Top 10 Best Korn Albums
Honestly in my opinion it's one of the few Korn albums I can just listen to all day. (Also life is peachy is a close second as well. ) Everything about this album is different, raw, and heavy. I'm going to be honest, not all tracks in this album is prefect. But the tracks like predictable, blind, clown and helmet in the bush make the entire album a classic.
This is Korn... I'm a fan only of the first 3 albums.. And I don't know who or what these new Korn fans are but they have nothing to do with us... The style of music they played after Follow the Leader was only done to make MONEY!... Now I would have done the same thing. Jonathan Davis is a GOD... And I'm sure Korn themselves HATE that new style...
Wow, just wow. I'm not a big fan of Helmet in the Bush and F****. Apart from that we got pretty much all five star tracks. Daddy arguably being the best song on the album, so heartfelt, so depressing, so amazing... Fake and Lies are instant classics, the singles off this album have so much presence and potency to them. Ball Tongue, Need To and Divine are hidden gems that I'm sure korn fans would agree with me there. Issues is arguably their best album though.
As far as their best album goes its obviously their first. I love the first 4 albums, untouchables and take a look in the mirror have some good tracks also but I feel like they got away from Korn after Issues. This album though in Jonathen at his peak in emotion. JD is a once in a life time singer and most people fail to recognize that. Not to mention he's amazing live and has been going since 94.
This album contains some of KoRn's most atmospheric and smooth songs of all times. I like to compare this album to Marilyn Manson's Mechanical Animals. Where it's so different from its predecessor but absolutely brilliant at the same time. I love this album, everything from the chilling starting track "Dead" to its singles "Falling Away From Me" and "Make Me Bad" (which are, in my opinion, some of KoRns best songs of all time.) There's something about this album that just works for how unique it is. Favourite tracks are; Dead, Falling Away From Me, Wake Up, Make Me Bad, Wish You Could Be Me, Beg for Me and Trash.
In all honesty, I don't think I could've voted for another. The mixture of insane vocals, highly unique yet rhythmic and enticing lead guitar, the downright destructive bass guitar, and the stellar drumwork truly allow this album to shine above the rest. My personal favourites from this one are Falling Away From Me, Counting, and Let's Get This Party Started. Not to say that the other songs aren't awesome as well. Overall, this one shines above the rest.
I thought Follow the Leader was untopable, it was such a kick ass album, with some of KoRns best songs to date. The tracks such as dead bodies everywhere, got the life, freak on a leash and bbk and much more are what made that album so brilliant. It seemed perfect. Then I get my copy of Issues, the opening track with the bagpipes - my god I didn't ever think I could listen to a song with bagpipes, then falling away from me, 4 U, make me bad, the album only got better and better. It not only topped Follow the Leader, but was one of the best metal albums of the 90s.
This is the only Korn album in which ALL songs are solid. Although the songs are very catchy/straightforward and the album sinks in you form the beginning, you don't get tired of listening to it time after time. Memorable vocals, melodies, chorus, riffs and production. An incredible metal album.
This album can't be faulted, not their best album though. Their first two and issues are my personal favourites but this one and untitled fill up my top five. The way these song flow into each other especially it's on and freak on a leash, so tasty, the amount of times I've listened to these first two tracks... Next few tracks are solid but it steps up a level once pretty starts and the level doesn't drop. Seed being a stand out track, needs to be listened by more korn fans, should be regarded as one of their best songs ever in my opinion. Although reclaim my place is just something else, another solid song that has so much energy in it. Reclaim my place is perfect for the mosh pit. Great album but not korns best effort.
As my close second or third favorite album ( these choices are tough), this album deserves credit for introducing Korn to the majority of us. Freak on a Leash was the first Korn song I heard. I didn't even know it was Korn and I was into it. Great album including other songs like Dead Bodies Everywhere, Got the Life, Seed, Its On, BBK Children of the Korn, All in the Family, its definitely a great album.
While the Self titled essentially gave birth to Nu metal, this album perfected the style, solidifying it as a true genre and demonstrating their creepy, dark, hip hop influenced style. The true Epitome of Nu metal.
Great album I do feel by reading g these comments that alottt of people don't listen to Life is Peachy or Issues to much, even their first album some of you, this a good album but you have yet to see what their really made of. My 4th favorite album I'd say after Korn
Issues/Life is Peachy.
Don't forget niedermeyers mind either, the original Daddy is so bad ass.
