Experimental
Overview
Best Albums
New Releases
Top Artists

The Best Experimental Albums of All Time

1. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
January 20, 2009
Critic Score
92
23 reviews

2. Fennesz - Endless Summer

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio
Fennesz - Endless Summer
July 3, 2001
Critic Score
89
5 reviews

3. Animal Collective - Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio
Animal Collective - Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished
August 25, 2000
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

4. David Byrne & Brian Eno - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio
David Byrne & Brian Eno - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
February 1, 1981
Critic Score
86
7 reviews

5. Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor

Amazon
Rdio
Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor
September 8, 2009
Critic Score
86
5 reviews

6. tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio
tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l
April 19, 2011
Critic Score
85
24 reviews

7. Jenny Hval - Innocence Is Kinky

iTunes
Amazon
Rdio
Jenny Hval - Innocence Is Kinky
May 14, 2013
Critic Score
85
10 reviews

8. Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio
Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals
October 23, 2007
Critic Score
85
11 reviews

9. Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio
Flying Lotus - You're Dead!
October 7, 2014
Critic Score
85
27 reviews

10. Shackleton - Music For the Quiet Hour / The Drawbar Organ EPs

Amazon
Rdio
Shackleton - Music For the Quiet Hour / The Drawbar Organ EPs
April 30, 2012
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

11. Deerhoof - The Runners Four

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio
Deerhoof - The Runners Four
October 11, 2005
Critic Score
84
8 reviews

12. Earth - The Bees Made Honey In The Lions Skull

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio
Earth - The Bees Made Honey In The Lions Skull
February 26, 2008
Critic Score
84
7 reviews

13. Actress - Splazsh

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio
Actress - Splazsh
June 8, 2010
Critic Score
84
9 reviews

14. Panda Bear - Person Pitch

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio
Panda Bear - Person Pitch
March 20, 2007
Critic Score
84
11 reviews

15. James Blake - Overgrown

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio
James Blake - Overgrown
April 8, 2013
Critic Score
84
30 reviews

16. Actress - R.I.P.

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio
Actress - R.I.P.
April 24, 2012
Critic Score
83
16 reviews

17. Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio
Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
February 14, 2012
Critic Score
83
15 reviews

18. Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I

iTunes
Amazon
Rdio
Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I
February 22, 2011
Critic Score
83
8 reviews

19. Scott Walker - The Drift

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio
Scott Walker - The Drift
May 23, 2006
Critic Score
83
10 reviews

20. Forest Swords - Engravings

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio
Forest Swords - Engravings
August 26, 2013
Critic Score
83
18 reviews

21. Xiu Xiu - Fabulous Muscles

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio
Xiu Xiu - Fabulous Muscles
February 17, 2004
Critic Score
83
6 reviews

22. Björk - Medulla

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio
Björk - Medulla
August 31, 2004
Critic Score
82
10 reviews

23. Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio
Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
82
11 reviews

24. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio
EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
May 10, 2011
Critic Score
82
21 reviews

25. Panda Bear - Young Prayer

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio
Panda Bear - Young Prayer
September 28, 2004
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

NEXT >>

MORE GENRES:

Panda Bear on His Next Album, Tentatively Titled “Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper”