Mastodon’s Brann Dailor ranks his band’s albums

ABC/Randy HolmesMastodon drummer Brann Dailor is the latest artist to take part in Noisey‘s “Rank Your Records” feature, in which musicians rate their own discography from worst to best. At the bottom of his list, Dailor puts Mastodon’s 2006 debut EP, Call of the Mastodon.

“I just feel like that wasn’t fully formed Mastodon yet,” Dailor explains.

As for his number-one Mastodon album, Dailor picks 2009’s Crack the Skye, which was written as a tribute to his sister.

“I just remember hearing it back for the first time, completed, and just being blown away by it,” Dailor says. “Like wow, this was so exciting I couldn’t believe we had created it.”

“It was the kind of album that I felt that I wouldn’t be embarrassed to play for David Bowie,” he adds. “That would be the one that I would pick to play for him. I’d be like, ‘Look, we added something.'”

Mastodon is currently touring North America in support of their latest album, Emperor of Sand, which Dailor ranks as number four on his list. Here’s the full ranking:

8. Call of the Mastodon (2006)
7. The Hunter (2011)
6. Remission (2002)
5. Once More ‘Round the Sun (2014)
4. Emperor of Sand (2017)
3. Blood Mountain (2006)
2. Leviathan (2004)
1. Crack the Skye (2009)

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