AOTY 2020

2018 Ambient Album Releases

2018
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EP (4)
LP (79)
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Ambient (96)
Art Pop (141)
Folk (154)
Hip Hop (533)
House (87)
Indie Pop (158)
K-Pop (192)
Metal (327)
Pop (560)
Pop Rap (89)
R&B (193)
Rock (547)
Trap Rap (207)
Sep 28
Tim Hecker - Konoyo
Tim Hecker
Konoyo
79
critic score
(20)
76
user score
(308)
Jan 26
Nils Frahm - All Melody
Nils Frahm
All Melody
80
critic score
(20)
76
user score
(303)
Oct 26
Thom Yorke - Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film)
Thom Yorke
Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film)
81
critic score
(24)
77
user score
(272)
Aug 17
Animal Collective - Tangerine Reef
Animal Collective
Tangerine Reef
59
critic score
(21)
52
user score
(228)
Jul 13
Laurel Halo - Raw Silk Uncut Wood
Laurel Halo
Raw Silk Uncut Wood
81
critic score
(7)
75
user score
(140)
May 18
Gas - Rausch
Gas
Rausch
79
critic score
(12)
74
user score
(122)
Nov 2
Dead Can Dance - DIONYSUS
Dead Can Dance
DIONYSUS
79
critic score
(15)
75
user score
(103)
Apr 5
The Caretaker - Everywhere at the End of Time - Stage 4
The Caretaker
Everywhere at the End of Time - Stage 4
76
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(92)
Sep 20
The Caretaker - Everywhere at the End of Time - Stage 5
The Caretaker
Everywhere at the End of Time - Stage 5
70
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(85)
Apr 27
Sigur Rós - Route One
Sigur Rós
Route One
71
user score
(73)
Aug 24
Ólafur Arnalds - re:member
Ólafur Arnalds
re:member
75
critic score
(7)
77
user score
(64)
Feb 23
Dedekind Cut - Tahoe
Dedekind Cut
Tahoe
78
critic score
(6)
70
user score
(62)
Jun 22
Kate NV - для FOR
Kate NV
для FOR
72
critic score
(4)
71
user score
(60)
Aug 31
Szun Waves - New Hymn to Freedom
Szun Waves
New Hymn to Freedom
81
critic score
(7)
73
user score
(52)
Nov 2
Ian William Craig - Thresholder
Ian William Craig
Thresholder
83
critic score
(6)
73
user score
(50)
Feb 9
Anenon - Tongue
Anenon
Tongue
76
critic score
(4)
72
user score
(49)
May 18
Mary Lattimore - Hundreds of Days
Mary Lattimore
Hundreds of Days
76
critic score
(9)
75
user score
(49)
Feb 16
Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto - Glass
Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto
Glass
81
critic score
(7)
71
user score
(45)
Jun 8
Jon Hassell - Listening to Pictures (Pentimento Volume One)
Jon Hassell
Listening to Pictures (Pentimento Volume One)
81
critic score
(9)
75
user score
(41)
Jan 26
Johnny Jewel - Digital Rain
Johnny Jewel
Digital Rain
70
critic score
(5)
67
user score
(40)
Jun 8
Colin Stetson - Hereditary
Colin Stetson
Hereditary
77
critic score
(6)
80
user score
(40)
Mar 23
Mark Pritchard - The Four Worlds
Mark Pritchard
The Four Worlds
66
critic score
(7)
62
user score
(39)
Apr 13
Sarah Davachi - Let Night Come On Bells End The Day
Sarah Davachi
Let Night Come On Bells End The Day
79
critic score
(5)
74
user score
(39)
Jun 29
Alex Zhang Hungtai - Divine Weight
Alex Zhang Hungtai
Divine Weight
71
critic score
(4)
69
user score
(36)
Nov 9
Félicia Atkinson / Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Limpid as the Solitudes
Félicia Atkinson / Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Limpid as the Solitudes
76
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(36)
Sep 14
Sarah Davachi - Gave In Rest
Sarah Davachi
Gave In Rest
78
critic score
(8)
72
user score
(35)
Jan 19
Pendant - Make Me Know You Sweet
Pendant
Make Me Know You Sweet
78
critic score
(5)
77
user score
(33)
Jun 22
Arp - Zebra
Arp
Zebra
72
critic score
(8)
71
user score
(31)
Oct 12
William Basinski + Lawrence English - Selva Oscura
William Basinski + Lawrence English
Selva Oscura
73
critic score
(3)
70
user score
(29)
Feb 2
Poppy Ackroyd - Resolve
Poppy Ackroyd
Resolve
75
critic score
(8)
72
user score
(28)
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Aug 3
felicita - hej!
