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

We're Only In It For The Money by The Mothers Of Invention
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 616th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 591 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1968 (12th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (70th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (616th)
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The Mothers Of Invention bestography

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 461 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,081.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 76 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.7/100, a mean average of 78.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.7.

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15/100
From 04/17/2022 08:46
Terrible cover, pretty terrible music, taking the mick out of psychedelic music. Zappa had so many chips on his shoulder...
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25/100
From 01/17/2022 12:56
This isn't good in any terms in my opinion. Not great musicianship and not funny either.
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80/100
From 12/09/2021 15:12
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.
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75/100
From 05/17/2021 13:20
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".
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From 02/18/2021 17:16
it's correct twice. Track 11 Side 1. Hot Poop and when it "finishes"
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70/100
From 01/01/2021 11:59
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.
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85/100
From 09/09/2020 01:15
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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From 10/29/2018 21:10
one of Zappa's best
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From 09/16/2018 10:22
Criticizing psychedelic rock while making very bad psychedelic rock.
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Best Albums of 1968
1. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
2. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
3. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
4. Odessey And Oracle by The Zombies
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