Album Rank

Album Rank: Machine Head

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Since last week, I’ve been on a pretty intense Machine Head kick. They released 3 new songs recently and it got me wanting to go back through their catalog. The 3 song single that just came out is one hell of a mini set of songs. While going through the bands discography, I made a ranking and think it’s pretty spot on. For almost 30 years now, Machine Head have been one of the best heavy bands out there. They’ve made 2 of the best metal albums ever (Burn My Eyes and The Blackening) and have helped to inspire and influence countless bands you enjoy today!

09) Supercharger:

08) Catharsis:

07) Bloodstone and Diamonds:

06) Unto The Locust:

05) The Burning Red:

04) The More Things Change:

03) Through The Ashes Of Empires:

01) The Blackening:

01) Burn My Eyes:

Album Rank: Beastie Boys

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The other day I had a song in my head but, it was mainly the beat. After agonizing over where it came from, it finally dawned on me that it was a Beastie Boys song, “Root Down” to be exact. Naturally after that, I went on a binge of nothing but the Beastie Boys. And when I tend to do things like that, an album rank pops in my head. So, with that in mind, here’s the album rank of the Beastie Boys releases. Keep in mind that this is actually a really hard group to rank, and I’m not quite sure I got it right.

7) Hot Sauce Committee Part II:

6) To The 5 Boroughs:

 
5) Check Your Head:

4) Licensed To Ill:

 
3) Paul’s Boutique:

2) Hello Nasty:

 
1) Ill Communication:

Album Rank: Motley Crue

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I went to bed last night with Motley Crue’s song “Live Wire” stuck in my head. Whenever something like that tends to happen, I feel compelled to follow it up with some sort of article for Audioeclectica. So, with that in mind, I thought what better thing to do than to rank all of Motley Crue’s albums from not their best to THE best.

 
Saints Of Los Angeles:

 

 
Generation Swine:

 

New Tattoo:

 

 
Theatre Of Pain:

 

 

Girls Girls Girls:

 

 
Too Fast For Love:

 

 
Dr. Feelgood:

 

 
Shout At The Devil:

Album Rank: Oasis

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Since I heard Liam Gallagher’s solo album As You Were, I’ve been on a kick of listening to all things Liam and Oasis. While listening to all these albums I’ve really come to realize how truly great Oasis was. I did have the pleasure of seeing them live back in 2007 before they announced their break up. It was a great show with a really good set list. Needless to say I’ve put together an album ranking of Oasis’s albums from not their best to the absolute best.

 

Heathen Chemistry:

 

 

Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants:

 

 

Don’t Believe The Truth:

 

 

Be Here Now:

 

 

Dig Out Your Soul:

 

 

Definitely Maybe:

 

 

What’s The Story Morning Glory:

Album Rank: A.F.I.

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I was going through my CD collection the other day and realized how many albums A.F.I. had. So naturally, I went on a listening binge of the ones I’ve always dug. Thus we are now at the point where I have made a ranking of all their albums (I’m not including EP’s or live albums) from worst to best. Let me know what your order would be.

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Album Rank: Marilyn Manson

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Recently Marilyn Manson released a new album entitled Heaven Upside Down. I took a listen to it a few times and while it’s decent, it’s definitely not his best work nor is it The Pale Emperor part 2. This got me thinking that I should do an album rank. So, check out the ranking of not the best to the best.

 

The High End Of Low:

 

Born Villain:

 

Eat Me, Drink Me:

 

The Golden Age Of Grotesque:

 

Heaven Upside Down:

 

Holy Wood:

 

Portrait Of An American Family:

 

The Pale Emperor:

 

Antichrist Superstar:

 

Mechanical Animals:

 

Album Rank: Converge

Converge_Logo.jpg Over the years, Converge has established themselves as an influential and underrated band. Musically, they are powerful and enigmatic. Vocally and lyrically they are passionate and ferocious. The entire package of the band is approached with a “take no prisoners” type of attitude and it shows in every album they’ve released. Converge are also one of the few bands that seem to get better and better as time goes on just like a fine wine. Recently, Converge released two new songs to wet the appetite of their fans and those two songs are full of what you’d want from Converge. So, with all that in mind here is a ranking of their albums from not their best to the best.

 

Halo In A Haystack:

 

Petitioning The Empty Sky:

 

When Forever Comes Crashing:

 

No Heroes:

 

You Fail Me:

 

All We Love We Leave Behind:

 

Axe To Fall:

 

Jane Doe:

Album Rank: Neurosis

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Neurosis is one of my all time favorite bands. They are legends and their influence stretches across many genres. They are also one of those bands that has always stuck to their guns and made the albums that they wanted to, without compromising their artistic integrity. Since their inception, Neurosis have released 11 full length studio albums, all of which deserve your attention. Here are their albums ranked from not the best to the best.

 

Pain of Mind:

 

Enemy Of The Sun:

 

The Word As Law:

 

Given To The Rising:

 

The Eye Of Every Storm:

 

 

Fires Within Fires:

 

Honor Found In Decay:

 

Souls At Zero:

 

Through Silver And Blood:

 

A Sun That Never Sets:

 

Times Of Grace:

 

 

Album Rank: Gojira

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Gojira are one of the most promising bands to come out since the turn of the century. Like Mastodon, Gojira keeps getting better and better. They are one of the few bands to continually evolve without losing sight of who they are. Which brings me to this album rank. As you’ll hear you can really tell how good Gojira has become as the albums go on.

6) The Link:

 

5) Terra Incognita:

 

4) The Way Of All Flesh:

 

3) Magma:

 

2) L’enfant Sauvage:

 

1) From Mars To Sirius:

Album Rank: Megadeth

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It’s been a while since I really sat down and listened to Megadeth. So the other day I put on their new album Dystopia and found I quite enjoyed it. To me it sounds like Dave was trying to recapture the feeling he and the band had during Rust In Peace. So much so, that Chris Adler’s drumming on the album has a Nick Menza feel to it. Anyways, I realized that Megadeth has 15, yes 15 albums, and I felt the need to rank them.

 

15) Super Collider:

 

14) The World Needs A Hero:

 

13) Thirteen:

 

12) United Abominations:

 

11) Endgame:

 

10) Risk:

 

09) Cryptic Writings:

 

08) The System Has Failed:

 

07) Dystopia:

 

06) So Far, So Good…So What:

 

05) Youthanasia:

 

04) Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good:

 

03) Countdown To Extinction:

 

02) Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying:

 

01) Rust In Peace: