Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 2005. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio album, American Tragedy, was released on April 5, 2011. All of the band members use pseudonyms and previously wore their own unique masks, most of which were based on the common hockey goaltender design. The band members currently consist of Charlie Scene, Danny, Funny Man, J-Dog, and Johnny 3 Tears. Their third studio album, titled Notes from the Underground, was released on January 8, 2013. Their fourth studio album, Day of the Dead, was released on March 31, 2015. Hollywood Undead’s fifth record is titled Five (or V) and was released on October 27, 2017. The first single from the album, called “California Dreaming”, was made available July 24, 2017. Their sixth studio album, New Empire, Vol. 1, was released on February 14, 2020. Its follow-up and their most recent album, New Empire, Vol. 2, was released on December 4, 2020. Here are all of Hollywood Undead albums ranked.
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6. Five (2017)
“Hollywood Undead honestly never ceases to amaze. Every [major] album has masterpiece songs that range from a genuine expression of humanity [or godhood in Johnny 3 Tear’s case] to social critique to party songs — which are always my least favorite part, but it’s par for the course from people burdened with such heavy thoughts.”
5. New Empire, Vol. 1 (2020)
“Hollywood Undead puts out new music CD with the band going in a new direction and new era of lyrics in my point of view. Personally found this new CD great music for being such a short CD of only 9 songs of which I enjoyed 8 out of 9 songs which is roughly 88%. I’ve listened to this band for many years now and looking back compare the new Hollywood Undead to the old school version of the band a turn towards the right path in my viewpoint lyrics wise.”
4. Notes From The Underground (2013)
“This is Hollywood Undead’s third major studio album, and while it’s a bit different-feeling than American Tragedy, it’s still a respectable, solid effort. I don’t seem to find myself listening to this one quite as often as their other albums, but I still love it regardless.”
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3. Day Of The Dead (2015)
“Having now experienced all their previous records, Day of the Dead feels like a good mixture of more light-hearted songs (like “War Child”) with more serious songs (“Dark Places,” “Live Forever”). My particular favorite is “How We Roll” just because it is so high-energy and fun, plus I love the wordplay in the line, “…we’re packing heat because it’s cold out here…” I also quite like the song “Does Everybody in the World Have To Die” for its slightly experimental-sounding backing music, along with the fascinating way the title phrase fluidly progresses from being a question to an affirmative statement.”
2. American Tragedy (2011)
“Just so everyone knows, Lump Your Head is EXTREMELY underrated and isn’t talked about enough. It’s a great song. One I have to listen to regardless of what I’m doing. Gangsta Sexy and Comin In Hot are good party songs. Le Deux is probably the most sexual song having been done with Danny as he who shall not be named’s replacement (if there is another, I can’t think of which one it is besides Pigskin). Lights Out is also another song I don’t hear talked about enough. Mother Murder and I Don’t Wanna Die are classics. Coming Back Down is also quite underrated. Overall a great album. Love these guys.”
1. Swan Songs (2008)
“I really loved this album. It has a nice mix of uplifting party tracks and moody songs that are more serious. While HU isn’t the most original sounding band out there, it’s sure is very enjoyable to listen to. Because the multiple rappers in this band’s lineup, I tend to consider HU as being more of an alternative hip-hop group rather than a rapcore band. My favorite tracks on this album are: Undead, Bottle And A Gun, Sell Your Soul, and No Other Place. If you don’t mind music that’s vulgar and rude, I definitely recommend that you get this album. You’ll love it.”