Puddle Of Mudd Albums Ranked (rated from worst to best)
Formed in Kansas City, Missouri in 1992, Puddle Of Mudd is an American rock band. The band has had several number 1 hits on the Mainstream Rock charts and sold in excess of 7 million albums. The band’s lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Wes Scantlin has said their name came from having to walk through the remnants of flood inundation from the Missouri river to get to their practise studio.
They have performed on the same bill as Godsmack, Deftones, Stone Temple Pilots, Limp Bizkit, Staind and Linkin Park. Unfortunately Puddle Of Mudd, or more specifically their lead vocalist Wes Scantlin has been the subject of a certain amount of controversy.
He has been accused on several occasions of lip-syncing during live shows. On one particular occasion, in Versailles, Ohio, the band were booed off the stage after Scantlin was seen to be lip-syncing. This led to trouble on their social media page which led to the band deleting their Facebook page.
Whether that’s true or not, Puddle Of Mudd were one of the greatest bands of the 90’s and in this article we take you through their very best albums.
Best Puddle Of Mudd Albums Of All Time
Puddle Of Mudd have released 7 studio albums and as usual, we will rank them as we see them from the rest to the best.
7. Abrasive (1997)
This was their first album which was released before they got a recording contract. You can hear it’s Puddle Of Mudd, but the album suffers from production issues at best.
Every albums ranked list has to have a worst album, and “Abrasive” is it for this list.
6. Volume 4: Songs In The Key Of Love & Hate (2009)
Released on December 8th 2009, “Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate” is their 4th studio album. The album debuted at number 95 on the Billboard 200 chart on release.
There were 3 singles released from this album which were; “Spaceship”, “Stoned” and “Keep It Together”. This was the band’s first album since they signed to Geffen Records to not produce a Hot 100 hit song.
5. Life On Display (2003)
“Life On Display” was the band’s 2nd studio album which was released on November 25th 2003. After the success of their previous release, “Come Clean”, this one was a disappointment.
The album peaked at number 20 on the Billboard 200 chart and spent 23 weeks on the chart but it received mainly poor reviews.
It did produce one hit single “Away From Me” which made the number one spot on the Mainstream Rock charts. There were 2 more singles released from the album which were; “Heel Over Head” and “Spin You Around”.
4. Re:(disc)overed (2011)
Released on August 29th 2011, “Re:(disc)overed” is an album of cover tracks performed by Puddle Of Mudd. The band covered 30 songs which were eventually cut down to 15 tracks for the album.
It includes covers of songs by such artists as AC/DC, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, the Steve Miller Band, Bad Company, Free and Led Zeppelin.
Overall, the album is far better than it first appears. Let’s face it, a post-grunge band performing some of the 20th century’s best heavy rock, rock and R&B. Yet it works really well.
3. Welcome To Galvania (2019)
“Welcome To Galvania” was Puddle Of Mudd’s first studio album of new material in 10 years, since “Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate” in 2009.
This album was released on September 13th 2019 and received mainly positive reviews with Loudwire naming it one of the 50 best rock albums of the year.
There were 4 singles released from the album which were; “Uh Oh”, “Go To Hell”, “Just Tell Me” and “My Kind Of Crazy”.
2. Famous (2007)
Released on October 9th 2007, this was Puddle Of Mudd’s 3rd studio album. It was due to be released in May but was held back to add extra tracks to the album.
The album peaked at number 27 on the Billboard 200 chart, and sold 31,000 in its first week.
There were 4 singles released from this album which were; “Famous”, “Psycho”, “We Don’t Have To Look Back Now” and “Livin’ On Borrowed Time”.
1. Come Clean (2001)
This was their debut album for Geffen Records which was released on August 28th 2001. The difference between this album and their earlier “Abrasive” which was released before they were signed, is like chalk and cheese.
They released 4 singles from this album which were; “Control”, “Blurry”, “Drift & Die” and “She Hates Me”.
The album peaked at number 9 on the Billboard 200 chart and number 12 on the UK album chart.
All Puddle Of Mudd Albums In Chronological Order
|Life On Display||2003|
|Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate||2009|
|Welcome To Galvania||2019|
Frequently Asked Questions
The best selling Puddle Of Mudd album is “Come Clean” (2001) which has sold in the region of 3.5 million copies worldwide.
The newest Puddle Of Mudd album is “Welcome To Galvania” which was released on September 13th 2019.
The first Puddle Of Mudd album is “Abrasive” which was released before the band got signed to Geffen Records on September 3rd 1997.
Puddle Of Mudd’s most famous song is “Blurry” which was taken from the album “Come Clean”.
Puddle Of Mudd were formed in Kansas City, Missouri, USA in 1992.
The genres ascribed to Puddle Of Mudd are; Post-grunge, hard rock and alternative metal.
The members of Puddle Of Mudd are Wes Scantlin, Dave Moreno, Matt Fuller and Michael John Adams. Past members include; Doug Ardito, Adam Latiff, Jimmy Allen, Damien Starkey, Paul Phillips, Kenny Burkitt, Shannon Boone, Christian Stone, Greg Upchurch, Sean Sammon and Ryan Yerdon.