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The Best Melvins Albums of All Time 

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Updated June 14, 2019 4.1k votes 786 voters 16.1k views

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

The Melvins are known as one of the greatest alternative rock bands of all time. List of the best Melvins albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Melvins discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Melvins albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Melvins singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Melvins album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Melvins album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Melvins album of all time?" or "What are the top Melvins albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Everything from Houdini to Prick is included on this list.

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1
Houdini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
By Melvins (1993); Tracks: Copache, Night Goat & Teet

Length (mins): 00:54:50

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Alternative rock, Punk rock, Sludge metal, Alternative metal, + more

2
Stoner Witch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
By Melvins (2004); Tracks: Skweetis, Roadbull & Sweet Willy Rollbar

Length (mins): 00:49:55

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Punk rock, Sludge metal, Alternative metal, Stoner rock, + more

3
Bullhead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
By Melvins (1991); Tracks: Zodiac, If I Had an Exorcism & Cow

Length (mins): 00:34:56

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Punk rock, Sludge metal, Alternative metal, Doom metal, + more

4
Lysol is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
By Melvins (1992); Tracks: Roman Dog Bird, Second Coming & Hung Bunny

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Sludge metal, Alternative metal, Doom metal, Stoner rock, + more

5
(A) Senile Animal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
By Melvins (2006); Tracks: A Vast Filthy Prison, The Mechanical Bride & Rat Faced Granny

Length (mins): 00:41:22

Genres (Music): Sludge metal

6
Stag is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
By Melvins (1996); Tracks: Captain Pungent, Goggles & The Bloat

Length (mins): 00:51:04

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Avant-garde metal, Punk rock, Sludge metal

7
The Maggot is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
By Melvins (1999); Tracks: AMAZON, Part 1 & Manky

Length (mins): 00:40:00

Genres (Music): Noise rock, Heavy metal, Alternative rock, Punk rock, Sludge metal, + more

8
Ozma is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
By Melvins (1989); Tracks: Agonizer, Revulsion/We Reach & Creepy Smell

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Punk rock, Sludge metal, Alternative metal, Grunge

9
Gluey Porch Treatments ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
By Melvins (1987); Tracks: Echo Head, Clipping Roses & Bitten Into Sympathy

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Sludge metal, Alternative metal, Doom metal, Grunge

10
Hostile Ambient Takeover... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
By Melvins (2002); Tracks: The Anti-Vermin Seed, Foaming & Untitled

Length (mins): 00:46:28

Genres (Music): Noise rock, Heavy metal, Punk rock, Sludge metal, Electronic music

11
Honky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
By Melvins (1997); Tracks: Air Breather Deep in the Arms of Morphius, In the Freaktose the Bugs are Dying & Laughing With Lucifer at Satan's Sideshow

Length (mins): 01:10:53

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Punk rock, Sludge metal, Post-metal, Experimental music, + more

12
Pigs of the Roman Empire... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
By Melvins and Lustmord (2004); Tracks: Pink Bat, ZZZZ Best & Safety Third

Length (mins): 01:00:00

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Ambient music, Punk rock, Sludge metal, Dark ambient

13
The Bootlicker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
By Melvins (1999); Tracks: We We, Black Santa & Toy

Length (mins): 00:39:59

Genres (Music): Psychedelic rock, Heavy metal, Alternative rock, Punk rock, Sludge metal

14
The Bride Screamed Murde... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
By Melvins (2010); Tracks: Electric Flower, P.G. X 3 & Evil New War God

Genres (Music): Sludge metal

15
Freak Puke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
By Melvins (2012); Tracks: Baby, Won't You Weird Me Out & Mr. Rip Off

Genres (Music): Sludge metal, Experimental rock

16
Hold It In is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
17
Electroretard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
By Melvins (2001); Tracks: Interstellar Overdrive, Revolve & Missing

Length (mins): 00:42:23

Genres (Music): Psychedelic rock, Heavy metal, Punk rock, Sludge metal, Electronic music

18
Tres Cabrones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
By Melvins (2013); Tracks: Psycho-Delic Haze, American Cow & Walter's Lips
19
Never Breathe What You C... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
By Melvins and Jello Biafra (2004); Tracks: McGruff the Crime Dog, Enchanted Thoughtfist & Islamic Bomb

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hardcore punk, Punk rock

20
The Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
By Melvins (2000); Tracks: Mine Is No Disgrace, Okie From Muskogee & Blockbuster

Length (mins): 01:13:03

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Alternative rock, Country, Punk rock, Sludge metal, + more

21
Prick is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
By Melvins (1994); Tracks: Pick It N' Flick It, Punch the Lion & Underground

Length (mins): 00:43:39

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Punk rock, Sludge metal, Alternative metal, Experimental rock, + more

22
Sieg Howdy! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
By Melvins and Jello Biafra (2005); Tracks: Enchanted Thoughtfist (Enchanted Al remix), Wholly Buy Bull & Halo of Flies

Length (mins): 00:48:04

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hardcore punk, Punk rock

23
Everybody Loves Sausages... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
By Melvins (2013); Tracks: Black Betty, Set It on Fire & In Every Dream Home a Heartache

Genres (Music): Experimental rock

24
A Walk with Love and Dea... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time
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Chicken Switch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Melvins Albums of All Time