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. Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor

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

5. 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

6. Jenny Hval - Innocence Is Kinky

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

7. 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

8. Deerhoof - The Runners Four

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Deerhoof - The Runners Four
October 11, 2005
Critic Score
84
8 reviews

9. 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

10. Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals

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

11. Actress - Splazsh

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

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

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David Byrne & Brian Eno - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
February 1, 1981
Critic Score
84
6 reviews

13. Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

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

14. Panda Bear - Person Pitch

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

15. Actress - R.I.P.

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

16. Xiu Xiu - Fabulous Muscles

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

17. Atlas Sound - Parallax

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Atlas Sound - Parallax
November 8, 2011
Critic Score
82
21 reviews

18. Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar

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

19. James Blake - Overgrown

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James Blake - Overgrown
April 8, 2013
Critic Score
82
26 reviews

20. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

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EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
May 10, 2011
Critic Score
82
19 reviews

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

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Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
February 14, 2012
Critic Score
82
14 reviews

22. Forest Swords - Engravings

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Forest Swords - Engravings
August 26, 2013
Critic Score
82
16 reviews

23. Panda Bear - Young Prayer

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Panda Bear - Young Prayer
September 28, 2004
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

24. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light

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Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
April 30, 2013
Critic Score
82
15 reviews

25. Animal Collective - Sung Tongs

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Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
June 1, 2004
Critic Score
82
8 reviews

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NOTE: Albums must be rated by at least 5 publications to be included in this list.
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