Albums The Best Mogwai Albums of All Time  

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List Rules This 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.

Rock Action is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mogwai Albums of All Time
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Rock Action


1. Sine Wave
2. Take Me Somewhere Nice
3. O I Sleep
4. Dial: Revenge
5. You Don't Know Jesus
6. Robot Chant
7. 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
8. Secret Pint

Release Date: 2001

Artist: Mogwai

Tracks: Sine Wave, You Don't Know Jesus, Secret Pint, Close Encounters, 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong, + more

Genres (Music): Indie rock, Post-rock, Experimental rock

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Hardcore Will Never Die, but Y... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mogwai Albums of All Time
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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), Mexican Grand Prix, Death Rays, + more

Genres (Music): Indie rock, Post-rock, Experimental rock

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Come On Die Young is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mogwai Albums of All Time
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Come On Die Young


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, Kappa, Christmas Steps, + more

Genres (Music): Indie rock, Post-rock, Experimental rock, Instrumental rock

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Happy Songs for Happy People is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mogwai Albums of All Time
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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, Moses? I Amn’t, Ratts of the Capital, + more

Genres (Music): Indie rock, Post-rock, Experimental rock

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