felicita
hej!
72
critic score
(7)
72
user score
(27)
Jul 6
Khotin - Beautiful You
Khotin
Beautiful You
82
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(22)
May 21
Johnny Jewel - Themes for Television
Johnny Jewel
Themes for Television
66
critic score
(5)
71
user score
(20)
Jul 13
Pariah - Here From Where We Are
Pariah
Here From Where We Are
76
critic score
(5)
78
user score
(20)
Aug 31
Helios - Veriditas
Helios
Veriditas
75
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(18)
Feb 16
Ryuichi Sakamoto - async remodels
Ryuichi Sakamoto
async remodels
75
critic score
(9)
74
user score
(17)
Feb 28
Terekke - Improvisational Loops
Terekke
Improvisational Loops
72
user score
(17)
Mar 23
Ben Frost - All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated
Ben Frost
All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated
70
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(17)
Oct 19
Francis Harris - Trivial Occupations
Francis Harris
Trivial Occupations
80
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(16)
Feb 28
Hampshire & Foat - The Honeybear
Hampshire & Foat
The Honeybear
75
user score
(15)
Oct 19
John Carpenter - Halloween: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
John Carpenter
Halloween: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
77
critic score
(8)
73
user score
(15)
Feb 28
Kilchhofer - The Book Room
Kilchhofer
The Book Room
77
critic score
(3)
74
user score
(14)
Mar 16
Rafael Anton Irisarri - Sirimiri
Rafael Anton Irisarri
Sirimiri
69
user score
(14)
May 4
Brian Eno - Music for Installations
Brian Eno
Music for Installations
75
critic score
(9)
81
user score
(14)
Jun 6
Jim O'Rourke - Sleep Like It's Winter
Jim O'Rourke
Sleep Like It's Winter
81
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(14)
Aug 24
Midori Takada & Lafawndah - Le Renard Bleu
Midori Takada & Lafawndah
Le Renard Bleu
82
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(14)
Oct 4
Agv - Crawl
Agv
Crawl
24
user score
(14)
Dec 7
Hammock - Universalis
Hammock
Universalis
66
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(14)
Mar 2
E Ruscha V - Who Are You
E Ruscha V
Who Are You
67
critic score
(4)
73
user score
(13)
Nov 16
Joseph Shabason - Anne
Joseph Shabason
Anne
72
critic score
(7)
76
user score
(13)
Jan 1
VVV x Sangam - Tomorrow Comes
VVV x Sangam
Tomorrow Comes
60
user score
(12)
Apr 6
Christina Vantzou - No. 4
Christina Vantzou
No. 4
75
critic score
(4)
74
user score
(12)
May 4
Chris Reimer - Hello People
Chris Reimer
Hello People
75
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(11)
Feb 1
Kuniyuki Takahashi - Early Tape Works (1986-1993) Volume 1
Kuniyuki Takahashi
Early Tape Works (1986-1993) Volume 1
73
critic score
(2)
70
user score
(10)
Feb 16
Astrid Sonne - Human Lines
Astrid Sonne
Human Lines
75
critic score
(2)
68
user score
(10)
May 13
DJ Healer - Planet Lonely
DJ Healer
Planet Lonely
79
user score
(10)
Feb 16
Mark Renner - Few Traces
Mark Renner
Few Traces
79
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(9)
Jul 27
Masayoshi Fujita - Book of Life
Masayoshi Fujita
Book of Life
74
critic score
(4)
71
user score
(9)
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