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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: 478th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 453 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1968 (11th)
Top 100 albums of the 1960s (57th)
Top 500 albums of all time (478th)

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The Mothers of Invention bestography

We're Only In It For The Money is ranked as the best album by The Mothers of Invention.

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81/100 (from 453 votes)
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From Jbalbinolr 3 days ago
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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60/100
From sethmadsen 02/22/2016 04:29
I like this as "art", but I don't really like it as music. I like the ideas it conveys, etc. But not something I'd revisit often.
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From vancevisuals 12/20/2015 03:34
great album by a great visionary
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From Impzz 11/09/2015 01:35
One of the best albums of all time.
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From PlayTime 02/11/2015 04:34
A zany Zappa spoof, but I've never found this particularly convincing as a musical exercise. It's more like political and cultural dada in the studio. Or just self-indulgence. Helps to be buzzed.
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