The Wombats Songs Ranked

The Wombats are an English indie rock band formed in Liverpool in 2003. Since its inception, the band’s line-up has consisted of Matthew Murphy (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), Tord Øverland Knudsen (bass, backing vocals, keyboards), and Dan Haggis (drums, backing vocals, keyboards). The band is signed to 14th Floor Records and Bright Antenna. They have sold over 1 million copies worldwide. The group met while they were students at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and released several EPs before their 2006 album Girls, Boys and Marsupials, which was released only in Japan. Their debut studio album, A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation, was released in 2007 and featured some tracks first released on Girls, Boys and Marsupials. After releasing another EP in 2008 and touring for three years, the band released their second album, This Modern Glitch, in 2011. Their third album, Glitterbug, was released in 2015. The band released their fourth album, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, on 9 February 2018. Here are all of The Wombats songs ranked.

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15. Valentine (This Modern Glitch, 2011)

“Valentine is one of my favorite songs by them and forever will be. I love the story the song tells and also the character of Valentine.”

14. Your Body is a Weapon (Glitterbug, 2015)

“This song is so good and always makes me happy! I love how their songs are always so well written and catchy, this song is forever stuck in my head together with all their other songs.”

13. School Uniforms (A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation, 2007)

“This is definitely one of my favorites from the first album. The lyrics are memorable and the music is great! It’s about a guy and girl who are friends as kids (they met on the school bus) and the guy had a crush on the girl but then they grow up and the girl becomes cool and the guy is still a loser. She becomes really popular and starts dating an older cool guy. The guy is pining for the girl and wishing that he could have her and that he was good enough for her. Basically, the singer’s reflecting on his high school days with a mixture of relief that they’re done and wistfulness.”

The Wombats: A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation Album Review | Pitchfork

12. Turn (Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life 2018)

“So this album is definitely under the umbrella of indie rock, but it also has a heavy influence from synth pop and alternative dance music, although more the kind rooted in post punk.”

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11. Metro Song (Girls, Boys and Marsupials 2006)

“The guy is confused on whether or not he misses his girlfriend or old car, which would have been dependable enough that he would have seen her that night. He personifies the car saying basically that it had a mind of its own and that it would control this like the radio or his M.O.T.”

10. Backfire at the Disco (Girls, Boys and Marsupials 2006)

“Obviously the great thing about doing a ‘backfire’ at the disco is that no-one is quite sure who did it. This song always cracks me up, especially the phenomenal chorus! The perfect crime.”

The Wombats - Girls, Boys and Marsupials Lyrics and Tracklist | Genius

9. Our Perfect Disease (This Modern Glitch, 2011)

“The Wombats have yet to convince me that they will live up to the promise of their debut LP. Having said that, if you take out the lead track, this release reveals a much more feisty version of the band than their recent LP, and that I can only applaud.”

8. Greek Tragedy (Glitterbug 2015)

“I have no idea how to describe this song. The intro is amazing and the lyrics and the chorus. Just wow. ‘She hits like ecstasy’ I really love that line. You guys have to listen to it. I personally love their new style.”

7. 1996 (This Modern Glitch, 2011)

“Just a good nostalgic song about the 90s. Some people like it because they were born in 1996 but why would you want to go back if you weren’t old enough to remember it then. Regardless of that excellent song.”

Album Review: The Wombats - Glitterbug / Releases / Releases // Drowned In  Sound

6. Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves) (This Modern Glitch, 2011)

“This was the first song I’d ever heard from them (thanks to Tumblr) and instantly fell in love. The beat is incredibly catchy and easy to sing along to. This is one song that is so incredibly catchy. It is stuck in my head 90% of the time.”

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5. Kill the Director (A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation, 2007)

“I really love the wombats but especially this song. To me it’s about being in love with someone who’s a bit out of your league and you’re too shy to admit to it. Regardless of the meaning, it’s one of the best songs I’ve ever heard. The lyrics are really witty and clever and they really flow, Long Live The Wombats!!!!!!”

4. Techno Fan (This Modern Glitch, 2011)

“Techno Fan is my forever favorite! This and Your Body Is A Weapon caught my attention the most out of all the songs. Its very catchy and it makes anyone want to do the whole head banging jazz”

Album Review: The Wombats - This Modern Glitch | The Current

3. Let’s Dance to Joy Division (A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation, 2007)

“Almost Impossible to choose between this and moving to New York, but this one got my vote because it has an amazing vibe and a great upbeat rhythm. It really gets you in the mood for almost any occasion. It is also nice to see some Liverpudlians making the most of their accents. Overall a fantastic song that you can’t stop dancing along to (even if you are like me and you can’t dance..”

2. Jump Into the Fog (This Modern Glitch, 2011)

“The melody, guitar, lyrics is so brilliant. It is, in my opinion, one of the greatest songs in the Indie-techno-pop figure this century.”

1. Moving to New York (Girls, Boys and Marsupials, 2006)

“This is the best song in all of 2007. Listen to the single version, it’s fricking awesome, especially the bit 2 minutes into the song. This is the single greatest Indie Rock song of the decade.”