Albums The Best Dead Can Dance Albums of All Time  

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List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Dead Can Dance are one of the greater ambient bands of their time, with a diverse music style covering a range of music genres. Here, you'll find a complete list of the best Dead Can Dance albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Dead Can Dance discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Dead Can Dance albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Dead Can Dance singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Dead Can Dance 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 Dead Can Dance album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Dead Can Dance album of all time?" or "What are the top Dead Can Dance albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Dead Can Dance first got started in Australia before moving to England, where they went on to have a fairly successful career. This list below features every Dead Can Dance album, including Aion and The Serpent's Egg.

This list of popular Dead Can Dance 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 by voting up the best albums below, while voting down any albums you think should be lower on the list.


Within the Realm of a Dying Su... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dead Can Dance Albums of All Time
Photo: Jeremy Brooks/Flickr

Release Date: 1987

Artist: Dead Can Dance

Tracks: Anywhere Out of the World, Summoning of the Muse, Persephone (The Gathering of Flowers), In the Wake of Adversity, Dawn of the Iconoclast, + more

Length (mins): 00:38:47

Genres (Music): Dark wave, World music, Dream pop, Neoclassicism, Neoclassical Dark Wave, + more

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Spleen and Ideal


Spleen and Ideal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dead Can Dance Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1984

Artist: Dead Can Dance

Tracks: The Cardinal Sin, Ascension, Avatar, Mesmerism, Enigma of the Absolute, + more

Genres (Music): Dark wave, Gothic rock, World music, Post-punk, Neoclassical Dark Wave, + more

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The Serpent's Egg


The Serpent's Egg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dead Can Dance Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1987

Artist: Dead Can Dance

Tracks: Song of Sophia, Ullyses, The Host of Seraphim, Mother Tongue, Orbis de Ignis, + more

Genres (Music): Dark wave, Gothic rock, World music, New-age music, Neoclassical Dark Wave

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Aion


Aion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dead Can Dance Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1990

Artist: Dead Can Dance

Tracks: Black Sun, Wilderness, Radharc, The End of Words, The Song of the Sibyl, + more

Length (mins): 00:36:13

Genres (Music): Gothic rock, Neoclassical Dark Wave, Renaissance music

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