

Grouper - Ruins
October 31, 2014
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
9 reviews





8. Fennesz - Venice

Fennesz - Venice
March 23, 2004
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
5 reviews





9. Jon Hopkins - Immunity

Jon Hopkins - Immunity
June 3, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
17 reviews





10. Tim Hecker - Virgins

Tim Hecker - Virgins
October 14, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
18 reviews





11. Nils Frahm - Felt

Nils Frahm - Felt
October 11, 2011
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
4 reviews





12. East India Youth - Total Strife Forever

East India Youth - Total Strife Forever
January 13, 2014
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
13 reviews





13. A Winged Victory for the Sullen - A Winged Victory for the Sullen

A Winged Victory for the Sullen - A Winged Victory for the Sullen
September 13, 2011
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
5 reviews





14. Grouper - The Man Who Died in His Boat

Grouper - The Man Who Died in His Boat
February 5, 2013
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
12 reviews





15. Fennesz - Bécs

Fennesz - Bécs
April 28, 2014
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on
7 reviews





16. Raime - Quarter Turns Over a Living Line

Raime - Quarter Turns Over a Living Line
November 26, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on
7 reviews





17. Grouper - Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill

Grouper - Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
June 10, 2008
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on
5 reviews





18. Max Richter - Infra

Max Richter - Infra
July 20, 2010
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on
12 reviews





19. Motion Sickness of Time Travel - Motion Sickness of Time Travel

Motion Sickness of Time Travel - Motion Sickness of Time Travel
May 14, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on
4 reviews





20. The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World

The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
June 21, 2011
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on
7 reviews





21. Arp - The Soft Wave

Arp - The Soft Wave
September 7, 2010
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on
4 reviews





22. Mark McGuire - Living with Yourself

Mark McGuire - Living with Yourself
October 4, 2010
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on
5 reviews





23. Grouper - A I A

Grouper - A I A
April 11, 2011
CRITIC SCORE
79
Based on
4 reviews





24. A Winged Victory for the Sullen - Atomos

A Winged Victory for the Sullen - Atomos
October 6, 2014
CRITIC SCORE
79
Based on
8 reviews





25. The Caretaker - Patience (After Sebald)

The Caretaker - Patience (After Sebald)
February 14, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
79
Based on
7 reviews





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