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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
86
10 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
14 reviews

7. Jon Hopkins - Immunity

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Jon Hopkins - Immunity
June 3, 2013
Critic Score
83
21 reviews

8. Tim Hecker - Virgins

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

9. Grouper - Ruins

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Grouper - Ruins
October 31, 2014
Critic Score
83
16 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. Peter Broderick - Music for Confluence

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

12. Nils Frahm - Felt

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

13. Fennesz - Bécs

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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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

18. Loscil - Sea Island

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

19. Oren Ambarchi - Quixotism

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

20. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - A Year With 13 Moons

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Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - A Year With 13 Moons
February 9, 2015
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

21. Mountains - Centralia

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Mountains - Centralia
January 22, 2013
Critic Score
80
12 reviews

22. The Caretaker - Patience (After Sebald)

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The Caretaker - Patience (After Sebald)
February 14, 2012
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

23. Max Richter - Infra

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Max Richter - Infra
July 20, 2010
Critic Score
79
13 reviews

24. The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World

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The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
June 21, 2011
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

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

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A Winged Victory for the Sullen - A Winged Victory for the Sullen
September 13, 2011
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

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