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|Dance Gavin Dance Albums Ranked|
My first DGD album was Mothership, so nostalgia isn't guiding these rankings much. This might be different than my ratings for the albums, I'm not even bothering to check those. Not including the instrumentals or remixes either.
|9||Dance Gavin Dance|
Probably not much justification needed here. When I first listened to ArSe, I thought "huh, this is a bit different and I'm not sure I like it," but I came around in the end. When I first listened to Afterburner, I thought "wow, they really phoned it in." I'm not opposed to experimentation, but Afterburner just seems like a downgrade. Everything is watered down and less compelling, as if the album was written with substantially less effort and care than past releases. In my view, this is the only DGD LP that isn't an excellent album in its own right, but perhaps my opinion will change.
|8||Dance Gavin Dance|
Never been a huge fan of Happiness. The absence of Jon really hurts the album, and the sound strikes me as a bit same-y and dull. I don't particularly enjoy the softer, more rock-oriented and carefree style either. I can certainly see why others love this album, but it's just not for me.
|7||Dance Gavin Dance|
Downtown Battle Mountain
This might be controversial, but without any nostalgic connection to DBM, I struggle a bit to get into the album. Production has definitely not aged as well as some of DGD's other releases, nor has the instrumentation, nor have the vocals. But Times New Roman and Backwards Pumpkin Song are still some of my favorite DGD tracks.
|6||Dance Gavin Dance|
In my view, this album is sort of an intermediary between DBM II and Instant Gratification, and it's not quite as good as either. Tilian doesn't sound as good as later releases, and there are some lackluster songs, but it's still a very good album.
|5||Dance Gavin Dance|
Mothership is the album that introduced me to DGD -- at the time I was a big prog metal fan, so the excellent instrumentals on this album really hooked me. I think Mothership reclaims some of the energy from DGD II, but in an entirely different fashion. But, for some reason, I don't find myself coming back to Mothership as often as the above albums.
|4||Dance Gavin Dance|
At first, I didn't like this album, but it's grown on me quite a bit once I shed my expectations from Mothership. The sound is definitely a bit of a departure, being a bit groovier and softer, maybe trending towards prog rock/pop? But it's a stylistic change that feels focused and deliberate (unlike Afterburner) -- you get the sense DGD enjoyed writing in this style. Also, Tilian's vocals on this album cut through the mix and sound stellar.
|3||Dance Gavin Dance|
Acceptance Speech exemplifies the best aspect of the Tilian era, boasting super catchy songs that retain that infectious, frantic DGD vibe. Definitely the one I'd use to introduce someone new to DGD, almost everything on here is great but it's a bit less varied than death star and DBM II.
|2||Dance Gavin Dance|
Dance Gavin Dance
Zoloft, Alex English, and Uneasy Hearts are some of DGD's all-time best songs, and really there's nothing weak on this album. The sound is a bit different from DGD's other stuff, but in a good way -- I think this album has some of DGD's most varied and interesting songwriting.
|1||Dance Gavin Dance|
Downtown Battle Mountain II
DBM II jams the hardest, really all there is to say. Tons of catchy songs, instrumentals are energetic invigorating, and I prefer Jon's vox from this era. The rougher, more chaotic style combined with Craig's cleans is the epitome of what makes DGD great.
|DBM2 at 1? interesting.|
there's no real "correct" way to rank these guys imo
|Everything is correct except for DBM being #7. Just goes to show You that even for new listeners, DGD with Kurt and Johnny was a lot better than what they’re putting out right now with Tillian|
|I gotta hardcore disagree, Tillian has the cleanest hooks ever and his voice is flawless|
|Other than deathstar being this high up, I actually dig this ranking quite a bit|
|8 > 1 > 2 > 3 > 5 > 4 > 6 > 7 > 9|
That's probably my new ranking now that it's been a while since Afterburner came out
|Afterburner>>>Arse, Happiness>deathstar. DBM II is top 3 no doubt|
|Afterburner is so bad I can't listen to it and I've only listened to it once. |
|veks, did you ever hear of something called acquired taste? |
|why don't you suck too|
|I do tho|