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Third (album) by Soft Machine 

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Third
Third by Soft Machine (1970)
Overall rank: 794th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 250 votes)
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Accolades: Top albums of 1970 (27th)
Top albums of the 1970s (188th)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (794th)

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Third is ranked as the best album by Soft Machine.

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Third track list

Overall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Facelift
 82/100 (38 votes)
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2.Slightly All The Time
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3.Track pickMoon In June
 85/100 (43 votes)
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4.Out Bloody Rageous
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81/100 (from 250 votes)
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60/100
06/14/2018 17:37
68/100
 
85/100
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84/100
 
90/100
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85/100
05/31/2018 20:18
72/100

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55/100
From planetneutral 03/04/2018 15:49
This just feels so self-indulgent to me. And not in a good way.
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From mozzmozz 11/22/2017 21:38
Bought this in the early 70s at a street market in Exeter because I liked the "brown paper" packaging. Didn't like it at first. But over the years it grew on me big time. Hugh Hopper's base lines are amazing. Mike Ratledge's "Bees In A Bottle" keyboarding defines their unique form of Jazz. Robert Wyatt's vocals on Moon In June are genius. But this is Elton Dean's showcase - his Alto Sax soars on this album.
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From jjrising 09/13/2017 14:03
Personal favorite of mine, criminally underrated and influential.
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80/100
From prego9816 01/24/2017 15:21
Tier List for my preferences of the tracks on this album:

Top: 4
High: 2
Neutral: 1
Low: 3
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80/100
From NoeSSS 08/14/2016 21:26
4/4 of the songs are good, I'm giving it a 8/10, but I want to give it a 10/10.
If it has a 8 out of 10 means that I really enjoyed it at first listen, going to come back, coming back ...
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100/100
From garycottier 05/10/2016 16:36
A stoned masterpiece. It's difficult to call it prog rock when there's no guitar on it, but it certainly isn't any lighter for it, maybe it's prog jazz. Either way, Third, is a million times better than anything Pink Floyd were doing at this time. Every track/side is stunning. It's a perfect album for just turning out the lights and chilling out to. Please don't give up if it doesn't hit you straight away, stick with it, and believe me, when it does hit you it will stay with you forever. An absolute classic.
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From Steppenwolf666 01/28/2016 16:57
Jazz/prog masterpiece. Hairymarx said it all, so I'm surprised at his relatively low rating!!!
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From Dape33 07/24/2015 17:03
This is literally a masterpiece, not of progressive music but of music in general.
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From PsychologistHD 02/15/2015 03:09
Paradoxical relaxing chaos. Never a dull moment but doesn't clutter and clump. Jazz rock that doesn't suck. I can really get into this.
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90/100
From RockyRaccoon 11/11/2013 03:56
Unbelievably impressive. This album is hard to articulate, it's just enrapturing, never a dull moment.
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