THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, WE STAY BUSY TRACKING JUST HOW MANY TIMES NEW AMBIENT ALBUMS ARE SHARED ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA TO GIVE YOU A NUMBERS-BASED VIEW OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL RELEASES OF 2017.

Influence is calculated based on the total number of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Linkedin shares generated directly from editorial coverage.

Artist / AlbumTotal Shares
Brian Eno / Reflection 28,859
Ryuichi Sakamoto / async 19,658
Animal Collective / Meeting of the Waters 7,057
Gas / Narkopop 3,275
William Basinski / A Shadow in Time 2,241
Lawrence English / Cruel Optimism 1,586
Vermont / II 1,432
Visible Cloaks / Reassemblage 1,000
Trevor de Brauw / Uptown 682
Jacaszek / KWIATY 647
High Plains / Cinderland 563
A Winged Victory for the Sullen / Iris 524
Bing & Ruth / No Home of the Mind 502
Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF / Cascades 329
Noveller / A Pink Sunset for No One 316
Evan Caminiti / Toxic City Music 107
Those Who Walk Away / The Infected Mass 82
Oto Hiax / Oto Hiax 27


Think we’re missing an essential 2017 ambient album from this list? Let us know!