11 Albums That Are Lowkey Super Spooky

Put these records on when you're tired of "Monster Mash."

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So much of celebrating a holiday comes down to ambiance, and when it comes to Halloween, music can add as much to the festivities as costumes and candy. But what to listen to that's suitably creepy, but still sounds great? Anyone can put on "Monster Mash" or "Thriller," but in addition to these on-theme classics, here are 11 albums that hit that spooky sweet spot without being too on-the-nose.

Roc-A-Fella Records
Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye's magnum opus includes Nicki Minaj's "Monster" verse, one of the most important artworks about monsters of all time.

Roc-A-Fella Records
Azealia Banks, Fantasea

Witch hop at its finest, from rap's most creative provocateur.

Kim Petras, Turn Off The Light

Indisputably, one of pop's greatest, spooky-themed albums ever.

XL Recordings
Tyler, The Creator, Goblin

Goblin can be a difficult listen in 2020, but it's a reminder of the dark abysses that birthed one of hip-hop's most impactful innovators.

Touch and Go Records
CocoRosie, La Maison De Mon Rêve

Classic freak folk to give you that creepy doll staring at you from a little girl's bedroom, feeling.

Prophet Entertainment
Three 6 Mafia, Mystic Stylez
Lady Gaga, The Fame Monster

The album that gave us "Bad Romance," "Alejandro," "Monster," "Teeth," and ushered in a new era of pop theatricality? Obviously, we had to give The Fame Monster its due.

Arista Records
André 3000, The Love Below

Ice Cold's half of OutKast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below contains an entire song from the perspective of Dracula on his wedding day, and that's all you need to know.

Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Haunting vocals, dark topics, heavy bass and lots of reverb give this album some spooky season gusto.

Universal Motown Records
Kid Cudi, Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager

A somber, moody trip through dark themes from the sullen rap king himself.

Interscope Records
Tierra Whack, Whack World

Tierra Whack's uncanny, colorful world puts enough of a macabre twist on everyday horrors to feel just the slightest bit unsettling.

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