🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Mogwai

Go on then, might as well keep this thing going.

Justin Timberlake does fairly badly

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
MF DOOM 4.01
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The National 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Blur 3.61
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Idlewild 3.42
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Hole 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
Shower Cans 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Weezer 2.97
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
The Doors 2.89
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
Justin Timberlake 2.52
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Rancid 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74

Today; Mogwai!

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  • Mogwai Young Team
  • Come On Die Young
  • Rock Action
  • Happy Songs For Happy People
  • Mr Beast
  • The Hawk Is Howling
  • Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
  • Rave Tapes
  • Every Country’s Sun

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Couldn’t find much of a singles list and I dont know much about them so feel free to add songs polls if you like.

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Easy 5. Great band, great live act, great albums, great bunch of lads.


Mogwai: Are 5


Tracks from Central Belters:

  • Summer
  • Helicon 1
  • CODY
  • Christmas Steps
  • I Know You Are But What Am I?
  • Hunted By A Freak
  • Stanley Kubrick
  • Take Me Somewhere Nice
  • 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
  • Mogwai Fear Satan
  • Auto Rock
  • Travel Is Dangerous
  • Friend Of The Night
  • We’re No Here
  • I’m Jim Morrison, I’m Dead
  • The Sun Smells Too Loud
  • Batcat
  • Mexican Grand Prix
  • Rano Pano
  • How To Be A Werewolf
  • Wizard Motor
  • Remurdered
  • The Lord Is Out Of Control
  • Teenage Exorcists
  • Hugh Dallas
  • Half time
  • Burn Girl Prom Queen
  • Devil Rides
  • Hasenheide
  • Tell Everybody That I love them
  • Earth Division
  • Hungry Face
  • D to E
  • My Father My King

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Done a big poll of tracks from their ‘best of’.


Literally never heard a note by them, massive blind spot for me.

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Solid 4. Lot of good stuff, but only a handful of albums really wormed their way in.

Les Rev soundtrack is their album I like best after Come On Die Young. Wasn’t expecting that.

CODY makes me feel a bit weird, as I was a pretty unhappy teen when it came out. Got a memory of the day I bought it. Came home steaming drunk, put it on the headphones and listened standing up, eating some flaming hot monster munch and a couple of caramel bars. Then got in bed, promptly sat up and then projectile vomited across the room. Can’t listen to the album without thinking about that.




A full 5 for me. And yet I don’t listen to them that much. Not sure why that is.

Was obsessed by them for a brief period before and a little after the debut album came out though. Managed to see them at a tiny gig at the Manchester Roadhouse. And then I’m sure there was some weird gig at Sanky’s Soap we attended for a remix album or something?


Think they might be the band I’ve seen most live over the years. Must have caught them about 15 times.

Those first EPs and few albums are all absolutely wonderful, though only the soundtrack to Les Revenants has quite hit the same highs for me in the later half of their career so far.

My head says a 4 because of that, but I’m absolutely enthralled every time I see them live, and even the more recent tracks I’m not as keen on come to life in a different way there… and looking at the Central Belters tracklist… and I bonded with mates at university over them and we decided to form a band on a drunken walk home from seeing them… so yeah.

It’s a 5.


Came to them too late I think, after that kind of sound was everywhere. Explosions In The Sky are basically all I want out of that kind of music and never managed to get into Mogwai as a result.

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Hmm going to investigate further. Come On Die Young seems to be running away with the vote so I’ll give it a go.

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Yeah, pretty great


Mogwai are one of the greatest Scottish bands to have existed.

I think lots of people mistake their consistency of quality for a boring consistency.

Some of their best work has been recently too, especially Every Country’s Sun and the Atomic soundtrack.

But nothing will beat their early stuff for the mix of amusement, Nostalgia, and down right genius.

And live they’re a powerhouse. Dynamics can be very hard to get across live but nothing blows me away more than hearing Mogwai Fear Satan live.

They’re a 5, through and through, and are giants of their genre, a genre they helped define.


In my “being in a teenage band at high school” days we’d sometimes rehearse at the old Chem19 studios in Lanarkshire (owned by Chemikal Underground) and sometimes there’d be Mogwai’s equipment lying around in the corridors and stuff which was quite exciting for us.


it’s Mogwai

5/5. Cheers