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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.

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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Rubycon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1975
2
Phaedra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1974
3
Tangram is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1980
4
Stratosfear is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
5
Force Majeure is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
6
Hyperborea is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1983
7
Exit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1981
8
Sorcerer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
2014
9
Zeit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1972
10
Underwater Sunlight is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
11
Green Desert is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
12
White Eagle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
13
Alpha Centauri is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
14
Thief is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1981
15
Atem is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1973
16
Cyclone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1978
17
Livemiles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1988
18
The Keep is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1997
19
Legend is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1986
20
Optical Race is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
21
Melrose is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1990
22
Firestarter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
23
Le Parc is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1985
24
Miracle Mile is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
25
Wavelength is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tangerine Dream Albums of All Time
1984