6. Dominique's Garden (2009) - The band's debut featured only Tyler Calkins and Dave Verbocy and their first batch of songs recorded at home. A handful of tunes still stand out (Hey Hey Lila), and Not Coming Down is still one of the band's strongest songs. But this is probably only worth seeking out for fans wanting more and more MMOC.
5. Wait For Me (2016) - Self-recording an album has its advantages and disadvantages. The songwriting on this album deserves a higher ranking, but the lo-fi production doesn't elevate most of the songs. The title track and Miracle are nonetheless still part of the band's repertoire, and Emily is worth a listen.
4. Marshmellow Overcoat (2017) - MMOC's Pittsburgh album was a step in the right direction. With more than half of the songs written with Danny Glassmire, there's a different poetic and jam band feel surrounding this album. A bit of a black sheep in the band's catalogue, but at the same time more than worth having with tracks like See the Plan, Snow Lights and the title track.
3. She's Got Revolution/MMOC 3 (2012) - Perhaps MMOC's most underrated album, and one that has grown in stature in recent years thanks to a deluxe edition. Both songwriters delivered one of their better outings, and while a bad record deal and band member changes led to the album not being promoted as much as others, Dienna, In All Certainty and the title track are among the band's more successful songs.
2. On Safari (2010) - The old classic that helped fuel the band for years to come. While it's not the band's finest album as far as performance, the songs rank as highly as any Calkins/Verbocy have written. More than half of the album is still in the band's live set today. Faces On The Floor, Goin' To Williamsport, Nothing's Ever Been The Same, Another Way to Hide, Life is Complicated... This might be the first MMOC album to own, and was also the band's first working with Anthony Cavallaro and Marc Frigo.
1. Jumping Sharks (2019) - This was the album where MMOC reached the potential hinted at on earlier releases. Recording with GCR Audio and Mammoth Recording Studios was the spark the band needed. Smoke Screen, We've Got To Roll, At The End of The Day, The Best Thing, Reason to Stay, Stop You Now... Pretty much the entire album ranks among MMOC's best work. Alan Hancock (guitar) and Brad Lauchert (engineering) helped take the record to the next level. The band's next album will be recorded at the same studios in Buffalo as well, so stay tuned.
MMOC frontman Tyler Calkins does his usual ranting