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|Brand New LPs Ranked Worst to Best|
Been a long time coming but here is my personal ranking of Brand New’s five studio records
Your Favorite Weapon
For a band whose music means so much to me, it was surprisingly easy to determine what record would, unfortunately, slide into the bottom slot. Your Favourite Weapon is the band’s most straightforward record in both style and lyrical content. Like most debut records it is far from the band’s best, however, there are plenty of moments worth coming back to.
Despite being fully accustomed to the nature of lists such as these it still hurts to place Deja Entendu so low. The band shook off their angsty and rebellious pop/punk clothing and traded them for a darker, emo-tinged sound that worked so, so well. Despite lacking the emotional gut-punch of later records Deja is as compelling today as it was fifteen years ago.
Brand New have always had songs featuring screaming in them Daisy turns it to eleven and as a result, it sounds absolutely ballistic. The record recalls their tamer side on occasion, such as in “Bed,” “You Stole,” and the title track, but as a whole, it’s an aggressive and relentless beating of the emotions.
I once believed that if there was ever going to be another Brand New record after Daisy, it would probably be a sub-par return to their roots or else an interesting but ultimately mediocre experiment. Oh, how wrong I was. Science Fiction is indeed experimental but it changes things up by taking everything from their previous records (“Can’t Get It Out” recalls Deja, “Same Long/Teeth” could have easily fit on Daisy, and so on) and melding them together into one cohesive masterpiece.
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
I remember when the album artwork for The Devil and God first caught my eye. I was browsing a music forum when I saw this creepy cover of a little girl hiding from two masked men on a front porch. That, along with the title of the record, sent my mind alive with stories and questions. Who were these characters and what did they mean in relation to the album’s name? Who was the little girl? Was she God? Did the men represent the devil? I had to give it a listen straight away. What I experienced next was one of the most impactful first listens of any album I had ever heard.
|this ranking will certainly rattle some cages^^|
for me: 1, 2, who cares about the rest
|3 is 1|
|1, 2, and 3 switch around for me constantly, but 4 and 5 are always 4 and 5 so good job.|
|nice now go check RATM|
|1, 4, 2, 5, 3.|
|move 4 up to 2 and yea|
|1, 4, 3, 2, 5.|
|3 is 1 |
|Ugh idk this band was the greatest thing i ever had the pleasure of experiencing|
|Surprised by how many put Deja at 2. It's definitely their most accessible but honestly the last 4 are pretty much interchangeable. |
|Sometimes I do think Daisy is better than Science Fiction so this will probably change in a few months time.|
|1, 4, 3 = 2, 5.|
|Objectively correct list. The only question in their discography is whether or not Science Fiction tops Daisy; for me they're virtually tied. |
|Objectively correct x2|
|Daisy and SciFi should switch but YEAH! |
|I think I like 2 better than 1 at this point don't kill me.|
|^ this guy gets it and switch 4 and 3|
|It's a close call for sure.|