My Top 50 Favorite Albums!

IT’S FINALLY DONE! I’ve been working on this motherfucker for WEEKS, listening to the nearly 100 nominations for the list one by one, and I’m quite content with the results. What follows is an ordered list of my top 50 favorite albums! It’s very sparse on the details, but there’s a reason for that which should become apparent in the future~

The “listenability” score means what it says, and has a lot to do with how the actual order of this list was found. There can be an album with just five songs that are all fantastic, but if it’s hard to actually listen to, vs. an album with more variance that I listen to every damn day, the latter will likely win out. Just felt that might need explanation. Here’s the list:

50. The White EP – Agalloch
7 tracks.
Listenability: Medium
FAVORITE TRACKS: Birch White, Sowilo Rune, Summerisle Reprise
LEAST FAOVRITE TRACK: Pantheist

49. Undertow – Tool
10 tracks.
Listenability: Medium
FAVORITE TRACKS: Intolerance, Prison Sex, Sober, Bottom, Swamp Song, Flood, Disgustipated
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: 4 Degrees

48. Tight – Mindless Self Indulgence
13 tracks.
Listenability: Medium
FAVORITE TRACKS: Bring the Pain, Tight, Diabolical, Molly, Tornado, Bite Your Rhythmes
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Dickface

47. The Satanic Satanist – Portugal. The Man
11 tracks.
Listenability: High
FAVORITE TRACKS: People Say, Work All Day, Guns & Dogs, Do You, Everyone Is Golden
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Let You Down

46. Ghost Reveries – Opeth
9 tracks.
Listenability: Low
FAVORITE TRACKS: Ghost of Perdition, Harlequin Forest, Hours of Wealth
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: The Grand Conjuration

45. The Age of Adz – Sufjan Stevens
Listenability: Medium
11 tracks.
FAVORITE TRACKS: Age of Adz, Now That I’m Older, Get Real Get Right, Want To Be Well, Impossible Soul
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Bad Communication

44. Marrow of the Spirit – Agalloch
6 tracks.
Listenability: Low
FAVORITE TRACKS: They Escaped the Weight of Darkness, Into the Painted Grey, Ghosts of the Midwinter Fires
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: To Drown

43. Drunken Lullabies – Flogging Molly
12 tracks.
Listenability: Medium
FAVORITE TRACKS: Drunken Lullabies, What’s Left of the Flag, Swagger, Another Bag of Bricks, The Rare Ould Times
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: If I Ever Leave This World Alive

42. Watershed – Opeth
10 tracks.
Listenability: Medium
FAVORITE TRACKS: The Lotus Eater, Burden, Porcelein Heart, Bridge of Sighs, Den Standiga Reisan
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Hex Omega

41. The Mantle – Agalloch
9 tracks.
Listenability: Medium
FAVORITE TRACKS: In the Shadow of Our Pale Companion, You Were But A Ghost In My Arms, …And the Great Cold Death of the Earth, A Desolation Song
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: The Lodge

40. Pony Songs – Cats Millionaire
12 tracks.
Listenability: High
FAVORITE TRACKS: Popular (Refrain), Art of the Dress (feat. Renard), Luna Lucid Mode (feat. Circuitfry), U Got 2 Share (feat. Rainbow Crash88)
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Equestria: Act V (End of Days)

39. The Indian Tower – Pearls and Brass
11 tracks.
Listenability: Low
FAVORITE TRACKS: Black Rock Man, The Mirror, Wake In the Morning, Beneath the Earth, Away the Mirrors
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: The Face of God

38. Leviathan – Mastodon
10 tracks.
Listenability: Medium
FAVORITE TRACKS: Blood And Thunder, Island, Megalodon, Aqua Dementia, Joseph Merrick
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Seabeast

37. Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV, Vol. 2: No World For Tomorrow – Coheed and Cambria
13 tracks.
Listenability: Low
FAVORITE TRACKS: No World For Tomorrow, The Hound (Of Blood and Rank), Gravemakers & Gunslingers, The End Complete IV: The Road and the Damned
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Justice In Murder

36. Leitmotif – Dredg
10 tracks.
Listenability: Medium
FAVORITE TRACKS: Symbol Song, Lechium, Traversing Through the Arctic Cold We Searched For the Spirit of Yuta
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Movement IV: RR

35. Minna Shine – Shinsei Kamattechan
Listenability: Medium
13 tracks.
FAVORITE TRACKS: Beibi Reini Deiri, Arutimetto Reiza!!, Story of the Worst Girl, SUPEEDO, God is an awful bastard, My Blues, Kuchu zu sameruyooni
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Be Yourself

