telebyrd
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Trail Of Dead Ranked

I had lost interest. Who hadn't? Tao of the Dead has changed that. rCentury of Self was a rrrmeandering voyage, scattered with stand out rmoments. Tao of the Dead condenses and rrrcollects these bright sections. rAre they back? They're on their way.
7...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
So Divided


Disclaimer - Wasted State of Mind may be their best song. But this album's production is too glossy, and the vocals seem strained.
6...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dea


Primitive song structure is the problem here. There seems to be only two tones to the record (subdued and cryptic or loud and harsh). We do see potential. Production is mostly to blame, but songwriting needs some help too. Solid debut.
5...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
The Century of Self


Isis Unveiled opens on all 8 cylinders, then takes too long to deliver. Thus, we have Century of Self. Too drawn out.
4...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Madonna


And now, onto the winners. The early 90's rap intro is a plus. But seriously, this might be their most consistent effort. Most of these tracks are winners, but this album lacks the delivery of both Worlds Apart and Source Tags. Great effort.
3...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Tao of the Dead


It was tough to place this over Madonna. Their vision seems more fully realized in this beautifully produced, synth-laden work. Summer of All Dead Souls, The Spiral Jetty, The Weight of the Sun, Strange News
2...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes


Best vocal tracks of their discography. Keely's voice is more abrasive, and I assume this is because his voice suffered from subsequent touring. How Near How Far, Another Morning Stoner, Relative Ways
1...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Worlds Apart


Ode to Isis gives me chills (Maybe it's the blood-curdling scream?). The piano and guitars are well balanced all over this album. Best production and songwriting. Worlds Apart, Will You Smile Again? The Lost City of Refuge
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