Craig Ranks Some Records #1

I have half an hour free before I have to head out, and I can’t bring myself to read another sentence of William Faulkner’s 1936 novel ‘Absalom! Absalom!’ so I figured I’d write something of far less value on here. When I reviewed the new Say Anything record I found myself thinking (as I always do) about how it compared to other entries in the bands discography. That, paired with a post about The Strokes and their back-catalog I saw on Twitter this morning, has led to the post you’ll find below, in which I basically rank records from some of my favorite artists. I always sort of enjoy reading stuff like this, so it seemed about time that I post my own lists for critique on the internet. Call me out on them, or share your own, I’d be interested to see how the lists of others differ from my own, and if there’s a particular artist you’d like me to address then just let me know. I’m trying to keep it limited to bands with at least six studio albums. Also worth mentioning that these are arranged Worst -> Best (shame on you if you think that Neighborhoods is Blink’s best).

Blink 182 Neighborhoods -> Cheshire Cat -> Dude Ranch -> Self Titled -> Take Off Your Pants and Jacket -> Enema of the State

Fall Out Boy American Beauty / American Psycho -> Save Rock and Roll -> Infinity on High -> Folie a Deux – > From Under The Cork Tree -> Take This to Your Grave

Frank Turner Positive Songs for Negative People -> Poetry of the Deed -> Tape Deck Heart -> Sleep Is For The Week -> England Keep My Bones -> Love, Ire & Song

New Found Glory Catalyst -> Radiosurgery -> Resurrection -> Nothing Gold Can Stay -> Coming Home -> Not Without A Fight -> New Found Glory -> Sticks and Stones

Kings Of Leon Mechanical Bull -> Only By The Night -> Youth and Young Manhood -> Come Around Sundown -> Aha Shake Heartbreak -> Because of the Times

Jimmy Eat World Damage -> Futures -> Self Titled -> Clarity -> Invented -> Chase This Light -> Static Prevails -> Bleed American

Funeral For A Friend Conduit -> Memory and Humanity -> Chapter and Verse -> Welcome Home Armageddon -> Casually Dressed & Deep In Conversation -> Tales Don’t Tell Themselves -> Hours

Kanye West 808’s & Heartbreak -> The Life of Pablo -> Graduation -> Yeezus -> The College Dropout -> Late Registration -> My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Death Cab For Cutie Kintsugi -> Something About Airplanes -> Codes & Keys -> We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes -> Narrow Stairs -> The Photo Album -> Transatlanticism -> Plans

Say Anything Anarchy, My Dear -> Baseball -> Hebrews -> Self Titled -> I Don’t Think It Is -> In Defense of the Genre -> …Is A Real Boy

The Smiths Meat Is Murder -> Self Titled -> Strangeways, Here We Come -> The Queen Is Dead


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