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Stars Of The Lid: Ranked

I really, really don't care that I have "entry-level" taste in ambient music. SotL/Eluvium/Brian Eno all day errr day.
8Stars of the Lid
Gravitational Pull vs the Desire for an Aquatic Li


Unfortunately, the best-named Stars of the Lid album is also their worst. Still a very effective piece of ambient music, but its quality is surpassed many times over by their later work.
7Stars of the Lid
Music For Nitrous Oxide


Their first LP was a decent effort, but they hadn't quite found their sound yet.
6Stars of the Lid
Avec Laudenum


Very overrated, but still great. I can't quite figure out why fans seem to unanimously agree that this is the best pre-"Tired Sounds" album. While it's great, I barely listen to it, as Per Aspera is similar, but better.
5Stars of the Lid
Per Aspera Ad Astra


I'm not sure why this one gets passed over in favour of Avec Laudenum so often; this is easily the better album for me.
4Stars of the Lid
Carte-De-Visite


A really well put together compilation including some live tracks, and some rare radio footage. Essential listening for fans of the band.
3Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra


Such a unique and interesting record within their discography. It doesn't touch the top tier, but it's substantially ahead of the rest of the pack in my opinion.
2Stars of the Lid
And Their Refinement Of The Decline


My absolute favourite ambient album, though I there are a few others I would consider to be "better." My personal connection with this one came about in 2009 when I took four months to backpack. I had a week of volunteering on the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. It was hard work, but every day we got "siesta" from 12-2. I would pick out my favourite hammock, grab my over-ear headphones, play this album, and just drift away - the warm, tropical air breezing softly, banana and palm trees dotting the foreground, the blue Pacific ocean stretching out as far as the eye could see. It was pure bliss, like I've never experienced before or since.
1Stars of the Lid
The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid


Not my favourite by them - not quite - but their best, in my opinion. While the album is massive in length, not one moment manages to feel like filler. The entire album washes over me in a way that very little music can do. If everyone in the world was required to listen to this album once a week, we'd have peace on Earth.
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