1. Felt Mountain - their most innovative work but also their most consistent from start to finish IMO. Eerie, lavish, glacial soundscapes and haunting vocal performances. Fantastic cinematic imagery all over the album and luxurious pace and musicianship. A very cool album.
2. Seventh Tree - I was underwhelmed by this on first listen but now I don't know what I was thinking... it's so LUSH!! All that gorgeous live instrumentation and sensitive vocal performances. Every song feels full and warm and autumnal. Brilliant engineering.
3. Supernature - If some of their work is focused on 'sound' at the expensive of actual 'songs', this tips the scales in the other direction. Perfect, sultry, modern dance music songcraft.
4. Black Cherry - An amazing jolt in a new direction, and the peaks are huuuge. If I have a criticism it's just that it feels inconsistent and doesn't balance the atmospheric ballads and uptempo disco numbers as well as the follow-up did. Even if a few of the songs on this are bigger standouts.
5. Head First - It's not as sophisticated as the two albums i've ranked below it (definitely a bit more derivative of that Moroder, ONJ, 80s anthemic sound) but for sheer entertainment value it is just so enjoyable. Pop perfection.
6. Silver Eye - To be fair i've only listened to it 2-3 times so far (only got it a few days ago!). So far I love that it encapsulates a lot of the sounds they've explored over the years on the one record. Very synthy. I am getting into the uptempo songs more than the slower ones.
7. Tales of Us - I like the stark arrangements and the more folksy lyrics, but the album simply isn't as memorable as their others. It's still very good work and would be intriguing if it came from another artist, but coming from them it's a little bit thin and traditional. I would like to give it another listen though.