34. Can’t Buy A Thrill – Steely Dan
10 tracks.
Listenability: High
FAVORITE TRACKS: Do It Again, Dirty Work, Midnight Cruiser, Reelin’ in the Years
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Fire In the Hole

33. Nothing’s Shocking – Jane’s Addiction
11 tracks.
Listenability: Medium
FAVORITE TRACKS: Ocean Size, Ted, Just Admit It…, Idiots Rule, Jane Says
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Mountain Song

32. Act II: The Father of Death – Protomen
12 tracks.
Listenability: Low
FAVORITE TRACKS: The Father of Death, The Hounds, Breaking Out, Keep Quiet, Light Up the Night
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Here Comes The Arm

31. S2 – So Great and Powerful
6 tracks.
Listenability: High
FAVORITE TRACKS: E30 (Love and Admiration), E26 (Sofas and Quills), E38
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: E40

30. Blood Mountain – Mastodon
12 tracks.
Listenability: Low
FAVORITE TRACKS: The Wolf Is Loose, Crystal Skull, Sleeping Giant, Capillarian Crest, Circle of the Cysquatch, Bladecatcher, Pendulous Skin
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Hunters of the Sky

29. BlackBlack – BlackBlack
13 tracks.
Listenability: High
FAVORITE TRACKS: The Energy Song, Skulls, Algorythx and Gurantaxtaq, Sophia
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Firefly

28. Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy – Mindless Self Indulgence
30 tracks.
Listenability: Medium
FAVORITE TRACKS: Backmask, Boomin’, Clarissa, Dicks Are For My Friends, Faggot, I Hate Jimmy Page, Kill the Rock, Last Time I Tried To Rock Your World, London Bridge
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Masturbates

27. To August 32nd – Shinsei Kamattechan
9 tracks.
Listenability: Medium
FAVORITE TRACKS: Geroi Hana, Yukure Memoraiza, Boku wa Ganbaru yo
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Summer of Being 22

26. Flood – Boris
1 track.
Listenability: High
FAVORITE TRACKS: Flood
LEAST FAVORITE TRAKCS: None

25. Imaginary Sonicscape – Sigh
12 tracks.
Listenability: Low
FAVORITE TRACKS: Corpsecry/Angelfall, Nietzschean Conspiracy, Slaughtergarden Suite, Bring Back the Dead
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Requiem/Nostalgia

24. De-Loused in the Comatorium – The Mars Volta
10 tracks.
Listenability: Medium
FAVORITE TRACKS: Inertiatic E.S.P., Drunkship of Lanters, Cicatrix E.S.P., This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed, Take The Veil Cerpin Taxt
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Eria Tarka

23. In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 – Coheed and Cambria
12 tracks.
Listenability: Medium
FAVORITE TRACKS: In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth, Cuts Marked In the March of Men, Three Evils (Embodied In Love and Shadow), Blood Red Summer, A Favor House Atlantic, The Light & The Glass
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: The Velourium Camper II: Backend of Forever

22. Frances The Mute – The Mars Volta
5 tracks.
Listenability: Low
FAVORITE TRACKS: The Widow, L’via L’viaquez, Miranda That Ghost Just Isn’t Holy Anymore, Cassandra Gemini
LEAST FAORITE TRACK: Cygnus… Vismund Cygnus

21. Oceanic – Isis
9 tracks.
Listenability: High
FAVORITE TRACKS: The Beginning and the End, Weight, From Sinking, Hym
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: The Other

20. Buiikikaesu!! – Maximum the Hormone
14 tracks.
Listenability: Low
FAVORITE TRACKS: Zetsubou Billy, Black Yen Power G Men Spy, Akagi, Bikini. Sports. Ponchin., What’s up, People!!, ChuChu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Puring Boron Nururerorero, Koi no Mega Lover
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Shimi

19. Spiderland – Slint
6 tracks.
Listenability: High
FAVORITE TRACKS: Breadcrumb Trail, Nosferatu Man, Good Morning Captain
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: For Dinner…

18. Act III: Life and Death – The Dear Hunter
14 tracks.
Listenability: Low
FAVORITE TRACKS: Writing On A Wall, In Cauda Venenum, What It Means To Be Alone, The Tank, Mustard Gas, He Said He Had A Story, Go Get Your Gun
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Life and Death

17. Ashes Against the Grain – Agalloch
8 tracks.
Listenability: Medium
FAVORITE TRACKS: Limbs, Falling Snow, Not Unlike The Waves
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Our Fortress Is Burning… III: The Grain