From the start to the end, this album was enjoyable. Here To Stay was great, then lots of other cool songs like Blame, Bottled Up Inside, Thoughtless, Make Believe, One More Time, Alone I Break, Wake Up Hate, and I'm Hiding, then to end it with the wonderful No One's There
Thus album was good, but I out just one step below the first four, and 1 above everything after take a look in the mirror. Here to Stay in my opinion kind if makes this album, I do like songs such as bottled up inside, thoughtless, beat it upright, embrace, but when I compare all if those songs to songs like Clown, Mr Rogers, Daddy, Dirty, Blind, Fake, Kill You, Freak in a leash, dead bodies everywhere, trash, somebody someone, I can keep going, I feel like here to stay is the only one that is as good as (some) of those. Just feel like they got away from Korn after Issues in my OP.
This album has the best KoRn song in KoRn history. HERE TO STAY is by far the best song I have ever heard. It is amazing! It has an amazing riff. Actually all of the riffs are amazing!
As a die hard Korn fan for most of my life, this list is insanely hard to create. Some really good albums way too low on this list. My favorite Korn album changes from year to year.
Good God, Mr. Rogers, Ass Itch, Chi, Twist, Kill You, Swallow and much more great songs on this album. Why is it rated 5th... This is much better than Untouchables and Issues for sure.. If I made my own list it would be Life is Peachy, Korn then Follow the Leader. Sure follow the leader is a good album. But life is peachy and korn is helping me get through high school. And follow the leader is good but korn is trying to make it "perfect" and I like the style and trashiness on the first 2 albums.
This album is absolutely amazing. The self titled album is pretty good too. After this album it just becomes crap. Davis starts whining on every vocal after this album, and they try to "perfect" their sound. If they kept playing to the style of this album I would never have searched for other genres. Actually, I just needed to get past age 16 to discover real metal.
I always thought the self titled album was my favourite, it's certainly the one I've listened to, however, after recently giving this more of a chance I can say I definitely underestimated this album! Twist is an awesome way to start an album, chi is an incredible song, I love porno creep (David is inane) and good god, mr Rogers is awesome and I love the cover of wicked with chino Moreno. Overall a great listen!
Was my favourite album for a long time, glad that it's in the top five as it's well deserved. Such a dark album with the final track kill you confirming that comment with some of the nastiest lyrics created by frontman Jonathan Davis. Swallow is again a nasty track, in the best way possible. MR. Rogers is pure filth. No lacking tracks, one of their most focused and coherent albums to date. Life is peachy as an album is on point.
Actually the raw debut is my favorite, but this album is very close. It combines the raw power that I love Korn for (break some off, y'all want a single) with more calm and melodic moments (I'm done, when will this end). Also I feel like Jd's vocals are fantastic and filled with deep emotion that kind of scream for help sometimes (did my time, everything I've known).
Overall it's a good mix, that still defines Korn's unique sound. The only thing I'm missing is the groovy drumming from David like in the early days. Also a few more catchy basslines from fieldy would be nice. Then I think it would be my favorite, but still a very good album.
I have all the korn albums except anything after this album might buy paradigm shift, but seriously I have been a korn fan since I was 8 years old I am 26 now and I can tell you the true order its Take a look in the Mirror, Issues, Follow the leader, the self titled Korn, Untouchables, Life is Peachy, and all the other albums without head is a total disgrace. I might buy paradigm shift maybe.
I'll never understand why this isn't considered in the top 3 best albums. Outside of the original Korn and Follow the Leader, this is their best combination of raw power and great chorus/riffs.
Jonathon Davis vocals on this album are better than any previous album. Do you want to know what deep depression feels like? Listen to track 4, Here it comes again.
My first KoRn album alongside their
"Untitled". I heard this when I was kid, with my first song being "Coming Undone". I loved it from the first time I heard it. I gradually sought out
KoRn, and having heard all their albums, this is the best. The only close follow ups are "Untitled" and "Take A Look In The Mirror". I just think the gritty electronics being smashed with KoRn's signature sound, along with experimental, catchy songs, makes this album all in all the nose enjoyable.
Follow the Leader, and The Paradigm S... AHEM I meant Shift* were the only 2 poor KoRn albums. Follow the Leader is overrated, this one is underrated, all songs are perfect this. And I have been a KoRn fan for years, so don't thumb this comment down, for it is true, I am sorry. Follow the Leader didn't suck, it had goods like Dead Bodies Everywhere, Got the Life, and Freak on a Leash.
I like the old ones too but this album was the first I've ever heard of Korn back in 2005 and what still amazes me besides the well played songs is the production of this album. It's well produced and "Big" you can hear it.
Such a good album, should be much higher than 6th. It has such catchy songs and the lyrics are amazing, it also has the song politics on it, I think that on its own is enough.
The best Korn album in over 10 years. I've enjoyed everything they've done since See You on The Other Side, but it's basically been several really good songs salt and peppered between some not as strong songs. Then The Paradigm Shift came out, which was a step in the right direction. Almost all of the songs were good, and I'll vouch Love and Meth as one of the all time best Korn songs. But this record took it to a new level. Every song is memorable and they combined so many elements of what makes Korn enjoyable for a lot of fans while also being new and innovative even after 20 years as a band. Gotta respect that.
