Albums The Best Steve Reich 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.

Steve Reich is one of the great American composers, starting his career back in the 1960s. Throughout his career, he went from pioneering minimal music to composing award-winning music. Here, you'll find a list of the best Steve Reich albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Steve Reich discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Steve Reich albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Steve Reich singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Steve Reich 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 Steve Reich album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Steve Reich album of all time?" or "What are the top Steve Reich albums?" then this list will answer your questions. The American composer is quite prolific, with a broad range of albums and work throughout his career. Not only has he released many great albums, but Steve Reich has also received numerous awards for his works and compositions. The albums on this list include Octet, Music for a Large Ensemble, Violin Phase, and Drumming, among many others from his selected works.

This list of popular Steve Reich albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. You can share your own opinion by voting up your favorite albums below, and voting down any you feel shouldn't be at the top.

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Music for 18 Musicians is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time

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Octet / Music for a Large Ense... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time

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Four Organs / Phase Patterns is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time

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Drumming; Music for Mallet Ins... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time

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Drumming is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time
1987

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Different Trains / Piano Count... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time

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New York Counterpoint; Eight L... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time

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The Cave is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time
1995

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Sextet/Piano Phase/Eight Lines is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time

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Three Movements / Variations /... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time

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City Life / Nagoya Marimbas / ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time

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Music for Mallet Instruments /... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time

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Music for Mallet Instruments is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time

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Sextet / Six Marimbas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time

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The Desert Music is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time
The Desert Music 1985

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Drumming (Ictus) is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time

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Another Look at Counterpoint is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time
Another Look at Counterpoint 1993

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Live / Electric Music is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time
Live / Electric Music 1967

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Three Dances is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time
Three Dances 2004

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The Four Sections / Music for ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time

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Daniel Variations (Los Angeles... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time

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The Desert Music; Three Moveme... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time

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You Are (Variations) is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time

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Double Sextet/2x5 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time

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Eight Lines / City Life / New ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time

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Triple Quartet is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time

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Reich Remixed is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time

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Different Trains Piano Phase is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time

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New York Counterpoint; Eight L... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Steve Reich Albums of All Time