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The Best TV On the Radio Albums, Ranked  

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We're ranking the best TV on the Radio albums of all time. One of the best art rock bands, TV on the Radio's discography features several popular songs, like "Staring at the Sun" and "Happy Idiot." What is the greatest TV on the Radio album ever?

From their debut album Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes to their 2014 album Seeds, this list of TV on the Radio albums also includes Dear Science, Return to Cookie Mountain, and Nine Types of Light.

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Seeds is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV On the Radio Albums, Ranked
Photo: Harvest Records
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1. Quartz
2. Careful You
3. Could You
4. Happy Idiot
5. Test Pilot
6. Love Stained
7. Ride
8. Right Now
9. Winter
10. Lazerray
11. Trouble
12. Seeds 

Pitchfork score: 7.2/10

Release Date: 2014

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Nine Types of Light is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV On the Radio Albums, Ranked
Photo: Interscope

1. Second Song
2. Keep Your Heart
3. You
4. No Future Shock
5. Killer Crane
6. Will Do
7. New Cannonball Blues
8. Repetition
9. Forgotten
10. Caffeinated Consciousness

Pitchfork score: 7.7/10

Release Date: 2011

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Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV On the Radio Albums, Ranked
Photo: Touch and Go, 4AD

1. The Wrong Way 
2. Staring at the Sun 
3. Dreams 
4. King Eternal 
5. Ambulance 
6. Poppy 
7. Don't Love You 
8. Bomb Yourself 
9. Wear You Out 
10. You Could Be Love (only available on the vinyl and MP3 versions)
11. Staring at the Sun (demo) (only available on the MP3 version)

Pitchfork score: 7.8/10

Release Date: 2004

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Return to Cookie Mountain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV On the Radio Albums, Ranked
Photo: Interscope, 4AD

1. I Was a Lover 
2. Hours 
3. Province 
4. Playhouses
5. Wolf Like Me 
6. A Method 
7. Let the Devil In 
8. Dirtywhirl  
9. Blues from Down Here
10. Tonight 
11. Wash the Day 

Pitchfork score: 9.1/10

Release Date: 2006

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