Minecraft: Best Discs [Ranked]

Ranking the top 15 best Minecraft discs which is made by diverse artists as well how to obtain them to jam with friends later.

The best minecraft discs
The best Minecraft discs

Here are all the CDs in Minecraft ranked that feature the soundtrack from Band C418

Key Takeaways

  • Discs can be found in two ways: going into strongholds/generated structures and killing a creeper using a skeleton.
  • Disc 13 was my favorite because it features all the lore and cave ambient sounds. 
  • You will surely enjoy Chirp, Ward, and Block for being the most aesthetic soundtracks in the game.

Author’s Trust

I have spent 100+ hours in Minecraft, during my playthrough I found all the discs in Minecraft. I ranked these discs according to my preference. If you have any questions related to Minecraft Discs please make sure to reach out to me. 

– Danial Ahmad

Hours Invested in Minecraft
Hours Invested in Minecraft

Disc 11

Best Disc in Terms of Lore
disc 11
disc 11

In my opinion, the broken disc 11 is the worst in terms of music; however, in point of lore, it’s the most elaborate yet mysterious disc available in the Minecraft universe. This disc tells an intriguing story with ominous sounds.

It contains static sounds in its track, which is justified by its broken appearance. Moreover, from a musical standpoint, the disk deserves the last position.

Why Did I Pick This?

A very lore-focused disc great for people who want to delve into the lore of Minecraft.

Disc 13

Best Disc in Terms of Lore

Disc 13 is another notable lore disc available in the game. This disc has an eerie undertone with no rhythmic value.

Unlike the previous disc discussed, disc 13 has ambient music focusing more on cave sounds.

disc 13
disc 13

It also features resonating metallic clinks with the wind whistling in the background. This disc has a 13-second break at 1:30, an incredible easter egg to its name.

Why Did I Pick This?

Another lore based disc that offers a greater mistery to the lore of Minecraft.

Disc 5

Best Disc in Terms of Lore

Disc 5 is the latest installment in the lore disc series, available in update 1.19 with the ancient city. Considering it from a music standpoint is distasteful, in my opinion.

Being the latest lore disc, it reveals more about the old city and the non-functional portal present in the city. Many theories revealed that this disc presents an intricate story if correctly aligned.

Disc 5
Disc 5

Why Did I Pick This?

Just like the previous discs, disc 5 also features lore of the Minecraft world and what happened to it.


Best Disc in Terms of Music

Mellohi disc features an eerie soundtrack and has some rhythmic value. It has a slow, slightly sad waltz with a mellotron undertone, thus named Mellohi. This tune is suitable for creating a horror atmosphere, which is a rare occurrence.

Disc “Mellohi”

Why Did I Pick This?

The happier vibe of this disc is very soothing and refreshing. This is the main reason why I chose to include it.


Best Disc in Terms of Music

Chirp disc is a retro 90s synth-wave type of music with an underlying jazz tone, which I quite like. The tune drastically changes mid-song, presents itself as an upbeat chippy tune with high chimes, and has a much more optimistic approach to the song.

Disc "Chirp"
Disc “Chirp”

This chippy tune is what led this music disc to be named chirp. However, it is a controversial disc among many O.G. Minecraft players.

Why Did I Pick This?

This disc has a very old timy and light-hearted feel to it which is best for relaxing.


Best Disc in Terms of Music

Ward starts with a sample of “Frédéric Chopin – Piano-Sonata-No.2 – III-Marche-Funèbre” and then alludes to a different type of music. The melody changes to a low-pitched electronic vaporware with a gray undertone.

The ending is much like the song’s beginning, changing its tone into a warming synth melody.

Disc "Ward"
Disc “Ward”

This change in the music, I think, is a metaphor for something that starts horribly to bring out the best in the end, thus named ward to signify this change as something as getting out of a ward as physically better or as a resting soul. This uniqueness and poetic value is why I gave it a better standing than Chirp.

Why Did I Pick This?

This disc has a slow and ominous start to it which is quite unique yet interesting.


Best Disc in Terms of Music

The Block disc is a highly melodic and dynamic music disc with great rhythmic value. It start with an upbeat chiptune theme. The echo and bitrate increase in the disc makes the songs more exclusive to the album and pleasing to the ears.

Block Disc
Disc “block”

Additionally, it is subjectively the best disc, in my opinion, for the nostalgic factor, as it creates a very evocative atmosphere, further enhancing the Minecraft experience. 

Why Did I Pick This?

An incredibly tranquil music disc, its soothing tone and melody were irresistible, hence, why I included it on this list.

Other Side

Best Disc in Terms of Music

Released in the update 1.18 was the disc “other-side.” It is much like other discs composed by Lena Rain, another famous music artist relatively newer to Minecraft’s music composer roster.

eighth Best MInecraft discs
Disc “Otherside”

This disc starts with uplifting, happy, yet repetitive 8-bit music. Still, soon, it becomes eerier and eerier with getting a lower pitch, which soon comes to a close, and a distinct tik toking is heard, which symbolizes the other side is more of an after-death experience.

Why Did I Pick This?

Otherside is a good example of a great music disc. It’s high fi and up beat melody is what made me include it on this list.


