I’m setting the record (pun!) straight here. This is the comprehensive, correct ranking of all the albums of Canada’s magnum opus of musical groups.

#10 - All In Good Time (2010)

You could really tell they had no clue what they were going to do after Page left. It just feels a bit, empty, without Page. They really hadn’t mastered their sound without Page yet. With that in mind, this one’s still my least favourite. Just a bit, boring, if you will.

#9 - Silverball (2015)

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Meh.

#8 - Grinning Streak (2013)

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By far their best album after Page left. It still feels like something’s missing, but it works WAY better than Silverball and All In Good time. Solid 6.5/10 record.

#7 - Barenaked Ladies Are Men (2007)/Barenaked Ladies Are Me (2006)

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It’s basically one big album, as both were recorded at the same time as eachother. The last album released with Steven Page, and by far the least successful out of all the Page-era albums. Shame, because it’s really good, not as good as their earlier stuff, but really good. Should’ve been a chart success, but life goes on.

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#6 - Maroon (2000)

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Their first “serious” album. It sounds a lot more fleshed out then their stuff before it, but I think with it being more “serious”, it lost a lot of that classic BnL humour. However, some great songs are on this album, like Falling For The First Time, Baby Seat, and Humour Of The Situation, so I’ll give it a reprieve.

#5 - Everything To Everyone (2003)

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I think they realized being a bit more serious was a bit of a mistake. This album is sarcastic, satirical, and feels a lot more like their 90s stuff, unlike Maroon.

#4 - Stunt (1997)

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Their most successful album, in both the States and Canada. Mostly because of One Week. It’s a good album, but I don’t see why this got so popular compared to their other stuff from the era. Solid piece of late 90s alternative pop, however.

#3 - Maybe You Should Drive (1994)

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If BnL was Weezer, this would be their Pinkerton. Criminally critically and commercially underrated. These Apples is probably the best song they’ve ever made, not even exaggerating.

#2 - Born On A Pirate Ship (1996)

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BROKE INTO THE OLD APARTMENT.

Also, Straw Hat And Old Dirty Hank, enough said.

Honourable mentions:

Barenaked For The Holidays (2004)

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The greatest Christmas album ever made. Although the songwriting in Do They Know It’s Christmas is garbage, but that’s not really their fault.

Disc One (2001)

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Yes, it’s a greatest hits album, but it’s such a perfect compilation of all their work. It’s also the first album of theirs I ever heard, so it holds a lot of value to me.

#1 - Gordon (1992)

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Because, well, duh. Literally every song is pretty much perfect. This whole album (save for the cover) is perfect. This is the best album, ever. Don’t fight me on this, because you know I’m right.