|The Dear Hunter Albums/EPs Ranked|
TDH is one of the few Indie Rock bands I frequently listen to. Hard to rank all of these, I like them all to an extent (well... besides Indigo Child, heh heh..)
|1||The Dear Hunter|
Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise
The pinnacle of TDH catalog. Best production, best songwriting, most captivating, at least in my opinion. There's not a single dud on here for me, a stonecold classic. Once again, the last 3rd took a bit to grow, now I absolutely love it.
Favorite track: A Night on the Town
|2||The Dear Hunter|
Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional
The most melancholic of all TDH albums, this album oozes majesty and whimsy. Some of the best TDH tracks ever are featured on here, the first 3rd, as well as the last, are pretty much flawless in my opinion, but the middle portion of the album had to grow on me a bit.
Favorite track: The Flame (Is Gone)
|3||The Dear Hunter|
Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading
Everything from Act I but the ante is just upped in every conceivable way possible. Better production, tons more orchestration, narrative thickening more, and a much longer runtime which I won't say no to. Some portions of this album have some of the most emotion in the entire TDH catalog. I used to not enjoy the last 3rd of the album (this will be a trend), but it has since grown on me a ton.
Favorite track: The Lake on the River
|4||The Dear Hunter|
Act I: The Lake South, the River North
My first exposure to TDH, I actually was not all too enthused by it at first, but it since then began to grow on me a ton. The short tracklisting on this album leaves essentially no room for error at all, with each song adding so much to the overarching narrative, while also being amazing songs in their own right.
Favorite track: City Escape
|5||The Dear Hunter|
Act III: Life and Death
Although the least good of the Act series in my opinion, this LP still has a ton to offer. This simultaneously has some of the most memorable tracks from the Act series, as well as some of the most forgettable ones too. The concept here adds a lot to the experience, I love how this is a chapter in this whole overarching story of different characters, with so much depth.
Favorite track: Mustard Gas
|6||The Dear Hunter|
A fair amount of material on this rivals that of the Acts for sure, it's just the conceptual aspects to the Act that really make them rise above.
Favorite track: Bring You Down
|7||The Dear Hunter|
As previously stated on Orange, this is my favorite of The Color Spectrum and is a blast to listen to. I love how they went all in on this bloody, cynical, animalistic EP.
Favorite track: I Couldn't Do It Alone
|8||The Dear Hunter|
Some of the best TDH songs ever are on here, besides the last track which I'm not the hugest fan of. Nonetheless, this is one of the best of The Color Spectrum without a doubt.
Favorite track: Mr. Malum
|9||The Dear Hunter|
All Is As All Should Be
On some of these tracks, it rivals some of those that are found on the Acts, in my opinion. To me, this EP gathers pretty much all that made The Color Spectrum so great, and condensed them into this one neat little package.
Favorite track: The Right Wrong
|10||The Dear Hunter|
Shouldn't be a surprise to see the heavier EP's from The Color Spectrum rising to the top. Love the Industrial sounds they conjure on here, just super dirty and murky in the best way possible.
Favorite track: Never Forgive, Never Forget
|11||The Dear Hunter|
Much like Red that's coming up soon, this one is just a blast to listen to. Just great tunes all around, catchy as can be.
Favorite track: Stuck on a Wire, Out on the Fence
|12||The Dear Hunter|
Really bright and vibrant EP, the perfect project to listen to at the beach. I get huge Beach Boys and The Beatles vibes from this.
Favorite track: She's Always Singing
|13||The Dear Hunter|
I quite like this EP, it has really warm and welcoming feeling to it. Coming home after a long time away is the exact mood this EP possesses.
Favorite track: Home
|14||The Dear Hunter|
To me, this feels like TDH's best attempt at imitating Mumford and Sons. To a lot of people this may seem like a bad thing, but I quite like this. Very organic sounding, as the cover suggests, the perfect record to listen to in a forest among the wilderness.
Favorite track: Things That Hide Away
|15||The Dear Hunter|
I wish I could place this higher, I really do. I love what they did on this EP, really beautiful pieces of work, I just can't bring myself to place it above any of the others.
Favorite track: Trapdoor
|16||The Dear Hunter|
Pretty ironic that two of their least good works has "Indigo" in the title, heh heh... Yeah once again I admire the experimentation but this is easily my least favorite from The Color Spectrum.
Favorite track: Mandala
|17||The Dear Hunter|
The band takes a big departure from their regular sound and decides to go in more of a Motown direction. I admire the experimentation, but it's personally not a favorite album of mine.
Favorite track: Ring 7 - Industry
|18||The Dear Hunter|
The Indigo Child
Favorite track: The Indigo Child