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Dance Gavin Dance: The Ranking Extravaganza

So I got inspired to do what Green Baron's doing for Anberlin and I decided to rank one of my favourite bands, Dance Gavin Dance... But I'm ranking them first in album order, then the songs ranked on the album, because holy shite ranking the songs by themselves would be difficult as hell for me. Also a slight disclaimer, I have a couple "unpopular" opinions on certain songs.
1Dance Gavin Dance
Happiness

Myyyyyy Favourite DGD album, mostly because it strikes a personal chord with me. DGD + Zazz = a funky fresh time. I'm not sorry.
2Band
Carl Barker
3Strawberry Swisher Pt. 1
4Happiness
5Tree Village
6Powder to the People
7NASA
8Don't Tell Dave
9Strawberry Swisher Pt.. 2
10I'm Down with Brown Town
11Self-Trepanation
12Dance Gavin Dance
Downtown Battle Mountain

While I get why this is many other people's number 1, my main gripe with DMB is that there are some parts that feel greatly uneven to the rest of the album, so sue me. A great album nevertheless
13Band
The Backwards Pumpkin Song
14Surprise! I'm from Cuba, Everyone Has One Brain
15Turn Off the Lights I'm Watching Back to the Future
16Open Your Eyes and Look North
17Antlion
18And I Told Them I Invented Times New Roman
19Lemon Merigine Tie
20Strawberry Andre

I guess Will Swan or someone likes strawberry's a lot or something idk.
21Dance Gavin Dance
Acceptance Speech

I realized that I have one song from each lead singer in my top 3, huh. I think Tillian is a good fit for the band, even if he does sound a little over-produced on this one.
22Band
Turn Off the Lights I'm Watching Back to the Future Pt. 2
23Honey Revenge

A huge grower on me, really creepy lyrics though.
24Strawberry Swisher Pt. 3
25Carve

I'm terribly wasteddddd, I'm coming to piecessssss Let's get fucking nakkkeeddd, and fall off the ddeeeepppp eeennndddd
26The Jiggler
27Acceptance Speech
28Death to the Robot with Human Hair

Sounds a little Coheed and Cambria-esq, which isn't exactly a bad thing.
29Jesus H. Macy

I may have rated this lower than I wanted too, but I just like the songs above just a little bit more, AH WELL.
30The Robot with Human Hair Pt. 4
31Doom & Gloom
32Demo Team
33Dance Gavin Dance
Dance Gavin Dance

Like DBM, "Deathstar" suffers with being a little uneven song quality wise. But what saves it is the technicality throughout
34Band
Uneasy Hearts Weigh the Most

This song is just soooo catchy.
35Alex English
36Me and Zoloft Get Along Just Fine

Another grower track. The video for this song is weird as shite though.
37Burning Down the Nicotine Armoire Pt. 2
38Buffalo!

When I first heard this, I misheard "No No No No No No No" as "Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow".
39The Robot with Human Hair Pt. 3
40Skyhook
41Caviar
42People You Know

Jon's lyrics are kind of... bad on this song. Also this is when his voice was more nasally so the lack of Kurt on this track was sort of a mistake on this song. Not a terrible track though.
43Hot Water on Wool
44Rock Soild

The phone call part is stupid.
45Reprogramming Mental Preprogramming

Not a memorable track at all.
46Hot Water on Wool (Reprise)

I will never understand why they cut this song into two parts, this is at the bottom just on that fact.
47Dance Gavin Dance
Downtown Battle Mountain II

While this one has grown on me a lot lately, it doesn't have a lot of real stand out tracks if you ask me.
48Band
Heat Seeking Ghost of Sex
49Privilousy Poncheesized

YOU GOT THAT OSTRICH BEAK THAT'S LOWERING YOUR SKILL IN SNEAK
50Spooks
51Swan Soup
52Pounce Bounce
53The Robot with Human Hair Pt. 2 1/2
54Thug City
55Elder Goose
56Purple Reign
57Blue Dream

Shut up.
58Need Money
59Dance Gavin Dance
Whatever I Say is Royal Ocean

I do like this EP, but to me there's really one REALLLYYYY good song, and the rest, while not bad, just don't have a lot of impact on me.
60Band
Burning Down the Nicotine Armoire

This is actually one of my all time favourite songs by this band
61The Robot vs. Heroin Battle of Vietnam
62The Importance of Cocaine
63The Robot with Human Hair Pt. 1
64Tidel Waves: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
65The Robot with Human Hair Pt. 2
66Dance Gavin Dance
It's Safe to Say You Turned Dig the Backseat

Ah christ, I missed this one. This song is actually number 3 on DBM 1. sorry 'bout that lol
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