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The Best Earth Albums, Ranked

Updated April 18, 2019 139 votes 50 voters 1.2k views8 items

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We're ranking the best Earth albums of all time. One of the best experimental rock bands, Earth's discography features several popular songs, like "Tallahassee" and "Cats on the Briar." What is the greatest Earth album ever?

From their debut album Earth 2: Special Low-Frequency Version to their 2014 album Primitive and Deadly, this list of Earth albums also includes Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I, Pentastar: In the Style of Demons, and Hex; Or Printing in the Infernal Method.

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

  • 5

    Primitive and Deadly

    Primitive and Deadly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Earth Albums, Ranked
    Photo: Southern Lord

    1. Torn By The Fox of the Crescent Moon
    2. There Is a Serpent Coming (Carlson, Lanegan) 
    3. From the Zodiacal Light (Carlson, Qazi) 
    4. Even Hell Has Its Heroes
    5. Rooks Across the Gate
    6. Badgers Bane (vinyl-only bonus track)

    Pitchfork score: 7.0

    • Release Date: 2014
    16
    6
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  • Earth 2: Special Low Frequency is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Earth Albums, Ranked
    Photo: Sub Pop

    1. Seven Angels
    2. Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine
    3. Like Gold and Faceted

    • Release Date: 1993
    12
    2
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  • 7

    HEX; or Printing in the Infernal Method

    HEX; or Printing in the Infern is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Earth Albums, Ranked
    Photo: Southern Lord

    1. Mirage
    2. Land of Some Other Order
    3. The Dire and Ever Circling Wolves
    4. Left in the Desert
    5. Lens of Unrectified Night
    6. An Inquest Concerning Teeth
    7. Raiford (The Felon Wind)
    8. The Dry Lake
    9. Tethered to the Polestar
    10. Untitled

    Pitchfork score: 8.2

    • Release Date: 2005
    13
    3
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  • 8

    Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II

    Angels of Darkness, Demons of  is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Earth Albums, Ranked
    Photo: Southern Lord

    1. Sigil of Brass
    2. His Teeth Did Brightly Shine
    3. A Multiplicity of Doors
    4. The Corascene Dog 
    5. The Rakehell   

    Pitchfork score: 7.9

    • Release Date: 2011
    9
    5
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