Albums The Best David Sylvian Albums of All Time  

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Japan lead singer David Sylvian is one of the great singers and musicians of his time. Here, you can check out a complete list of the best David Sylvian albums, including every studio release along with pictures of the album covers. This David Sylvian discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top David Sylvian albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included David Sylvian singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest David Sylvian album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite David Sylvian album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best David Sylvian album of all time?" or "What are the top David Sylvian albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Aside from his various collaborations, David Sylvian has had quite the successful solo career. Some of his most notable albums include Gone to Earth and Brilliant Trees.

This list of popular David Sylvian albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Share your opinion and vote up the albums you think are best, while voting any others down accordingly. 


Secrets of the Beehive is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best David Sylvian Albums of All Time
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Artist: David Sylvian

Release Date: 1987

Tracks: September, Maria, Orpheus, Let the Happiness In, When Poets Dreamed of Angels, + more

Label: Virgin Records

Genres (Music): Jazz fusion, Art rock, Avant-garde, Avant-garde music

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Brilliant Trees


Brilliant Trees is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best David Sylvian Albums of All Time
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Artist: David Sylvian

Release Date: 1984

Producer: Steve Nye, David Sylvian

Tracks: Brilliant Trees, Weathered Wall, Nostalgia, Backwaters, Pulling Punches, + more

Length (mins): 00:39:43

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Ambient music, Art rock

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Gone to Earth


Gone to Earth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best David Sylvian Albums of All Time
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Artist: David Sylvian

Release Date: 1986

Tracks: River Man, Answered Prayers, Laughter & Forgetting, Gone to Earth, Wave, + more

Length (mins): 01:08:00

Genres (Music): Ambient music, Art rock, Electronic music

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Dead Bees on a Cake


Dead Bees on a Cake is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best David Sylvian Albums of All Time
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Artist: David Sylvian

Release Date: 1999

Tracks: Dobro #1, Praise, Wanderlust, Pollen Path, Thalheim, + more

Length (mins): 01:10:06

Label: Virgin Records

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Jazz, Jazz fusion

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