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The Best Experimental Rock Albums of All Time

1.

The Beatles - The Beatles
November 22, 1968
Critic Score
97
6 reviews

2.

David Bowie -
October 14, 1977
Critic Score
92
5 reviews

3.

The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
March 12, 1967
Critic Score
92
5 reviews

4.

This Heat - This Heat
September 1, 1979
Critic Score
91
5 reviews

5.

Super Furry Animals - Songbook: The Singles, Vol. 1
October 4, 2004
Critic Score
91
7 reviews

6.

Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
September 16, 1991
Critic Score
90
5 reviews

7.

Radiohead - KID A MNESIA
November 5, 2021
Critic Score
90
15 reviews

8.

Menomena - I Am the Fun Blame Monster
June 20, 2003
Critic Score
89
5 reviews

9.

Sonic Youth - EVOL
May 1, 1986
Critic Score
89
5 reviews

10.

Elza Soares - A Mulher do Fim do Mundo
October 3, 2015
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

11.

Swans - To Be Kind
May 13, 2014
Critic Score
88
37 reviews

12.

TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
September 12, 2006
Critic Score
88
22 reviews

13.

Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase.
March 3, 2015
Critic Score
87
9 reviews

14.

Tom Waits - Bad as Me
October 25, 2011
Critic Score
87
38 reviews

15.

David Byrne & Brian Eno - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
February 1, 1981
Critic Score
87
10 reviews

16.

David Bowie - ★ [Blackstar]
January 8, 2016
Critic Score
86
43 reviews

17.

Swans - The Seer
August 28, 2012
Critic Score
86
33 reviews

18.

Portishead - Third
April 28, 2008
Critic Score
86
29 reviews

19.

Squid - Bright Green Field
May 7, 2021
Critic Score
85
28 reviews

20.

Oxbow - Thin Black Duke
May 19, 2017
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

21.

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

22.

Radiohead - Kid A
October 2, 2000
Critic Score
85
13 reviews

23.

Evangelista - Prince of Truth
October 5, 2009
Critic Score
83
5 reviews

24.

Melt-Banana - Fetch
October 1, 2013
Critic Score
83
8 reviews

25.

Congotronics International - Where’s The One
April 29, 2022
Critic Score
83
6 reviews
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