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Best Ambient Albums of 2020

Best Ambient Albums of 2020

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global chill chart, 5th in the global chillout chart and 7th in the global ambient chart.

I don't about you but I bought a lot of music this year thanks to Bandcamp Fridays. Through regular purchases & deals, where one could get a discography for $10, I bought about 250 ambient albums this year. Yikes! Add in releases that labels & artists send my way & it amounts to a hell of a lot of music.

Thanks goodness for all that music though. I've been stuck working from home for 10 months & would have lost my mind without music. One of the treats that got me through the year was Whitelabrecs excellent Home Diaries series, featuring music recorded during quarantine. I couldn't pick just one release so I cheated & put the whole series in my top 15.

It's hard to narrow down that much music into a final list. I know I will miss things. My favorite album this year was actually an easy choice, it's Mindful Movement by Clariloops.

Tracklist & full list of 45 favs are in comments.



great comp... Thanks for that... I also discovered the tripping CHI FACTORY this year...

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So glad you enjoyed the mix! Chi Factory is indeed excellent. Other releases on that same label, Astral Industries, are very good as well. Cheers!

mondo guano

And there's me thinking 2020 was an awful year... Fabulous selection of great memories, Low Light

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Music is the only thing that got me through 2020. Thanks for stopping by and giving this a listen. Cheers!

Jp Boudreau

Thanks so much for your wonderfully curated music. I vote you as the best curator of some of the best ambient sounds on the internet. Your selections are always thoughtfully cohesive in the selections. Thanks for introducing us to such great artists! You've made this listener ears are smiling. Happy New Year and so long to 2020.

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Awww, thanks Jp! Your kind words mean a lot. As I create these mixes I'm always wondering other folks will enjoy them or if they will appreciate the theme. So it great to hear your positive reaction. I'll be asking for mix suggestions in the "Posts" section on my Mixcloud main page. So look for that if you have any recommendations for mixes you'd like to hear in 2021. Cheers!


Once again I've enjoyed too much with your music! Thank you for this wonderful journey!

Andrew Heath

Huge thanks Low Light!.. wonderful to make your top 20 - I'm thrilled. Especially as there's some fantastic work in here. :-)

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Thanks for so much excellent music in 2020! Cheers!


Спасибо! Шикарная музыка и амбиент

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Спасибо! Я рад, что вам понравилась музыка.