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The Best Bonobo Albums, Ranked

Updated April 18, 2019 118 votes 41 voters6 items

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We're ranking the best Bonobo albums of all time. One of the best electronica artists, Bonobo's discography features several popular songs, like "Break Apart" and "Cirrus." What is the greatest Bonobo album ever?

From his debut album Animal Magic to his 2017 album Migration, this list of Bonobo albums also includes The North Borders, Black Sands, Days to Come, and Dial 'M' for Monkey.

Vote up the best Bonobo albums, and vote down the ones that were disappointing.

  • Black Sands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bonobo Albums, Ranked
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    1. Prelude
    2. Kiara
    3. Kong
    4. Eyesdown (feat. Andreya Triana)  
    5. El Toro
    6. We Could Forever
    7. 1009
    8. All in Forms
    9. The Keeper (feat. Andreya Triana)  
    10.  tay the Same (feat. Andreya Triana)  
    11. Animals
    12. Black Sands

    • Release Date: 2010
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    The North Borders

    The North Borders is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bonobo Albums, Ranked
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    1. First Fires (feat. Grey Reverend)
    2. Emkay
    3. Cirrus
    4. Heaven for the Sinner (feat. Erykah Badu)  
    5. Sapphire
    6. Jets
    7. Towers (feat. Szjerdene) 
    8. Don't Wait
    9. Know You
    10. Antenna
    11. Ten Tigers
    12. Transits (feat. Szjerdene) 
    13. Pieces (feat. Cornelia)

    • Release Date: 2013
    20
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  • 3

    Migration

    Migration is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bonobo Albums, Ranked
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    1. Migration
    2. Break Apart (feat. Rhye)
    3. Outlier
    4. Grains
    5. Second Sun
    6. Surface (feat. Nicole Miglis)  
    7. Bambro Koyo Ganda (feat. Innov Gnawa)  
    8. Kerala
    9. No Reason (feat. Nick Murphy)
    10. Ontario
    11. 7th Sevens
    12. Figures

    Pitchfork score: 7.3
     

    • Release Date: 2017
    25
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    Dial 'M' for Monkey

    Dial 'M' for Monkey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bonobo Albums, Ranked
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    1. Noctuary
    2. Flutter
    3. D Song
    4. Change Down
    5. Wayward Bob
    6. Pick Up
    7. Something for Windy
    8. Nothing Owed
    9. Light Pattern

    • Release Date: 2003
    11
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