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Ranked: Type O Negative

Another purely subjective ranked albums list, this time for Type O Negative. Just about all of their albums are excellent so this was a bit difficult.
8Type O Negative
Least Worst Of

Even though this is not a studio album, I'm going to have to include it due to the strength of the B-sides (technically it doesn't count). It's a great introduction to the band for people who've just discovered Type O, but I prefer the original unedited versions of the songs on here any day. My top 3 from The Least Worst Of - 1. Stay Out Of My Dreams 2. Black Sabbath 3. 12 Black Rainbows
7Type O Negative
Origin Of The Feces

I don't listen to Origin Of The Feces that much, but it's a genius idea - a mock live album of the band playing in front of a hostile audience with everything going wrong. Essentially though, this is the debut being replayed with slight changes to the songs which is why I won't select a top 3. The 'Paranoid' cover slapped on the end of the album though is a phenomenal reworking and worth the price on its own. For a genuine live album by the band, check out Bizarre Types!
6Type O Negative
Life Is Killing Me

Over time, I have been gradually appreciating this album more and more, some of the songs here are utterly faultless and classic Type O, I also dig the heavy and greasy sounding production. However, some songs just fall flat and I miss the longer tracks essentially making this a patchy album for me, still it's a pretty decent album though. My top 3 from Life Is Killing Me - 1. I Don't Wanna Be Me 2. Todd's Ship God (Above All Things) 3. Life Is Killing Me
5Type O Negative
Dead Again

Type O's last album was a return to long, epic length tracks which was a major plus. Even though most of my favourite tracks are stacked towards the beginning of the album, it was a pretty solid release for the band to end on. Dead Again is solidly produced and signified a return to true form. My top 3 from Dead Again - 1. September Sun 2. These Three Things 3. An Ode To Locksmiths
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Slow, Deep, and Hard

Slow, Deep & Hard is more similar to Carnivore (Steele's previous band) than that of typical Type O because of the strays into thrash territory. That said, it did lay down the blueprints for lengthy song structures and gave hints to the bleakly humorous lyrics and long, apocalyptical dirges that would litter future releases. It may be a shock to fans of the more popular material, but this album rewards with repeated listens. The title says it all really. My top 3 from Slow, Deep & Hard - 1. Gravitational Constant 2. Unsuccessfully Coping With The Natural Beauty Of Infidelity 3. Prelude To Agony
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Bloody Kisses

In many aspects, this album probably sums up Type O Negative the best. Themes of romance, death and sex just litter the record in the band's overly gothic way. It was the band's breakthrough album and 'Black No.1' may be the greatest goth song ever but what mars Bloody Kisses is the interludes. I can't help but think that if they had dropped a few and included 'Suspended In Dusk' (like on the reissue) the album would be much better! My top 3 from Bloody Kisses - 1. Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare-All) 2. Christian Woman 3. Bloody Kisses (A Death In The Family)
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October Rust

Every form of thrash and speed metal had been stripped from Type O's signature sound by this 1996 release and it has been replaced with chugging heaviness and sweeping, lush textures from start to finish topped off with a phenomenal guitar tone. The overall style is still as gloomy and as dark as ever but the overly passionate lyrics work as a worthy contrast to the more mournful ones. One of my favourite albums of all time. My top 3 from October Rust - 1. Love You To Death 2. Cinnamon Girl 3. Be My Druidess
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World Coming Down

I'm sorry everybody, but this is what introduced me to Type O Negative and has been my favourite since. Whilst Bloody Kisses and October Rust represented slightly more accessible sensibilities, this 1999 effort is pure doom and is the heaviest and densest album the band ever produced. As soon as the first song kicked in I knew I was onto something special. One of my top five albums. My Top 3 from World Coming Down - 1. White Slavery 2. World Coming Down 3. Who Will Save The Sane?
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