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We're Only In It For The Money (album) by The Mothers of Invention 

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We're Only In It For The Money
We're Only In It For The Money by The Mothers of Invention (1968)
Overall rank: 495th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 499 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1968 (11th)
Top 100 albums of the 1960s (59th)
Top 500 albums of all time (495th)

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The Mothers of Invention bestography

We're Only In It For The Money is ranked 2nd best out of 10 albums by The Mothers of Invention on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Mothers of Invention is Freak Out! which is ranked number 494 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,195.

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 499 votes)
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85/100
11/12/2018 07:31
75/100
 
85/100
11/07/2018 15:58
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85/100
11/04/2018 16:12
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10/31/2018 18:35
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90/100
10/29/2018 21:10
85/100

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From Chungus77 10/29/2018 21:10
one of Zappa's best
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From antaiospiano 09/16/2018 10:22
Criticizing psychedelic rock while making very bad psychedelic rock.
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From Brad1770 03/04/2018 10:54
My journey to listen to the BEA Top 500 ( twice ) has taken me to my 2nd Zappa album hot on the heals of 'Freak Out'

Picture if you can an art gallery with an abstract painting of wild colors and swiggly lines . Then picture 2 art critics inspecting said painting , critic 1 loves it and declares it a masterpiece whilst critic 2 absolutely hates it and claims it is nothing more than a bunch of swiggly lines . This album is exactly like that scenario

'We're Only In It For The Money ' isn't an album with traditional music and song structures per se rather its a concept art piece that satirizes the hippy sub culture , politics and Sgt.Peppers Album . Its sum is greater than its parts & you either love it or hate it , there's no middle ground here

I get what is being presented here but I don't dig it , its all too unconventional for my tastes

I 100% agree with a previous comment that states this album isn't as smart as it thinks it is , that absolutely hits the nail on the head

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From planetneutral 01/20/2018 15:17
Not really my favorite Zappa stuff.
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85/100
From Jbalbinolr 11/18/2017 20:30
Underrated in here, the humour is very dumb, I know, but that´s part of the appeal.
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From stangetzaway 10/10/2017 05:50
Fascinating and wildly experimental music. Sample music decades in front of the pack and maybe more revolutionary than the album it was mocking. I thought the album was still going but it was the guy across the road mowing his lawns.
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From nitomano 08/18/2017 03:31
Un disco bastante divertido y extraño a la vez, algunos temas me parecieron entrar al terreno de la experimentación de una manera excesiva, sin lugar a dudas no es un disco para todos, entiendo el porque es tan querido y respetado por algunos aunque para mi no lo sea a ese nivel considero que vale la pena escucharlo
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From Astronot 07/09/2016 18:41
This album is wildly creative and proposes some really amazing political commentary. Musicianship is pretty great, despite the deceivingly messy sound. This is just all around a clever and unique piece of art with a really amazing personality.

Sadly there is a lot of just pretentious noise all over this album that isn't used in an effective way. This is also not an album is for people who like pretty songs (there a couple nice tunes). It is for someone willing to sit down and listen for about half an hour and really enjoy the experience.

This album is polarizing but beautiful in a very unique way no other album I've heard is.
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70/100
From garycottier 06/19/2016 23:14
An attack on hippiedom. We're only it in for the money, has some wonderful moments, but as a whole it flatters to deceive. Considering that a lot of the artists they aim to tear down are making music much cleverer and original than the Mothers are at this point kind of makes a mockery of an album that is already making a mockery. Still, some excellent bits here and there but as a whole, extremely messy. Not quite as good as it thinks it is.
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From thepostman 04/14/2016 01:13
One of the greatest albums ever. It makes me picture being outside in the middle of the night trying to break into a telephone booth.

It knocks psychedelic artists of the time like The Beatles and Hendrix off their 'god-like' pedestal, yet at the same time, seems to be paying tribute to them.
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