AFI Best to Least Favorite AFI Albums


#1

Hello everyone, I am new to the Despair Faction Forums but have been an AFI fan for at least 7 or so years now and am too lazy to search through all of the posts to see if and when something similar to this has been posted so I can respond but in order of least to greatest, what are your favorite AFI records? For me I could just never get into the punk stuff they started with so their first few albums are probably my least favorite. After Answer That, Very Proud, Shut Your Mouth and the Halloween EP, I’d go with Black Sails although I can see why people like it and might place it higher. After Black Sails is the Blood Album, Burials, The Missing Man EP, Decemberunderground, The Art of Drowning, Crash Love and Sing the Sorrow as my favorite as I think the entire album except maybe Makeshift Wings are lyrical masterpieces, I also love the 3 big B-sides(Now the World, Synesthesia, and Reiver’s Music) that were all from the STS sessions.


#2

Favorite -> least favorite, Ignoring EPs:

  1. Black Sails
  2. Crash Love
  3. Blood Album
  4. Sing the Sorrow
  5. Decemberunderground
  6. Art of Drowning
  7. Answer that and stay Fashionable
  8. Burials
  9. Very Proud of Ya
  10. Shut your Mouth

#3

Sing The Sorrow
Decemberunderground
The Blood Album
The Art of Drowning
Crash Love
Black Sails
Shut Your Mouth
Answer That
Very Proud of Ya
Burials


#4

STS
DU
Black Sails
Art of Drowning
Crash Love
Burials
Answer That
Very Proud of Ya
Shut Your Mouth
Blood


#5

I’m going to be a bit blasphemous here :laughing:

  1. Blood
  2. Burials
  3. DU
  4. STS
  5. Crash Love
  6. STS
  7. Black Sails
    8-10. The rest. I don’t enjoy punk music shrugs

#6

STS
DU
Burials
CL
Blood
TAOD
BSITS
SYMAOYE
ATASF
VPOY


#7

STS so good it gets listed twice


#8

This is very difficult for several reasons. The two biggest for me are that-

  1. The style, production, etc. varies so greatly from one album to the next.
  2. Nostalgia plays a massive role in how the album is viewed.

My top 3 are the ones that pretty much never change, as they are the three that got me into the band and are such a big part of who I am and a soundtrack to a period of my life. They are:

  1. Sing the Sorrow
  2. Art of Drowning
  3. Black Sails in the Sunset

#9

Very Proud of Ya
Answer That
Shut Your Mouth
Crash Love
Blood
Drowning
DU
Black Sails
Burials
Sorrow


#10

STS
AOD
Black Sails
DU
SYMAOYE
BLOOD
CL
Burials
ATASF
VPOY


#11

This is the humble opinion of someone who has been listening to Punk Music for the last 27 years…every single AFI album is Punk music…“The Rest” is Hardcore Punk…

If you listen to some of the early Punk bands like The Ramones, Sex Pistols, The Clash or X-Ray Spex you will notice :wink:

There are many sub-genres inside Punk…like Hardcore-Punk, Pop-Punk, Horror-Punk, Skate-Punk and many others :slight_smile:

Again…just my opinion :slight_smile:


#12

I really hope that is in least favorite to favorite order. Sing the Sorrow can’t possibly your least favorite of AFI albums.


#13

I’m definitely in the minority here :rofl:

AOD
STS
BSITS
SYMAOYE
VPOY
Blood
ATASF
DU
CL
Burials


#14

Far out, this is what happens when I’m sick <_< #6 is meant to be AOD.


#15

! Art Of Drowning
! Sing The Sorrow
! Black Sails

There’s really not much in those 3 at all, and they are often interchangeable on my list. Then there is a fair gap to the rest

! Blood Album
! Burials
! Shut Your Mouth
! Decemberunderground
! Crash Love ( jumps up 2 or 3 places if I create my own edit replacing some of the songs that annoy me with the b-sides)
! Answer That
! Very Proud Of Ya


#16

Yeah, pretty much all of this. That period for them/me was godlike


#17
  1. Sing the Sorrow
  2. Black Sails
  3. Drowning

[These three are mostly interchangeable; fucking incredible albums]

  1. Shut Your Mouth
  2. Very Proud of Ya
  3. Answer That
  4. December
  5. Burials
  6. Crash
  7. Blood

#18

I am obligated (personally) to say that “The Art of Drowning” is my favorite as it is the first piece of AFI I ever listened to and I was hooked.

My top 4 would be…

  1. Art of Drowning
  2. Black Sails
  3. Shut Your Mouth (Salt for your Wounds… GTFO… amazing song.)
  4. Sing the Sorrow

#19

@Vanished @STORMS Happy to see some SYMAOYE love. I feel like this album is underrated.


#20

Sorrow doesn’t even make my top 10 for 2003. Sorry, bruh.