Best Experimental Albums of All Time

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1. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

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Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
January 20, 2009
Critic Score
91
21 reviews

2. Fennesz - Endless Summer

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

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

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

4. The Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat

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The Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat
July 13, 2004
Critic Score
88
8 reviews

5. Deerhoof - The Runners Four

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Deerhoof - The Runners Four
October 11, 2005
Critic Score
87
4 reviews

6. Julia Holter - Loud City Song

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Julia Holter - Loud City Song
August 19, 2013
Critic Score
86
20 reviews

7. Black Dice - Beaches and Canyons

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Black Dice - Beaches and Canyons
January 1, 2002
Critic Score
86
4 reviews

8. Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor

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

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

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tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l
April 19, 2011
Critic Score
85
22 reviews

10. The Books - Thought For Food

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The Books - Thought For Food
June 3, 2002
Critic Score
85
4 reviews

11. Jenny Hval - Innocence Is Kinky

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

12. Animal Collective - Here Comes the Indian

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Animal Collective - Here Comes the Indian
June 17, 2003
Critic Score
85
4 reviews

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

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

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

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

15. Actress - Splazsh

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Actress - Splazsh
June 8, 2010
Critic Score
84
9 reviews

16. Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals

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Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals
October 23, 2007
Critic Score
84
10 reviews

17. Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

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Flying Lotus - You're Dead!
October 7, 2014
Critic Score
84
24 reviews

18. Panda Bear - Person Pitch

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Panda Bear - Person Pitch
March 20, 2007
Critic Score
84
11 reviews

19. Actress - R.I.P.

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Actress - R.I.P.
April 24, 2012
Critic Score
83
14 reviews

20. Laurie Anderson - Homeland

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Laurie Anderson - Homeland
June 22, 2010
Critic Score
83
8 reviews

21. Xiu Xiu - A Promise

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Xiu Xiu - A Promise
February 18, 2003
Critic Score
83
4 reviews

22. Xiu Xiu - Fabulous Muscles

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Xiu Xiu - Fabulous Muscles
February 17, 2004
Critic Score
83
6 reviews

23. Julia Holter - Tragedy

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Julia Holter - Tragedy
August 30, 2011
Critic Score
83
4 reviews

24. Jenny Hval - Viscera

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Jenny Hval - Viscera
April 26, 2011
Critic Score
82
4 reviews

25. Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar

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Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
82
11 reviews

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NOTE: Albums must be rated by at least 4 publications to be included in this list.
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