This in my opinion is their number one album. Because what they've been saying is true. It's mad and hysterical like old Korn especially on songs like Everything Falls Apart. It's emotional on songs like when you're not there and the Hating. It's atmospheric on Different World. They have their old sound mixed with their maturity as musicians, and John's screams have never ever been better. They rate this album themselves as top two or three of their career. I believe it is number 1.
I honestly like this better than the first album. Because it really is hardcore like the first album, but with much more depth musically. It has more elements with electronic sounds filling up the space in the background. Head and Munky play perfectly off each other. JD's vocals are better than ever, and Fieldy has consistently been rocking it with his personal flavor since the 90's. I feel like this is the technically best album on every level that Korn has ever made.
I personally think that this and Paradigm Shift are up there with their highest-rated albums. It is, however, quite difficult to compare them, as although there are similarities their older and newer works are quite different, because of the technical changes, stylistic changes in the genre and the stylistic choices of the band.
Head returning to the band makes a huge impact. There is more complexity and depth in the music with Head back. Korn is always experimenting, adding influences, trying new things and doing things differently. This album shows how they have honed their craft and matured as a band. It is a solid album from start to finish, and in many ways has revived their career.
Korn really got back on track with this album. I like it very much because it still has the dubstep elements but at the same time it kind of returns back to their old sound. Though they have released so many albums they have managed to reinvent themselves - and that's not something many bands can or have patience to do...
I first listened to this album when the band were streaming it, and I gotta say I am impressed. Very good album, particularly Love And Meth and Prey For Me. But not Never Never
Reminds me of Perfect Circle's "Thirteenth Step". Not musically but similar themes of recovering drug abuse.
Definitely not their best album, but still very underrated! They tried to sound like the first two albums, but didn't really make it, which is not bad at all. It kind of has the spirit of the first two albums, but yet a fresh and different sound. The music is shaped really interesting. The catchy riffs, that mostly head contributed, are missing. But that's also what makes this album special and diverse. I'm more of an ''old-school korn fan'', but still this album succeeds to impress me. If you really like korn, give it a chance, guys!
This is a great album. It's heavy and has a mix of a old and new KoRn sound!
This album deserves way more love than what it's getting here.
I think this Is best since issues...
It's definitely way different but in a good way. Needs to be higher on this list than untitled and paradigm shift.
Please get this up to second, along with Untouchables being first. (All of Korn's albums are good though, except for Path Of Totalcrap.
This album is insane. I think the most emotion I've ever felt put into a single album.
This album passed people by which is a shame, it's so close to being a five star album. It's just not as good as the first four albums, makes it their fifth best album in my opinion. Every song is sublime, apart from do what they say and that one isn't even that bad of a song. Starting over starts off the album with a brooding and energetic chorus, kiss is a beautiful and dark slow number, killing is just off the chain with some right dirty riff from the off and overture and obituary finishes the album sounding like something ripped out of the 80's. Just a great album, deserves more praise
A new spin on all of KoRn's library. Deserves a much higher place than ninth, I'd even say second, only to See You on the Other Side. The Intro packs a punch, and Starting Over, Love & Luxury, Hold On, and I Will Protect You are all essential KoRn songs, in my opinion. I feel they tried very hard to bring a new style into their normally expected way of presenting music, and along with select few I seem to be alone on seeing it's brilliance.
Numerous songs on here I absolutely love. Evolution and Hold On are just as hardcore as they are catchy. Kiss is, perhaps, their best song of all time.
I loved Evolution and Kiss. Kiss was a new style for korn considering love songs aren't their thing usually, but it was nice to hear a softer song by my all time favorite band. I love all of korns albums and TALITM and their debut are my favorites but this is still good
Oh come on! It's not their best, but it sure isn't their worst! The Path of Totality may just be the first album ever in yet another new genre of music sparked once again by KoRn. My top 5 are:
2) The Path Of Totality (Yes, really)
3) KoRn I
4) Life is Peachy
5) The rest are pretty much tied except for Issues and Untitled.
Not their best work, but there is some great songs on the album. Like Narcissistic Cannibal, Get Up!, Burn the Obedient, etc. And I do think Johnathan's voice works great with the dub step. I don't even like dub step, but I enjoyed this album.
Best Korn album ever! The combination of dubstep and hard rock really worked out well on this album. The best songs on the album would have to be Way To Far, Narcissistic Cannibal and Chaos Lives In Everything.
I love this band it is mazing! I believe this band will take Korn farther in the future. They have been great sense the beginning no question about that I believe there still running strong and they always will no matter what. I still need to go to one of their concerts. ;(
They sound so cool and creepy on this demo. I love it!
Why isn't this one the list?
Okay, if my 50 year old mother likes this album, it must be good.