AOTY 2021

2017 Ambient Album Releases

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(98)

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(3)
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Ambient

(124)

Art Pop

(179)

Folk

(161)

Hip Hop

(686)

House

(87)

Indie Pop

(150)

Jazz

(82)

K-Pop

(187)

Metal

(414)

Pop

(595)

Pop Rap

(102)

R&B

(181)

Rock

(602)

Trap

(232)
May 5
Forest Swords - Compassion
Forest Swords
Compassion
79
critic score
(19)
76
user score
(215)
Apr 21
Gas - Narkopop
Gas
Narkopop
77
critic score
(13)
73
user score
(198)
Jan 20
William Basinski - A Shadow in Time
William Basinski
A Shadow in Time
81
critic score
(14)
76
user score
(183)
Apr 28
Ryuichi Sakamoto - async
Ryuichi Sakamoto
async
84
critic score
(13)
79
user score
(172)
Apr 6
The Caretaker - Everywhere at the End of Time - Stage 2
The Caretaker
Everywhere at the End of Time - Stage 2
70
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(159)
Feb 17
Visible Cloaks - Reassemblage
Visible Cloaks
Reassemblage
75
critic score
(7)
75
user score
(148)
Jan 1
Brian Eno - Reflection
Brian Eno
Reflection
73
critic score
(23)
72
user score
(126)
Apr 22
Animal Collective - Meeting of the Waters
Animal Collective
Meeting of the Waters
73
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(123)
Feb 17
Bing & Ruth - No Home of the Mind
Bing & Ruth
No Home of the Mind
78
critic score
(7)
78
user score
(112)
Mar 17
Various Artists - Mono No Aware
Various Artists
Mono No Aware
82
critic score
(5)
79
user score
(103)
Oct 6
Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch - Blade Runner 2049
Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
Blade Runner 2049
88
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(95)
Nov 3
Bibio - Phantom Brickworks
Bibio
Phantom Brickworks
79
critic score
(14)
75
user score
(73)
May 26
Burial - Subtemple
Burial
Subtemple
61
critic score
(3)
62
user score
(72)
Jul 21
Hans Zimmer - Dunkirk: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Hans Zimmer
Dunkirk: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
91
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(63)
Dec 1
Prurient - Rainbow Mirror
Prurient
Rainbow Mirror
65
critic score
(6)
66
user score
(53)
Jun 16
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - On the Echoing Green
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
On the Echoing Green
77
critic score
(5)
76
user score
(44)
Nov 10
Hiroshi Yoshimura - Music for Nine Postcards
Hiroshi Yoshimura
Music for Nine Postcards
86
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(44)
May 10
Johnny Jewel - Windswept
Johnny Jewel
Windswept
73
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(41)
Dec 8
Tom Rogerson & Brian Eno - Finding Shore
Tom Rogerson & Brian Eno
Finding Shore
73
critic score
(12)
70
user score
(38)
Oct 6
Andrew Bird - Echolocations: River
Andrew Bird
Echolocations: River
80
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(35)
Sep 13
Yves Tumor - Experiencing the Deposit of Faith
Yves Tumor
Experiencing the Deposit of Faith
79
critic score
(4)
75
user score
(34)
Apr 28
Kara-Lis Coverdale - Grafts
Kara-Lis Coverdale
Grafts
80
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(33)
Feb 17
Lawrence English - Cruel Optimism
Lawrence English
Cruel Optimism
78
critic score
(6)
71
user score
(30)
Oct 6
Alessandro Cortini - AVANTI
Alessandro Cortini
AVANTI
65
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(28)
May 4
Félicia Atkinson - Hand in Hand
Félicia Atkinson
Hand in Hand
90
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(27)
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Aug 25
Hammock - Mysterium
Hammock
Mysterium
80
user score
(27)
Sep 29
芸能山城組 [Geinoh Yamashirogumi] - Akira Symphonic Suite
芸能山城組 [Geinoh Yamashirogumi]
Akira Symphonic Suite
84
critic score
(1)
86
user score
(26)
Nov 10
Pauline Anna Strom - Trans-Millenia Music
Pauline Anna Strom
Trans-Millenia Music
82
critic score
(5)
79
user score
(24)
Feb 10
Noveller - A Pink Sunset for No One
Noveller
A Pink Sunset for No One
69
critic score
(7)
71
user score
(19)
Jul 28
Golden Retriever - Rotations
Golden Retriever
Rotations
77
critic score
(6)
78
user score
(19)
Apr 21
Gaussian Curve - The Distance
Gaussian Curve
The Distance
65
critic score
(2)
68
user score
(17)
Dec 8
Visible Cloaks - Lex
Visible Cloaks
Lex
76
critic score
(5)
60
user score
(17)
Mar 17
Jacaszek - KWIATY
Jacaszek
KWIATY
79
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(16)
Jun 9
Chuck Johnson - Balsams
Chuck Johnson
Balsams
81
critic score
(2)
70
user score
(16)
Mar 10
Sarah Davachi - All My Circles Run
Sarah Davachi
All My Circles Run
73
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(15)
Apr 21
Justin Walter - Unseen Forces
Justin Walter
Unseen Forces
83
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(14)
May 18
Khotin - New Tab
Khotin
New Tab
79
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(14)
Aug 6
Dean Hurley - Anthology Resource Vol. 1: △△
Dean Hurley
Anthology Resource Vol. 1: △△
63
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(14)
Oct 20
Grandbrothers - Open
Grandbrothers
Open
74
critic score
(6)
73
user score
(14)
Nov 17
Terekke - Plant Age
Terekke
Plant Age
82
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(14)
Feb 10
Vermont - II
Vermont
II
70
critic score
(8)
71
user score
(13)
Mar 31
Saltland - A Common Truth
Saltland
A Common Truth
80
critic score
(5)
73
user score
(13)
Jun 23
LTO - Storybook
LTO
Storybook
85
critic score
(2)
68
user score
(12)
Jan 19
CEP - Drawing The Target Around The Arrow
CEP
Drawing The Target Around The Arrow
70
critic score
(1)
61
user score
(11)
Feb 10
Trevor de Brauw - Uptown
Trevor de Brauw
Uptown
73
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(11)
May 22
Jonny Nash / Suzanne Kraft - Passive Aggressive
Jonny Nash / Suzanne Kraft
Passive Aggressive
76
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(11)
Jun 9
Chihei Hatakeyama - Mirage
Chihei Hatakeyama
Mirage
75
critic score
(3)
69
user score
(11)
Aug 25
Joseph Shabason - Aytche
Joseph Shabason
Aytche
78
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(11)
Feb 3
Taylor Deupree - Somi
Taylor Deupree
Somi
80
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(10)
Mar 10
High Plains - Cinderland
High Plains
Cinderland
69
critic score
(6)
72
user score
(10)
Mar 17
Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF - Cascades
Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF
Cascades
78
critic score
(4)
71
user score
(10)
May 5
Tiny Vipers - Laughter
Tiny Vipers
Laughter
77
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(10)
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