Critic Score
User Score

The Best Ambient Albums of 2017

1. William Basinski - A Shadow in Time

William Basinski - A Shadow in Time
January 20, 2017
Critic Score
81
14 reviews

2. Ryuichi Sakamoto - async

Ryuichi Sakamoto - async
April 28, 2017
Critic Score
81
9 reviews

3. Bing & Ruth - No Home of the Mind

Bing & Ruth - No Home of the Mind
February 17, 2017
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

4. Bibio - Phantom Brickworks

Bibio - Phantom Brickworks
November 3, 2017
Critic Score
79
13 reviews

5. Lawrence English - Cruel Optimism

Lawrence English - Cruel Optimism
February 17, 2017
Critic Score
78
6 reviews

6. Golden Retriever - Rotations

Golden Retriever - Rotations
July 28, 2017
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

7. Gas - Narkopop

Gas - Narkopop
April 21, 2017
Critic Score
77
12 reviews

9. Grandbrothers - Open

Grandbrothers - Open
October 20, 2017
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

10. Tom Rogerson & Brian Eno - Finding Shore

Tom Rogerson & Brian Eno - Finding Shore
December 8, 2017
Critic Score
76
10 reviews

11. Visible Cloaks - Lex

Visible Cloaks - Lex
December 8, 2017
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

12. Visible Cloaks - Reassemblage

Visible Cloaks - Reassemblage
February 17, 2017
Critic Score
75
7 reviews

13. Brian Eno - Reflection

Brian Eno - Reflection
January 1, 2017
Critic Score
73
18 reviews

14. Vermont - II

Vermont - II
February 10, 2017
Critic Score
72
7 reviews

15. Prurient - Rainbow Mirror

Prurient - Rainbow Mirror
December 1, 2017
Critic Score
70
5 reviews

16. Noveller - A Pink Sunset for No One

Noveller - A Pink Sunset for No One
February 10, 2017
Critic Score
69
5 reviews

17. High Plains - Cinderland

High Plains - Cinderland
March 10, 2017
Critic Score
69
6 reviews

18. A Winged Victory for the Sullen - Iris

A Winged Victory for the Sullen - Iris
January 13, 2017
Critic Score
67
6 reviews

19. Högni - Two Trains

Högni - Two Trains
October 20, 2017
Critic Score
62
5 reviews
MORE GENRES:

Connect with AOTY
Like Us
Follow Us

August Playlist
Forums
Vinyl Me, Please