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. Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972

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Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972
February 15, 2011
Critic Score
85
15 reviews

5. Fennesz - Venice

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

6. Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet

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Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet
October 16, 2006
Critic Score
85
5 reviews

7. Nils Frahm - Felt

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Nils Frahm - Felt
October 11, 2011
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

8. The Haxan Cloak - Excavation

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

9. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Englabörn

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Jóhann Jóhannsson - Englabörn
January 1, 2002
Critic Score
85
5 reviews

10. Nils Frahm - Spaces

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Nils Frahm - Spaces
November 18, 2013
Critic Score
84
13 reviews

11. Ian William Craig - Centres

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

12. Oneohtrix Point Never - Rifts

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Oneohtrix Point Never - Rifts
November 16, 2009
Critic Score
84
7 reviews

13. Tim Hecker - Virgins

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Tim Hecker - Virgins
October 14, 2013
Critic Score
84
24 reviews

14. Jon Hopkins - Immunity

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

15. Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things, Vol 1

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Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things, Vol 1
August 12, 2016
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

16. 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
82
7 reviews

17. 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
82
8 reviews

18. Peter Broderick - Music for Confluence

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

19. Grouper - Ruins

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

20. Ben Frost - By The Throat

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Ben Frost - By The Throat
November 10, 2009
Critic Score
82
10 reviews

21. William Basinski - A Shadow in Time

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William Basinski - A Shadow in Time
January 20, 2017
Critic Score
82
12 reviews

22. Bing & Ruth - No Home of the Mind

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Bing & Ruth - No Home of the Mind
February 17, 2017
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

23. Ryuichi Sakamoto - async

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - async
April 28, 2017
Critic Score
81
8 reviews

24. Fennesz - Bécs

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

25. Julianna Barwick - Nepenthe

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

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