Best Disc in Terms of Music
Far Disc in Minecraft
Disc “Far”

Far is the most peaceful disc, in my opinion. It has a much more settling for a farming-esque type tune. Subtle chimes combined with watery echoing synth create a more ethereal vibe.

This ethereal vibe is much more authentic to the original Minecraft background music but more high-pitched while also creating an adventurous atmosphere that is true to its gameplay intentions. With its great tune, this authenticity is why I ranked it higher on the list.

Why Did I Pick This?

Far is a very peacful disc in terms of music the tone and music is what made me want to include it.


Best Disc in Terms of Music

Like the previously discussed “far” disc, Mall is viewed as more authentic to the game’s music, thus being cemented as the distinct and memorable music for the franchise.

It is a resounding, happy synth song that offers cold and warm synthesizer sounds and blends them perfectly to createbeautiful, flowing piece.

Mall Disc
Disc “Mall”

The change in the disc’s rhythmic pace also makes the wait worthwhile, as in the second part of the disc, a beat drop occurs, which I find fascinating.

Why Did I Pick This?

An energetic and joyful music disc that ignites a yearning for adventure.


Best Disc in Terms of Music

The Wait, once called Where Are We Now, is a groovy disc that encaptures an underwater aesthetic. This aesthetic is more reminiscent of a sonic underwater stage. Even more, this disc has multiple themes which change halfway.

Wait Disc in Minecraft
disc “Wait”

It starts with more of an arcade retro-type root, which in the second term is stripped away to leave itself to only its melody, which I find very soothing. 

Why Did I Pick This?

The heart warming and cheery feel of this disc is the reason why I included it on this list.


Best Disc in Terms of Music

Strad is a soft melody with a tropical theme much more similar to wait but is more doubled down to its theme. In the beginning, it is a piece of very soothing and quiet music.

The disc’s accelerating sound further encompasses its space-like and awe-inspiring theme.

Strad Disc in Minecraft
disc “Strad”

Small parts of the music resemble tribal-type music, which ends on some melancholy Horner melodica chords. Compared to other music items in Minecraft, I find this disc exquisite in its beat tempo and wonder-inspiring tunes, making it very special.

Why Did I Pick This?

This disc has a warm and happier feel to it just like the Minecraft title screen music which in itself is amazing.


Best Disc in Terms of Music

The first music disc ever released was “Cat.” This disc holds great significance to many Minecraft O.G gamers as it reminds them of the first-ever survival world they created.

The joys of Minecra, fighting mobs, building, exploring, and playing with friends are all composed in this disc, as many players of the franchise recall. It adds a nostalgic factor and a somewhat soothing tune, giving off a retro-esque heart-warming vibe.

Cat Minecraft Disc
disc “cat”

Why Did I Pick This?

This disc has a very soft and light-hearted tone which is quite relaxing and soothing to listen to.


Best Disc in Terms of Music

Coming to a very close second is the disc music disc “Stal.” This disc had a few reasons not to be number 1 but many reasons to be claimed as one of the best discs of all time. It is a jazzy music tune quite peculiar to another disc in the series.

2nd best minecraft disc
disc “Stal”

Stal is one of Minecraft c148’s best compositions in terms of music, as this music doesn’t sound like it belonged in the game. However, that’s the charm of this disc.

Sounds of modern guitar riffs and more jazz chords developed with a tremendous groovy base make this disc one of the best Minecraft discs ever. This disc, as unorthodox as it is for the game, can stand as good music without having the Minecraft title.

Why Did I Pick This?

Stal has a more jazzy feel to it which makes it way more fun to listen to. Hence, why I included it on this list.

Pig Step

Best Disc in Terms of tone

The disc with all qualities with bonuses and is the best disc of all time is Pig Step. It is most respected among the community as it is used for most Minecraft servers and has made a great substance of memories for different content creators.

While coming from an update 1.16, Pig Step was also composed by Lena Raine. Since its release, the disc has taken the internet by storm due to its most hyper and beat-centered tune. 

Best minecraft disc

This disc could withhold the best as it doesn’t sound like it’s a disc rather than an individual beat much more groovy than other discs. This, for a few different reasons, makes this the best disc in Minecraft.

Why Did I Pick This?

A very hip hop type beat which makes this disc different from all the other discs listed above.

How To Find Discs

There are several ways to obtain discs. The first way, which works for most discs except (Pigstep and Disc 5), is by making a skeleton kill a creeper by giving it the last hit from the skeleton.

creeper trap
Creeper trap contraption
  • Lead the creeper into this contraption. However, keep your distance from the creeper, as it might blow up and destroy the contraption.
  • When the creeper is trapped in the contraption, find a skeleton and get it to attack you.
  • Keep the creeper between you and the skeleton; the arrows will hit the creeper. And you can easily acquire a disc this way after a few tries.

My Take On Best Disc

I think Otherside – Lena Raine is the best disc in terms of a music discs.

This disc holds a special place among my favorite music discs due to its delightful and upbeat atmosphere, evoking nostalgic vibes reminiscent of the cheerful 8-bit music found in classic video games.

I encourage players to look for every disc in the game to experience the different types of music or lore that the discs have to offer. 

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