We're Only In It For The Money (studio album) by The Mothers Of Invention
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We're Only In It For The Money is ranked 2nd best out of 9 albums by The Mothers Of Invention on BestEverAlbums.com.
The best album by The Mothers Of Invention is Freak Out! which is ranked number 479 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,819.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 76 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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Musically, this is probably one of Zappa's weaker albums but it is so different and unique that it becomes a pleasure to listen to. The lyrics are wild just like all of his albums but they genuinely make me laugh with the way he words things. This work is truly genius as no other musician would do something like this album. There are 19 songs on here in 40 minutes which obviously leads to a few poor cuts but for the most part the music is very good. He still finds a way to sneak in some instrumental diversity and lots of flourishes for us to be able to pick up on revisits. This makes for a large amount of replay ability as you want to try and decipher what just happened. However, the lyrics can feel dated at times and I can also understand the criticism of this album being a tough listen. Overall, this record is chaotic with both its content and its quality but it isn't bad like most people seem to be making out and it makes for a much more interesting listen than a mediocre album.
Terrible cover, pretty terrible music, taking the mick out of psychedelic music. Zappa had so many chips on his shoulder...
This isn't good in any terms in my opinion. Not great musicianship and not funny either.
A refinement of the concept of the concept album as Frank sees it. Comes together as much more than the sum of its parts. The Mothers mock and master a number of different styles and Frank shows off his studio wizardry to the furthest extent thus far. As goofy and out there as anything they'd previously released. Certainly not for everyone, I'd imagine.
Not a bad record to me. But, it didn't age well AT ALL. Not funny either, it's just bunch of hipsters criticizing hippie culture, without the self-awareness or originality. Zappa would be better in musicianship later years on, but sorry, Sgt. Pepper is a great album. They weren't in it for the "money".
it's correct twice. Track 11 Side 1. Hot Poop and when it "finishes"
An album with very high replay value. Fitting 19 tracks in 40 minutes is bound to come with some missteps, but there's a lot of memorable stuff.
The lyrical content doesn't hold much weight now, but the music still holds up fairly well. And it's always interesting to hear Frank Zappa's thoughts on current events. Oh how I wish he were around now!
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one of Zappa's best
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