Top 10 Best Korn Albums

The Top Ten
1 Korn

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 on this album are perfect. But 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 three 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.

2 Issues

This album contains some of Korn's most atmospheric and smooth songs of all time. 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 Korn's best songs of all time).

There's something about this album that just works for how unique it is. Favorite tracks are: "Dead," "Falling Away From Me," "Wake Up," "Make Me Bad," "Wish You Could Be Me," "Beg for Me," and "Trash."

3 Follow the Leader

This album can't be faulted. Not their best album, though. Their first two and Issues are my personal favorites, but this one and Untitled fill up my top five.

The way these songs flow into each other, especially It's On and Freak on a Leash, is so tasty. The number of times I've listened to these first two tracks...

The next few tracks are solid, but it steps up a level once Pretty starts, and the level doesn't drop. Seed is a standout track that needs to be listened to by more Korn fans. It 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 Korn's best effort.

4 Untouchables

This album was good, but I put it just one step below the first four, and one above everything after Take a Look in the Mirror. Here to Stay, in my opinion, kind of makes this album. I do like songs such as Bottled Up Inside, Thoughtless, Beat It Upright, Embrace, but when I compare all of those songs to songs like Clown, Mr. Rogers, Daddy, Dirty, Blind, Fake, Kill You, Freak on 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 opinion.

5 Life Is Peachy

"Good God," "Mr. Rogers," "Ass Itch," "Chi," "Twist," "Kill You," "Swallow," and many 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 are 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 rawness of the first two 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 had 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.

6 Take a Look In the Mirror

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.

7 See You on the Other Side

My first Korn album, alongside their Untitled, was this one. I heard it when I was a 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 most enjoyable.

Follow the Leader and The Paradigm Shift were the only two poor Korn albums. Follow the Leader is overrated. This one is underrated. All songs are perfect on 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.

8 Serenity of Suffering

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 sprinkled 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 for 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.

9 The Paradigm Shift

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 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 the patience to do.

10 Korn III: Remember Who You Are

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 interestingly. The catchy riffs that Munky 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 in impressing me. If you really like Korn, give it a chance, guys!

The Contenders
11 The Nothing

It's definitely way different but in a good way. It needs to be higher on this list than Untitled and The 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 it's the most emotion I've ever felt put into a single album.

12 Untitled

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, making 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 start, and Overture and Obituary finishes the album, sounding like something ripped out of the '80s.

Just a great album, deserves more praise.

13 The Path Of Totality

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 five are:

1. Korn
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 are some great songs on the album, like Narcissistic Cannibal, Get Up!, Burn the Obedient, etc. And I do think Jonathan's voice works great with the dubstep. I don't even like dubstep, but I enjoyed this album.

14 Requiem
15 Chopped & Screwed
16 Korn Greatest Hits Vol. 1
17 Neidermayer's Mind

They sound so cool and creepy on this demo. I love it!

18 The Essential Korn
19 MTV Unplugged

Okay, if my 50-year-old mother likes this album, it must be good.

20 Live & Rare
21 Good God - EP
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