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Machine Head (album) by Deep Purple

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Machine Head
Machine Head by Deep Purple (1972)
Overall rank: 236th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 767 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1972 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (60th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (236th)

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Machine Head by Deep Purple (CD, Oct-1990, Warner Bros.)
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Deep Purple bestography

Machine Head is ranked as the best album by Deep Purple.

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Machine Head track list

Overall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickHighway Star
 89/100 (221 votes)
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2.Maybe I'm A Leo
 82/100 (129 votes)
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3.Pictures Of Home
 84/100 (135 votes)
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4.Never Before
 81/100 (120 votes)
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5.Track pickSmoke On The Water
 88/100 (250 votes)
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6.Track pickLazy
 86/100 (157 votes)
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7.Space Truckin'
 86/100 (172 votes)
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Machine Head rankings

Machine Head ratings

Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 767 votes)
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80/100
2 hours ago
77/100
 
95/100
03/16/2019 19:59
73/100
 
70/100
03/12/2019 16:40
69/100
 
75/100
03/07/2019 18:52
52/100
 
80/100
03/06/2019 18:27
74/100

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From iamcaiosilva 4 days ago
I listened to the 2012 remastered version of this album. "When A Blind Man Cries" should've been on the original setlist, it's my second favorite song from the album.
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85/100
Grande clássico do hard rock.
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It's in my top 3-4 DP albums for sure but the production is rather sterile and a few songs are not the greatest in my opinion. Highway star is legendary and is one of the most important songs in the history and evolution of heavy metal. It's a game changer. Lazy is also amazing. It's a really good album but not as great as IN ROCK or BURN, imho. If youre looking to check out some of DP's material, it's a good place to start.
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Many great tunes here
Although that, the definitive versions of all of those songs are in the "Made in Japan" album (prefer those because of the more energetic sound and the powerful Gillan screams), a fact that somehow makes this album not that special imo
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80/100
Really solid hard rock/metal album. Influential and iconic. Cements Deep Purple as one of the forerunners of early heavy metal music, alongside Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.
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100/100
It's a fucking disgrace this album isn't in the top 100 LET ALONE 237TH!! This is Deep Purple at their best and an absolute essentiallll album for any rock fan. Near flawless.
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80/100
Album equilibrato nei suoni ( a parte qualche svisata di tastiere di troppo ), con grandi canzoni ( si vabbé, "Smoke on the water", ma soprattutto "Highway star" e "Pictures of home" ), un grandissimo Blackmore alla chitarra e la tendenza a "stamarrare" tenuta a freno.
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90/100
A really solid rock album with a great energy from begin to end. The biggest hit, Smoke on The Water, is a good song but definitely not the best one on this album. Don't forget about the beautiful ballad at the end!
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I bought this album many years ago. It was recommend by a friend of mine who love this album. I have no regrets a really good solid rock album with no weak tracks on it.
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A quintesential rock album!

Key tracks: Highway Star, Smoke on the Water, Lazy, Space Truckin'
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