Albums The Best Tangerine Dream 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.

This Tangerine Dream discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Tangerine Dream albums can be found at the top of the list. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Tangerine Dream albums, with the help of your votes.

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To make it easy for you, we haven't included Tangerine Dream singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Tangerine Dream album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves.

Swaying from ethereal new age-y space music to harsh, abrasive electronic dance tunes, Tangerine Dream formed in Germany in 1967, and released their debut, Electronic Meditation in 1970. They're now considered pioneers of electronic music.

Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Tangerine Dream album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular. The list you're viewing is made up of many different albums, like their sophomore effort Alpha Centauri (1971), one of their acclaimed soundtracks, Near Dark (1988) and Finnegans Wake (2011) which is part of the Eastgate's Sonic Poems series.

This list of popular Tangerine Dream CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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1
82 25
Stratosfear is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

2
71 19
Tangram is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1980

3
85 28
Phaedra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1974

4
83 28
Force Majeure is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

5
82 29
Rubycon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1975

6
46 15
Underwater Sunlight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

7
58 27
Exit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1981

8
47 20
Hyperborea is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1983

9
52 24
Zeit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1972

10
41 16
White Eagle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

11
43 18
Sorcerer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
2014

12
34 13
Green Desert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

13
38 17
Cyclone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1978

14
39 18
Atem is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1973

15
39 19
Thief is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1981

16
11 1
Richochet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
AsalFloydian added Richochet 1975

17
28 15
Alpha Centauri is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

18
24 13
Optical Race is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

19
16 6
Goblins Club is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

20
25 15
Le Parc is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1985

21
13 5
Livemiles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1988

22
17 9
Firestarter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

23
12 5
Near Dark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1988

24
15 8
Canyon Dreams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

25
16 9
Lily on the Beach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

26
21 14
Melrose is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1990

27
10 4
Miracle Mile is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

28
11 5
Wavelength is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1984

29
16 10
Legend is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1986

30
16 10
Tyger is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1987

31
12 7
The Keep is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1997

32
10 5
The Park Is Mine is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

33
9 4
Oasis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1997

34
7 2
DM 4 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
2003

35
15 11
Electronic Meditation is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

36
9 5
GTA 5: The Cinematographic Sco... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

37
8 4
Mars Polaris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

38
7 3
Flashpoint is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1984

39
7 3
The Dream Mixes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

40
9 6
Autumn in Hiroshima is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

41
8 5
Quinoa (extended) is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1992

42
6 3
Tangram 2008 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

43
5 2
The Past Hundred Moons is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

44
8 6
Summer in Nagasaki is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

45
6 4
Turn of the Tides is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

46
5 3
DM V (Dream Mixes) is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

47
4 2
Flame is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
2009

48
4 2
Hyperborea 2008 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

49
7 6
Winter in Hiroshima is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time

50
7 6
The Island of the Fay is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time