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Chevelle Ranked

In honor of El Gorgonzola being released tomorrow
1Chevelle
This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)


Chevelle's top album, TToT, is definitely one of the defining alternative metal records of the 2000s. It took the style that bands like Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace tried to play and completely outshined all of them, having a catchy melodic core that never sounded too polished, and a heavy, aggressive rumble that still possessed integrity both in its lyrics and songwriting. From The Clincher to Bend the Bracket, this album is an example of heavy modern rock done right
2Chevelle
La Gargola


Tied with Number 1 for best Chevelle album, La Gargola finds Chevelle throwing caution to the wind after HOTTB's mainstream-leaning approach, utilizing new guitar effects and textures with less emphasis on standard song structure and vocal melody. This gives the band's sound a new sense of maturity and vitality that harkens back to their origins while making a conscious step forward sonically (tracks such as Twinge and Choking Game exemplify this)
3Chevelle
Vena Sera


A new bassist and a new outlook came with Chevelle's 4th record. Pete Loeffler began to more fully experiment with guitar multi-tracking on songs like Paint The Seconds and I Get It, which gave the band's melodic assault a higher level of complexity
4 Chevelle
Wonder What's Next


Usually considered one of Chevelle's greatest opuses, WWN might have the youthful energy that fans seem to adore, but the album suffers from a lack of diversity and Pete's at times juvenile lyrics. Songs like Family System and An Evening with El Diablo are two examples of classic tracks from the band and give some justification as to why this is held in higher regard
5Chevelle
Sci-Fi Crimes


You'd expect an album with references to the extraterrestrial and Area 51 to have some sort of complex, space-y production, but this album saw Chevelle going for a more basic production style than past albums. It ends up working well with a good deal of tracks like Sleep Apnea and Letter from a Thief, but the album still suffers the filler problems that faced it's follow up, HOTTB
6Chevelle
Hats off to the Bull


Chevelle's most radio-savvy record still has a lot of head-banging grooves, but much of the aggression and energy from previous records fails to surface through some faceless tracks such as Arise. The album did however produce live staples such as Face to the Floor and the title track, so it still is worth a listen
7Chevelle
Point #1


The most "Tool-like" record from the band, Point #1 shows the band still struggling to find their identity and sticking a bit too close to the source material of their influences. Many of the songs like the title track, MIA and Dos are still strong material and showed a band with potential through the murky production
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