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The Best Mogwai Albums of All Time

Updated June 22, 2018 611 votes 205 voters 8.0k views13 items

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

Mogwai is known to many as one of the best post-rock bands. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Mogwai albums, with the help of your votes. Formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1996, Mogwai released their debut, Mogwai Young Team (1997) and much more recently, released Every Country's Sun (2017) which earned the band its best reviews yet.

This Mogwai discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Mogwai albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Mogwai singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Mogwai 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 Mogwai album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

List is made up of albums like Mr. Beast (2006) and Rock Action (2001). This list of popular Mogwai CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion.

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  • 1. Yes! I Am a Long Way from Home
    2. Like Herod
    3. Katrien
    4. Radar Maker
    5. Tracy
    6. Summer (Priority Version)
    7. With Portfolio
    8. R U Still in 2 It
    9. A Cheery Wave from Stranded Youngsters
    10. Mogwai Fear Satan

    • Release Date: 1997
    • Artist: Mogwai
    • Tracks: Mogwai Fear Satan, Katrien, Summer (Priority version)
    • Genres (Music): Indie rock, Post-rock, Experimental rock, Instrumental rock
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  • Happy Songs for Happy People
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    1. Hunted by a Freak
    2. Moses? I Amn't
    3. Kids Will Be Skeletons
    4. Killing All the Flies
    5. Boring Machines Disturbs Sleep
    6. Ratts of the Capital
    7. Golden Porsche
    8. I Know You Are but What Am I?
    9. Stop Coming to My Hous

    • Release Date: 2003
    • Artist: Mogwai
    • Tracks: Killing All the Flies, Golden Porsche, Stop Coming to My House
    • Genres (Music): Indie rock, Post-rock, Experimental rock
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  • 1. Punk Rock:
    2. CODY
    3. Helps Both Ways
    4. Year 2000 Non-Compliant Cardia
    5. Kappa
    6. Waltz for Aidan
    7. May Nothing But Happiness Come Through Your Door
    8. Oh! How the Dogs Stack Up
    9. Ex-Cowboy
    10. Chocky
    11. Christmas Steps
    12. Punk Rock/Puff Daddy/ANʇICHRISʇ

    • Release Date: 1999
    • Artist: Mogwai
    • Tracks: Helps Both Ways, Waltz for Aidan, Year 2000 Non-Compliant Cardia
    • Genres (Music): Indie rock, Post-rock, Experimental rock, Instrumental rock
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  • Hardcore Will Never Die, but You Will
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    1. White Noise
    2. Mexican Grand Prix
    3. Rano Pano
    4. Death Rays
    5. San Pedro
    6. Letters to the Metro
    7. George Square Thatcher Death Party
    8. How to Be a Werewolf
    9. Too Raging to Cheers
    10. You're Lionel Richie

    • Release Date: 2011
    • Artist: Mogwai
    • Tracks: White Noise, Letters to the Metro, Music for a Forgotten Future (The Singing Mountain)
    • Genres (Music): Indie rock, Post-rock, Experimental rock
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