The Best Enigma Albums of All Time 

Updated June 15, 2018 1k votes 444 voters 15.8k views 8 items

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

List of the best Enigma albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Enigma albums, with the help of your votes. Formed in 1990 by Bucharest, Romania native Michael Cretu, Enigma brought Gregorian chants to the masses with their debut MCMXC a.D. (1990) and Seven Lives Many Faces (2008).

To make it easy for you, we haven't included Enigma singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Enigma 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 Enigma album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

List is made up of albums like The Cross of Changes (1993) and the more recent The Fall of a Rebel Angel (2016). This list of popular Enigma CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

MCMXC a.D. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Enigma Albums of All Time
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1. The Voice of Enigma
2. Principles of Lust
3. Callas Went Away
4. Mea Culpa
5. The Voice & The Snake
6. Knocking on Forbidden Doors
7. Back to the Rivers of Belief"

Release Date: 1990

Artist: Enigma

Tracks: Principles of Lust: Sadeness / Find Love / Sadeness (reprise), Mea Culpa, Callas Went Away, + more

Genres (Music): Ambient music, New-age music, Downtempo, Ambient house

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Le Roi est mort, vive le... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Enigma Albums of All Time
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1. Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi!
2. Morphing Thru Time
3. Third of Its Kind
4. Beyond the Invisible
5. Why! ...
6. Shadows in Silence
7. The Child in Us
8. T.N.T. for the Brain
9. Almost Full Moon
10. The Roundabout
11. Prism of Life
12. Odyssey of the Mind

Release Date: 1996

Artist: Enigma

Tracks: Prism of Life, Almost Full Moon, The Roundabout, + more

Length (mins): 00:45:40

Genres (Music): Ambient music, New-age music

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The Cross of Changes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Enigma Albums of All Time
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1. Second Chapter
2. The Eyes of Truth
3. Return to Innocence
4. I Love You ... I'll Kill You
5. Silent Warrior
6. The Dream of the Dolphin
7. Age of Loneliness (Carly's Song)
8. Out from the Deep
9. The Cross of Changes

Release Date: 1993

Artist: Enigma

Tracks: Age of Loneliness (Carly’s Song), Out From the Deep, Silent Warrior, + more

Length (mins): 00:44:16

Genres (Music): New Wave, Ambient music, New-age music

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The Screen Behind the Mi... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Enigma Albums of All Time
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1. The Gate
2. Push the Limits
3. Gravity of Love
4. Smell of Desire
5. Modern Crusaders
6. Traces (Light and Weight)
7. The Screen Behind the Mirror
8. Endless Quest
9. Camera Obscura
10. Between Mind & Heart
11. Silence Must Be Heard

Release Date: 2000

Artist: Enigma

Tracks: Push the Limits, Camera Obscura, Endless Quest, + more

Length (mins): 00:43:34

Genres (Music): Ambient music, New-age music

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