Stereophonics Songs Ranked

Stereophonics are a British rock band that formed in 1992 in the village of Cwmaman in the Cynon Valley, Wales. The band consists of Kelly Jones (lead vocals, lead guitar, keyboards), Richard Jones (bass guitar, harmonica, backing vocals), Adam Zindani (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Jamie Morrison (drums, percussion), and touring member Tony Kirkham (keyboards). The group previously included Stuart Cable (1992–2003) and then Javier Weyler (2004–2012) on drums. Stereophonics have released eleven studio albums, including seven UK number one albums. A successful compilation album, Decade in the Sun, was released in November 2008 and charted at number two on the UK Album Chart. The band has also been praised for their live performances, which have landed them headlining slots at many of the UK and Ireland’s most high-profile music festivals, including Reading and Leeds in 2000, Glastonbury in 2002, V festival in 2002, the Isle of Wight in 2004 and 2009, Oxegen in 2010, Tramlines Festival and TRNSMT in 2018, and Latitude in 2019. The band is part of the Cardiff music scene. Here are all of the Stereophonics songs ranked.

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15. Violins and Tambourines (Graffiti on the Train, 2013)

“This track is excellent. I love the moodiness of it. A real story teller song, amazing lyrics. Great build up too, reminds me of Fleetwood Mac and their build up with the track ‘The Chain’ BUT BETTER”

14. Indian Summer (Graffiti on the Train 2013)

“The lyrics is just mesmerizing. The tune is so catchy and an epic song for their new drummer to introduce himself to the Stereophonics fans.”

13. Have a Nice Day (Just Enough Education to Perform, 2001)

“With notorious influences from the Baroque pop mesenteron, some very obvious ba-ba-ba-ba and a touch of optimism too typical of the beginning of the century, this single does not seem to dazzle on its own merits.”

Just Enough Education To Perform - Album by Stereophonics | Spotify

12. Superman (Language. Sex. Violence. Other?, 2005)

“This is a really catchy song. It has a different vibe from the rest of their songs and really stands out for me. I always hum to the tune.”

11. Graffiti on the Train (Graffiti on the Train 2013)

“I have been a fan of the Stereophonics for years. I just stumbled across this track, It is so haunting! Kelly Jones sings with such emotion, can’t stop listening to it!”

10. Just Looking (Performance And Cocktails, 1999)

“Brilliant. The way Kelly sings this song in that inimitable style of his is, makes you want to sing out loud wherever you are.”

Stereophonics - Performance And Cocktails | Références | Discogs

9. Mr. Writer (Just Enough Education to Perform, 2001)

“This song is about a journalist who was with Stereophonics on tour. He had fun, spend time and had launch with Stereophonics. After the tour, he left for work, he wrote a humiliating article about the band. A few days later Kelly Jones (lead singer) composed this song about him.”

8. Handbags and Gladrags (Just Enough Education to Perform, 2001)

“Instant classic! Those that don’t like this song don’t appreciate good music.. This song was redone – yes however it was redone with so much class and style it outdid the original and its artists. It was so good you might even think that it’s a young and more polished Rod Stewart singing this”

7. Traffic (Word Gets Around, 1997)

“An absolute classic, list to one of the live performances and the crowd getting behind the band A belter. Builds to an amazing chorus. Classic Stereophonics track that I have always loved.”

Stereophonics - Word Gets Around - Music

6. More Life In a Tramps Vest (Word Gets Around, 1997)

“This is such a funky song. The vocals and guitar riffs are superb. Firm favorite of many early Phonics tracks for me. Uplifting.”

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5. The Bartender and the Thief (Live at Cardiff Castle, 1998)

“The song is about meeting a couple in a bar – the bartender and the thief. They fall in love and end up moving to Spain to start a new life – not an entirely honest one by the last line!”

4. A Thousand Trees (Word Gets Around, 1997)

“Love this song it always brings back fond memories and always great atmosphere when played! Love this track it is a Phonics classic for me that I will always play.”

Album Review: Stereophonics - Language. Sex. Violence. Other? / Releases /  Releases // Drowned In Sound

3. Local Boy in the Photograph (Word Gets Around, 1997)

“Not only my favorite phonics song, but my favorite song ever! Great lyrics, which hold unbelievable memories from most certainly the greatest album ever! Also a great atmosphere when this song is played live.”

2. Maybe Tomorrow (You Gotta Go There to Come Back, 2003)

“This song holds all of the characteristics that allow it to stand out as one of the best songs ever. The meaning of the lyrics, guitar playing, tune, and overall quality is just amazing. Also, it’s something that almost every person that hears it can relate to at some point in their life.”

1. Dakota (Language. Sex. Violence. Other?, 2005)

“Dakota is a brilliant song, the type of perfect hit that any band can write once in a decade. I’d be even brave to say, this song is one of the best songs ever!”