Critical Acclaim: Top 5 Korn Albums

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#3 – Korn (1994)

The eponymous debut album from the band scored well with critics picking up 4 out of 5 from Q, a full 5 stars from Kerrang!, and 4.5 out of 5 from Allmusic. The album peaked at number 72 in the Billboard 200, and was certified double-platinum.

The singles Blind, Need To, Shoots and Ladders, and Clown didn’t threaten the charts, but the album was ranked at number 27 in Guitar World’s “Albums That Defined 1994” list.

Korn Scores: AllMusic (90/100), Q (80/100), Kerrang! (100/100), Village Voice (20/100), Ultimate Guitar (92/100) – Final Score: 76/100

 

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27 Comments

  1. The Path of Totallity is the worst of the worst. They gave them high rates because they were all trying to get the Dubstep into industry.

    • The Path of Totality was a mixed bag. When it works, it REALLY works. (Get Up!, Narcissistic Cannibal) and when it doesn’t it’s really bad! (My Wall, Illuminati) It was originally supposed to be a 5 song EP. 3 new songs and remixes of Oildale and Blind. Then they decided to make it a full album. You can pretty much tell which ones were thought up at the last minute. They’re very lazy.

  2. Really? Untouchables or Issues doesn’t even make the grade. Probably the two best blended albums in their discography. Heavy as elephants chasing biggest loser contestants. And has every element of sound from before and after that time period. Disappointing.

  3. Im sorry cant agree with these rankings – though Path of Totality had some really good songs, you can’t miss out on Untouchables, Issues and Take a Look in the MIrror. Even Untitled is a better album than Korn III! My top 5 would be 1. Take a Look in the Mirror, 2. Korn, 3. Untouchables, 4. Follow the Leader, 5. Untitled

  4. This list is horrible. Here’s the truth, from a fan since the beginning:
    1. Life Is Peachy (1996)
    2. Issues (1999)
    3. KoRn (1994)
    4. Untouchables (2002)
    5. Follow the Leader (1998)
    6. Take A Look in the Mirror (2003)
    7. Korn III: Remember Who You Are (2010)
    8. The Paradigm Shift (2013)
    9. The Path of Totality (2011)
    10. Untitled (2007)

  5. I’d say my top 5 would be:
    1. Issues
    2. Untouchables
    3. KoRn
    4. Follow the Leader
    5. Take a Look in the Mirror/See You on the Other Side

  6. #1.) Issues
    #2.) Untouchables
    #3.) The Paradigm Shift
    #4.) Korn III: Remember Who You Are
    #5.) Path of Totality
    #7.) Follow the Leader
    #8.) Korn
    #9.) Life is Peachy
    #10.) Untitled
    #11.) Take a Look in the Mirror

  7. Obviously it`s a subjective discussion. But We have to recognize that Korn didn´t find the way to their original sound. They have been exploring some new sounds individually so in the process to incorporate that sound to korn, just failed. So far Life Is peachy is the best album, away from the conventional music, something rarely seen.

  8. It’s funny to see how TALIM is in everyone’s top 5 (even mine which is 1-Korn 2-TALIM 3-Life is Peachy 4-Follow The Leader 5-not sure) but the guys in Korn dont seem to like it very much.

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