Maggot Brain (studio album) by Funkadelic

Maggot Brain
Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 402nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 610 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1971 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (101st)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (402nd)
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Maggot Brain is ranked as the best album by Funkadelic.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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82/100 (from 610 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 82.3/100, a mean average of 81.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.

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From 06/18/2021 12:04
funky yes electric yes eclectic yes
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From 02/11/2021 18:34
Great album with two great opening tracks.
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80/100
From 01/16/2021 22:13
Really cool album until the last track which kinda sucks.
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From 12/29/2020 12:00
Legendary funk record.
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From 12/14/2020 00:35
Cool album. Not astounding, but generally well above average
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From 09/25/2020 05:59
This album doesn't get nearly enough credit. It opens with one of the great psych-rock guitar solos of all-time and closes with an apocalyptic freakout. In between are some of the best acoustic soul and psychedelic blues rock songs ever recorded. Love this album.
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From 06/29/2020 16:30
Simultaneously a genre defining and genre bending record. A great listen top to bottom, so much feel but in a number of different facets.
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From 04/13/2020 21:10
One of the all time great funk records. Gotta say that side A is a lot better than side B though.
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From 12/24/2019 11:24
Very good.

Favorites tracks: Maggot Brain, Super Stupid

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From 04/08/2019 19:21
I first listened to this album back when I heard Childish Gambino talking about it for one of the influences for "Awaken, My Love!". I didn't think of it much then but since then I've come back and thoroughly enjoyed it. The line between homage and plagiarism is blurred depending on who you ask in regards to Gambino's influences but the quality of Maggot Brain cannot be denied. It is simple but effective. 7 songs with 5 standard-length hit-type tracks bookended by two long-form experiments. None of the songs have anything unbelievably complex going on but they all have something going on in their own rights. "Maggot Brain" contains some basic world-building spoken word vocals and a fantastically-paced guitar solo that serves as the defining feature of the album. Other highlights, in my opinion, are the catchy "Can You Get To That" and the guitar-laden "Super Stupid" which, I think, can be seen as a strong influence on the career of Lenny Kravitz.
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Tago Mago by Can
8. Meddle by Pink Floyd
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
14. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
15. Imagine by John Lennon
16. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
17. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
18. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
19. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
20. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
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