The Best Ambient Albums of All Time

1. Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92

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Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
February 12, 1992
Critic Score
92
5 reviews

2. Fennesz - Endless Summer

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Fennesz - Endless Summer
July 3, 2001
Critic Score
89
5 reviews

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

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Stars of the Lid - And Their Refinement Of The Decline
April 7, 2007
Critic Score
88
8 reviews

4. Nils Frahm - Spaces

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Nils Frahm - Spaces
November 18, 2013
Critic Score
85
11 reviews

5. Fennesz - Venice

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Fennesz - Venice
March 23, 2004
Critic Score
85
6 reviews

6. The Haxan Cloak - Excavation

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The Haxan Cloak - Excavation
April 15, 2013
Critic Score
85
15 reviews

7. Ian William Craig - Centres

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Ian William Craig - Centres
July 8, 2016
Critic Score
84
6 reviews

8. Jon Hopkins - Immunity

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Jon Hopkins - Immunity
June 3, 2013
Critic Score
84
23 reviews

9. Tim Hecker - Virgins

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Tim Hecker - Virgins
October 14, 2013
Critic Score
83
22 reviews

10. East India Youth - Total Strife Forever

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East India Youth - Total Strife Forever
January 13, 2014
Critic Score
83
16 reviews

11. Huerco S. - For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)

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Huerco S. - For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)
June 10, 2016
Critic Score
83
6 reviews

12. Peter Broderick - Music for Confluence

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Peter Broderick - Music for Confluence
November 22, 2011
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

13. Nils Frahm - Felt

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Nils Frahm - Felt
October 11, 2011
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

14. Grouper - Ruins

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Grouper - Ruins
October 31, 2014
Critic Score
82
17 reviews

15. Fennesz - Bécs

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Fennesz - Bécs
April 28, 2014
Critic Score
81
7 reviews

16. Julianna Barwick - Nepenthe

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Julianna Barwick - Nepenthe
August 20, 2013
Critic Score
81
20 reviews

17. Bing & Ruth - Tomorrow Was the Golden Age

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Bing & Ruth - Tomorrow Was the Golden Age
October 14, 2014
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

18. A Winged Victory for the Sullen - Atomos

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A Winged Victory for the Sullen - Atomos
October 6, 2014
Critic Score
81
11 reviews

19. Raime - Quarter Turns Over a Living Line

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Raime - Quarter Turns Over a Living Line
November 26, 2012
Critic Score
81
7 reviews

20. Grouper - Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill

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Grouper - Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
June 10, 2008
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

21. Eluvium - Talk Amongst the Trees

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Eluvium - Talk Amongst the Trees
March 1, 2005
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

22. Grouper - The Man Who Died in His Boat

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Grouper - The Man Who Died in His Boat
February 5, 2013
Critic Score
81
12 reviews

23. Tim Hecker - Love Streams

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Tim Hecker - Love Streams
April 8, 2016
Critic Score
80
18 reviews

24. Oren Ambarchi - Quixotism

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Oren Ambarchi - Quixotism
October 27, 2014
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

25. Loscil - Sea Island

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Loscil - Sea Island
November 17, 2014
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

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