Best Mastodon Albums


The Top Ten

1 Crack the Skye

Yeah, this album is a masterpiece. Every single song on this album are amazing. It's their best work, followed by Leviathan. The Czar is my favorite song of Mastodon, and one of the best songs I've ever heard in my life!

Before this album I feel like mastodon was an amazing METAL band, however once this album dropped it really changed things. They went beyond the genre of metal and made one of the greatest ROCK albums of all time and I think that is saying a lot.

1. Crack the Skye
2. Blood Mountain
3. Leviathan
4. Emperor of Sand
5. The Hunter
6. Remission
7. Once More 'Round the Sun

All of Mastodon records are brilliant by the way. - BekoT.

Timeless masterpiece.

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2 Leviathan

This may be the most difficult top ten list to rate, but when I was introduced to Mastodon a number of years ago I received a number of albums all at once, and this is the one that hooked me.

All of these top three albums are tied for number one for me.

From beautiful artwork to the brilliantly thought out concept theme, this album is a journey. It's more like reading a collection of short stories about the sea (it's actually somewhat based on Moby Dick).

They don't do bad albums, to think Hunter is mainstream is woeful. I don't hear the band on the radio even though they have a loyal following. Reason being, they are complicated, interesting and pushing the limits. Leviathan is where 4 musicians really did Crack the Sky of Metal/Rock and everything in between. Mal Australia 🇦🇺

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3 Blood Mountain

After much thought I'd have to say blood mountain is my favourite then crack then lev, hunter then round the sun then call of hex remission and call I have yet to listen to the live album

Personally this is my favourite mastodon album.

This is probrably the hArdest list to vote on cause they all are great I just love the way this one flows.

HEADBANGER.! this album is a badass

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4 Emperor of Sand

It needed a thousand listens for a full appreciation, but then again it wasn't easy for me to get into any of Mastodon material, now, I must say, I LOVE every damn moment of this masterpiece. For me it holds the top with leviathan and crack the skye, witch are all within my favourite albums of all time. Just be patient with it, let it ease into you and your subconcience, and you will be rewarded

Honestly, despite being a prog geek, I've never been a massive fan of Mastodon. OMRTS I felt needed more bite and Sultan's Curse didn't do much for me either. But after listening to the whole of this new album today I felt that every track made the album sound especially solid. And I enjoyed listening to it. I'm basing this off one listen though so my opinion may change. - IronSabbathPriest

Barn burner from start to finish. Hinds lead guitar elevates the songs to some of the best metal tunes of the past decade. Can't get enough of this album.

Tier 1: God Tier
1. Emperor of Sand
2. Leviathan
3. Crack the Skye
Tier 2: Great
4. Remission
5. Blood Mountain
Tier 3: Okay
6. The Hunter
7. Once More Round the Sun

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5 Once More 'Round the Sun

Man all of mastodons Albums are epic this ones a little different more Bran dailor less Brent hinds not sure if this is better or worse anyways this is a great album 4/5

This album is a little different the last 2 mastodon albums feature more of bran dailor on vocals he has a more radio friendly voice different but definitely epic!

Great album! A little bit more mainstream but also classic mastodon all of there studio albums are critically acclaimed so its very hard to pick one but come on people vote this one up should be in the top 3

Not as good as crack the skye but worthy of top 3. too many good songs to be this low

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6 Remission

First four Mastodon albums should be top 4. They're really the only Mastodon albums worth listening to - cjWriter1997

My favourite is actually Leviathan but Remission definitely shouldn't be one of the lowest!

Really surprised that this is presently the lowest ranked studio album. If you're an old school thrasher or a real metalhead then this and Leviathan will probably be at the top for you. But hey, they're all great albums.

Awesome album best songs crusher destroyer, ole nessie, elephant man, mother puncher, and the burning man. - horrorfan89

7 The Hunter

Can't choose so I'll vote for this in the hopes it gets the more casual listener into mastodon - BronzeWolf96

I like this album because it reminds me of when I travel to the Rockies. I always listen to it at least once every time I go there

Crack the Sky is their best but The Hunter needs more recognition. All Mastodon albums are great!

This is their best no doubt about it!

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8 Call of the Mastodon
9 Live at the Aragon
10 Live at Brixton

The Contenders

11 Cold Dark Place
12 Lifesblood
13 Jonah Hex Soundtrack
14 The Workhorse Chronicles
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