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The Best Violent Femmes Albums of All Time

Updated August 29, 2019 426 votes 151 voters 5.1k views10 items

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

The Violent Femmes are known as one of the best alternative rock bands and best bands from Milwaukee. List of the best Violent Femmes albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Violent Femmes discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Violent Femmes albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Violent Femmes singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Violent Femmes 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 Violent Femmes album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

One of the early icons of alt rock/punk, the Violent Femmes 1983 eponymous debut studio album featured gems like "Blister in the Sun" and "Add It Up." Though the band split for a while in the late '80s, they rallied in 1991 with Why Do Birds Sing?, which contained minor hit "American Music." 

If you want to know the best Violent Femmes album of all time, or the top Violent Femmes albums, this list will answer your questions. Examples include the Violent Femmes 1983 self-titled debut, as well as Hallowed Ground, and The Blind Leading the Naked. This list of popular Violent Femmes CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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    • Release Date: 1983
    • Artist: Violent Femmes
    • Tracks: Prove My Love, Gone Daddy Gone, To the Kill
    • Length (mins): 00:36:21
    • Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Punk rock, Folk punk
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  • Hallowed Ground is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Violent Femmes Albums of All Time
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    • Release Date: 1984
    • Artist: Violent Femmes
    • Tracks: Hallowed Ground, Sweet Misery Blues, It’s Gonna Rain
    • Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Folk punk
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  • Why Do Birds Sing? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Violent Femmes Albums of All Time
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    • Release Date: 1991
    • Artist: Violent Femmes
    • Producer: Brian Ritchie, Violent Femmes, Victor DeLorenzo, Gordon Gano, Michael Beinhorn
    • Tracks: Flamingo Baby, Look Like That, I’m Free
    • Length (mins): 00:42:27
    • Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Folk punk
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    3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Violent Femmes Albums of All Time
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    • Release Date: 1988
    • Artist: Violent Femmes
    • Producer: Violent Femmes, Warren Bruleigh
    • Tracks: Dating Days, Nothing Worth Living For, Nightmares
    • Length (mins): 00:36:15
    • Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Folk punk
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