Filter Songs Ranked

Filter is an American rock band formed in 1993 in Cleveland, Ohio, by singer Richard Patrick and guitarist and programmer Brian Liesegang. The band was formed when Patrick desired to start his own band after leaving Nine Inch Nails as their touring guitarist. Their debut album Short Bus was released in 1995 and ended up going platinum, largely due to the success of the single “Hey Man Nice Shot”. After the album, the band would go through the first of many lineup changes, leaving Patrick as the only consistent member across all releases. In 2018, Brian Liesegang returned to Filter to work on a new album, reBus which was meant to musically be the follow-up to Short Bus. Due to the PledgeMusic bankruptcy, reBus was shelved and Patrick has since been working on a new album Murica, which was originally scheduled for release in 2021. Here are all of Filter songs ranked.

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10. The Inevitable Relapse (The Trouble with Angels, 2010)

“The Inevitable Relapse” winds up the album then pounds guitar and drums into you while describing Richard Patrick’s addiction to drugs or “love” as he says. The drum and guitar breakdown sounds like signature Filter.”

9. Jurassitol (The Crow: City of Angels, 1996)

“This song is an angry cry from the younger generations aimed at the older ones. The rich older men focus on making more money without a thought as to what burdens they are placing on the backs of others, including their own children. The issues they cause are passed down to their successors when they die.”

8. Dose (Short Bus, 1995)

“The lyrics of Dose seem to be directed at someone trying to preach and force their beliefs on people. The part telling the person to “stick your fingers in your book”, is probably in reference to the bible. The line about going down and saving someone else might be telling the preacher to go “down” to hell.”

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7. (Can’t You) Trip Like I Do (Spawn, 1997)

“Possibly the most ’90s song ever recorded. Normally that would turn me off in a rock context but, as demonstrated by the instrumental version, the Crystal Method were really at the top of their game here. That being said it’s not like Filter’s contribution isn’t appreciated, the vocals here are perfect for the track and really enhance things. I’m not so keen on that Incubus/Greyboy b-side though, there’s precious little that can make Incubus listenable.”

6. Soldiers of Misfortune (Anthems for the Damned, 2008)

“‘Soldiers of Misfortune’ starts everything off perfectly. It is one of the best tracks on the album and plays a nice balance between heavy rock and industrial, whilst also being a perfect mainstream single, complete with a very good chorus. And it feels worthy as opposed to simply jumping on the bandwagon of Bush administration-hating”

5. The Best Things (Title of Record, 1999)

“Its a great song, one of my favourites. I think its about someone that has taken the wrong turn in life and is travelling down the wrong path. Hes saying it happens to the best of us and people learn from their mistakes.”

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4. Welcome to the Fold (Title of Record, 1999)

“Filter will always remain my favorite band even if I don’t listen to them as much anymore solely because the music kept me from having a meltdown during formative teenage years. Amazing song, Richard Patrick’s singing and lyrics are great”

2. Where Do We Go from Here? (The Amalgamut, 2002)

“Where Do We Go From Here” is a plaintive cry, reflecting young people’s confusion at what paths to take and what decisions to make for the future. From the the “half-truths” of the media, to the fickleness of societal trends, the narrator is not so glad “he met you”, meaning society and the world in general.”

2. Hey Man, Nice Shot (Short Bus, 1995)

“Great epic song. The lyrics are about some dude that did a public suicide with his rifle, and the song was pretty much banned from the radio after 9/11. The song has a great build up verses, which burst into an amazing headbanging hook. The guitar riff in the song is also pretty good material. Overal great industrial rock song, and in my opinion the band finest moment.”

1. Take a Picture (Title of Record, 1999)

“I’m not quite sure why, but this ranks as one of my favorite songs of all time. There’s plenty of songs that sound like this one. There’s plenty of songs that probably do it better than this one. Yet, this particular one has always come back to me (like a bad penny, you could say). The lyrics are good, the music’s amazing, and it has that nostalgic feel for me that can’t be captured again.”