16. Act II: the Meaning of, and All Things Regarding Ms. Leading – The Dear Hunter
15 tracks.
Listenability: Low
FAVORITE TRACKS: The Lake and the River, The Oracles on the Delphi Express, The Church and the Dime, Red Hands
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Blood of the Rose

15. Amputechture – The Mars Volta
8 tracks.
Listenability: Medium
FAVORITE TRACKS: Tetragrammaton, Meccamputechture, Day of the Baphomets
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: El Ciervo Vulnerado

14. Carnavas – Silversun Pickups
13 tracks.
Listenability: High
FAVORITE TRACKS: Melatonin, Well Thought-Out Twinkles, Little Lover’s So Polite, Lazy Eye, Dream at Tempo 119, Common Reactor
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Mercury

13. Mean Everything To Nothing – Manchester Orchestra
11 tracks.
Listenability: High
FAVORITE TRACKS: The Only One, Pride, 100 Dollars, I Can Feel A Hot One, My Friend Marcus, Everything To Nothing, The River
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: I’ve Got Friends

12. The Ocean and the Sun – The Sound of Animals Fighting
12 tracks.
Listenability: High
FAVORITE TRACKS: The Ocean and the Sun, I The Swan, The Heraldic Beak of the Manufacturer’s Medallion, Uzbekistan, On the Occasion of Wet Snow
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Cellophane

11. These Four Walls – We Were Promised Jetpacks
11 tracks.
Listenability: High
FAVORITE TRACKS: It’s Thunder And It’s Lightning, Ships with Holes will Sink, Roll Up Your Sleeves, Quiet Little Voices, Moving Clocks Run Slow, Short Bursts
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: An Almighty Thud

10. Introducing – Foxy Shazam
10 tracks.
Listenability: Low
FAVORITE TRACKS: The Rocketeer, A Dangerous Man, A Black Man’s Breakfast, Red Cape Diver, Yes Yes Yes, Ghost Animals
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: None worth mentioning

9. Hate – The Delgados
10 tracks.
Listenability: High
FAVORITE TRACKS: Coming In From the Cold, Child Killers, All Rise, All You Need Is Hate, Woke From Dreaming, The Drowning Years, If This Is A Plan
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Never Look At The Sun

8. The Standard Model – So Great And Powerful
8 tracks.
Listenability: High
FAVORITE TRACKS: A Beautiful Heart, In History Maybe, On My Own
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: The Standard Model

7. To Kill A Friend – Shinsei Kamattechan
8 tracks.
Listenability: Medium
FAVORITE TRACKS: Rock and Roll wa Nariyamanai, Penteruni, Season I Want To Die, Summer of Being 23, I Don’t Want To Do My Homework
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Chiritori

6. Simple Math – Manchester Orchestra
10 tracks.
Listenability: High
FAVORITE TRACKS: Deer, Mighty, Pensacola, April Fool, Virgin, Simple Math, Leaky Breaks
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Leave It Alone

5. As the Roots Undo – Circle Takes the Square
8 tracks.
Listenability: Medium
FAVORITE TRACKS: Same Shade As Concrete, Crowquill, In the Nervous Light of Sunday
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: None worth mentioning

4. The Second Stage Turbine Blade – Coheed and Cambria
11 tracks.
Listenability: Medium
FAVORITE TRACKS: Time Consumer, Everything Evil, Delirium Trigger, Neverender, Elf Tower New Mexico
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: 33

3. In the Mountain In the Cloud – Portugal. The Man
11 tracks.
Listenability: High
FAVORITE TRACKS: So American, Floating (Time Isn’t Working My Side), Got It All (This Can’t Be Living Now), Everything You See (Kids Count Hallelujahs), All Your Light (Times Like These), Sleep Forever
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Senseless

2. Penelope EP – Shabutie
5 tracks.
Listenability: High
FAVORITE TRACKS: Shameless, Camoflage, Kinderwhore, Godfather’s Lollipop, Cassiopeia
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: None

1. Tsumanne – Shinsei Kamattechan
12 tracks.
Listenability: Medium
FAVORITE TRACKS: Smothering the ground’s angel, and to those who will be, TSUUGAKU LOW, IKARETA NEET
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: None worth noting

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2 thoughts on “My Top 50 Favorite Albums!

  1. I tried one randomly, Silversun Pickups, and it’s bloody good. I will go through all of them.. although at first glance the list looked like some incantation for hailing Lucipher. ;>

  2. Pingback: Frances The Mute – The Mars Volta [Digi's Favorite Albums, Ep. 1] | My Sword Is Unbelievably Dull

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