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The Best Beirut Albums, Ranked 

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Updated April 18, 2019 84 votes 43 voters 1.2k views 5 items

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We're ranking the best Beirut albums of all time. One of the best indie folk bands, Beirut's discography features several popular songs, like "Elephant Gun" and "Nantes." What is the greatest Beirut album ever?

From their debut album Gulag Orkestar to their 2019 album Gallipoli, this list of Beirut albums also includes The Rip Tide, No No No, and The Flying Club Cup.

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The Rip Tide is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Beirut Albums, Ranked
Photo: Pompeii Records
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The Rip Tide

1. A Candle's Fire
2. Santa Fe
3. East Harlem
4. Goshen
5. Payne's Bay
6. The Rip Tide
7. Vagabond
8. The Peacock
9. Port of Call

Pitchfork score: 7.7
 

Release Date: 2011

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The Flying Club Cup is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Beirut Albums, Ranked
Photo: Ba Da Bing!, 4AD

1. A Call to Arms
2. Nantes
3. A Sunday Smile
4. Guyamas Sonora
5. La Banlieue
6. Cliquot
7. The Penalty
8. Forks and Knives (La Fête)
9. In the Mausoleum
10. Un Dernier Verre (Pour la Route)
11. Cherbourg
12. St. Apollonia
13. The Flying Club Cup

Pitchfork score: 8.0
 

Release Date: 2007

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Gulag Orkestar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Beirut Albums, Ranked
Photo: Ba Da Bing!

1. The Gulag Orkestar
2. Prenzlauerberg
3. Brandenburg
4. Postcards from Italy
5. Mount Wroclai (Idle Days)
6. Rhineland (Heartland)
7. Scenic World
8. Bratislava
9. The Bunker
10. The Canals of Our City
11. After the Curtain

Pitchfork score: 7.7
 

Release Date: 2006

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Gallipoli is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Beirut Albums, Ranked
Photo: 4AD
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Gallipoli

1. When I Die
2. Gallipoli
3. Varieties of Exile
4. On Mainau Island
5. I Giardini
6. Gauze für Zah
7. Corfu
8. Landslide
9. Family Curse
10. Light in the Atoll
11. We Never Lived Here
12. Fin

Pitchfork score: 6.6
 

Release Date: 2019

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