Machine Head (studio album) by Deep Purple

Machine Head
Machine Head by Deep Purple
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 268th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 889 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1972 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (65th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (268th)
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DEEP PURPLE "MACHINE HEAD" - R1 75622 - GATEFOLD - POSTER
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DEEP PURPLE ~ MACHINE HEAD LP (1973) RARE CLUB EDITION R113813 BS 2607 + POSTER
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 889 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.5/100, a mean average of 81.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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80/100
From 8 hours ago
one of my earliest purchases still excellent overall these years guitar, keyboards vocals the complete package.
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From 12/06/2020 15:30
So many iconic tunes, as classic as it gets.
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85/100
From 08/04/2020 23:48
Amazing instrumentation throughout! Highway Star is amongst my favorite guitar solos of all time. Pictures of Home and Lazy were also highlights for me. I have mixed feelings about Ian's vocals (a bit too....arena rock maybe on a couple of tracks?) and some of the lyrics here are uninspired.
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From 07/12/2020 18:44
A good album filled with hits, Pitcure of home, highway stars and space truckin' are my favs.
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From 07/09/2020 16:22
Classic Album for sure! Rating (82.86)
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90/100
From 07/07/2020 21:21
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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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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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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100/100
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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