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The Mothers of Invention United States 

See also: Frank Zappa.

The best album by The Mothers of Invention is We're Only In It For The Money which is ranked number 462 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 4,567.

The Mothers of Invention is ranked number 192 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 13,414.

Members who like this artist also like: Frank Zappa, The Beatles and Pink Floyd.

The Mothers of Invention official website: http://www.zappa.com

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The Mothers of Invention best albums

The following albums by The Mothers of Invention are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

We're Only In It For The MoneyUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1968Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1968:11Rank Score:4,567
Rank in 1960s57Overall Rank:462
Average Rating:  81/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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2.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:280 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:4,238
Rank in 1960s60Overall Rank:500
Average Rating:  81/100 (420 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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3.

Over-Nite SensationUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1973Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1973:33Rank Score:1,475
Rank in 1970s291Overall Rank:1,280
Average Rating:  79/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Absolutely FreeUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1967Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1967:26Rank Score:1,444
Rank in 1960s129Overall Rank:1,307
Average Rating:  80/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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5.

Uncle MeatUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1969Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:926
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,883
Average Rating:  78/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Weasels Ripped My FleshUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1970Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1970:79Rank Score:398
Rank in 1970s699Overall Rank:3,680
Average Rating:  76/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Burnt Weeny SandwichUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1970Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1970:87Rank Score:321
Rank in 1970s804Overall Rank:4,371
Average Rating:  77/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Cruising With Ruben And The JetsUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1968Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1968:211Rank Score:42
Rank in 1960s1,104Overall Rank:19,461
Average Rating:  74/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Ahead Of Their TimeUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1993Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1993:836Rank Score:3
Rank in 1990s9,145Overall Rank:48,368
Average Rating:  75/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.

Mothermania
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United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1969:620Rank Score:2
Rank in 1960s3,057Overall Rank:58,066
Average Rating:  75/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 192

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The Mothers of Invention best tracks

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1.Trouble Every Day
(from the album Freak Out!)
 86/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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2.Plastic People
(from the album Absolutely Free)
 85/100 (27 votes)
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3.Who Are The Brain Police?
(from the album Freak Out!)
 84/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.Hungry Freaks, Daddy
(from the album Freak Out!)
 84/100 (72 votes)
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5.I'm The Slime
(from the album Over-Nite Sensation)
 84/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.Brown Shoes Don't Make It
(from the album Absolutely Free)
 84/100 (24 votes)
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7.Montana
(from the album Over-Nite Sensation)
 84/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here
(from the album Freak Out!)
 83/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.Big Leg Emma
(from the album Absolutely Free)
 83/100 (21 votes)
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10.Wowie Zowie
(from the album Freak Out!)
 83/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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11.Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder
(from the album Freak Out!)
 83/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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12.Any Way The Wind Blows
(from the album Freak Out!)
 82/100 (51 votes)
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13.Orange County Lumber Truck [Live]
(from the album Weasels Ripped My Flesh)
 82/100 (8 votes)
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14.What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body?
(from the album We're Only In It For The Money)
 82/100 (51 votes)
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15.I Ain't Got No Heart
(from the album Freak Out!)
 82/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.You Didn't Try To Call Me
(from the album Freak Out!)
 82/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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17.Status Back Baby
(from the album Absolutely Free)
 82/100 (21 votes)
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18.Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance
(from the album We're Only In It For The Money)
 82/100 (46 votes)
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19.Who Needs The Peace Corps?
(from the album We're Only In It For The Money)
 82/100 (51 votes)
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20.Invocation & Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin
(from the album Absolutely Free)
 81/100 (20 votes)
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The Mothers of Invention ratings

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80/100 (from 36 votes)
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From Jasonconfused 11/16/2012 23:36
What a strange band! This did the psychedelic music best. I will argue that with anyone. They did it for the best reasons to. Frank Zappa is a musical genius. He left us too early and he could have provided us with so many more masterpieces. He has more than 90 albums to his name and Freak Out is probably the best!
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From REZAP 11/30/2011 12:24
Frank Zappa's very best band ever. It's a shame it ended like this.
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