Machine Head (album) by Deep Purple

Machine Head
Machine Head by Deep Purple
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 262nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 840 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1972 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (63rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (262nd)
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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 840 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 82.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 82.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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90/100
From 3 hours ago
This album was recorded at the peak of the Mark II lineup. A milestone in early hard rock music. No weak tracks but the best versions (at least four out of seven tracks) can be found on the live album Made In Japan.
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80/100
From 06/13/2020 02:46
The one album of the Holy Trinity say all i think. Best songs: Smoke On The Water a classical standard, Highway Star, Lazy.
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90/100
From 04/27/2020 16:15
Purples best album, no weak tracks. We're all bored with Smoke on the Water (aren't we?) but no-one can deny that it's got one of the most memorable guitar riffs ever. My favourite track is Pictures of Home, which never gets boring no matter how many times I hear it. In my top 100. There are great tracks on other Purple albums, but this is the most consistent.
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Rating:  
70/100
From 03/12/2020 12:33
Oh yeah, this is foreboding for '80s metal. But honestly, so is Led Zeppelin's "Communication Breakdown", and I constantly get the feeling that I'm listening to it. It contains the endlessly wandering guitar solos so well-known from '80s metal, and just like in the '80s they're not much fun, but they're not completely dull.
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90/100
From 06/19/2019 13:32
Awesome hard rock album! Standouts are Highway Star, Smoke On The Water, and Lazy. Pictures Of Home, Never Before, Space Truckin', and When A Blind Man Cries (on the re-release) are also really good.
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50/100
From 05/24/2019 17:13
One of the greatest hard rock albums of the 70's! Up there with "Masters of Reality" in my eyes.
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70/100
From 03/18/2019 05:56
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
From 01/01/2019 21:24
Grande clássico do hard rock.
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85/100
From 11/19/2018 22:06
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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85/100
From 08/03/2018 03:26
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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