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

We're Only In It For The Money
We're Only In It For The Money by The Mothers Of Invention
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 574th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 564 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1968 (11th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (67th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (574th)
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We're Only In It For The Money/Lumpy Gravy by Frank Zappa (CD, Ryko)1986 release
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Frfank Zappa Mothers Of Invention "We're Only In It For The Money" VERVE LP
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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 449 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,330.

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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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80/100 (from 564 votes)
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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 79.6/100, a mean average of 78.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.3.

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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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35/100
From 02/25/2019 06:50
The title of track 11 is, in my opinion, what this album is.
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90/100
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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40/100
From 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

Arty

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60/100
From 01/20/2018 15:17
Not really my favorite Zappa stuff.
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85/100
From 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 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 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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