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The Best Local Natives Albums, Ranked

Updated April 29, 2019 44 votes 22 voters4 items

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We're ranking the best Local Natives albums of all time. One of the best indie rock bands from California, Local Natives's discography features several popular songs, like "Breakers" and "When Am I Gonna Lose You." What is the greatest Local Natives album ever?

From their debut album Gorilla Manor to their 2019 album Violet Street, this list of Local Natives albums also includes Hummingbird and Sunlit Youth.

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

  • Gorilla Manor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Local Natives Albums, Ranked
    Photo: Infectious, Frenchkiss Records

    1. Wide Eyes
    2. Airplanes
    3. Sun Hands
    4. World News
    5. Shape Shifter
    6. Camera Talk
    7. Cards & Quarters
    8. Warning Sign (Talking Heads cover) 
    9. Who Knows Who Cares
    10. Cubism Dream
    11. Stranger Things
    12. Sticky Thread

    Pitchfork score: 7.4
     

    • Release Date: 2009
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    Hummingbird

    Hummingbird is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Local Natives Albums, Ranked
    Photo: Infectious, Frenchkiss

    1.You & I
    2. Heavy Feet
    3. Ceilings
    4. Black Spot
    5. Breakers
    6. Three Months
    7. Black Balloons
    8. Wooly Mammoth
    9. Mt. Washington
    10. Colombia
    11. Bowery

    Pitchfork score: 8.1
     

    • Release Date: 2013
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    Violet Street

    Violet Street is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Local Natives Albums, Ranked
    Photo: Loma Vista Recordings

    1. Vogue
    2. When Am I Gonna Lose You
    3. Café Amarillo
    4. Munich II
    5. Megaton Mile
    6. Someday Now
    7. Shy
    8. Garden Of Elysian
    9. Gulf Shores
    10. Tap Dancer

    • Release Date: 2019
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    Sunlit Youth

    Sunlit Youth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Local Natives Albums, Ranked
    Photo: Loma Vista

    1. Villainy
    2. Past Lives
    3. Dark Days (feat. Nina Persson) 
    4. Fountain of Youth
    5. Masters    
    6. Jellyfish (feat. Moses Sumney)
    7. Coins
    8. Mother Emanuel
    9. Ellie Alice
    10. Psycho Lovers
    11. Everything All at Once
    12. Sea of Years

    Pitchfork score: 6.3
     

    • Release Date: 2016
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